We all know it, banana bread is the perfect snack for any occasion, whether you’re looking for something to enjoy for breakfast, a treat for a summer picnic, or an indulgent after dinner dessert.
It’s no surprise that banana bread is still a favorite after all these years, and I’m here to show you why. Here’s my tried and tested recipe for the perfect banana bread, just in time for 2023.
|Flour||1 1/2 cups|
|Baking Soda||1 teaspoon|
First, preheat your oven to 350°F and grease a 9×5 inch loaf pan. In a large bowl, cream together the butter and sugar. Add in the eggs and mix until combined. Mash the ripe bananas and add to the bowl. Mix until everything is combined.
In a separate bowl, combine the flour, baking soda, salt, and cinnamon. Gradually add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients and mix until everything is just combined. Do not over mix.
Pour the batter into the prepared loaf pan and bake for 50-60 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean. Allow the banana bread to cool in the pan for 15 minutes before transferring to a wire rack to cool completely.
And that’s it! Enjoy your delicious banana bread with a dollop of cream cheese or a scoop of your favorite ice cream. It’s time to “put a banana in your ear” (or your mouth) and enjoy this classic treat!
Tips & Tricks
When making banana bread, it’s important to use very ripe bananas. The riper the bananas, the more flavor they will bring to your bread. You can tell if a banana is ripe enough if the peel is almost completely black with some brown spots.
If you don’t have ripe bananas, you can place unripe bananas on a baking sheet and bake for 10-15 minutes at 350°F. This will help them ripen quickly. You can also freeze ripe bananas and thaw them when you are ready to use them.
For a nutty twist on this classic recipe, try adding 1/2 cup of chopped walnuts or pecans to the batter. You can also add 1/2 cup of chocolate chips or dried fruit for a sweet treat.
Banana bread is a classic treat that never goes out of style. With this tried and true recipe, you can enjoy the perfect banana bread in 2023 and beyond. So don’t be “bananas”, give this recipe a try and enjoy a delicious treat!