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!
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!
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.
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!
- 3 medium sized ripe bananas (1 ½ cup)
- ⅓ cup vegetable oil
- 3 eggs
- ½ teaspoon vanilla
- 2 ⅓ 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 9x5 loaf pan with Pam and pour in bread batter
- Bake for 45-50 minutes or until toothpick can come out clean
- Let cool for 5 minutes, remove from pan, slice, and serve with milk or coffee!