As a lover of banana bread, I could eat my favorite snack bread for dessert, for breakfast, or for a snack in the middle of the day with a cup of hot tea. Oh, and let’s not forget late night snack attacks also. Banana Bread is good anytime of the day or night.
As much as I love this bread, I had to learn how to make my favorite snack bread in smaller quantities as it is only my husband and me now. Also, living full time in an RV, my oven is about half the size of a regular house oven. Baking bread in an RV oven makes for a few challenges: one, I must adjust the height of what I am trying to bake and another is the thickness of pans I use. Cheaper, thin baking pans are hard to produce even baking results. So you can imagine my excitement when I found my favorite brand of commercial bread pans in the smaller sized loaf pans.
Since owning a bakery years ago, I have loved the brand known as Chicago Steel. To me, these pans are the best commercial pan on the market. I found these on Amazon and have added the link here. In my opinion, the price is fair for the high quality built into each pan. I have a few of the one pound commercial bread pans and also half sheet pans, but now, I own the small size loaf pans. It didn’t take me long to adapt my favorite banana bread recipe to make two small loaves.
I want to tell you, if you order these pans through my affiliate link, they will not cost you anything extra, but I will make a small amount of money.
Easiest Banana Bread Recipe!
This recipe is adapted to make two small loaves using the Chicago steel pans listed above.
- 2 ripe Bananas, mashed
- 1/2 cup white sugar
- 1 egg
- 1 tsp. vanilla
- 1/4 cup oil or melted butter
- 1 cup flour
- 1/2 tsp. baking soda
- 1/2 tsp. salt
Mix oil, egg, vanilla together. Add bananas. Mix in dry ingredients and stir until ingredients thoroughly incorporated. Pour into two prepared pans.
Bake about 30-35 minutes or until edges are browned and toothpick tests dry.
Remove from oven, allow to cool for 10 minutes then remove bread from pan. Cool.
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