Hey!!! Even though I post weekly, it seems like I haven’t made a real post in months! So I’m back to share a part of my life that has been missing from this blog up until now!!!
In addition to being a mommy, blogger, and YouTuber…I’m a culinary school grad and I also work a full-time job as a Pastry Chef de Partie! Cooking and baking have been a long time passion of mine so I’ve decided it’s time to share that with y’all in a brand new Midlife Mamma the Chef series!!! I’m excited about this one! I’ll be sharing some of my favorite dishes here and on Instagram! So make sure you are following me there too! Follow me on Instagram!
Ok! Enough chatter! Let’s get into this recipe for Spiced Banana Bread!
We eat a lot of bananas in our house so an excellent banana bread recipe is must-have. This one is quick and easy! It doesn’t require a mixer. In fact, I use a simple kitchen fork and a rubber spatula. See? Easy! All you have to do is mash your super ripe bananas, add your wet ingredients, mix to combine, add your dry ingredients, mix just until combined, poor it into a bundt pan (or any baking pan you have on hand), and bake! My favorite thing about this recipe is the fast prep, because things can happen if I take too long mixing…
It’s a family favorite here in my home from the 19 month old, to the 10 year old, to the 68 year old!! We love it! I’m sure you will love it too! The recipe is below! If you’re quick, you can catch the process in my Instagram stories! If you try it, be sure to come back and let me know how you liked it in the comments.
Enjoy folks!! See you next time!!! Muah!!
Spiced Banana Bread
3 Ripe Bananas (the riper the better)
1/4 c Milk
1 1/2 c Sugar
1/2 c Vegetable Oil
1 tsp Vanilla Extract
1/2 tsp Almond Extract
1 3/4 c All Purpose Flour
1 tsp Baking Soda
1 tsp Cinnamon
1/2 tsp Ground Clove
1/4 tsp Allspice
1/2 tsp Salt
- Preheat oven to 325
- Mash the bananas
- Add milk, oil, sugar, eggs, and extracts
- Mix until ingredients are combined
- Add flour, spices, baking soda, and salt
- Mix just until combined. DO NOT OVER MIX.
- Pour into a prepped bundt pan
- Bake for 40 minutes (may need additional time)
Let the bread cool in the pan for 10 minutes then turn it out of the pan and finish cooling on a cooling rack.
Banana bread will spring back when it’s done.
If you use a muffin pan or a mini loaf pan, adjust baking time to 20 minutes.
This bread is great on its own, but also good with a dusting of powdered sugar.