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Banana bread recipe

Banana bread recipe

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This moist, wholesome loaf makes a high-energy breakfast or tea time choice.

43 people made this

IngredientsServes: 8

  • 4 teaspoons dried yeast, or 2 sachets easy-blend yeast
  • 60 g (2¼ oz) caster sugar or soft light brown sugar
  • 150 g (5½ oz) wholemeal flour
  • 150 g (5½ oz) strong white flour
  • 1½ teaspoons ground allspice
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 4 ripe bananas
  • 1 whole egg plus 1 egg white, beaten together
  • Vegetable oil for greasing
  • To serve: fruit preserve or low-fat soft cheese, optional

MethodPrep:3hr45min ›Cook:40min ›Ready in:4hr25min

  1. If using dried yeast, dissolve 1 teaspoon of the sugar in 75 ml (2½ fl oz) of lukewarm water, then sprinkle in the dried yeast and set aside for 15 minutes, or until it is frothy. If using easy-blend yeast, add it directly to the flour.
  2. Sift the two flours, allspice, cinnamon and remaining sugar into a large bowl, adding any bran left in the sieve. Mash the bananas into a smooth paste, then stir them into the spiced flour with the egg and egg white. Pour the yeast mixture, or 75 ml (2½ fl oz) of lukewarm water if using easy-blend yeast, into the centre. Stir to form a dough, adding a little extra flour if the mixture is too wet.
  3. Turn out the dough onto a lightly floured surface and knead for 5 minutes, or until smooth.
  4. Grease a bowl with a little oil and roll the dough around so that it is lightly coated with oil. Loosely cover the bowl with cling film and leave the dough to rise in a warm place for 2 hours, or until it has doubled in size. Meanwhile, lightly grease a loaf tin measuring about 19 × 12 × 9 cm (7½ × 4½ × 3½ in) and set aside.
  5. Turn out the dough onto a lightly floured surface. Punch it down, knead for 1-2 minutes, then roll it into shape and place it in the tin. Cover it loosely with cling film and leave to rise for 45 minutes, or until it reaches the top of the tin. Heat the oven to 200°C (400°F, gas mark 6).
  6. Bake the bread for 40 minutes, or until brown on top and a skewer comes out clean. Stand the tin on a wire rack for 20 minutes before turning the loaf out. Serve it spread with your choice of topping.

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by ginnibuns

yeah its good and healthy. i never tried but now will definitely try this healthy Banana bread Recipe..... Oct 2016(Review from this site India)

  • 2¼ cups all-purpose flour, sifted
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 4 medium ripe bananas, mashed (about 1½ cups)
  • ½ cup unsalted butter, melted and cooled
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Preheat oven to 325°. Spray a 9࡫-inch loaf pan with baking spray with flour.

In a large bowl, whisk together flour, sugar, baking soda, and salt. In a medium bowl, whisk together banana, melted butter, eggs, and vanilla. Fold banana mixture into flour mixture until just combined. Spread batter into prepared pan.

Bake until a wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean, 50 to 60 minutes. Let cool in pan for 10 minutes. Remove from pan, and let cool completely on a wire rack. Store in an airtight container for up to 3 days.

How to make homemade moist banana bread. This easy banana bread recipe will quickly become a family favorite!

It’s been a while since I’ve uploaded a quick bread recipe, and since I always seem to have ripe bananas on hand I decided to share a easy banana bread recipe. I mean, seriously, who doesn’t like homemade moist banana bread? I personally can eat it every day.

This recipe for banana bread is pretty simple, and straight to the point. You honestly can mess this banana bread recipe up. Just make sure that you have very ripe bananas on hand. Ripe bananas are the key. The uglier the banana the better the bread. True story!

This banana bread doesn’t have any nuts, or any extra ingredients. It’s a true classic banana bread recipe. However soonI will be sharing a chocolate banana bread recipe with you all.

What happened? Thank you so much Anonymous for adding the instructions. I make this ALL the time. I will now save !

Thank heavens I'd already saved this recipe to my hard drive years ago. Here are the missing instructions:

Step 1 Preheat oven to 350°.

Step 2 Lightly spoon flour into dry measuring cups level with a knife. Combine the flour, baking soda, and salt, stirring with a whisk.

Step 3 Place sugar and butter in a large bowl, and beat with a mixer at medium speed until well blended (about 1 minute). Add the eggs, 1 at a time, beating well after each addition. Add banana, yogurt, and vanilla beat until blended. Add flour mixture beat at low speed just until moist. Spoon batter into an 8 1/2 x 4 1/2-inch loaf pan coated with cooking spray.

Step 4 Bake at 350° for 1 hour or until a wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool 10 minutes in pan on a wire rack remove from pan.

Banana Bread

Elise founded Simply Recipes in 2003 and led the site until 2019. She has an MA in Food Research from Stanford University.

This banana bread has been the most popular recipe on Simply Recipes for over 10 years. Thousands of people make it every day. Why?

Because it really is the best banana bread recipe, period. You can mix everything in one bowl, you can vary the amount of sugar or bananas. And the secret to its great flavor? Melted butter.

The beauty of this banana bread recipe is you don't need a fancy mixer! A mixing bowl, a fork to whisk the eggs and a sturdy spoon to mix the batter are all you need. The sugar amount is flexible. The original recipe called for a cup of white sugar, but most people, including me, do just fine with 3/4 of a cup, and many are happy with a 1/2 cup.

