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Banana Bread

  • Author: Carrie Pacini
  • Category: Bread

Ingredients

Scale

What you will need

  • 1 cup of butter
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 4 teaspoons of vanilla extract
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon of salt
  • 4 ripe bananas, mashed
  • 2 cups of all-purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon baking soda

For the Topping

  • 6 tablespoons of butter
  • 2 tablespoons of vanilla extract
  • 10 tablespoons of brown sugar
  • 5 tablespoons of milk
  • Chopped (pecans or walnuts) optional

Instructions

To prepare the banana batter

  1. 1. Pre-heat the oven to 350 degrees
  2. 2. Cream the butter and the sugar
  3. 3. Beat the eggs and add to the creamed mixture
  4. 4. Add bananas and vanilla
  5. 5. Sift the flour, baking soda, and salt and mix well
  6. 6. Pour into a greased pan (I like to use a bundt pan)
  7. 7. Bake 45 to 50 minutes and let cool for about 10 minutes

To prepare the topping

  1. 1. Melt the butter in a saucepan
  2. 2. Add sugar, vanilla, and milk
  3. 3. Cook until it is like a syrup
  4. 4. Remove from heat and add any nuts if you decide to use them
  5. 5. Pour over the bread and place under the broiler for 5 minutes

Notes

  • Honestly, I never make the topping. I just make the make the banana bread mixture. It’s great with coffee or tea.

Keywords: Bread, Banana Bread