"This really is the best banana bread I have ever tasted. Very moist and it freezes well. I also bake this in 3 small loaf pans however you may need to shorten the baking time." — Rose
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Oh my GAAAAWWWDDDD! This was the BEST bread EVER! Here are the changes I made:
* 1 cup of white sugar and 1/2 cup of packed brown sugar
* add 1 tsp. vanilla
* add 1 tsp. cinnamon
* substitute apple sauce for the oil
* cooked in a Pampered Chef mini loaf stone pan (4 small loaves)
* sprinkled Ghiardelli chocolate cooking chips (60% cocoa) on top
* cooked for 57 minutes
* I used 3 overly ripe bananas, which was more than 1 cup
It is so out of this world...chewy on the outside and moist and dense on the inside...but not overly sweet. I ate a whole mini loaf steaming right of the oven, b/c I couldn't stop. I'm going to go into a banana bread coma!
Okay, I've made lots of Banana Bread. This may satisy the palate of one who is used to eating out and eating processed foods, but if you are a down-to-earth, cook-everything-from-scratch kind of person, this recipe is not for you. Too sweet, crisp sides (due to the high level of sugar), and not a real banana flavor. It didn't peak and crest, but remained kind of flat (I'm guessing from the lower heating 325 for 1 and 1/2 hour instead of the standard 350 for 1 hour). It has taught me a lesson though . . .to stick with what works!
This is wonderful. Yogurt works as well as buttermilk. I also accidentally found out that if you use vanilla yogurt instead of buttermilk, applesauce instead of oil, and cut out the sugar, it's a pretty good low fat, low sugar treat. Better if it sits for a day so the natural sugars can absorb. I've tweaked this recipe a lot and no matter how I make it it's wonderful! Thanks, Rose!
Thanks, Rose, for a wonderful recipe. I have made this bread several times and it is definitely a favorite. For a simple topping, mix together 2 TBLS. each finely chopped nuts and granulated sugar with 1/2 tsp. cinnamon and a generous dash of nutmeg. Sprinkle on batter before baking and press lightly with the back of a spoon. This topping gives the bread a sweet crunch ~ delicious!! Thanks, again, for sharing!!!!!!!
Seriously.. stop writing reviews of 'best ever' when you changed the entire recipe!!!!!
This is definitely THE BEST banana bread I've ever come across- but I swear I've made it even better. Try this-
Take 4 oz. of room temp cream cheese, beat it together with 3T milk until smooth. Add 1 cup of powdered sugar and 1/2 t. vanilla and mix until incorporated. Drizzle this over your banana bread when it's done, take a bite and you will swear you've died and gone to heaven.
This banana bread lives up to its name as "best banana bread". It freezes perfectly and tasted just as good a week later as when I had just baked it. When I greased the loaf pan, I dusted the pan with sugar. This gave it a crunchy crust with a moist interior. Try this recipe! You won't be disappointed!
Wow! The title of the recipe couldn't be more fitting! This stuff is the best. I love banana bread and this one was very moist and oh so good. I used 3 overly ripe bananas that I mashed up so it was a little over 1 cup. I used 1 cup of white sugar and 1/2 cup of brown. I added 1 tsp. of vanilla and 1/2 tsp. of cinnamon. I left out the nuts, but next time I might add in some walnuts. I sprayed my glass pan with Pam for baking (a life saver) and baked it at 350 for a little over an hour. It smelled incredible and tasted even better - great recipe!
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Best Ever Banana Bread
Serving Size: 1/12 of a recipe
Servings Per Recipe: 12
Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat: 122
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