Adapted from Joy of Cooking
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Butter and flour the bottom and sides of a 9 x 5 x 3 inch loaf pan. Set aside. In a large bowl combine the flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, and salt. Set aside.
In a medium-sized bowl combine the mashed bananas, eggs, melted butter, and vanilla. With a rubber spatula, lightly fold the wet ingredients (banana mixture) into the dry ingredients just until combined and the batter is thick and chunky. (The important thing is not to over mix the batter. You do not want it smooth. Over mixing the batter will yield tough, rubbery bread.)
Scrape batter into prepared pan and place the slices of banana on top of the batter for garnish. Bake until bread is golden brown and a cake tester inserted in the center comes out clean, about 60 minutes. Place on a wire rack to cool and then remove the bread from the pan. Serve warm or at room temperature.
Makes 1 - 9 x 5 x 3 inch loaf of banana bread / banana cake.
Cris11 1y agoWill this be good as muffins?
Amgreen 1y agoThis has been my go-to banana bread recipe for ages now. Best flavour, best texture, moist and tender, delicious. Always disappears at a rapid pace!
Humbug3 2y agoAdded pecans. This was really great.
emilyspeller7 2y agoGorgeous, i just used a round spring form tin and it worked fine - super yum!
faithdore 2y agoI've always loved this recipe, I tweak it too, by adding honey, flaxseed & other few ingredients. My mum & her church loves this cake. Thanks for making it so simple & easy to follow. Blessings :)
Jiver06 3y agoThis recipe is great. Made it last night and its perfect. Walnuts and vanilla whipped icing makes it kick up a notch.
PeterWood22 3y agoI sprinkled cinnamon over the top. Very nice
Man1sha 4y agoGreaaaat banana cake! Made it for my school and it was a super hit! Added four tablespoons of milk to the recipe for more moisture. Covered it with white chocolate cream cheese frosting.
saramoran 4y agoSimply delicious !! The family love it ::)))
Clau03 4y agovery easy n tasty receipe