Yesterday as I was speaking to my grandmother over the phone, I started reminiscing on one of the very first recipes she ever taught me…. her famous Banana Bread.


I remember being in the kitchen with her and just watching her mix all the ingredients and I knew I wanted to do what she was doing, she was creating art.

Of course at that time anything that I could eat was Art. 🙂


I think she too knew that I would someday grow up loving to cook and fostered that as I grew up.  Here is my Grandma’s Banana Bread Recipe, I’m sure you’ll love it as much as I do.


The Ingredients are:  ripe bananas, unsalted butter, granulated sugar, all-purpose flour, baking soda, baking powder, salt, milk, cinnamon, nutmeg, vanilla extract, egg.

Beat 1 stick of unsalted butter, softened at room temperature and 1 cup of granulated sugar together.

Add 1 egg to the sugar and butter mixture…

Add 3 ripened bananas mashed up…

Mix well …

Next add 2 cups of all-purpose flour, 1 teaspoon of baking soda, 2 teaspoons of baking powder, dash of salt, 1 teaspoon of cinnamon, and 1/4 teaspoon of nutmeg.  Mix all of these together until well blended.

Add 1/2 cup of milk and 2 teaspoons of vanilla extract.  Mix mixture well.

Butter a 9×5 inch loaf pan and dust w flour until the whole pan is covered.

Pour the batter in the loaf pan.  Place in a 350 degrees oven for 1 hour and 15 minutes.

Ummmmmmmm, Ummmmmmmm.  That’s So Yummy!:-)


Grandma Rosie's Banana Bread

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 1 hour, 15 minutes

Yield: serves 10


  • 1 cup of granulated sugar
  • 1 stick of Butter, softened (room temperature)
  • 1 large Egg, room temperature
  • 3 ripe Bananas, mashed
  • 2 cups of All-Purpose Flour
  • 1 teaspoon Baking Soda
  • 2 teaspoons Baking Powder
  • 1 teaspoon Cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon Nutmeg
  • dash of Salt
  • 1/2 cup of Milk
  • 2 teaspoons Vanilla extract


  1. Start by turning the oven on 350 degrees. In a large mixing bowl beat 1 stick of unslated butter, softened and 1 cup of granulated sugar. Add 1 large egg. Mash three ripened bananas, then add them to the sugar and butter mixture.
  2. Next, add 2 cups of all-purpose flour, the baking soda, baking powder, cinnamon, nutmeg, and salt. Mix all of these ingredients together.
  3. Last, add the 1/2 cup of milk and 2 teaspoons of vanilla extract. Butter and flour a 9x5 inch loaf pan. Pour the mixture in the buttered pan and place in the oven. Bake for 1 hour and 15 minutes. When the banana bread is done baking take out and set to cool before slicing.
  4. Enjoy! 🙂