One of the things I love most about Christmas is all the yummy food. I really luck out because we have to visit about 5 different homes to celebrate Christmas over a 2 day period. That way, we get to munch out on a ton of food that we don’t normally have that often. I like to bring along treats that I don’t make very often, too.
This year, I decided to bring my grandmother’s recipe for banana bread to one of the stops we’ll be making. It’s so delicious, I thought I would share the recipe with you! Aren’t you lucky, haha!
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Lightly grease 2 loaf pans or one large pan. I also light dust mine with flour. You may also choose to use a cooking spray.
Blend in a mixing bowl the eggs, sugar, milk, oil, and bananas. Once blended well, slowly add the flour, baking soda, and salt. Once everything is mixed well, then add your nuts.
(Optional step: This is not included in the original recipe, but during the holiday season, I like to add just a small dash of cinnamon and nutmeg to my mix. If you do this, make sure you just add a very small amount.)
Bake at 350 degrees for 45 minutes in 2 loaf pans, or for 1 hour and 15 minutes if you use the one large pan. *
*Ovens vary so you may need to give or take a couple minutes. To check when your bread is done, take it out of the oven and insert a toothpick or butter knife near the center and remove. If it comes out clean, then it’s done. If it has crumbs stuck all over it, then you need to bake for a little longer. Start with baking it just for about 3 minutes longer and check again.
Let cool before slicing. Enjoy!
I hope you get to try out this recipe. It’s really easy to make, which is why I like it so much. Have a very Merry Christmas and enjoy spending time with your families!
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