You can toss in a cup of chopped nuts, raisins, or chocolate chips if you want, or put the batter into muffin tins and make banana nut muffins instead. You can even go a step further and make chocolate banana bread.

I was given this banana bread recipe years ago from my friend Heidi H, who, many years before, had begged the recipe from a ski buddy’s mother—Mrs. Hockmeyer. Thanks Heidi!

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Our Essential Banana Bread Guide

When you've got a bunch of overripe bananas, there's only one logical course of action: Make banana bread. The quintessential quick bread, banana bread is what many choose to make when craving a homemade sweet. But there's far more than one way to make it we have 14 varieties here to suit every baker's needs and tastes, each recipe irresistible in its own way.

Classic Banana Bread

Cheesecake-Stuffed Banana Bread

For an extra indulgence (and a to-die-for flavor and texture combo), swirl some cream cheese filling into the banana bread batter just before baking.

Brown-Butter Banana Bread

Tahini Banana Bread

Tahini helps keep this bread moist and adds a nutty flavor that pairs perfectly with bananas.

Strawberry-Banana Bread

Gluten-Free Banana Bread

Peanut Butter Banana Bread

Choco-Chunky Banana Bread

Nutella-Stuffed Banana Bread

The top of this hazelnut-adorned banana bread is a sneak peek: There's a layer of creamy chocolate-hazelnut spread in the center too.

Chocolate-Avocado Banana Bread

Fruit-Sweetened Banana Bread

Banana Bread Lava Cake

Ice cream bars (really!) are the secret ingredient in this gooey cake. Buried in the center of a traditional banana bread batter, they melt as the cake bakes to form a molten core.

Banana Bread Napoleon

The four bananas in this extra-fancy banana bread ensure a light texture and pronounced flavor. A tangy cream cheese-sour cream frosting complements the sweetness. Both bread and filling can be made ahead and held, or just assemble right before serving.

Air Fryer Banana Bread

Baking banana bread is much quicker in an air fryer, thanks to the convection-like heat and the need for less batter. Make this round loaf your everyday breakfast go-to: The wheat germ adds a little extra fiber and whole-grain toastiness to your morning.

3-Ingredient Banana Bread

This beautiful yet simple banana bread comes together with just three basic, easy-to-find ingredients&mdash bananas, eggs and store-bought cake mix! The bananas make this quick bread moist and sweet, while the spice cake mix adds a hint of cinnamon and nutmeg. Cut the banana bread into thick slices and serve for breakfast, dessert or even an indulgent snack.

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Cinnamon Swirled Banana Bread

Please tell me you have some ripe bananas on your counter?! I sure hope so because this banana bread is the best and it&rsquos calling your name!

I&rsquove baked and consumed a lot of banana bread in my days and this loaf of love is right up there with the greatest I&rsquove ever eaten. It&rsquos incredible!

Swirls of buttery cinnamon sugar swim throughout the moistest banana bread with the most amazingly sweet crust that&rsquos out of this world delicious!

It&rsquos like a cinnamon roll crashed into a loaf of banana bread and it turned into one of my tastiest creations!

I can&rsquot wait to bake it again and again for breakfasts, snacks, parties and gifts. It&rsquos pure love from the oven!

I hope you have some bananas on hand so you can bake this beauty as soon as possible! Enjoy! No bananas? If you have a can of pumpkin languishing in your pantry, try this Cinnamon Swirled Pumpkin Bread instead!

Banana Bread

Cream butter and sugar together. Add eggs one at a time, beating for a few seconds after each addition. Add mashed bananas and beat.

Combine dry ingredients in a separate bowl.

Add dry ingredients and sour cream alternately to the mixing bowl. Beat well until all combined.

Pour into bundt pan and bake for 1 hour 10 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean.

Invert on a cooling rack and allow cake to cool slightly before slicing and serving with softened butter.

I have a yummy chicken recipe to share next but while I get those photos together, here&rsquos the recipe for the banana bread my mom baked while visiting over the weekend.

I&rsquom sharing it with you for one reason and one reason only: I abhor, loathe, and hate bananas. Bananas&mdashthe flavor, the scent, the texture&mdashmake me recoil in pain and fear and if they disappeared from the earth forever, I wouldn&rsquot mourn their passing.

That I ate three pieces of this banana bread spread with softened butter&mdashand okay, four pieces&mdashis a testament to just how delicious it is. The crust, right out of the oven, is crispy and flavorful. The bread itself is soft and moist. No nuts, which I think is what made it so delicious.

How did our 3-ingredient banana bread taste?

We were pretty thrilled that this super easy banana bread also tastes great! It has a moist texture and the perfect amount of chew, and the loaf stays together without crumbling apart when you slice it. The most prominent flavor is definitely the bananas, and the loaf has a subtle sweetness without being cloying.

If you're used to very sweet banana breads, you might want to add 1/3 cup of white sugar to amp up the sweetness. Another option is to top the banana bread with an icing (similar to the one we used to make Starbucks lemon loaf). Adding in some of the optional additions — like ground cinnamon, vanilla extract, chocolate chips, or chopped walnuts — is another way to add extra sweetness to the loaf.

The bread tastes fantastic on its own, or spread on butter, peanut butter, or jam to make it even more special. If you find yourself with more banana bread than you can eat, use it to make French toast or bread pudding.