We absolutely LOVE some mushy brown bananas in this house. Mushy bananas equal BANANA BREAD. The more brown the peel is, the sweeter the banana will be. Every week, we have a few bananas that just didn’t make it. They end up being too ripe to eat. And although I would love to be making a loaf of banana bread every week, it’s not always possible. So now, we have a gallon freezer bag filled with frozen over-ripe bananas. I could make banana bread literally whenever I want…what great power.
I have a feeling that that bag of bananas is going to be in my freezer even when I move out. As a kid I thought this was weird, but I see now the genius. I’ve yet to meet someone who DOESN’T like banana bread. It’s something I could make for any occasion. Especially my grandfather’s extra soft banana bread. The Bisquick in the banana bread leaves you with a moist and sweet soft cake. We always devour it almost immediately, and then we eat the last few slices for breakfast the next day.
What’s Your Favorite Crunch?
Typically, my family has made this extra soft banana bread with walnuts. We make one loaf with walnuts, and one loaf without. However, Philip, my boyfriend, is allergic to walnuts. So I have been trying some other options to add that little bit of crunch. The recipe below is for regular banana bread with nothing in it, but you can always add 1/3 of a cup of anything you’d like!
So far I’ve tried peanut butter chips (which was my favorite!) and chocolate chips (my dad’s favorite!) My mom loves the classic extra soft banana bread with walnuts. It’s how my grandfather made it when I was little, and it will always hold a special place in my heart. However, I don’t want to accidentally kill Philip, so I’ll stay away from walnuts now.
Let me know what other things you would put in this extra soft banana bread – comment below! I’m thinking I’ll try peanut butter AND toffee chips next time. Though I think that will make this more of a dessert than a breakfast. Make sure you follow me on Instagram and subscribe to stay up to date with all my creations! My mouth is watering thinking about the peanut butter and toffee chips…I know what I’m buying when I go to the grocery store this weekend!
My Food Blogger Journey
This was also the first time testing out my new backdrops! I’ve been doing a little research on how to better my blog, and my photos. There’s absolutely SO MUCH information out there and so many thing I’ve yet to learn. Having these backdrops is one stepping stone, and I cant wait to continue learning and growing. To anyone that’s reading this, thank you so much for supporting me on this dream journey. I love documenting my learning experience, and well we all know I love cooking and creating.
This whole experience has been exhilarating, seeing people visit my website, reading my words. It brings me so much happiness. I have a feeling this is going to be a lifelong learning experience, and I can only hope to inspire others to learn with me. And to any one that’s made me food, or been inspired by me, I LOVE YOU.
Extra Soft Banana Bread
- 2 cups Bisquick
- 2 eggs
- 1/2 cup granulated sugar
- 1/2 stick margarine or butter
- 2 bananas mashed
- Heat oven to 350°
- Mix together sugar and butter in a large bowl
- Add all other ingredients to bowl and mix well until fully combined
- Pour into greased loaf pan and bake 45 – 50 minutes.