Hey ya’ll! It’s been a while!! I haven’t gone anywhere don’t worry… and I’m so excited to share this new recipe with you! If you know me, you know I LOVE a good banana bread recipe and so what could be wrong with ONE MORE?? Answer: nothing! This one is just as easy as my Naptime Banana Bread (read as: you can use ONE BOWL!) but has a cool ingredient you probably wouldn’t think of including… instant pudding!
Here is what I used:
Before you judge me and think I’ve been holding this recipe from you since Christmas time (Elsa??) I literally bought this in May and it wasn’t expiring for a long time LOL… No idea why Elsa is on it but she’s AWESOME so I don’t care!
I’ve read several cookie and cake recipes that included instant pudding and thought why not try it out in a quick bread recipe… because let’s be honest bananas are always going bad on my counter so i was desperate to make some anyways! So next time you’re at the grocery buying enough bananas for an army of monkeys (we all do that though don’t we?) throw some instant pudding packets in your cart as well since we all know those bananas will be bad by week’s end LOL
Banana Pudding Bread
yield: 10-12 servings– prep time: 15 minutes – bake time: 45 minutes
4 ripe bananas (if you only have 3 that’s fine but see milk note if using only 3)
1 tsp vanilla
3/4 cup brown sugar
2 cups all purpose flour
1 box of vanilla instant pudding
1/2 tsp salt
2 tsp b. powder
1/4 cup of milk (if you are only using 3 bananas, increase milk to 1/2 cup)
NOTE: I really felt the recipe turned out better when I used 4 bananas vs 3 but again you can absolutely use 3…. you’ve been warned…
Step One: Preheat your oven to 350 degrees. Mash up your bananas in a bowl until mostly smooth. Mix in the vanilla, egg and brown sugar until combined.
Step Two: If you’re all about that one bowl life then add the dry ingredients (flour, instant pudding, salt and baking powder) in on top of the wet and gently mix with a fork before combining all together with the rest of the ingredients. Pour in the milk until fully combined.
Step Three: Pour batter into a greased loaf pan and bake for about 45-55 minutes. You’ll know the bread is done when it’s solid in the middle and a toothpick comes out clean.