Our Weekend Plans Involve Joanna Gaines’ Banana Bread Recipe

It’s that time of year again when you’re trying to figure out how you will get it all done. If anyone can help, it’s Joanna Gaines, and her perfect banana bread breakfast may just save you. Grab two loaf pans on Sunday, and make a double batch. That morning, have fresh banana bread with your coffee and save the second loaf for a small dessert for the family throughout the week. Of course, Joanna Gaines just knows how to serve up a good breakfast—no matter what. 

She shared the recipe on Magnolia Market and we couldn’t be more thankful! What a great way to start the morning! It really is true that a good breakfast can make or break your day, so take a cue from the former “Fixer Upper” star and think ahead.

As Joanna writes, “The best part about this recipe is that it can be made the night before, and then warmed up in the oven or microwave when it’s time to eat.” And boy, is it good served with Blue Bell ice cream on top if you’re in Texas.

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Her homemade banana bread recipe is pretty amazing and ridiculously simple. In her words, “It’s quick, it’s easy and, with only 9 ingredients, you really can’t mess it up.” A classic recipe, she calls for four very ripe bananas and all the other ingredients you would expect like flour, eggs, sugar, baking soda and salt. Of course if you want to add your own mix-ins, like a swirl of pumpkin pudding mix for the fall or raspberry jam in the summer, you can do just that.

As a tip, she says to buy a few extra bananas when you are at the grocery store and set them aside to ripen. Once they start to develop black spots, you know they almost ready to bake with. For a sweeter banana flavor, aim for bananas that are nearly all brown and even, if possible, almost black.

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What’s her one ingredient indulgence? An entire stick of softened butter. The extra butter adds loads more flavor and keeps the bread light and moist after baking.

So, how does Joanna serve it? With a glass of milk, naturally. Oh and one other added ingredient: “It’s best served warm with a pat of butter on top.” We could never argue with that.

To read the full recipe, head on over to Magnolia Market.

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