A few months back we started our quest for the best banana bread. In large part it was due to this recipe. Several years ago when we lived in Minnesota, a good friend brought over her banana bread. At the time it had been years since I had actually had any banana bread. I knew I liked banana bread, but since making it with my dad I had never really been wowed by it. That is until I took a bite of Doree’s banana bread. I was hooked – we were all hooked.
I kept telling Doree that she should sell this stuff to the local coffee shops. It is that good. Throughout our years in Minnesota Doree kept us supplied with this wonderful treat (It came in particularly handy when I was pregnant with Miss A!). After several months away from Minnesota and in our new hometown, I began craving this bread. I was so honored when Doree shared this recipe with us and so excited when it turned out just as good as her’s.
Doree’s banana bread is loaded with bananas, four or five to be exact. We combined the bananas with the other wet ingredients in a large mixing bowl and beat them together. The wet ingredients include eggs, vegetable oil, buttermilk and vanilla.
One taste and all of us rang in with four spoons. This bread is so hard to resist – especially warm and just out of the oven. It also freezes quite well and is very tasty just slightly thawed. Regardless of how you eat it, it’s a darn good banana bread recipe.
We still think it’s the best banana bread out there, which is why we’ve launched this quest. We’re on a mission to see if there is any other recipe we like more than this one. Or if this is, in fact, our best banana bread. Over the next several weeks we have several more banana bread recipes to roll through and then we’ll conclude with our final taste test.
We’re still open to new recipes, so feel free to send them our way. Many thanks to Doree for this family favorite!
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