Oh sweet breads, how we love thee.
Every recipe that I’ve posted thus far has reminded me of a person, place, or event in my life. Isn’t that neat how food can do that? This recipe is no different, and I think of my mom’s mom – my Maw Maw.
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!
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 lb bag of flour and well, there’s the recipe!
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, to the point, and perfect as is.
We have one tweak though, we use Bisquick because it’s flour with baking powder and a little salt. One less ingredient!
Give this a try to compliment your afternoon coffee or for a sweet breakfast!
Hope you have your stretchy pants on – let’s start!
Preheat your oven to 350
First, we’ll mash three bananas into a large mixing bowl. Try to get it as mashed as possible.
Add in 3 eggs, 1/3 cup vegetable oil, and 1/2 teaspoon vanilla and then whisk together to remove any other lumps.
Add in 2 1/3 cups Bisquick pancake mix and 1 cup of sugar then stir to incorporate.
Spray a 9×5 loaf pan generously with Pam and pour in bread batter. Pop into the oven for 50 minutes or until a toothpick can come out clean.
Let cool for 5 minutes and then remove from pan, slice, and serve with milk or coffee!
- 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
- Preheat oven to 350
- Mash bananas in a large mixing bowl
- Add in eggs, vegetable oil, and vanilla and then whisk to remove any remaining lumps
- Add in Bisquick and sugar, then stir until incorporated
- Spray a 9×5 loaf pan, generously with Pam and pour in bread batter
- Bake for 50 minutes or until toothpick can come out clean
- Let cool for 5 minutes, remove from pan, slice, and serve with milk or coffee!