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Big Brother Banana Bread Recipe

So today’s recipe is the only one in my recipe box that I received from my brother. Now, you don’t know my brother, but I can tell you he is not much of a chef (although is an awesome griller…had to throw that in so I didn’t jeopardize my 4th of July meal!). In high school on the nights my mom would work late, he used to pay me to make him dinner or we would trade and he would clean my room and I would make dinner for us. I like to think that I was an entrepreneur from a young age, but looking back, why did I not just make the food? Such a mean little sister!

So here is the…

Big Brother Banana Bread

½ cup oil (any kind – canola, vegetable, corn)
½ cup milk
2 eggs
2-4 bananas
1 cup brown sugar (light or dark)
2 cups flour
1 ½ tsp baking powder
½ tsp salt
½ tsp baking soda

–  Spray your loaf pan with non-stick cooking spray or coat with butter or margarine

–  Mix all dry ingredients, then the wet ingredients, mix everything with your hands. You can mash the bananas before adding or do it with your hands (Clearly the banana mashing makes this a super-kid friendly recipe to make!)

– If you would like, you can add chocolate chips, walnuts, or other mix-ins. As much as you want!

– Pour batter into pan and bake at 350 for 1 hour. It is done when you insert a toothpick and it comes out clean.

– To store: cut into serving sizes; Freeze on a baking pan, when frozen, move into a one gallon Ziploc freezer bag.

– To reheat: Put in microwave for 45 seconds, serve

Jess - June 29, 2012 - 8:13 am

Love the idea for freezing the individual pieces of bread! Looks like a fun recipe for a rainy day with the kids!

Sonia - June 29, 2012 - 8:47 am

Yum is right! Since MMB shared this recipe with me a year or so ago, I have baked it many times and thus have shared the recipe with many people! It’s a crowd pleaser! Its easy enough to throw together when visiting a friends house or for new moms or a sick friend… We love it, MMB!

Cassie - June 29, 2012 - 2:11 pm

I’ll have to try this!! We have new neighbors and I tried to bake them banana bread (from a box…because the cookies I had made for them the day before accidentally got eaten). Anyway, in my eagerness to deliver the banana bread, I tried to take it out of the pan warm and it split in two…so I had to eat that too (because you can’t give new neighbors broken banana bread). This time around I’ll try it from scratch and exercise some self-control.

admin - July 9, 2012 - 3:39 pm

hahaha…i hope that this recipe helped a bit. If you did not have self control though, it is a great one to eat :)

admin - July 9, 2012 - 3:42 pm

I am so glad that you like it! I have a zucchini bread to share too (hopefully soon!) – I think you will like that too. And the recipe makes 2 loafs every time – perfection!

admin - July 9, 2012 - 3:42 pm

the kiddos especially love squishing up the bananas (at least in my house!!!). The individual pieces of bread allows quick breakfast or snack treats! :)

JenC - July 9, 2012 - 4:41 pm

Ok – this recipe officially goes to the top of my list of banana bread recipes (and I have a few…) Baking usually demands precision – this recipe is super forgiving in terms of quantities & method. Nice to skip creaming butter step, and brown sugar adds good flavour. So moist!

admin - July 10, 2012 - 6:56 am

wow! that is a big compliment from you, friend :) Thank you so much for the feedback. I am so glad you liked it!!

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