How to Make Banana Bread Recipe in 12 Easy Steps

Written by Aisha Zakari

Zakari Aisha Saliu is a passionate cook who loves to travel and meet new people. Her exposure to places and people is her strength in learning new recipes. She is a diverse and passionate writer on topics related to personal development, humanity, relationships, entrepreneurial skills, and life in general.

May 29, 2022

Do you ever get bored of the same old bakery bread? Do you ever want to try something new with bread? If this thought has run through your mind, then how to make banana bread recipe is for you!

Too often, I find bread to be bland and I tend to crave something new and interesting. Sometimes, I opt for sponge cake or cupcakes or something sweet the very least. In this article, I’ll be sharing with you how to make the moist and delicious banana bread recipe for friends and family and most of all, for you. So, sit back, relax and enjoy this recipe.

Ingredients

  • 2-3 overripe bananas
  • ½ teaspoon baking soda
  • 76g of melted butter
  • A pinch of salt
  • 150g of sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract
  • 205g of flour
  • 80g of plain yogurt (optional but this adds moisture to the bread)
  • Nuts (your choice but optional as it gives it a crunchy taste)
  • 1 cup of chocolate chips (optional)

Other tools needed

  • Small baking pan
  • Measuring scale
  • Mixing bowl
  • Mixing spoon or spatula

Procedures for Preparation

STEP 1: Before you put your hands to work, preheat the oven to 350F and butter your baking pan. A small baking pan is more than okay for this.

STEP 2: Now, let us get you started on how to make banana bread.

STEP 3: In a mixing bowl, mash your bananas using a fork until completely smooth.

STEP 4: Add melted butter into the bowl.

STEP 5: Add in baking soda and salt.

STEP 6: Again, add in sugar, an egg, and vanilla extract. If you’re using yoghurt, add it in.

STEP 7: Lastly, add in flour, nuts, and chocolate chips (if you will be using them) and mix them in.

STEP 8: Get your pan and pour the batter into it.

STEP 9: Bake for 50 minutes to an hour after placing the pan into the middle of the oven at 350F

STEP 10: Bake until a toothpick comes out clean when inserted in the middle.

STEP 11: Take out of the oven using a mitten and allow it to cool for a few minutes.

STEP 12: Now, remove the bread from the pan and let it cool completely before serving.

STEP 13: Using a knife, slice and serve.

How to Serve Banana Bread Recipe

Now that you know how to make banana bread, how do you serve it? Slice and serve your banana bread as breakfast and dessert along with fruits such as strawberries, raspberries, and jam. Another way of enjoying this recipe is along with fruit juice such as orange, or apple, or serve with toppings like peanut butter, Nutella or chocolate drizzle, or even caramel drizzle.

Occasions to Serve Banana Bread Recipe Best

Banana bread recipe is mostly eaten over breakfast with friends and family and eaten as dessert to savor something sweet and delicious. You can make this for birthdays, Eid celebrations, and even on special days to share with loved ones.

How to Store Banana Bread Recipe

Place your loaf of bread in a plastic wrap and store it in an airtight container. You can store it for up to 2-3 days.

Nutritional Value of Banana Bread Recipe

Whether you’re making your banana bread recipe at home or buying it online, it can be a health bomb or a health attack. Banana bread recipe has been proven to be packed with proteins, energy-boosting, and contains fats but healthy fats.

Conclusion

This recipe is not only delicious but moist and sweet and the ingredients on how to make banana bread are most definitely lying around in your pantry/store at home. When you go to the market, be sure to buy some bananas so you can make this at home. Be sure to let us know in the comment section when you make some.

FAQs

What is the difference between banana loaf and cake?

Banana bread is made just as above, it is dense and banana is used while the cake is made with banana as the main ingredients. Here, banana bread was used mostly as a flavor and taste.

Do I need a mixer for my banana bread recipe?

No, you do not need a fancy mixer to whip this recipe up. A simple bowl, a fork, or a whisk is all you need.

Do I fill the batter to the brim of the pan?

No, fill the pan halfway and never to the brim of the pan. If you by chance have excess, use another pan to bake it.

Why is my banana bread hard?

In baking, mistakes such as overmixing batter can happen. Instead of mixing when you add in ingredients, add in all the ingredients in a bowl and give it just a mix instead of adding one at a time and mixing when you do.

Why is my banana bread brown?

This is because you added in too much baking soda. Too much baking soda increases the alkalinity or basicity of your batter. Remember to use just ½ teaspoon of your baking soda.

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