So Earlier this year I was on a mission to find the best banana bread recipe. I was trying all different kinds and having issues. Then Lourie directed me to her Grandma Jo’s banana bread. I can tell you I haven’t looked back since!
I asked her to share with us, so Lourie, take it away!
A family favorite, this is another one from my Grandma Jo. I don’t know how long it lasts in your house, but in mine it only lasts about a day. We all love bread and well banana bread is just plain yummy. And it smells good too.
Grandma Jo’s Banana Bread
- 1/2 cup butter
- 1 cup sugar
- 2 eggs
- 2 ripe bananas
- 2 cups of flour
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 1 tsp baking soda
- 1/2 to 1 cup of chopped walnuts (I don’t use the nuts so the amount is up to you)
In a small bowl smash bananas and set aside.
Cream butter well. Add sugar and cream together with butter thoroughly. Add eggs one and at a time and mix well. Stir in crushed bananas. Add dry ingredients. Pour into greased bread pan and bake at 350* for 45 minutes. Stick a toothpick or cake tester in the center to see if it is done. I usually end up turning my oven off at 45minutes and then leaving the loaf in for another 15.