Banana Bread recipes have got to be some of the most popular breads circulating on social media right now! Spending time at home due to the Covid-19 pandemic means that many of us are cooking and baking more. I have seen many versions and recipes of banana bread, but the one I’m sharing here is truly delicious!
I have no idea what recipe I followed prior to this one – that’s how good this recipe is. My dear friend made this banana bread for me one day when I went over to have coffee with her. It’s her mom’s recipe and I had to have it right away. It’s got 1/2 a cup of oil in it and uses no butter. I have to say that I’m not a fan of cakes that uses butter because I prefer the lightness and airiness of oil-based cakes.
It’s optional to add the walnuts, but I find it tastes that much better when you do add the nuts. Feel free to add a handful of mini chocolate chips into the batter. You can also add a sprinkle of coconut flakes or banana chips on top.
In terms of serving this banana bread, I like it plain, or with a smear of cream cheese or jam. It’s also delicious as a base for a sweet and savory lunch including avocados, tomatoes, and cheese.
Here’s the recipe:
- 1/2 cup vegetable oil (I use canola oil)
- 1 cup sugar
- 2 eggs
- 1 cup ripe bananas (2-3 bananas)
- 1 cup all-purpose flour
- 1 tsp baking soda
- 1/2 tsp baking powder
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 1 cup walnuts (optional), medium chopped
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
- Spray a 9 by 5 inch loaf pan with oil.
- Combine oil, sugar, and eggs in a bowl. Beat with a fork until the sugar is incorporated and the mixture is smooth.
- Add the dry ingredients to the mixture and stir until well-combined.
- Fold in the bananas and stir.
- Fold in the walnuts.
- Bake for 60 minutes, checking with a toothpick at 50 minutes.
- Cool for 10 minutes on a wire rack. Remove from pan and cool completely.
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