Traditional Banana Bread


8 tablespoons unsalted butter, room temperature
1 1/2 tablespoons milk
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon salt


Preheat your oven to 325 degrees F. Butter a 9x5x3-inch loaf pan.
Cream the sugar and butter in a large mixing bowl.
Add the eggs to the sugar mixture, one at a time. Beat well after adding each egg.
In a small bowl, mash the bananas with a fork. Add the milk and cinnamon to the banana mash.
In another medium-sized bowl, add the flour, baking powder, soda and salt and mix together well.
Add the banana mixture to the butter mixture. Stir until combined.
Add the dry ingredients to the banana mixture and stir until well combined.
Pour the batter into the loaf pan and bake for 1 hour.
Bread should be done when a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean.
Allow to cool on a rack for at least 15 minutes before slicing and serving.




Laura's picture

This is THE BEST recipe for banana bread!!

ankita 's picture

how to cook the same recipe in microwave?

ankita 's picture

how to cook the same recipe in microwave?

Patricia Conte's picture

Ankita - I'm sorry -- I don't know how you'd make this recipe in the microwave...

jello28's picture

The picture from this site brought me here and banana cake is certainly not what the picture looked like. Very misleading by the following website.

Shangri-La Chef's picture

Has anyone tracked down that fantastic cake/custard in the picture that brought us to the wrong page?

click aqui's picture

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roberta's picture

You're so right! This does not look like the picture. Banana bread does not look like the picture advertised. Very misleading. Bad advertisement.

Patricia Conte's picture

I'm sorry - I don't know what ad you're talking about. I haven't posted this recipe anywhere else, so I'm surprised you're seeing photos for it elsewhere.

dw's picture

If anyone is interested, I found the corn dish in the original photo. It's from the Philippines.



This is an older recipe from the Food Network featuring Mary Sue Milliken and Susan Feniger. My bread came out a tiny bit dry, so I adjusted the milk and my baking time just slightly.

A really good, traditional banana bread recipe!


1 loaf


Sunday, May 22, 2011 - 7:47am


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