Create a fan favorite: ‘Nana Bread

Banana bread: it’s perfect for breakfast. It’s perfect for dessert. It’s perfect for a snack. It is the baked good of the century. 

To make ‘Nana Bread, you’ll need a few household ingredients. As folks move into November, making this recipe is sure to warm up the house as the winter days grow more chilly. 


Dry: 2 cups flour, 1 tsp. baking soda, 1 tsp. baking powder, 1 tsp. Salt and ½ tsp. cinnamon

Wet: 3 extra ripe bananas, 1 cup brown sugar, ½ cup salted butter, 2 eggs, 1 tsp. Vanilla and 1 tbsp. milk 

Toppings: 1 cup chocolate chips and ¾ cups chopped nut of choice


  1. Preheat the oven to 325 degrees fahrenheit (165 degrees celsius). 
  2. Measure out and plop the flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt into a lil’ bowl. Mix it around a bit to get everything incorporated well.
  3. Use a fork to mash up your ‘nanas in a big boy bowl. Don’t be afraid to show those ‘nanas whose boss. 
  4. Mix in the butter and sugar with the ‘nanas. It’s going to look like a curdled, slooshy mess, but trust me when I say that’s ok! Everything will mix together in the end.
  5. Crack in the eggs into the ‘nana-sugar-butter mixture and add the vanilla and cinnamon. Stir that baby up until it looks all combined. 
  6. Add your flour mixture into your wet mixture. While mixing, add in the milk.
  7. Stir it up until you get a thicc, light-brown colored batter and all the bits of flour disappear. 
  8. Fold in the chocolate chips!
  9. Pour the batter into a 9×5 loaf pan that’s been generously greased. You can use non-stick spray or coat it with butter and flour. After pouring, place the sliced almonds on top of the batter.
  10. Bake the bread for about 1 hour and 5 minutes, but make sure to check the bread by poking its center with a toothpick or knife first. If the toothpick comes out clean, you’re all good in the hood. If not, bake it a ‘lil longer! (check the last tip for the best baking-time advice).
  11. Once the bread is baked all the way through, let it cool for about 45 min.-1 hr. Or eat it right away and burn your mouth, I can’t tell you what to do!
  12. Eat that bad boy with a smile. You just made some amazing stuff! Be proud of yourself and enjoy!

When looking for a fulfilling new recipe to try during the winter months, this ‘Nana Bread is sure to do the trick!

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