Susie’s Banana Bread

This is my great grandma’s banana bread recipe that’s been handed down to me from my mom’s mom’s mom aka my Great-Grandma Anastasia aka Susie. My mom used to make this whenever we had bananas that were too ripe to eat anymore and she still has the little index card with her grandma’s hand written recipe on it. Now Brian and I love to make it whenever we forget to eat our bananas too because if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it! This recipe makes two loafs but you can easily halve it to just make one (use two small eggs).

Susie’s Banana Bread

3 cups flour
1 1/2 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt

4 ripe bananas
1 1/2 cups sugar
1 1/2 sticks butter
1/2 tsp vanilla
3 eggs, beaten

Preheat oven to 350˚and grease 2 loaf pans.

Combine your dry ingredients in a bowl and set aside.

Peel the bananas and put them in a bowl with the sugar and eggs. Mash with a fork or a potato masher until smooth. Add eggs and vanilla. Stir until combined.

Slowly add flour mixture to wet ingredients. The consistency should be somewhere between a dough and a batter.

Pour into your loaf pans (they’ll be about half full) and bake for 45-55 minutes (mine sometimes take longer), until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.

(Sorry that there are no pictures…. we ate it all before I had a chance to write this post and take pictures!)


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