I’ll admit it, I’m a sucker for some good banana bread. Personally, I feel that Blue Heaven in Key West has the best banana bread ever. It’s so sweet and somehow manages not to be dry at all. Which baffles me because when I make banana bread at home, it’s always extremely dry!
I found a recipe for banana bread that is delicious and vaguely resembles the texture of Blue Heaven’s! And then I tried it again, just to make sure it wasn’t a fluke. And then another time because I had some over-ripe bananas. Just kidding, they weren’t over-ripe, but I wanted to see how it tasted with mini-chocolate chips added to it. Also amazing! And if you are a nut person, I’m sure it would be great with some of those added in as well.
Now, I am in no way saying this is as good as Blue Heaven’s, but it’s pretty tasty. It’s the closest I’ve been able to achieve at home and since we now live about 1,000 miles from Key West, it’ll have to do for awhile.
- 1 cup brown sugar
- 1/2 cup room temperature butter
- 3 well mashed bananas
- 1 tbsp agave (honey or maple syrup works too)
- 1 cup flour
- 2 eggs
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 1 tbsp water
- 1 tsp baking soda
- 1/2 cup Chocolate Chips (optional)
- Set oven to 350°
- Stir sugar and butter together until smooth
- Add well mashed bananas, eggs and agave and mix together well
- Stir in flour and salt
- Dissolve baking soda in water and add to mixture
- If adding Chocolate Chips, stir in now.
- Bake in butter greased pan for about 45 minutes or until toothpick comes out clean