This is a little out of the norm for me, but I’m sharing my first ever recipe on The Happy Scraps today! I’m kind of excited about it too! I’ve thought about sharing recipes for awhile now, and I’ve gone back and forth with whether or not I should, but I decided that recipes are something that I do want to share, and so today, you get the World’s Best Banana Bread! I promise that this isn’t going to turn into a recipe sharing site, but when I have a recipe that I love, and I think you might love too, I’ll share it with you. Deal?
This recipe comes from my Great Grandmother. I have a cookbook from her that I simply adore. It has all sorts of wonderful recipes in it, and some of them are my absolute favorite. The best part about the book is that is has some personal history in it as well, along with advice on how to live a good life. I treasure this cookbook!
This banana bread is really simple to make. It is the only banana bread recipe that I have ever used.
- 1 cup sugar
- 1/2 cup vegetable oil (I substitute coconut oil here, and I can’t tell a difference!)
- 2 eggs
- 3 mashed bananas
- 1 tsp vanilla
- 2 cups flour
- 1 tsp baking soda
- 1/4 tsp salt
- Optional: 1 cup chopped nuts (I’ve never added nuts)
Mix well and pour into well oiled loaf pans. Bake at 350 degrees, 45 -60 minutes, until golden brown and toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean. I also like to make this into banana bread muffins. I bake those in muffin cups for 20-30 minutes.
And there you have it! My Great Grandma’s Banana Bread, otherwise known as The World’s Best Banana Bread, I know you’ll think so after you try it! I promise you won’t be disappointed!