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Banana Bread Expertiese

Updated on March 24, 2016

Bananas

Lets not forget that it is banana bread that we are making and not "well whatever it turns out to be bread". So first things first, do not use green bananas. They need to ripen but not rotten. They definitely need to be yellow and kind of getting soft. Its okay if they are starting to get a little brown inside, but not a lot. If you use bananas that are green or still kind of hard, the more coarse they are the harder it is to mix and the flavor will not conform with the rest of the ingredients and it will be very dry.

Along with the other ingredients, the state of the bananas is very important in the moistness of the bread and since it is not a yeast bread the role of the banana is an optimal,can make or break the success in baking Banana Bread.

This is what you want your ripened bananas to look like before you start .
This is what you want your ripened bananas to look like before you start .

Eggs

There are different types of eggs. Fresh organic eggs are the freshest. But no matter what kind of eggs you use pay attention to what they look like after you crack them. If they have traces of blood in them throw them out. it is not worth a trip to the hospital. Or if they are brown inside and by that I mean really brown like someone has sprinkled dirt in them. The best thing to do is go to the trouble to break them in a separate bowl. I know that's redundant but better safe than sorry!

Besides the way eggs have gone up in price its well worth it.

The health of your Eggs

This is always what your eggs should look like. if there is ever anything foreign in your eggs like blood, throw them out.
This is always what your eggs should look like. if there is ever anything foreign in your eggs like blood, throw them out.
Prep time: 30 min
Cook time: 1 hour 10 min
Ready in: 1 hour 40 min
Yields: About 10 to 12 slices

Basic Banana Bread

  • 3 very ripe bananas, peeled
  • 1/3 cup butter, melted
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • pinch salt
  • 1 1/2 cups all purpose flour
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees(175 c) and butter a 4x8-inch loaf pan. Or you can use non stick cooking spray.
  2. In a mixing bowl, mash the ripe bananas with a fork until smooth.Stir the melted butter into the mashed bananas. Mix in the baking soda and salt. Stir in the sugar, beaten egg, and vanilla extract. Mix in the flour. Pour the batter into your prepared loaf pan. Bake for 1 hour to 1hour and 10 minutes. at 350 degrees or when toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Remove from oven and cool completely on a cooling rack. Remove the banana bread from the pan. Slice and serve. ** If you like you can add 1 cup of pecans.

Nutrition Facts

Nutrition Facts
Serving size: 57g
Calories 186
Calories from Fat54
% Daily Value *
Fat 6 g9%
Saturated fat 1 g5%
Unsaturated fat 0 g
Carbohydrates 31 g10%
Sugar 2 g
Fiber 2 g8%
Protein 2 g4%
Cholesterol 25 mg8%
Sodium 172 mg7%
* The Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet, so your values may change depending on your calorie needs. The values here may not be 100% accurate because the recipes have not been professionally evaluated nor have they been evaluated by the U.S. FDA.
3.5 stars from 2 ratings of Basic Banana Bread

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