Wednesday, March 21, 2012

better-than-martha-stewart's-banana-bread



That's right, you heard me correctly.  This recipe is better than that of the-queen-of-homemaking herself.

I have tasted many a banana bread, but none had yet to trump the simple & delicious recipe I inherited from my  in-laws.  Then, one day I happened upon Martha Stewart's recipe, and it incorporates sour cream.  sour cream, peeps.  I thought to myself, "that has got to be the best dang banana bread ever invented."  So I made it.  and it was pretty good.  but sour cream and all, it was still not as good as this one.
Now, if that's not research then I don't know what is.  Impressed?  You should be.

So, without further adieu:

better-than-martha-stewart's-banana-bread
3 ripe banana's, mashed
1 cup sugar
1 egg
1 1/2 cups flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon salt
1/4 cup melted butter {or applesauce}
optional:  1/4 teaspoon cinnamon {adds a great flavor to the bread} OR 1 cup chocolate chips

*Special Notes:
-I like to mash only two of the banana's and then dice one of them--this gives the bread a little more texture.

Preheat oven to 325 degrees.
Mash banana's with a fork in large bowl.  Add sugar and egg, mix together.
Mix in dry ingredients.
Add butter {or applesauce}.
Mix in cinnamon or chocolate chips if desired.
Line a bread pan with tin foil.  Lightly spray tin foil with non-stick spray.
Pour batter into pan. Place pan on the middle rack in the oven.
Bake for one hour.

Enjoy!

14 comments:

  1. I've been looking for a good banana bread recipe! I'm gonna try this out! Thanks!
    ♥ Kyna

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  2. Looks delicious! I like the idea of not mashing the last banana for better texture. Will definitely do this next time...

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  3. I have to let you know, I made this and absolutely LOVED it. I've tried a lot of recipes but this was so yummy! Thanks for sharing :)

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    1. I'm so glad you made it {& liked it}!! :)

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  4. Turned out *wonderfully delicious*!!! My boyfriend polished off 3 muffins right out of the oven. I also love the easiness of the recipe and basic ingredients! Thanks!!! (I think they *are* better than Martha's!)

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  6. Made this tonight-- I cannot get over how (hands down) delicious this is. And how simple and effortless! Thanks so much for sharing; I'm going to hang on to this recipe for years to come.

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  7. This is my go-to banana bread recipe. I love it and its a crowd pleaser!

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  8. Ive been using this recipe for quite some time now, its delicious and my family loves it! Thanks for a great recipe !

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  9. I am making this banana bread again for a second time. The first time I made it,for fun, I made a batch of Martha's and this and had people at work choose which one they liked better. This one won! Thanks for sharing the recipe with us!

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  10. I have been making this for about 3 years now and just made a loaf today. It is the one banana bread I come back to haha
    I changed a few things: 3/4 cup sugar, 1/2 tsp vanilla extract, 3/4 cup flour and 2 bananas (I find my bread to be too mushy when I use 3, but that might just be my preference). These modifications result in a moist crumb and the loaf isn't overly sweet! I also like to add 1/3 cup each chopped walnuts (or pecans) and semi-sweet chocolate chips. Best served warm, but delicious next day, too.
    It comes together in like 20 minutes-no joke!

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  11. Ive been using this recipe for quite some time now, its delicious and my family loves it! Thanks for a great recipe !
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