Banana Bread (Inspired by the Disneyland Hotel)

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I was in a banana bread-making mood last weekend. And I just so happened to come across this recipe at Food.com, where they mentioned that this banana bread is served at the Disneyland Hotel. Not having ever stayed there myself, I hadn’t ever tasted their banana bread, but it sounded like a great recipe to try! After all, I’m sure they serve wonderful food at the Disneyland Hotel, right down to their banana bread. 🙂

I made a few small changes to the recipe and decided to add some pecans to it, too. My baking time was also a little less than what the original recipe had mentioned. This is a really good basic banana bread with a rich, buttery taste, so if you have some ripe bananas you will need to keep this recipe in mind! The batter is thick and creamy and bakes into 2 yummy 8 x 4″ loaves. And believe me, you will be glad you have 2 loaves of this banana bread to enjoy!

BANANA BREAD (INSPIRED BY THE DISNEYLAND HOTEL),  slightly adapted from Food.com

Makes two 8 x 4″ loaves

  • 1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter, softened
  • 2 cups granulated sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 2 teaspoons milk
  • 2 cups mashed ripe bananas
  • 1/4 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 3 cups unbleached flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 3/4 cup chopped pecans

Preheat oven to 350˚F. Grease and flour two 8 x 4″ loaf pans; set aside.

In large bowl, cream softened butter and sugar until well blended. Add eggs one at a time, mixing well after each addition. Add milk, mashed bananas, and vanilla, mixing everything well.

In medium bowl, whisk together flour, salt, and baking soda. Add dry ingredients, a third at a time, to mixture in large bowl, stirring until everything is well blended. Fold in chopped pecans and stir until they are evenly incorporated into the batter.

Spoon batter in equal amounts into two 8 x 4″ loaf pans and bake at 350˚F for 52 to 55 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean.

Remove from oven and cool for 10 minutes, then remove loaves from pans and cool completely on wire rack.

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Or, if you want to eat this banana bread warm, let it cool for a total of about 15 to 20 minutes–it will be easier to slice if you let it cool a little.

I’ve been to Disneyland, but not Disney World. I haven’t stayed at any of the Disney Resort Hotels, but I’m sure they would be wonderful! Have any of you stayed at a Disney Hotel and have you had their banana bread?

I’m linking this to Fiesta Friday at The Novice Gardener.

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20 thoughts on “Banana Bread (Inspired by the Disneyland Hotel)

  1. The Novice Gardener

    You know, Nancy, I make terrible banana bread! Don’t know why, always comes out so dry. I always have to add chocolate chips in mine to make them edible. But there are always bananas getting brown in the house, so this is appreciated. Thank you! 🙂

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  2. Butter, Basil and Breadcrumbs

    Oh yum Nancy!! I LOVE banana bread…and with the pecans? You just put it right over the top for me!! This is a great recipe! I can’t wait to try it! 🙂 I have fresh bananas sitting on my counter, and now I’m hoping that they ripen quickly!!

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  3. Patty Nguyen

    Looks delicious, Nancy! I make banana bread muffins with a streusel topping! I bet your bread is better than the one they serve at the Disneyland Hotel. 🙂

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  4. saucygander

    You caught my eye with Disneyland Hotel, and the result sounds delicious. I just noticed you have a few more variations of banana bread recipes on your blog, so I’ll be coming back here next time I’m looking for a recipe. After all, one can never have too many banana bread recipes, right? 🙂

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  5. Bam's Kitchen

    One loaf for now and one to freeze for later. How perfect is that. Or if you lived closer one for you and one for me… That also sounds nice. LOL Have a super day. BAM

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