My Family’s Favorite Banana Bread Recipe
I know that practically everyone knows how to make banana bread, after the collective baking phase quarantine kickstarted last year. BUT this one truly is one of the best recipes for B.B. out there, hands down. Trust me here, you’ll want to toss out your other recipes and use this one again and again- my family did! We’ve been using this recipe for almost the past four years. That’s how good it is people!
I found the recipe on Pinterest (this is me we’re talking about so no surprise there) and it’s a solid recipe that I tweak a little bit to make it even. that. much. better.
The recipe is from My Frugal Adventures, published here. She calls it a Copycat Starbucks Banana Bread…as if you need any more reason to try this! She does many things with her blog, so she isn’t only sharing recipes but wow does she have a huge collection! They all look so yummy! You can find her recipe collection here.
So you’ll want to follow this recipe exactly on almost everything, but here’s how to tweak it a little bit to give it another layer delishess-ness.
Bananas– the recipe calls for three bananas. We usually do four, for a stronger flavor. Also try to use really ripe bananas unlike the photo above haha. Sometimes it’s just really hard to line up blog recipe content days with the days your bananas are ripe haha. #RealLife
Sugar– the recipe calls for over one cup of sugar, but I believe in cutting corners with sugar wherever you can, so we do a little bit less than a cup. Not quite 3/4 of a cup, but not 1 cup either, so somewhere in between. You really don’t need all that much, especially if you’re bananas are super ripe, because they’re basically a natural sweetener
Toppings– the recipe calls for using optional walnuts but I’m telling you it’s SO much better with the walnuts. Skip of course if you can’t stand them or have allergies, but they go so good here. Also, we don’t do this every time but adding chocolate chips are so yummy in this recipe. Instead of mixing them into the batter, you can add them on top for a chocolatey-crunchy topping. Making a topping also gives it a super elevated look, because it just screams “NOT YOUR BASIC BANANA BREAD”. So give it a try if you want to dress up the look next time!
Presentation options– if you want to make this for a more special occasion, skip the bread pan and use a bundt cake mold instead, to really elevate the look. You can also temper some chocolate by melting it, then adding it to a ziplock bag to make stripes on the cake for another topping option. This recipe also works great in a muffin tin for a grab-and-go snack!
Hope you give this recipe a try, and really hope you love it as much as I do! Excited to share more family-favorite recipes on the blog soon, so keep an eye out for those! Thanks for reading along xxx