This a super simple, moist and delicious Banana Bread recipe that is easily turned into Chocolate Banana Nut Muffins. Mary Sue Milliken and Susan Fineger definitely hit a home run with this one!
- 1 cup granulated sugar
- 8 tablespoons (1 stick) unsalted butter, room temperature
- 2 large eggs
- 3 ripe bananas
- 1 tablespoon milk
- 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 2 cups all-purpose flour
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 c chopped walnut or pecans
- 1/2 c semi sweet chocolate chunks or chips (optional)
Preheat the oven to 325 degrees F. Butter a 9 x 5 x 3 inch loaf pan or line 2 muffin tins. If making muffins recipe yields 18.
Cream the sugar and butter in a large mixing bowl until light and fluffy. Add the eggs one at a time, beating well after each addition.
In a small bowl, mash the bananas with a fork. Mix in the milk and cinnamon. In another bowl, mix together the flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt.
Add the banana mixture to the creamed mixture and stir until combined. Add dry ingredients, mixing just until flour disappears.
Pour batter into prepared pan and bake 1 hour to 1 hour 10 minutes for loaf, and 20 to 25 minutes for muffins until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.