Banana bread is like that one thing (along with chocolate chip cookies) that everyone knows how to make. You either grew up making it with your parents/grandparents, or you learned how to make it out of necessity when all of the bananas inevitably went bad. I call this Boss B* Banana Bread because it’s the best and makes no apologies for taking the limelight.
Making Boss B* Banana Bread isn’t hard at all! I use a stand mixer, but you could make this with a hand mixer, or even by hand. It’s a straightforward recipe that comes together in just a few minutes, but tastes better than any banana bread you’ve bought. I used to sell loaves and loaves of this bread at the shop and people would come in just to see if I had any. It makes a great gift too. 😉
How to Make Boss B* Banana Bread
First, make sure that the bananas you’re using are verrrrry ripe. If you’re making the recipe by hand, mash the bananas in a bowl with a fork or potato masher until there are no lumps.
Beat the melted butter and sugar together for a few minutes. Add the eggs, one at a time and continue mixing for another 2 minutes. Add the bananas and vanilla and beat for 3 minutes. Now, add the buttermilk and mix until combined. The mixture looks gross at this point, but that’s normal.
Finally, add all of the dry ingredients and mix just until combined. Pour into a buttered or sprayed loaf pan and bake for 55-65 minutes.
Boss B* Banana BreadCourse: BakingDifficulty: Easy
The most moist and delicious banana bread you’ll ever make.
Unsalted Butter, melted 113g
Light Brown Sugar 120g
Large Eggs 2
(about 4 medium bananas)
Vanilla 2 tsp
All Purpose Flour 315g
Baking Soda 1 tsp
Baking Powder 1 tsp
Salt 1/2 tsp
- Preheat the oven to 350°F. Spray or butter a 9×5 loaf pan.
- Beat together the melted butter and brown sugar for 3 minutes.
- Add the eggs, one at a time, beating for one minute after the addition of each egg.
- Add the bananas and vanilla and beat for 3 more minutes. If you are mixing by hand, smash the bananas with a fork or potato masher before adding to the butter/sugar/egg mixture.
- Add the dry ingredients and mix just until combined.
- Pour into prepared loaf pan and bake for 55-65 minutes, or until a cake tester inserted in the middle comes out mostly clean. It may have some moistness from the bananas but there should be no wet bread on the tester.
- Chopped walnuts or chocolate chips are a great addition to this bread! Add at the very end and fold in by hand.