Wednesday, May 8, 2013

Old -Fashioned Banana Bread

Here is another recipe from the archives.
This is the first banana bread recipe I tried, and despite the others that I have made I always come back to this one. This is my Mom's recipe. I'm not sure where or who she got it from, but it is the one she always made and the one I fell in love with. Sure you can add chocolate chips or nuts to it, but I like it without any distractions. Make sure you have all of your ingredients at room temperature, before mixing.This recipe is easily doubled, and I frequently do just that. Freeze the extra loaf or give it away to a friend, she'll thank you for it.

Old -Fashioned Banana Bread

3/4 cup butter 
1 1/2 cup sugar
1 1/2 cup mashed bananas
2 eggs
1 tsp. vanilla
2 cups flour
1 tsp. baking soda
1 tsp. salt
1/2 cup buttermilk or *sour milk

Heat the oven to 350. Combine the butter and sugar mix well. Blend in the bananas, eggs, and vanilla. Sift together the flour, soda, and salt. Add alternating to the creamed mixture with the buttermilk. Blend until well combined. Pour into a greased loaf pan. Bake for 50-70 minutes depending on how large your pan is and how hot your oven runs. Check with a skewer, and it should come clean. I usually tent my pan with foil about half way to keep it from getting too brown.
*sour milk: In a measure cup put 1 tbsp. vinegar and a little less than a 1 tsp. vanilla fill with milk to 1/2 cup.

Source: Kay V. (My Mom)
This recipe shared with Foodie Friends Friday and Walking on Sunshine Recipes


Jackie said...

Looks yummy Rachel, nothing like keeping a great recipe in the family. Banana bread can be kind of tricky, I have found one that Is my "go to" as well. Enjoy :)

mickeydownunder said...

G'day! LOVE Banana Bread, TRUE!
LOVE your photo and have very fond childhood memories of Banana Bread too!
Saw as part of Foodie Friends Friday Recipe Collection Mother's Day
Cheers! Joanne
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Joanne DiPalo said...

Hi Rachel, Thank you so much for sharing your post and recipe with Foodie Friends Friday Mother's Day party. Please stop back on Sunday morning to vote for your favorite recipe.

I love banana bread and will definitely be making your mom's recipe.

I'm now following you, I've pinned the banana bread and will share this on Google+ today.

Have a wonderful weekend and a memory filled Mother's Day,
Joanne/Winelady Cooks A FFF Co-Host.

Walking on Sunshine said...

Thank you for such a delicious recipe and for sharing with Foodie Friends Friday! Please come back on Sunday to VOTE!

Joanne DiPalo said...

Hi Rachel, I just wanted to let you know I'll be sharing your recipe on G+, and on my FB page tomorrow morning. Thanks again for sharing this with Foodie Friends Friday.


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