Sunday, June 16

Katie Moss's Perfectly Moist Banana Bread

Whenever I get a great recipe from someone, I copy it onto one of my cute little recipe cards and give credit to the creator (or founder) of that recipe. A great girl in my ward that I happen to visit teach gave me a loaf of delicious banana bread one time...and it blew my mind! It was so stinking good! It was perfectly moist and flavorful--I'm pretty sure I ate the entire thing that night. The next Sunday at Church I had to ask her for the recipe because I was craving it. 

She gave it to me, and that is what I made today. (She also was kind enough to give me some walnuts, too because for me, those aren't optional!). 

Here it is for your eating pleasure. (It's so easy! You can make it right now if you have a few bananas and shortening!)

3-4 bananas (preferably overripe)
1 1/2 cups sugar
1/3 cup shortening

Blend these together using a mixer. 

Then add: 
2 eggs
1/4 cup milk
1/2 tsp. salt
1 1/2 tsp. baking soda
2 1/4 cups flour

Mix it up, and get your bread pans ready. I used three small foil loaf pans from the store because I didn't have any loaf pans. Flour them (or PAM them) so that the bread will come out easily once baked. I filled the pans halfway and sprinkled them with smashed walnuts (I smashed them under a paper towel with a hammer). You can mix the walnuts in if you want, but I wanted them on top. 
Bake them at 325°F for about 45 minutes. Bake time will vary on the size pans you use, your oven, and on the amount of batter you put in the pans. I had one that had a little less batter and it was done in 40. The other two, I had to wait an extra five minutes for the toothpick to stop coming out wet. (Well, I left them a little wet because I like when they are really moist!)
About twenty minutes in the oven
You can let them cool, or if you're impatient like me, you can carefully help them out of the pan so you can have a warm slice right away. Tastes extra good with cold milk. I could easily eat an entire loaf (or all three...), but I have to save some for friends! 

Do you love banana bread and have a great recipe? Share it with me!
Also, let me know if you try this recipe! :)

1 comment:

  1. THIS LOOKS SO GOOD! I was just eating a banana while I was reading this.... so now I don't have enough bananas to make it. Sigh. I love banana bread!


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