Banana Bread Recipe

by Fakorede Wuraola

Banana Bread recipe is one of my new discovered recipe, the recipe worth trying out. Most especially this quarantine period, this tasty and moist banana bread/ cake recipe is doable and home kitchen friendly. It can be use as a snack with family as you all gather to have good moment.

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This is the best bread/cake I’ve ever made; I would prefer to call this a cake than a bread. It really delicious light cake with great banana flavour. I prefer to use a very ripe bananas to add natural sugar.

To eat clean and have low fat, you can substitute the following ingredients with healthy ingredients:

Whole wheat or gluten-free flour

Freshly grated Carrot

Neatly diced apple

Nut such Raison, pecans

Shredded unsweetened coconut.

Ingredients

  • 4 Ripe or Overripe Banana
  • 2 Cups All-Purpose flour (Wholemeal flour as a variation).
  • 1 tsp Baking powder
  • ½ tsp baking soda
  • 4 large eggs
  • ½ cup brown sugar
  • 1/3 cup butter
  • 1 cup of milk
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • ½ tsp grounded nutmeg
  • Pinch of Salt
  • ½ tsp of Vanilla extract – Optional

Servings: 5 | Prep Time: 10mins  | Cooking  Time: 45 – 55mins

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Method

  • Heat the oven to 350-degree Fahrenheit or 180 degree Celsius
  • Preparing the Wet Ingredients
  • Mash the ripe banana in a bowl with a fork or potato masher.
  • Break and beat the egg, add to the mashed banana and add milk. In order to put the wet ingredients in the same bowl.
  • Put the butter to melt in the microwave.
  • Mixed the butter with the brown sugar.
  • Get another bowl, to mix the dry ingredients
  • Sift the flour into the bowl, add and mix baking powder and baking soda
  • Add nutmeg and cinnamon, mix everything together.
  • Add the wet ingredients: the banana mixture to the dry and mix till everything combined together to make banana bread mixture.
  • Add the butter/sugar mixture and mix together.
  • Add a pinch of salt to taste
Close up of a banana bread/cake mixture. CC BY 2.0
  • Grease the baking pan with butter and coat with flour to avoid the mixture sticking to the pan.
  • Turn the mixture into the bread pan and place in an already preheated oven for 45minutes.
  • Deep toothpick or table knife in the middle of the bread to check.
Fresh delicious banana bread/cake out, CC BY 2.0

Note: if the toothpick or table-knife is stuck with crumbs from the bread, the bread/cake is ready.

  • Take the bread/cake out of the oven and allow to cool off for 5-10 mins
  • Slice with a bread knife and enjoy your banana bread/cake.
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Banana Bread Recipe