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 back-to-school banana bread breakfast just may save you this fall. Back-to-school season means you’re about to magically become someone that can juggle busy mornings with kids running around, homework flying, lunch boxes being stuffed and breakfast being demanded.
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.”
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.
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 super sweet banana flavor, aim for bananas that are nearly all brown and even, if possible, almost black.
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.