Starbucks Banana Bread

Starbucks Banana Bread

Courtney and Jaren and my niece Emma and my nephew Wyett came over for dinner last night and I wanted to send them home with some food so I made several batches of quick bread yesterday after church.  I made my much loved “Blue Ribbon Zucchini Bread” and also this new banana bread which is dreamy!  It comes from a blog called “Heidi Bakes” and seriously, it is really good, that little ribbon of goodness there takes it up a notch from regular banana bread.

bread

3 ripe bananas, peeled and mashed

1/2 cup oil

1 egg

1/2 teaspoon vanilla

1 cup sugar

2 teaspoons buttermilk or milk

2 cups flour

1 teaspoon baking soda

1/4 teaspoon salt

1 cup chopped walnuts (I left these out, wasn’t sure if the kids would want them or not)

struesel layer

1/2 cup brown sugar

1/2 teaspoon cinnamon

1  Preheat oven to 325 and grease 1 regular size loaf pan or 3 mini loaf pans.

2  Mix bananas, oil, egg, vanilla, sugar and buttermilk until combined completely.

3  Add in flour, baking soda, salt and half the walnuts and stir until combined.

4  Prepare struesel by combining sugar and cinnamon.

5  Pour half the batter into the pan, sprinkle with struesel, pour remaining batter over struesel then top with remaining walnuts, pressing them slightly into the batter.

6  Bake 45 – 60 minutes or until toothpick comes out clean.

7  Cool 15 – 20 minutes in pan before removing to wire rack to cool completely.

Here’s an inside look at that ribbon of goodness:

Starbucks Banana Bread

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