Diane Silva with her mom, Theresa Breda, and her two youngest children.

Editor’s Note: In celebration of Mother’s Day, Our State staff members are sharing their moms’ favorite recipes. Enjoy!

Our State Account Supervisor Diane Silva shares this bread recipe from her mom, Theresa Breda.

Banana Bread

  • 2 bananas, mashed
  • 1 ¾ cup sifted flour
  • ½ teaspoon baking powder
  • ¾ teaspoon baking soda
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 1 stick butter
  • 1 ½ cups sugar
  • 2 large or extra large eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • ¼ cup milk
  • 1 teaspoon white vinegar

In large mixing bowl, mix melted butter and sugar. Cream together. Add 2 eggs, one at a time. Add vanilla. Sift all dry ingredients together and slowly add to mixture in bowl. Mix well by hand. Add bananas (mash with a masher or fork first). In a small measuring cup, mix the milk with white vinegar to sour, and add that to the mixture.

Grease and flour a loaf pan. Add mixture and bake for about 55 minutes at 350º or until toothpick comes out clean. Cool on rack, then enjoy. Confectioner’s sugar sprinkled on top makes it look pretty.

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