LILY BAKES: Banana Bread
The latest from our resident kid baker
Lily Barnes is our 10-year-old resident kid baker. Each month she shares an original recipe that kids can make at home with their parents, plus a few behind-the-scenes tips and tricks to make your treat extra special. Here is Lily’s recipe for Banana Bread:
I think Banana Bread will be fun for kids to make with their families because you get to add bananas or any fruit in the batter to add a special flavor. Adding the fruit on top will make it look great!—Lily
- 1 cup light brown sugar; plus ¼ cup set aside
- ⅓ cup butter, softened
- 4 ripe bananas; 3 for mix and 1 to slice in half and set aside
- ¼ cup milk
- ¼ cup sour cream
- 2 large eggs
- ½ teaspoon maple extract
- 2 cups all purpose flour, I used King Arthur
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 1 teaspoon nutmeg
- ½ teaspoon kosher salt
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- Preheat oven to 350°F.
- In a large mixing bowl, mix the brown sugar with butter. Add the bananas, sour cream, maple extract, milk, and eggs until fully mixed.
- In a separate bowl, mix together flour, salt, baking powder and baking soda. Slowly combine the dry ingredients with the wet ingredients in batches until fully combined.
- Pour batter into a 9×5 inch loaf pan brushed with butter and place the sliced banana half on top.
- Bake for 1 hour or until you can place a toothpick in the center and it comes out clean.
- After resting for 10 minutes remove the bread from pan and allow to cool another 10 minutes before slicing.
- Serve with butter, hazelnut spread, or peanut butter!