For this week’s We Cook Books recipe, we bring you one of our favorite recipes for Shauna Sever’s new cookbook Midwest Made. Banana Bread is probably one of the most embedded recipes in American Culture. In fact, it is difficult to imagine an American bakery or coffee shop without this bread. Saying that, and as a way to celebrate this delicious bread, we’ll share with you the best banana bread recipe that you’ll ever make.
If you are a fan of Banana Bread you’ll love this recipe! It’s very easy to make and most importantly it is incredibly delicious!
400 g (1 3/4 cups), mashed very ripe bananas
196 g (3/4 cup) firmly packed dark brown sugar
112 g (1/2 cup) vegetable oil
75 g (1/3 cup) butter milk, at room temperature
2 large eggs
17 g (1 tablespoon) dark rum, optional
3.5 g (1 teaspoon) pure vanilla extract
272 g (2 cups plus 2 tablespoons) all-purpose flour
4 g (1 teaspoon) baking powder
4 g (1 teaspoon) baking soda
4 g (1/2 teaspoon) fine sea salt
38 g (3 tablespoons) sugar for sprinkling