As I'm sitting here writing my favorite & super easy double batch banana bread recipe for you, the aroma of bananas and vanilla are making the whole house smell so yummy and comforting! And just in time too because my kids are just about to get home from school. It's not hard to know why this is the very best and easy banana bread recipe you will ever need. This banana bread recipe will make a double batch so that you have some to freeze for later.
1 Cup Butter (very soft but not melted)
1.5 Cups Sugar
2 Tsp Pure Vanilla (Amazon)
7 Bananas (If taking these out of the freezer, they should be at room temperature before you start)
3 Cups Flour
2 Tsp Baking Soda
1 Tsp Salt
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1. Preheat oven to 350F (175C).
2. Butter a large cookie sheet (11x17 inches). I use Rachael Ray (Amazon)
3. Cream together the butter and sugar until creamy.
4. Add in the vanilla and eggs and stir until creamy again.
5. Add in the bananas. It will look curdled and that's ok!
6. In another bowl, sift together the flour, baking soda and salt and then add into your banana mixture. Only stir until blended through.
7. Pour onto your cookie sheet and bake for about 25 minutes or until a tester (like a fork or toothpick) inserted into the center comes out clean.
8. Let the banana bread cool in the pan for a few minutes before removing.
If you are going to freeze the banana bread, be sure that it's completely cooled before putting it in the freezer to prevent condensation and ice crystals forming.
Now that you have made the most delicious banana bread, you might want to head on over to our Zucchini Bread recipe. It's just as easy and tasty!
Do you love to make banana bread too in batches too? Here's more about why I love to make banana bread ahead of time. Here's what inspired this banana bread recipe. :)
I have a couple of teenagers and lately, my son (who is 17) is going through another major growth spurt which means it's extremely difficult to keep food in the house! I realized a couple of years ago what moms really mean when we say our sons eat us out of house and home. He's always hungry! I like to make things in double batches so that I can have extras for lunches and for the freezer. (Most of the time, this banana bread doesn't make it to the freezer though unless I make a few batches, because it's that good!).
If you are like me, you will have a stash of perfectly ripe bananas in your freezer ready to be made into the moistest and yummiest banana bread that will have your family and friends begging you for the recipe after each delicious bite! Mouth watering yet?
So this morning I went through my freezer and collected all of the bananas that I've been stashing, and I had a few really ripe ones on my counter also. Today I'm making a super easy double batch banana bread. This large batch recipe has a ton of bananas in it so it's super moist and absolutely delish!! This banana bread recipe is baked on a large cookie sheet so if you were wondering how you can make banana bread without a loaf pan this is for you! I like to make this super easy banana bread this way because it cooks very quickly without drying out the sides. I'll never make banana bread in a loaf pan ever again! The key to a super moist banana bread is to make sure you don't overbake!
This is the basic recipe that I use. Feel free to alter this recipe and make it your own by adding chocolate chips, nuts or whatever extras you like. We like just plain banana bread around here, with butter or cream cheese on top.
This is a great banana bread recipe if you are feeding a crowd or have company coming over! If I have a ton of bananas or know that I have company coming in from out of town, I'll make two or three batches to freeze for later. Aren't bananas perfect that you can use them this way? I love it when you can use things up! Groceries seem to get more and more expensive, does anyone else agree?
Be sure to check out our article How To Make EASY Homemade Butter to go with this zucchini bread recipe!
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