Homemade banana bread does not have to be a culinary challenge – use homemade Bisquick mix to pull this sweet and satisfying loaf together in no time!
Admittedly, I like banana bread.
Obviously my love for banana bread recipes is not a new thing.
But taking my love for all things banana bread and combining it with my love for using homemade versions of store-bought items? That one is new.
I’ve found that what a lot of people most dislike about baking in general (aside from the science of it, which I totally love, #nerdalert) is measuring, particularly dry ingredients. Measuring dry ingredients makes a mess (there is a fine coating of flour over pretty much everything I own) and dirties up a lot of things – there’s the spoon for scooping, the cup for measuring, and the knife for leveling. Let’s make our own Homemade Bisquick Mix and use that as much as possible, cutting down the messes we have to make and the dishes we have to wash, shall we?
I don’t know about you, but I am in full support of this movement.
Previous banana bread recipes around here have been a little bit on the healthy side (Millet? Healthy. Coconut oil? Flax seed? All healthy.) but this recipe leans more to the side of being a special afternoon snack than a healthy breakfast alternative. To make things extra special, I’ve included a bit of almond extract in the batter. It makes the resulting bread have a bit of an amaretto flavor, which feels just downright indulgent, particularly when slathered with melted butter.
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