Tastes best when made with my boys!!
This banana bread has become a neighborhood favorite. The kids ask for it every time they visit!! It has become a weekend tradition that I adore and enjoy so much! Usually, I make this every Sunday, but it’s really all about when the bananas are just right! My youngest watches each batch of bananas every week to see when the few we leave behind soften and ripen just right for baking banana bread! Right about when you think you would throw a banana away is right about when it becomes perfection for baking with it!
My recipe makes a delicious, moist and just about, but not quite, gooey bread. I used to drizzle a homemade frosting on it but we make so much of it that I decided it was ok to leave off to spare the kiddos, (and parents), the added sugar. However, I’ll add that in too so you can use it if you want!
Here it goes- make this WITH 💕 LOVE and it will always be delicious!
Ps: I always have to make 2 loaves because of how many people eat it. If you need to do so- just double the recipe exactly and split between two 9×5 loaf pans, and it works perfect!
For the B.B.:
~ 1 & 1/2 c. Flour
~ 1/4 tsp. Baking powder
~ 1/2 tsp. Baking soda
~ 1 c. Sugar
~ 2 eggs
~ 1/2 c. Salted Butter
~ 1/4 c. Organic vanilla yogurt
~ 1tsp. Vanilla flavor (preferably real and organic vanilla).
~ 3 medium, super ripe, smashed and mashed bananas
~ lots and lots and lots of chocolate chips. Ok like 3/4 of a bag. I use Ghirardelli Semi- Sweet.
~ Mix together the flour, baking powder and baking soda- set aside
~ melt butter until a little runny and mix with the eggs and vanilla.
~ Mix the wet and dry ingredients together and then slowly fold in the smashed bananas, vanilla yogurt and chocolate chips.
~ pour into a 9×5 loaf pan and bake at 350 degrees for about 40-55 mins. Ovens really vary so check it at 40 minutes by inserting a knife into the middle. If it comes out clean check two other sections and if all come out clean it’s ready. Sometimes the banana makes you think it’s not baked through. If it’s too gooey, bake in 5 minute increments until done. Be careful not to over bake because it will dry out.
Using a baking spatula, loosen the bread from the loaf pan and move bread on to a pretty serving plate.
For the frosting:
2 tbsp. Melted butter
1 Cup powdered sugar
1/4 tsp. Vanilla flavor
2 tbsp. Milk
Mix all together until frosting starts to thicken. You may need to add powdered sugar to thicken up the frosting or small bits of milk to thin out as you go.
Once you have a nice thick, but pourable, frosting take a fork and scoop up as much as you can and drizzle back and forth across the top of the banana bread. I usually coat it pretty good when I use the frosting as the bread is fairly dense and can handle it.
I always slice the bread into nice thick slices, and then cut the bread in half to suit all the little hands that come a grabbing for it.
❤️Pour some milk, coffee or tea and enjoy together!! ❤️