Have you succumbed to the quarantine inevitable…baking? I feel like everyone is getting into the hobby that I’ve been loving for a few years now. I keep hearing that people are trying sourdough, muffins, and banana bread! I thought I’d share my family’s favorite banana bread. This is the classic bake that I literally make all the time–not just in quarantine. No ‘healthifying’ it, uses real sugar, full of gluten, and delicious.
I enjoy figuring out how to make classic bakes more nutritious but sometimes you just need the real deal. This recipe is just that. Full of banana flavor, chewy, and when slightly toasted, gives you that comforting feeling that fall is coming. Just be sure to use ripened bananas, otherwise there won’t be enough banana flavor in there. As bananas ripened, they develop more sugar and a greener banana won’t taste right in the bread.
This is one of my go-to recipes to bring to new neighbors, new moms, and to make at home. It’s quick to pull together, and you likely have all the ingredients already in your pantry. You can even add fun stuff in it like chocolate chips, walnuts, dried fruit, whatever you like! My go to is chocolate chips; can’t go wrong with those.
This recipe below is for non-high altitude, but if you do live at high altitude like I do, you’ll want to add 1/2 cup flour and decrease the sugar by 1/4 cup.
You literally just mix everything up, pop it in the oven and enjoy!