Yeast Banana Bread
  • ¾ cup lukewarm milk
  • 3 cups (12.75 oz) bread flour
  • 2 Tb. butter, room temperature
  • 2 and ¼ tsp. instant yeast (1 packet)
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 2 Tb. honey
  • 1-2 medium bananas (3/4 cup), cut into chunks
  1. To make in the bread machine: add ingredients per the machine's directions. My machine wants liquids first and then dry stuff piled up in the middle on top. Then, poke a hole in the middle of the mountain of flour and pour the yeast into there. Start the Dough Cycle or Select the Medium Crust cycle to mix and bake in one machine. While mixing, watch through the window to determine if it needs more flour. Mine needed about ¼ cup more flour. The dough is soft. You will know because the dough ball will look wet and not pull away from the sides of the bowl. Then bake in the oven at 350 degrees for 35-40 minutes. Tent with foil maybe halfway through to prevent the top from getting to brown
  2. To make by hand: In a great big bowl, mix everything together. Knead by hand for 10 minutes or mixer with the bread dough hook for 5 minutes. Put into a greased bowl for 1 hour covered.
  3. After the first rise, shape the dough into a log and place into a greased loaf pan (8.5"x4.5" preferable, but doable in a 9x5"). Cover the pan and rise another 45 minutes. Bake at 350 degrees for 35-40 minutes. Add foil to the top about halfway through baking to keep the top from getting to brown.
Recipe adapted from King Arthur Flour
Recipe by Whisk Together at