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Classic Banana Bread

Indulge in the warmth of the holidays with my Classic Banana Bread, a delightful treat perfect for festive gatherings. Bursting with ripe bananas, this classic recipe promises a moist, tender crumb that gets even more luscious with time. Quick to whip up, it's a holiday lifesaver! Gather your loved ones and savor each delicious bite. Don't miss out on this crowd-pleaser—share the joy and make your holiday memorable. Find the full recipe on my blog and bake your way to bliss! #HolidayBaking #BananaBreadMagic #FamilyTradition 🍌🍞✨"



🎶Vibe: To complement the festive ambiance while baking your Classic Banana Bread, I recommend playing the timeless holiday song "Jingle Bells" by Frank Sinatra. Its upbeat tempo and cheerful melody are sure to add a joyful touch to your baking experience, infusing your kitchen with holiday spirit. Enjoy the harmonious blend of baking aromas and classic tunes as you create delicious memories in the heart of the holiday season!


Ingredients:

  • 3 ripe bananas, mashed

  • 2 large eggs, beaten

  • 1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, melted

  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

  • 1 cup granulated sugar

  • 1 + 1/2 cups all-purpose flour

  • 1 teaspoon baking soda

  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder

  • 1/2 teaspoon salt

  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon (optional)

  • 1/2 cup chopped nuts (walnuts or pecans), optional


 

Instructions:

1. Preheat the Oven:

Preheat your oven to 350°F (175°C). Grease a 9x5-inch loaf pan and set aside.

2. Mash the Bananas:

In a mixing bowl, mash the ripe bananas with a fork or potato masher until smooth.

3. Combine Wet Ingredients:

Add the beaten eggs, melted butter, and vanilla extract to the mashed bananas. Mix well.

4. Add Sugar:

Stir in the granulated sugar until the mixture is well combined.

5. Combine Dry Ingredients:

In a separate bowl, whisk together the flour, baking soda, baking powder, salt, and ground cinnamon if using.

6. Combine Wet and Dry Mixtures:

Gradually add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients, stirring just until combined. Be careful not to overmix; a few lumps are okay. If you're adding nuts, fold them in at this stage.

7. Fill the Pan:

Pour the batter into the prepared loaf pan, spreading it evenly.

8. Bake:

Bake in the preheated oven for 60-70 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean. The baking time may vary, so start checking around 50 minutes.

9. Cooling:

Allow the banana bread to cool in the pan for about 15 minutes before transferring it to a wire rack to cool completely. This helps it set and become even more moist.

10. Serve:

Once cooled, slice and serve. The banana bread will become moister as it sits, so it's great for making ahead. Enjoy your delicious and moist classic banana bread!


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