We’ve whipped together this recipe to satisfy your sweet tooth, and to celebrate National Banana Bread Day, a holiday that we firmly believe should be observed by everybody.
The recipe itself is pretty straightforward, just make sure you have some ripe bananas on hand and an empty stomach and you’re good to go!
There’s always been controversy over what to put in your banana bread to give it that extra punch. Maybe you add nuts, chocolate chips, or dried fruit, or maybe you’re a banana bread purist and add nothing at all. For our recipe, however, we chose to mix in walnuts and chocolate chips. The walnuts, because they give the moist bread a subtle crunch, and the chocolate chips because in our opinion, everything is better with chocolate chips!
You can use any Loaf Pan in your cupboard, but of course, we are partial to our Fiesta Loaf Pan. We chose Sunflower for this recipe, and in our opinion, the bright color makes our bread look even more delectable.
So dig in to this tasty treat, it is a holiday after all! Our only advice is to try not to eat it all in one sitting. You’re going to want to save some for later 😉
- 8 to 10 slices day old french bread, 1 inch thick
- 6 tablespoons butter, melted
- 4 eggs
- 2 egg yolks
- 3 cups milk
- 1 cup heavy whipping cream
- 1/2 cup sugar
- 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
- 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
- 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- Grease a 9x13 baking dish and set aside.
- Brush both sides of bread slices with butter and place in a single layer in baking dish.
- In a large bowl, beat eggs and egg yolks. Add milk, cream, sugar, vanilla, nutmeg, and cinnamon. Mix well.
- Pour egg mixture over the bread slices. Cover and chill overnight.
- Remove bake from refrigerator about 30 minutes prior to baking.
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
- Bake, uncovered, at 350 degrees for 55-60 minutes. Cool for about 10 minutes before serving.