Monday, July 20, 2009

The Best Banana Bread

I found this banana bread recipe in an old cookbook of my grandma's, and I first tried it out when I was 14. Since then I have tried several different recipes, but I just keep coming back to this one because it is so good!


...3 bananas
...1/2 tsp. salt
...1 cup sugar
...2 eggs
...1/2 c. plain yogurt
...2 cups flour
...1 tsp. vanilla
...1 tsp. baking powder
...1 tsp. baking soda


Combine bananas, salt and sugar until creamy. Add eggs, yogurt and vanilla. Graduall mix in flour and baking powder. In a seperate, small bowl, pour a little boiling water over the tsp. of baking soda (only add enough water to make the soda fizz and do not do this step until you are ready to add it to the batter). Add to batter. Place in a greased loaf pan and bake at 325* for 45-55 minutes.

My Thoughts...
There is a reason that I keep coming back to this recipe, and it's because it's sooo good! Perhaps it's because it's an older recipe from one of my grandma's cookbooks (one which she submitted a few of her own recipes to) and those older women just really know what they're doing in the kitchen! But at any rate, I love this recipe! The top of the loaf always comes out with a marbled look to it, which I think really dresses up the loaf! Sometimes I split the batter between two loaf pans and make two smaller loaves, but this time I just made one big loaf. So good! Great for a nutritious snack or tasty breakfast!


Anonymous said...

Hi Jill,
I found this recipe so interesting because the ingredients list calls for no butter or oil, but I just re-read the directions and it calls for butter to be mixed in with some dry ingredients. Could you please post the amount of butter the recipe calls for if you get a chance?

MoneySavinDiva said...

oh! that's a typo on my was supposed to be yogurt! thanks for pointing it out!

Anonymous said...

Thanks for clarifying! I'm really interested in making this--I've never heard of using yogurt in baked goods. Applesauce, yes, but no yogurt! Awesome :)

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