Banana Bread


Location: Boma – Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge – Walt Disney World


Hello, baking friends!

My family eats a lot of Banana bread. Ok, I eat a lot of banana bread and use the excuse my family likes it too so I can make it all the time.

I will make 4 loaves, cut them into thick slices, and place them in individual plastic bags. I freeze them and every morning and I will grab one on my way to work. By the time I get to work it’s defrosted and ready to eat. It stops me from buying breakfast in the morning. Those little costs really add up and like most people, I’m always looking to save a few dollars.

This recipe is from Boma at Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge. That resort is one of my absolute favorite. I’ve never been able to stay there but I love going to see the animals. I would watch the giraffes all day if I could. If you have never been there, take the time to head over and walk around. It can be a little bit of a pain in the butt to get there, but it’s well worth the ride. It’s just so beautiful.

I found this recipe on I have to admit I don’t know much about this site but I’ll defiantly be adding it to my list to check out. It seems to have a lot of information and even a podcast. I love Disney Podcasts. Going forward I’m really want to take some time to check more out. What’s your favorite Disney site or podcast? Leave it in the comments for our readers to check out.

What we need for the recipe:

  • 2 eggs

  • 1 ¼ cup sugar

  • 2 sticks softened butter

  • ½ tsp baking soda

  • ½ tsp baking powder

  •  ¼ tsp salt

  • ½ tsp vanilla extract

  • ½ cup buttermilk

  • 2 ¼ cups all-purpose flour

  • 3 overripe mashed bananas

Let’s make some delicious banana bread:

Note: The step by step instructions are how I found them. What I mean by that is they are in the order on the source website. Please read the additional notes I have added to the bottom before making this Banana Bread.

  1. Preheat your oven to 350F.

  2. Grease and flour two bread loaf pans. The site’s recipe says to you non-stick cooking spray but that can sometimes burn. Place the two plans aside.

  3. In a stand mixer with a paddle attachment, cream together the sugar, butter. Add the eggs one at a time. Mix well.

  4. In a medium bowl, sift together the flour, baking powder, salt, and baking soda.

  5. Place the flour mixture into the butter mixture and mix well.

  6. Add the buttermilk, mashed bananas and vanilla to the mix. Mix until everything is combined.

  7. Separate the batter into the two prepared pans.

  8. Bake for 45 minutes. The banana bread is baked when you can poke a toothpick in the center and it comes out clean.

  9. Cool in baking pans, once cool remove and place on a wire rack to cool a little further until ready to serve.

I like to present recipes how I find them. This one I feel like I need to put a note before you start. When I followed the recipe the loaves of bread didn’t rise as much as I expected them too. They really didn’t rise at all. I made them again to make sure I didn’t miss a step but got the same result. Unless there is a step that’s missing, I don’t know why. This is actually one of the reasons I try to get the recipes from original sources. Unless it’s from Disney itself I don’t know how many people the recipe has gone through before it gets to my eyes. Steps could be missed or instructions confusing. I think everyone has the best intentions but it’s just one big game of telephone.

I did try the recipe a third time by rearranging some of the steps and it worked out great. What I did was cream the butter and sugar together before adding eggs one at a time. I also finished adding all the wet ingredients before combining the dry ingredients in. I then fold the dry ingredients in instead of mixing and I got a much better result. Dr. Disney says this recipe worked for them so I wanted to show you how they made it but I thought it was also important to mention how I got it to work for me.

Happy baking friends!

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