How to Make the Best Banana Bread

Makes: 1 large loaf OR 1 medium + 1 small (approx. 14 slices). Serves: 8-12 people. If you'd like an easy, crispy, delicious topping, just sprinkle a layer of brown sugar on the batter before baking.

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How to Make the Best Banana Bread Recipe
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Preheat the oven at 350F or 176C.

Preheat the oven at 350F or 176C.

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Butter and flour 2 baking pans - I used a medium one and a small one. You can also use one large one.

Butter and flour 2 baking pans - I used a medium one and a small one. You can also use one large one.

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Whisk together the first 3 ingredients in a medium sized bowl.

Whisk together the first 3 ingredients in a medium sized bowl.

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In a separate bowl, using a standard or handheld mixer, mash 3 bananas (about 1 ½ cups).

In a separate bowl, using a standard or handheld mixer, mash 3 bananas (about 1 ½ cups).

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Mix in ¼ cup softened butter.

Mix in ¼ cup softened butter.

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Mix in the sugars.

Mix in the sugars.

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Blend in the eggs (preferably at room temp).

Blend in the eggs (preferably at room temp).

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Mix in yogurt. Mine is homemade yogurt but any WHOLE YOGURT (not low fat) is ok. If you want the bread to come out with a strong vanilla taste, vanilla yogurt  is alright, but it'll be a tad sweeter.

Mix in yogurt. Mine is homemade yogurt but any WHOLE YOGURT (not low fat) is ok. If you want the bread to come out with a strong vanilla taste, vanilla yogurt is alright, but it'll be a tad sweeter.

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Add vanilla extract.

Add vanilla extract.

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Add ½ tsp cinnamon.

Add ½ tsp cinnamon.

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Blend in the flour mixture in three (close to equal) additions. ⅓

Blend in the flour mixture in three (close to equal) additions. ⅓

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3/3. After this addition is well-blended, you may fold in chocolate chips with a spatula or fork, if desired.

3/3. After this addition is well-blended, you may fold in chocolate chips with a spatula or fork, if desired.

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Fill the batter into the pans.

Fill the batter into the pans.

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Sprinkle on these rainbow beauties! (Excuse my sweatpants)

Sprinkle on these rainbow beauties! (Excuse my sweatpants)

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Bake the loaves in the preheated oven for 1 hour. If you make a smaller loaf, that one should only take around 45-50 minutes.

Bake the loaves in the preheated oven for 1 hour. If you make a smaller loaf, that one should only take around 45-50 minutes.

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Cool for 10 minutes in the pans then cool completely on a wire rack.

Cool for 10 minutes in the pans then cool completely on a wire rack.

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Enjoy thoroughly😘👌

Enjoy thoroughly😘👌

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