|I forgot to take a picture, luckily my |
godmother sent me a picture of her banana
bread bites! This batch was made
Here is an original family recipe which as been passed down for generations! Well, at least one generation. This is mom's incredible banana bread recipe. The recipe below is even formatted and worded the same as how she sent it to me!
This is a hearty, moist, and dense quick bread which means there is no waiting for dough to rise or needing to proof yeast or do anything funky. Just mix up ingredients, pour into pans, and bake it!
I also learned that banana bread ships easily if you need to mail it anywhere.
Note #1: What does "Prepared and floured" mean? Prepared and floured pans means spray your pans of choice with non-stick spray, then add a tsp or tbsp of flour into it. Tap the pan until the flour coats the edges, corners, and bottom of the pan. This helps the removal process and you really shouldn't skip this step.
Note #2: How many cups is 4 bananas? Honestly, I have no idea. I made it with about 2 cups of mashed up bananas which was 3 really big bananas. Be sure to mash them really well otherwise the little banana lumps will burst and create a burned mess on the edges of your muffin pan or bottom of the oven.
Note #3: Double this recipe. Seriously, it is awesome and will be eaten far too quickly.
Possible changes that I have done in the past? Add chocolate chips and swap using walnuts or cashews.
Storing the bread is easy, leave it out on the counter over night to let it cool completely before sealing it up into an air tight container. You can leave it at room temperature. I'm not sure how it will stay fresh for because I've never had it any bread left after 3 days.
Banana Bread Recipe
By My Mother
1 c. sugar
½ c. butter = 1 stick, soft-room temp
¼ c. sour milk (1/4 c. milk + 1 tsp. vinegar)
2 c. flour*
¼ tsp. salt*
½ tsp. baking soda*
1 tsp. baking powder*
*in a separate bowl, mix well together
4 ripe bananas – well mashed
½ c. chopped nuts – or more
Turn on oven to 350F. Prepare greased/floured pans.
Cream sugar and butter; add eggs and blend well. Add sour milk.
Add *ingredients on low in mixer. Add bananas and nuts.
-Fill loaves 2/3+ full
Makes 3 mini loaves (40-45 minutes) OR
18 mini muffins (12 minutes) and 2 mini loaves ORa large loaf (45 minutes)