My kids love Amish Friendship bread. That is the only bread I can make for them that they both like. Unfortunately, I don’t often have starters for that bread. In fact, I haven’t had a starter for Friendship bread in a couple of years.
I have tried to make other breads that the boys will like as much as the Friendship bread, but I haven’t had any luck…..until I got this banana bread recipe from one of my coworkers.
The boys loved, loved, loved the bread! It was moist and flavorful – they totally ate it up!! I was so excited they liked the banana bread. The woman who shared her recipe with me is a wonderful cook. While I try to not eat too many sweets, when I know she is baking, I can’t help it. I have to try whatever she makes.
Here is the recipe – she gave me permission to share on my blog. I hope you enjoy!
Banana bread – do not double
1 ¾ cup flour
1 cup sugar
1 tsp baking soda
½ tsp salt
4 ripe bananas
½ cup vegetable oil – canola oil was recommended
¼ cup + 1 tbsp buttermilk – (use a little cider vinegar with milk to make buttermilk)
1 tsp vanilla
1 cup chopped nuts – optional
Combine flour, sugar, baking soda, and salt. Set aside
Combine eggs, bananas, oil, buttermilk, and vanilla. Mix with mixer until well blended. Add flour mixture and stir with a wooden spoon until just combined. Fold in nuts.
Pour into greased 9 x 5 x 3 baking pan. Bake at 350 degrees for 55 minutes, or put into muffin cups and bake 20 minutes.
Serve and enjoy! I hope your family enjoys this recipe as much as my family and my coworkers enjoy them! Happy baking!