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I am going to share an easy and step by step banana bread recipe which will land you into the absolute wonderland of bliss with its gourmet taste, and it will remind you of your grandmother’s traditional banana bread recipe that always brought a big smile to your face! This one recipe is a fabulous formula that will fall in place every time you make it, as it’s tremendously straightforward!

banana bread recipe
banana bread recipe

Just with a few simple ingredients that are readily available in your pantry and the little prep time, you get this amazing banana bread! Well, this wholesome banana bread will leave you utterly spellbound that you would pick the ripe bananas every time you visit the food market!

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This unique recipe is one of my most favorite loaf recipes, and I like to have this tasty bread with a morning coffee cup; a duo fits the bill for my whole day and energizes me with a perfect kick of energy! Try this recipe once, and you’ll cherish this recipe for years. This recipe is just perfect if you have some ripe bananas left in your pantry and you are wondering what to do with them! The gourmet banana bread is very delicious, if you haven’t tried it yet, give a shot to this recipe, and you’ll love it too!

How do you keep banana bread moist?

When you attempt my banana bread recipe, you don’t have to freak out about your loaf, whether it will come out dry and dehydrated; however, you could get into this scenario if you over-bake your recipe. If such situation occurs, chop off few slices, and keep it back in the microwave and warm for few extra minutes. Make sure you keep those in the microwave along with a damp paper towel, as this will help steam them again, and it will make them fresh and moist.

You should always keep your banana bread sealed in an airtight container to prevent dryness and brittleness. However, the quantity of bananas in the banana bread will prevent it from dryness and keep them moist and fresh for long days.

How ripe should your bananas be?

banana bread
banana bread

It would help if you always use good quality bananas for this recipe. You can get the bananas over-ripe and have many speckles, as these kinds of bananas are perfect for this recipe. If you use bananas that are in the light yellow or green phase, then you’ll have to wait for some time more.

You can ripen the bananas rapidly if you want to fasten the process. Get your bananas and store them for one-three days brown paper bag. When you do this, the ethylene gas gets produced in the bag, and it surrounds the bananas; this phenomenon speeds up the ripening process of bananas.

Can you freeze it?

Yes, you can freeze the banana bread! If you want to freeze loaf, simple get one plastic wrap and keep the loaf in a freezer bag or airtight container, then store it in the freezer. You can store this loaf for up to 3 months. When you again want to enjoy it, keep it on the counter for the whole night or several hours and let it reach room temperature.

If you want to freeze the single slices: Simply slice your loaf and keep it on the baking sheet which has been lined with parchment paper, and then keep the baking sheet in the freezer for some hours or to the point all slices are frozen well. Keep the slices frozen into a container or freezer bag and keep all the slices in the freezer for a maximum to 3 months. Before using them thaw all the individual slices and let them reach room temperature, or you can even reheat frozen slices by using the microwave until they are nicely warmed through.

Can I use frozen bananas for this recipe?

Yes, you can even use frozen bananas for this easy banana bread recipe. However, you have to assure one thing! Make sure you store them in the airtight freezer bag, and all the bananas are roughly chopped. You have to thaw all the bananas properly before baking them.

How to store the bananas ideally for this banana bread recipe?

Get an airtight container and store the banana bread in it at room temperature for three to four days. Though your banana bread would stay fresh even if you don’t store it in the refrigerator, but storing it in the fridge would be beneficial to increase its freshness and moistness. If you want to store them for many days, I suggest you keep them in the airtight container for a couple of days in the refrigerator.

What add-ins can I add to this recipe?

There are many talks over what can be added to the recipe and what are various amazing mix-ins. Many favorite add-in that are preferred by people are walnuts and chocolate chips. So, if you love both, you can go with both the choices as these two are enough to enhance the decadent flavor. This way, you would be delighted with the earthy taste of walnut as well as the tangy sweetness of chocolate. If you are not a fanatic of intense flavor, you should omit at least one from both choices. Or, you can even keep your banana bread simple by omitting both. Many people love to drizzle up some sesame seeds, unsweetened coconut flakes, sliced almonds, pecans, or dry fruits into the creamy batter. You should always opt-in for 1 cup of mix-ins for any recipes.

How long does banana bread last?

frozen bananas
frozen bananas

When you wrap the banana bread tightly, it will stay completely fresh for up to 5 days. You can even freeze the banana bread, and it will remain fresh for up to complete three months in the freezer.

Is banana bread bad for health?

There are many types of banana bread recipe, and there are many variations to it. Thus this will create many variations in the nutritional potential of the banana bread recipe. Some recipes are full of butter and eggs therefore it can become quite heavy on fat load, cholesterol and unhealthy saturated fat. Some recipes are prepared with vegetable oils that are much loaded with calories and fat. However, some healthy fats are suitable for the heart.

Easy Banana Bread Recipe

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Easy Banana Bread Recipe
Try making this super-soft loaf with a tender and moist texture. You will be truly mesmerized by the utterly buttery taste of the banana bread recipe, and those brown sugar flavors are enough to cheer up the whole day! This banana bread recipe has an incredibly soft crumb that will be loved by your entire family.
Banana bread recipe
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Course Breakfast, Dessert
Cuisine American
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 65 minutes
Passive Time 3 HRS
Servings
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Course Breakfast, Dessert
Cuisine American
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 65 minutes
Passive Time 3 HRS
Servings
loaf
Ingredients
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Instructions
  1. First of all, get the oven ready by preheating it to 350°F (177°C) and arrange the oven rack into the lower third position. Take a 9×5-inch loaf pan and grease it or coat it with a nonstick spray. Keep it aside.
  2. Take a large bowl and whisk the salt, flour, cinnamon, baking soda and cinnamon together in it.
  3. Use a stand mixer fitted with a paddle, take the brown sugar and butter and beat together at medium speed until it becomes smooth, for about 2 minutes. Add the eggs on a medium speed, only one at a time, beat it nicely after every addition. At medium speed, beat in mashed bananas, vanilla extract and yoghurt until everything is blended well. Very gently fold the dry ingredients into the wet ingredients when the mixer is at low speed, to the point there are no flour pockets. Make sure you don’t over-blend it. After that, drizzle up some nuts.
  4. Take the prepared baking pan and spoon the batter onto it. Bake it for at least sixty to sixty-five minutes. Use the aluminum foil to lightly cover up the bread after 30 minutes. This will prevent your loaf’s top and sides from getting burnt. You will know the loaf is done when a toothpick poked into it comes out clean; you can be assured that the loaf is done. Take it out from the oven and let the bread get wholly cool into the pan set on a wire rack.
  5. Cover up your loaf well. You can store your loaf for two days at room temperature, or you can even store it for up to 1 week in the refrigerator. Your loaf will taste fabulous just on the second day as all the flavors get settled and enhanced.
Recipe Notes

Nutrition Facts
Easy Banana Bread Recipe
Amount Per Serving
Calories 4958 Calories from Fat 2034
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 226g 348%
Saturated Fat 81g 405%
Polyunsaturated Fat 85g
Monounsaturated Fat 21g
Cholesterol 287mg 96%
Sodium 1944mg 81%
Potassium 3209mg 92%
Total Carbohydrates 663g 221%
Dietary Fiber 37g 148%
Sugars 242g
Protein 80g 160%
Vitamin A 17%
Vitamin C 50%
Calcium 34%
Iron 53%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

Bhagyashree
Hello everyone, this is Bhagyashree! First of all, I would sincerely thank you for giving a valuable moment to discover my food blog! Though I am not a professional chef, food blogging and cooking has always been in my nerves since I found the magic and creativity that I can evoke through different pantry arts!