EAT | Quick and Easy Banana Bread

Having a quick breakfast for on the go is essential for my family.  Now that my oldest daughter is in kindergarten, we have to leave the house every morning super early, and so she eats breakfast before we go.  One of her favorite things to eat for breakfast is banana bread, so I thought I could make up a batch and freeze some in little individual size portions, perfect to grab and go.  I believe I got this recipe from my Dad a long time ago, who always use to make this for us.

I also added some ingredient substitutions for vegan diets!

Here’s what you need:

  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1/3 cup shortening (Crisco)
  • 2 eggs (or 1/2 cup applesauce)
  • 3 ripe bananas
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/4 cup milk (dairy-free is ok)
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1 3/4 cups flour

Preheat your oven to 350 degrees.  Spray any pan you are using with some non-stick cooking spray.  I like to use this one, because it smells and tastes sweet, and it has flour in it.  NOTHING sticks when I use this.

You can use a standard loaf pan, a muffin pan, or any pan you like to make these.  I am using this mini loaf pan today.

Let’s get started!

In a mixer, combine sugar and shortening until it forms coarse crumbles.

Add in your eggs (or applesauce) and mix.

Add in mashed bananas (I just mash them with a fork, it’s ok if they’re chunky), milk, and salt.

Add baking soda and baking powder, and mix.

Add flour, and mix.

Batter should look like this, kind of like cake batter, but chunky.

I would recommend filling your pan less than halfway full.  This bread rises A LOT!

Bake for about 20-25 minutes, depending on what type of pan you’re using.  Wait for the tops to be brown, and then insert a toothpick in.  If the toothpick comes out clean, they’re ready!

I like to transfer them to a cooling rack after they’ve rested for about 5 minutes.

I store about half of them in a Tupperware in my fridge, and the other half I individually wrap up and put in my freezer.

This banana bread and a hot cup of coffee is the best breakfast!

I hope you like this recipe, let me know if you try it out 🙂

xx Amy 

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