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Easy Recipe for Awesome Banana Bread

Updated on June 1, 2012
The browner the better for banana bread :)
The browner the better for banana bread :)

Banana Bread

Start by preheating your oven to 350 degrees and mushing your bananas in a bowl until they are nice and smooth.

After the bananas are mushed up, add all your other ingredients from the list to the right. I usually start with the flour and then add the rest, saving the baking powder for last because it likes to bubble.

Sometimes I substitute 1 cup of applesauce for each egg, or 1 tbsp cornstarch whisked with 2 tbsp water for each egg. I also tend to add walnuts or chocolate chips. Maybe a couple drops of cinnamon and/or vanilla. I like to experiment.

Mix it up very very well, until you have a nice smooth batter.

Grease the pan you plan on using. Sometimes I also coat it in cinnamon and sugar, or flour before pouring the batter in.

Next, I like to make a brown sugar, white sugar, cinnamon mixture in a bowl for sprinkling on top. Sometimes I add walnuts here instead of in the actual batter.

It needs to bake for about an hour. Sometimes its more like 50 minutes, just keep an eye on it.

Once it comes out of the oven, let it cool and then run a butter knife around the edges, before tipping it upside down over a plate or platter. Slice it carefully, it stays hot in the middle for a while.


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      Marlene Bertrand 5 years ago from Northern California, USA

      This recipe looks so easy. I think I'll try it. And, thank you for the extra tips about substituting applesauce or cornstarch for the eggs.

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      collegedad 5 years ago from The Upper Peninsula

      You're my more wasted bananas around here! Great hub!

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      Brainy Bunny 5 years ago from Lehigh Valley, Pennsylvania

      Nice photos, tasty recipe. Voted up!

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      Heather Henley 5 years ago from Buckfield, Maine

      Thank you a lot for your comment, GoodLady ;)! I am not sure how it would come out. If you try it, let me know? :)

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      Penelope Hart 5 years ago from Rome, Italy

      Oh yummy. It's so great. And you write it as though you were cooking it in your mind's eye. I could smell those bananas and feel the heat and imagine how it tasted when you pulled it out of the oven. Fantastic.

      Looking forward to reading more and knowing you!

      Voting up.

      Superb Hub Thanks. I'll make the bread but try to use spelt flour since I have to lose weight. What do you think it would be like with spelt?

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      Heather Henley 5 years ago from Buckfield, Maine

      Thanks! :)

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      Shampa Sadhya 5 years ago from NEW DELHI, INDIA

      Voted up and useful! I will definitely try this recipe. Thanks for sharing.

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      Heather Henley 5 years ago from Buckfield, Maine

      Thanks Chris!

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      Chris Achilleos 5 years ago

      Awesome hub Ched. I tried making banana bread once but without success :) I think its time I should give it another shot. Voted up and useful!