Banana Bread

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Oh sweet breads, how we love thee.

Most recipes that I post remind me of a person in my life. Isn’t that neat how food can do that? This recipe is no different; I think of my Mawmaw.

Let me tell y’all about this woman. She’s mid seventies, goes to late night dances twice a week, and is always willing to run around with her great-grandchild. She’s my favorite afternoon coffee partner, and is how I picture myself at her age (if I’m lucky)

She always made banana bread for us growing up. Either that or banana pudding – we really love bananas in this family!

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For some reason, I had always assumed that it was some secret recipe passed down for generations and generations. But one day I looked at the back of my 5 pound bag of flour and well, there’s the recipe!

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Some recipes are fun to personalize and make your own, but I haven’t found that to be the case for this bread. It’s simple and perfect as is.

We have one tweak though, we use Bisquick because it’s flour with baking powder and a little salt. You know that I’m always looking for ways to simplify recipes.

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Give this bread recipe a try to compliment your afternoon coffee or for a sweet breakfast! I hope you have your stretchy pants on – let’s bake!

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Banana Bread

  • 3 medium sized ripe bananas (1 1/2 cup)
  • 1/3 cup vegetable oil
  • 3 eggs
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
  • 2 1/3 cups Bisquick
  • 1 cup sugar
  1. Preheat oven to 350
  2. Mash bananas in a large mixing bowl
  3. Add in eggs, vegetable oil, and vanilla and then whisk to remove any remaining lumps
  4. Add in Bisquick and sugar, then stir until incorporated
  5. Spray a 9×5 loaf pan with Pam and pour in bread batter
  6. Bake for 45-50 minutes or until toothpick can come out clean
  7. Let cool for 5 minutes, remove from pan, slice, and serve with milk or coffee!

One Comment Add yours

  1. mistimaan says:

    Nice recipe

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