I honestly don’t know anyone who doesn’t make banana bread on a regular basis. We see bananas going bad on our counter and our hands are already reaching for the flour. I’m certain this is another example to support my theory that all of the best southern dishes came about from the whole yankees-trying-to-starve us thing. 😉
How Ripe Should the Bananas Be?
The one requirement for making banana bread is that you use ripe bananas. Once the skins start to turn and get brown and freckly and the banana is a little too mushy for y’all, then it’s banana bread time. If you let them get really brown this will increase the sugar content and will make your bread even more strongly banana-flavored and sweeter.
Can I Make Muffins With This Recipe?
You sure can. Use your muffin tin to make little mini banana bread snacks to pack in lunches or to have as a quick snack. They will likely be done in around 15-20 mins so have a toothpick handy and when they comes out dry from sticking those muffins in the middle, they are ready to go.
Frosting The Loaf…
This recipe doesn’t use frosting but we do love a banana bread loaf with a butter cream frosting so you can use the icing recipe from our Carrot Cake loaf here.
Can you Freeze It?
This recipe freezes well just make sure you cool it completely, then tightly wrap it in two layers of plastic wrap or seal it with a food saver. Place the the in a freezer-safe plastic bag or container and enjoy over the next few months or give as a gift.
- Pecans (optional)
- Self Rising Flour
If you don’t have self rising flour available where you life, go to the bottom of my post on buttermilk biscuits to see how to make your own! 😀
Add extra pecans on top if you like (optional). Bake at 350 for an hour until golden brown.
Mmm, Mmm! Enjoy it while you can, before it disappears!
- 2 Cups sugar
- 1 Cups milk
- 1 Cups chopped nuts optional
- 3 Cups self rising flour
- 1/2 cup butter softened
- 2 eggs
- 3 bananas
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- Place peeled bananas in mixing bowl, add sugar. Mix until bananas are liquefied.
- Add butter, mix until creamed together with banana mixture. Add all other ingredients and blend well.
- Pour into two greased and floured loaf pans and bake for one hour at 350.
UPDATE: This was posted a few years ago so here are the links to what to do with the leftover banana bread (If you have any!)