Hey everyone, it’s Natasha of Natashaskitchen.com. Today we’re making our all-time favorite banana bread. It’s so
soft, moist and loaded with ripe bananas, tiny raisins and toasted walnuts. This is
the best way to use overripe bananas. You’ll start with 1/2 a cup of unsalted
softened butter. Place that in a large mixing bowl and add 3/4 cup of sugar.
Cream those together on medium-high speed. In a second medium mixing bowl
mash together 3 ripe bananas. Coarsely mash them up until you reach the
consistency of baby food and there’s no need for perfection here. Add the mashed
bananas to the rest of your batter, along with two large room-temperature eggs and
mix those together until combined. In a small mixing bowl whisk together one and
a half cups of flour, a tsp of baking soda and half a tsp of salt.
Add those to the creamed mixture and stir to combine. Stir in 1/2 a tsp
of real vanilla extract and last but not least, add half a cup of raisins and one
cup of coarsely chopped, toasted walnuts. Using a spatula, fold those together just
until combined. This batter looks and smells amazing. Use a little pat of
butter to grease the sides and bottom of a loaf pan then dust with flour.This
will help keep the banana bread from sticking to the pan. Shake out any excess
flour then transfer all of your banana bread batter into your prepared pan, lightly smooth out the top and bake in a
preheated oven at 350˚F for 55 to 60 minutes or until a
toothpick, inserted into the center of the loaf, comes out clean. Once it’s out
of the oven, let it rest in the pan for about 10 minutes before transferring it
to a wire rack to cool to room temperature. All right, it’s cooled down
to the point where it’s just warm and we’re gonna do the taste test. Okay, so
I’m gonna slice this up and that rose beautifully. Okay, here we go… Oh my goodness, you guys, my kitchen
smells like a bakery right now! Mm-hmm! And I want you to look at what’s inside
of this luscious loaf. All right, I cannot wait to bite into this thing, look at
that. It’s so soft and moist and loaded with everything good… so many walnuts and
raisins. And if you got somebody that’s allergic or doesn’t like walnuts or
raisins, you could totally leave them out. The banana bread will still be amazing.
Okay, let’s do this taste test. Mm-hmm… Okay, Wow! This is loaded with flavor. You
can really taste the sweet pop of raisins and then the crunchy walnuts, oh
my goodness! YUM! And a lot of bananas. It has really good banana flavor. This is my
absolute favorite banana bread. If you guys enjoyed this recipe, give me a great big
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