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Bates Banana Bread

Rated as 4.56 out of 5 Stars
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"It will cool and then be gone, so be prepared to double the recipe or make more. This is by far the best banana bread I have ever had. The banana bread is better if the bananas are extra ripe!"
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Ingredients

1 h servings 182
Original recipe yields 24 servings (1 large loaf)

Directions

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  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease a large loaf pan.
  2. Mash together the brown sugar and 1/2 cup of softened butter until smooth and creamy in a large bowl; beat in the eggs. In a bowl, combine the mashed bananas with lemon juice, and add them to the butter-sugar mixture. Beat in the milk and vanilla extract until smooth.
  3. In a bowl, whisk together 2 1/2 cups of flour, baking soda, salt, and 1 teaspoon of cinnamon. Mix the flour mixture into the banana mixture in 2 or 3 increments, beating well after each addition. Scrape the batter into the prepared loaf pan.
  4. Mix together the white sugar, 1/3 cup of flour, 1/4 cup of unsalted butter, and 1 1/2 teaspoon of cinnamon with a fork until the mixture is crumbly. Spoon the crumble mixture over the loaf.
  5. Bake in the preheated oven until the bread is lightly browned and a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean, 45 minutes to 1 hour.

Footnotes

  • Cook's Note
  • This is great as cupcakes, which will usually bake for about 20 minutes. Sprinkle crumble topping over cupcakes before baking.

Nutrition Facts


Per Serving: 182 calories; 6.5 29 2.6 31 187 Full nutrition

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Most helpful positive review

Very yummy! I cut this recipe in half and made muffins out of it. I had one issue and that was when the recipe was halved, it called for two and a half mashed ripe bananas. I decided to even it ...

Most helpful critical review

to heavy, very dense, would cut back on bananas so not so thick and heavy.

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Very yummy! I cut this recipe in half and made muffins out of it. I had one issue and that was when the recipe was halved, it called for two and a half mashed ripe bananas. I decided to even it ...

Really nice banana bread and a change to my recipe I've been using for 40 years. The only reason I didn't give it a 5 was because of the topping. I found there was way too much of it and was n...

Very rich, dense, and moist. A little sweet/rich for my taste and the banana is kind of hidden by the abundance of butter, vanilla, and brown sugar. I did split into two loaves as I was concer...

Made this for coworkers and it was gone in a matter of moments they loved it

to heavy, very dense, would cut back on bananas so not so thick and heavy.

Really good and moist, I did 1/4 cup of milk and 1/4 of yogurt to make it more moist. And I cut the crumble topping in half for 2 loaves, it was plenty..

Suuuper yummy! I did add more cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger, cardamom, and clove thigh as I like spicy breads. There is definitely plenty of banana flavor in this recipe which most recipes completely...

Makes a large single loaf that I found difficult to get fully cooked without getting the outside over cooked. Next time I would split in two smaller loaf pans. I cut the topping in half based ...