Today, February 23rd, is National Banana Bread day! Yes, there is a day set aside just for banana bread. What do I like best about bananas? They are naturally gluten-free. Bananas contain considerable amounts of vitamin B6, vitamin C, and potassium. The latter makes them of particular interest to athletes who use them to quickly replenish their electrolytes. I will often eat a banana before my long runs to fuel me through my run and to help with keeping me from getting dehydrated.
I have many banana bread recipes and if you asked me to choose a favorite, I am not sure that I could. There are certain things that I like about each of the recipes that I am sharing below. I wish I had some really ripe bananas to make a loaf today!
Do you have a favorite recipe for banana bread that you want to share? I would love to hear about it!