The Best Banana Bread

Happy Friday, Everyone!

Today I am sharing my recipe for the best Banana Bread you will ever make and ultimately sink your teeth into. This recipe was passed down to me by my mother-in-law, who is a great cook. It is also a good basic recipe that you can add anything you desire to. I sometimes add chocolate chips (what else?), dried fruit, or nuts. Use whatever your heart desires. A handful (about half a cup) should be more than enough.

This recipe always reminds me of my husband’s sister, Rachel, who absolutely adores this bread. There’s no way I could be sharing this recipe today without mentioning her name. She is the one who first introduced me to it and prepares it for pretty much any get-together or trip we go on. It really is the perfect thing to bring to a party, potluck, new mom or neighbor. It usually doesn’t last very long, but in case you do have any leftovers, it will keep extremely well in your freezer for a couple of weeks.

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Did I mention how delicious this bread is??

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The perfect thing for those ripe bananas sitting on your counter.

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 Oh So Good!

BananaBread4 I can’t think of a better way to start Labor Day Weekend than by baking this quick recipe. Have fabulous a weekend – enjoying the last days of summer.

The Best Banana Bread
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The Best Banana Bread You Will Ever Taste!
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Ingredients
  1. 1 1/2 cups sugar
  2. 1/2 cup shortening
  3. 2 eggs
  4. 1 teaspoon vanilla
  5. 3 large bananas
  6. 1/3 cup milk
  7. 1 teaspoon soda
  8. 1/8 teaspoon salt
  9. 2 1/2 cups flour
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. 1. Grease two 8x4 inch loaf pans. Set aside.
  3. 2. In a stand mixer, combine sugar, shortening, eggs, and vanilla. Mix on medium speed for 3 minutes or until well incorporated.
  4. 3. Meanwhile, smash 3 large bananas (use a potato masher) and add to the mix.
  5. 4. Slowly add milk, soda, salt, and flour and mix until creamy.
  6. 5. Divide batter equally between the two loaf pans and put into oven. Bake for 1 hour or until a toothpick inserted in the middle comes out clean. Immediately after removing the loaves from the oven, invert them onto a cooling rack and let rest until completely cooled.
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  1. I just made this Banana Bread and OH MY GOD it is sooo delicious! I just love it! 🙂

  2. What kind of “soda” do you add? Baking Soda? Soda water…? Thanks!

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