Banana Bread From A Friend
I love this recipe because it came from a recent visit to a neighbor who claimed it was the best banana bread which she received from another friend. I tried a bite and had to agree. I couldn’t find where the recipe came from, but it is pretty simple as banana bread should be. The only issue I had was the baking time which I happily enjoyed the slightly undercooked middle slices while sharing the perfectly baked and moist outer edges.
- 1 egg
- 1C Sugar
- 1/2C room temp. butter
- 1tsp vanilla
- 1/2C buttermilk (I used milk and lemon juice replacement)
- 2 overripe bananas, mashed (I used 3)
- 2C AP flour (I used Bob’s Redmill)
- 1/2tsp salt
- 1/2tsp baking soda
- 1 tsp baking powder
- 1 tsp cinnamon
- I added 1/2C chopped walnuts
- 1/2C Powdered sugar
- 1/2C AP flour
- 4T melted butter
- 1/2tsp cinnamon
- pinch of salt
- Beat egg, sugar, vanilla. Add butter. Beat in buttermilk and bananas.
- In a separate bowl mix flour, salt, baking soda, baking powder,and cinnamon. Slowly stir dry into wet.
- Spray loaf pan with oil before pouring in batter.
- Combine crumb topping with your hands and sprinkle over loaf.
- Bake in 350 degree oven for 50 minutes. Mine took much longer and was still underbaked. I ate the gooey middle pieces without complaint but when making for a crowd allow extra baking time.
This one falls under #theRealWendy umbrella as Starbucks makes a similar loaf replacing the crumble with a walnut topping (I added chopped walnuts to the batter). Although the ingredients are better than most packaged foods, it is still very overpriced for a packaged slice of bread.