Friday, February 3, 2012

Banana Bread Day!!!

By SPECIAL REQUEST... I baked some banana bread today. Not just any old banana bread... but the BEST BANANA BREAD in the whole darn Universe. Why is it the best??? Because it's not good for you... that's why.

Here's my super easy... yummy for the tummy recipe:
1 cup sugar
1 8oz package cream cheese (softened)
2 (or 3) VERY ripe bananas
2 eggs
2 c Bisquick (or any other brand Buttermilk Pancake Mix)

1. With electric mixer cream the sugar and cream cheese until light and fluffy. 

2. Beat in 2 mashed (or 3 if they are small) bananas.

3. Beat in the 2 eggs.

4. NOW... add the Bisquick mix... and quickly TURN OFF the mixer. THIS IS THE SECRET TO GREAT BANANA BREAD!!! You want the dough to be lumpy. Otherwise it will get gummy and taste AWFUL!

Notice the lumps??? 

5. Pour into a greased loaf pan (I use PAM spray). 

*Important.. don't forget to leave some batter on the beaters to lick while waiting for the bread to bake. Yes, REALLY! Salmonella poisoning be damned!

6. Bake at 350 degrees for 1 hour.

7. Cool for 15 minutes, then remove from pan. TRY to wait until it's cool to eat. If you can't wait... then add some Vanilla Ice Cream for an extra special treat :-) 

This recipe DOES NOT double well!

Because this bread is so popular, I have to bake 4 loaves just so I get to have a piece or two. Some day I will invest in another loaf pan... but until then I bake them one at a time. For best results and a nice crunchy crust I use a clay loaf pan. Mine is from The Pampered Chef... but there are many different ones on the market that bake just as well.



  1. Oh, that looks yummy! I make banana bread but not like this. Thanks for the recipe.

  2. You're welcome.

    It is a favorite request of friends and family. If you make a loaf, post a comment with your opinion.