Banana Bread
  • Cooking Time: 55
  • 2 cups unbleached all-purpose flour, plus more for dusting pan
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 3/4 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 3 very ripe, darkly speckled large bananas, mashed well
  • 1/4 cup plain yogurt
  • 2 large eggs, beaten lightly
  • 6 tbl (3/4 stick) unsalted butter, melted and cooled
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  1. Adjust an oven rack to the lower-middle position and heat the oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Grease the bottom and sides of a 9 by 5 inch loaf pan; dust with flour, tapping out excess.
  3. Combine the flour, sugar, salt baking soda in a large bowl with a whisk.
  4. Mix the mashed bananas, yogurt, eggs, butter and vanilla with a wooden spoon in a medium bowl.
  5. Lightly fold the banana mixture into the dry ingredients with a rubber spatula until just combined and the batter looks thick and chunky.
  6. Scrape the batter into the prepared loaf pan.
  7. Bake until the loaf is golden brown and a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean, about 55 minutes.
  8. Cool in the pan for 5 minutes, then transfer to a wire rack.
(from Cook's Illustrated)