Confession time: this is a recipe I found years ago that is a Starbucks copy cat recipe! I have tweaked a couple of items in this recipe, but for the most part it's the original.
- 3 Ripe Bananas (peeled and mashed)
- 1/2 Cup Canola Oil (you can use vegetable or any other oil)
- 1 Egg
- 1/2 Tsp Vanilla
- 3/4 Cups of Sugar (or 1 cup, I just skimp out)
- 2 Cups Flour
- 1 Tsp Baking Soda
- Pinch of Salt (1/4 tsp if you like to be exact)
- 2 Tsp Buttermilk (I think buttermilk is key, but you can use any other milk)
- OPTIONAL: I do not like nuts in my recipe. However, if you like nuts I would suggest 1 cup of chopped walnuts in the batter and on top.
- Oven needs to be at 325 degrees Fahrenheit
- Mix bananas, oil, egg, vanilla, and sugar in a bowl
- Slowly add the remaining ingredients until completely mixed.
- If adding nuts, pour in half the nuts during step 3.
- Smear and spread butter around your loaf pans (can use any other oil/grease).
- Pour batter into your pans. (I fill my batter to just over the half way mark)
- If using nuts, now is the time to put them on your batter.
- Bake for 40-65 minutes. This will depend on the size of your loaf pan. My small loaf pans take about 35-40 minutes. My big loaf pan takes about 60 minutes.
TIP: Remove the bread from the pan very soon after it is out of the oven. It helps keep the edges from getting overdone.