Monday, January 14, 2013

Homemade Banana Bread...No Nuts!!

I've been wanting some really moist banana bread for sooo long! Some of the recipes out there for it are all over the place...and come out so dry, bleh!
This is my mom's Marvelous Banana Cake recipe, adjusted and baked in a loaf pan. I asked her would it work and would she mind me posting it here...she was excited! I'm saving her some! Here's the recipe...

2 cups bananas mashed
1 cup butter softened
3 cups sugar
4 eggs beaten
1 cup buttermilk
4 cups flour sifted
1 tsp vanilla
2 tbsp butter flavored extract
1 cup chopped pecans
2 tsp baking soda

In a mixer, cream butter & sugar. Add bananas, stir in eggs, then other ingredients. Pour into 2 greased & floured loaf pans. Bake at 350 for 40 minutes.

For my banana bread, I left out the pecans & the butter flavored extract. I also cut all the ingredient sizes in half so that this would make only one loaf. I also adjusted the baking time to about 50 minutes, since I baked in a loaf pan. This is my mom's exact recipe& it makes a huge 3 layer banana cake! There's only me, don't need that much banana bread. If you want to actually make the cake, it also comes with a scratch made icing too! (see bottom of post for icing recipe).

I think it's the 4 eggs and the buttermilk that make this cake/bread so moist. And believe it or not, it's not very sweet, which is perfect! I will be doing this many many times! I've also sliced some really thick slices to save for making banana bread french toast! woohoo!!

Thanks for reading!!

Banana Nut Frosting
1/2 cup bananas mashed
1 tsp lemon juice
1/3 cup butter softened
1 box powdered sugar (16 oz)
3 tbsp milk
1 cup flaked coconut
2/3 cups chopped pecans
5 drops yellow food coloring 

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