WahmReviewer Mary Madalene
When I was younger, I remember that I was always helping out in the kitchen either with my mom or my grandmother. I remember having a lot of “baking parties” when I would spend the night or weekend with my grandmother. Since she lived out in the boonies we needed something for her to entertain me with and that’s when I started to learn to bake.
I would always stand there on the stool beside her at the counter. I would watch her grab all the ingredients that she would need and she would let me add them in to the bowl one by one. I also remember sitting in front of the oven after everything was mixed and in there prepared pans for them to bake in the oven. I would sit there so intently watching and waiting, watching and waiting, so that I could be the first person to smell the wonderful aromas as they baked. I also loved how she would always give me that very first piece of banana bread each time she made it. It would be so very warm and I would always slather it with butter ( I love the taste of butter and loved how it made the bread even more moist as it melted). I want to share this recipe with you, so that you can in turn enjoy her favorite Banana Bread just like I did while growing up.
Grandma’s Favorite Banana Bread Recipe
- 4 ripe bananas – mashed
- 1 cup of raisins
- 2 cups of sugar
- 1 cup of butter or maragine (melted)
- 2 beaten eggs
- 1 tsp baking soda
- 1 tsp salt
- 2 cups of flour
- 1 tsp nutmeg
- 1 tsp of vanilla
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
- In a bowl combine bananas and sugar and mash away
- Add in the eggs, melted butter, vanilla, nutmeg and raisins, then stir to combine.
- Next add in the salt , and baking soda, and then add the flour 1 cup at a time until throughly mixed.
- Line the Loaf Pan with Parchment Paper and pour mixture into the pan.
- Bake for 55 minutes to 1 hour; test with a toothpick inserted in the middle of the loaf when it comes out clean you can take it out and place it on a rack for 10 minutes before removing from the pan.
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Now isn’t that just melt in your mouth delicious?