We all need a banana bread recipe in our arsenal, right? I love tweaking my standard recipe by adding different kinds of nuts or adding in different flavors. Below you’ll see I added maple syrup instead of the traditional vanilla extract. Get creative!
4 overripe bananas
1 cup sugar
¾ cup unsalted butter, melted
2 large eggs
1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
2 cups flour
1½ teaspoons baking soda
½ teaspoon kosher salt
½ cup nuts, finely chopped (I recommend walnuts)
- Peel the bananas. Mash them roughly with a fork, leaving some chunky pieces for texture. Place half of them in a KitchenAid fitted with the whisk attachment. Set aside the other half of the bananas.
- Add sugar to the KitchenAid, whip them together for 3 minutes until a frothy mixture forms. Add butter, eggs and vanilla. Mix together until combined. Add flour, baking soda, salt, remaining bananas and nuts. Stir until just combined. Be sure to not over-mix.
- Scoop the mixture into a muffin tin lined with muffin liners. Bake at 350 degrees for 18-20 minutes until baked through. Serve with softened butter.