Sunday, February 6, 2011

Banana Bread: An Oldie but Goodie

This is the perfect breakfast for your valentine!

This is one of my favorite banana bread recipes and as you all know, I hate bananas so its gotta be good. Growing up a friend's mother always made the best banana bread. It took forever to get the recipe, but all these years later it is still the best banana bread. I have played with so many additions to this bread and the best addition is nutella. I love swirling slightly warm nutella into the batter.  I also just love to serve banana bread with warm nutella drizzled on top. I also I love to serve banana bread with chocolate sauce and banana chips. Enjoy!

The Best Banana Bread
1/2 cup butter (1 stick) room temperature
1 cup sugar
2 eggs
2 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 1/4 cup mashed bananas
1/2 cup pecans (opt)
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon (opt)
1/2 teaspoon vanilla (opt)
3-4 tablespoons Nutella
Butter and sugar 1 loaf pan.
Cream butter and sugar for 2-3 minutes until light and fluffy. Add in vanilla (opt) and  one egg at a time. In a small bowl, whisk together flour, baking soda, cinnamon (opt) and salt. Slowly add in the flour mixture into the butter mixture. (Warm the jar of nutella in a bowl of hot water for a few minutes. Stir it and spoon the desired amount of nutella and swirl it around with a butter knife.)  Bake at 350˚F for 50 to 60 minutes.

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  1. wow that looks so good! I've never had banana bread with chocolate topping! looks so yummy!

  2. Looking so yummy! A friend of mine is a foodie, and I recommended your blog to her. Hopefully, she checks it out! She would love your stuff!

  3. Looks Amazing!! Who doesn't love banana bread... and chocolate! Thanks for sharing an easy and delicious recipe.

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