This recipe for Simple Banana Bread doesn’t even require an electrical mixer! Make it with overripe bananas for the most effective taste and texture.
This scrumptious bread stirs along with a whisk and bakes up snack cake-style in an 8×8 inch sq. pan. I’ve at all times baked my banana bread in loaf pans, however after attempting it this fashion I’ve modified my decorum. Maybe completely! There’s extra tender and tender center to get pleasure from this fashion, which is my favourite half.
This basic banana bread begins with brown sugar, eggs, vanilla and melted butter. Stir the combination along with a whisk or a wood spoon till nicely mixed.
Mash up 4 giant ripe bananas in a bowl till advantageous. A fork works nicely for this. Just a few remaining lumps of banana are okay. Whisk the mashed banana into the brown sugar combination.
I desire and suggest utilizing overripe bananas, which can give this bread daring banana taste and supreme moistness.
Add the flour combination to the moist substances, which is flour, baking soda, salt. Simple sufficient, proper? Once more, a whisk is completely advantageous for this step. Slowly stir till simply mixed, you’re not seeking to incorporate any air, which is normally a whisk’s job. However its balloon form works very well at pulling all of the substances collectively as you stir.
Add some crunchy nuts! This may be an optionally available addition, however not for me. I really like barely candy pecans added to the batter. English walnuts are additionally fairly good. However in case you’re seeking to actually indulge, then add in 3/4 cup semisweet chocolate chips – yum!
Bake the batter it for 45-50 minutes, then let the bread cool 10 minutes earlier than turning it out onto a wire rack. You might additionally let it cool fully within the pan and serve slices instantly from there.
This easy banana bread is scrumptious served heat, and slices could be reheated within the microwave for about 20 seconds. However we get pleasure from it at room temperature, too. A slice makes a superb breakfast on a busy morning. When you have extra time for embellishment, add a pat of salted butter and a drizzle of honey.
(In the event you solely have three giant bananas readily available, you would possibly contemplate making my favourite Banana Nut Muffins as an alternative!)
Simple Banana Bread
- 1 cup mild brown sugar packed
- 2 giant eggs
- 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
- 1/2 cup unsalted butter melted and cooled barely
- 4 giant overripe bananas
- 1 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 1/2 teaspoon advantageous grain sea salt
- 3/4 cups chopped pecans optionally available
Preheat the oven to 350F. Coat an 8×8 inch pan with flour-based baking spray, cooking spray, or line it with parchment paper.
In a big mixing bowl, place the brown sugar, eggs, vanilla and butter. Stir along with a whisk or wood spoon till mixed. Peel the bananas and place them in a separate mixing bowl. Mash nicely with a fork till advantageous. Just a few lumps of banana are okay. Add the bananas to the brown sugar combination. Stir to mix.
In a medium bowl, whisk collectively the flour, baking soda, and salt. Add the flour combination to the moist banana combination. Stir collectively till simply mixed. Add the pecans, if utilizing, and fold them in utilizing a rubber spatula.
Pour the batter into the ready pan and unfold evenly. Bake 45-50 minutes, or till a toothpick tester inserted close to the middle comes out clear.
Permit the bread to chill within the pan 10 minutes earlier than turning it out, or serve slices of the bread heat instantly from the pan.
Serve squares of banana bread break up and filled with pats of salted butter.
Banana bread will maintain nicely at room temperature for 2 days. Cowl with plastic wrap or foil. Or, retailer it within the fridge for as much as 4 days. Deliver to room temperature earlier than serving.
Combine-ins: Instead of the pecans, use your favourite nut. English walnuts are scrumptious. Or attempt an equal quantity of semisweet chocolate chips.
One other layer of taste: In fall and winter months, I like so as to add 1 teaspoon of cinnamon to the dry substances. It provides and further ounce of cozy. However more often than not I make this as written, with out cinnamon.