By Paula DeenJUMP TO RECIPE
Cooking with Paula Deen Magazine
This soft and delicious southern banana bread recipe is a great way to use up those overripened bananas. Plus, it makes for a heartwarming hostess gift!
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Prep time: 15 minutes
Cook time: 50-60 minutes
- 2¼ cups all-purpose flour, sifted
- 1 cup sugar
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 4 medium ripe bananas, mashed (about 1½ cups)
- ½ cup unsalted butter, melted and cooled
- 2 large eggs
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
Preheat oven to 325°. Spray a 9×5-inch loaf pan with baking spray with flour.
In a large bowl, whisk together flour, sugar, baking soda, and salt. In a medium bowl, whisk together banana, melted butter, eggs, and vanilla. Fold banana mixture into flour mixture until just combined. Spread batter into prepared pan.
Bake until a wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean, 50 to 60 minutes. Let cool in pan for 10 minutes. Remove from pan, and let cool completely on a wire rack. Store in an airtight container for up to 3 days.