Banana Bread or Muffins

This recipe can be doubled and a bundt pan used – but cook time should be increased to 60 minutes.  Recipe can also be used to make muffins – but cooking time should be reduced to 25-30 minutes.  I’ve made “Texas-size” muffins in the attached picture.  If you’re short on bananas or if the bananas or fairly small,  ½ to 1 cup of applesauce can be used to supplement

  • ½ cup butter
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 cups flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • ¼ teaspoon nutmeg
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • 3 ripe bananas (plus ½-1 cup applesauce, optional)
  • Cinnamon sugar
  1. Preheat oven to 350°.  Grease an 8 ½ by 4 ½ by 2 ½  loaf pan.
  2. Cream butter with sugar until light and fluffy.  Beat in eggs one at a time.
  3. Sift flour, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon, nutmeg and salt; add to above mixture.
  4. Mash banana in a small bowl; fold bananas into batter.
  5. Turn batter into the greased pan. Sprinkle heavily with cinnamon sugar on top of uncooked loaf.
  6. Bake banana bread for 45 minutes or until inserted toothpick comes out clean.

Prep time: 10 minutes

Cooking time: 45 minutes

Temperature: 350°

Servings: 6

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