Banana bread is a popular dessert that is made with bananas and other ingredients. It’s a soft, moist, and dense bread that is often served with coffee.
I’ve never been the type of person to bake breads or desserts; I’m more of a savory person. But one day I decided to make banana bread because my mom had bought some bananas and I didn’t want them to go bad. And it turned out great!
Banana bread is very easy to make, but it can also be time-consuming if you’re not careful. It’s best when it has lots of spices like cinnamon, nutmeg, cloves, and allspice – which give the loaf its signature taste.
This banana bread recipe is one of my favorite recipes. It is not only delicious but also has the perfect texture and moistness that I like in my banana bread.
Put the batter in muffin tins and make banana nut muffins instead, or add nuts, raisins, and chocolate chips if you want. Even make a chocolate banana bread if you’re feeling fancy.
*makes one standard 8×5 loaf pan or 2 mini loaf pans
- 1/2 cup butter, melted and cooled
- 1 cup sugar + more for sprinkling
- 2 eggs
- 1/4 cup milk
- 1 tsp vanilla
- 2 cups AP flour
- 1 tsp baking soda
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 4 bananas, very ripe
Oven 350F. Butter and flour pan.
In a large bowl, whisk together the butter and sugar. Add in the eggs and whisk to combine. Next, whisk in the milk and vanilla.
In a separate bowl, sift the flour, baking soda, and salt together. In another bowl, mash up 3 bananas.
Now stir in the flour mix to the base until just combined. Then fold in the mashed-up bananas until evenly distributed.
Pour into the prepared pan. Slice the remaining banana lengthwise and place it on top of the batter. Sprinkle just the banana with sugar so that it caramelizes while baking.
Bake for approximately 50 minutes until the center is set and the sides are pulling away from the pan. Remove from the pan and cool on a wire rack.
Recipe from @TheKitchn