Hello, there! Today I wanted to share one of my baking classics – my family banana bread recipe. This recipe is an oldie but goodie handed down from my Granny (my great-grandma). This recipe has to be one of my biggest crowd pleasers and is easily the one baked good most often requested by my friends and coworkers.
Banana Bread, Schmanana Bread
My mom used to make this banana cake for my siblings and me as kids, in the form of a sheet cake. In fact, my twin brother used to request this as his birthday cake, while my sophisticated palette opted for my own personal Oreo cheesecake (but this banana cake is still pretty bomb).
Over the years, my Granny’s old banana cake recipe turned into a banana “bread” recipe, because if you bake it in a loaf pan that makes it bread, right? For those of you who’ve said to me, “This is the best banana bread I’ve ever had!” I have a confession to make: I tricked you. I’ve been feeding you cake all along. So naturally, why wouldn’t cake be the best “bread” you’ve ever had?
As I kept bringing in loaves of banana bread to work, I eventually experimented with a handful of chocolate chips in one loaf and left the second loaf plain to see what people’s preferences were (In fact, that’s what I did with the batch of banana bread I photographed here, so you’ll notice some slices are plain and some contain chocolate chips). Chocolate chip banana bread won out every time, so I’m including chocolate chips in this recipe, even though the plain banana bread version can easily stand alone without them.
I hope you enjoy this banana-y delight! Happy baking!
Britter’s Bakery Updates
Still reading? Awesome! So, just wanted to sneak in a little update. I haven’t been posting as frequently as I would like, but trust me, I am definitely still baking a lot. I’ve had a few custom baking orders this summer that have been keeping me busy. Here are a few things I’ve been up to:
In July, my friend Skylor over at Smirk Photobooth Co. hired me to bake treats for her company’s first birthday party. You can hire her for any event for unlimited photos (digital and printed) with dozens of fun props to choose from. We couldn’t help but test out her photo booth!
Skylor had a professional photographer, Madeline, on site to capture the event, and she took a few beautiful photographs of the dessert table.
I made a few dozen red velvet cake bites (essentially a cake pop but without the stick) and red velvet mini cupcakes with cream cheese frosting for the event. Mmmm! They were so tasty! Many thanks to Madeline Metcalf for sharing these photos, and for loving these sweets as much as I did!
I also have been hired throughout the summer to bake several birthday cakes and baby shower cakes. Here’s a pic of a really fun cake I made for one of those orders: yellow funfetti cake inside, vanilla frosting on the outside covered in rainbow sprinkles!
I wish I would have been able to get a shot of this cake with a slice cut out of it for the full effect, but I had to hand it off in mint condition for the b-day party. 🙂
Baked to Order
So, all that being said, please reach out if you’d like me to bake any sweet treats for your next special occasion. You can use my contact form to reach me initially (this helps weed out any spam). Can’t wait to hear from you!
With sprinkles on top,