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Banana Bread

This recipe is from my sister. Just how banana bread should be...dark, moist and delicious. 
  • 2 cups flour
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 2 teaspoons cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 1/2 cups mashed bananas, this will be about 3-4 small bananas
  • 3/4 cups white sugar
  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil
  • 2 tablespoons milk
  • 1/4 teaspoon vinegar
  • 1 egg
  1. Measure first 4 dry ingredients into a bowl and stir to combine.
  2. Measure milk into small cup and add vinegar. Let sit for 2-3 minutes.
  3. In a separate bowl mash bananas and add to them the remaining ingredients.
  4. Stir the milk and vinegar mixture with a fork (it will have turned a bit thick) and add to the banana mixture. Beat until combined.
  5. Add dry ingredients to wet and mix until all the dry ingredients are mixed in well.
  6. Grease one loaf pan. Pour batter into pan.
  7. Bake in 325ºF oven for 60-70 minutes. If toothpick inserted into the middle comes out clean it it done. 
Yield: 1 loaf
Freezes well
I'm not sure why this loaf bakes up with this interesting looking top when baked in a very old style bread pan. When baking it in a glass loaf pan it doesn't take on this look, but it is more smooth and may have a few little cracks on top and just nicely rounded. Good thing is they both taste the same once baked. 


  1. Just love your homey recipes that are hitting the mark this time of year....
    Many thanks.

  2. Didn't know you put cinnamon in banana bread. That would make it sort of spicy, no?

    1. The cinnamon does add a really nice flavour to the bread.

  3. That's the best looking banana bread I've ever seen. I wonder if the old fashioned tin "pops" in the centre when it reaches a certain heat? I have a cookie sheet that does that.

    Cinnamon in banana bread is the bomb. Also try cardamom. Really.


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