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How To Make Delicious Homemade Banana Bread

Updated on October 23, 2019
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Haskel Causey is a loving husband and father; in his spare time, he enjoys writing blogs and posting articles on various topics.

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Don't know what to do with mushy brown bananas?

Well, have no fear! Overripe bananas are perfect for creating the best tasting banana bread you've ever had.

Learning to make banana bread from scratch is easy, fun, and rewarding. Nothing beats a warm, moist, banana bread for breakfast, afternoon snack, or even dessert!

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You'll need these ingredients

  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 2 eggs, large
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 4-7 ripe bananas, mashed

Putting it all together...

Step One:

Preheat the oven to 350°F. Peel and mash the bananas. You can use a potato masher or the flat end of a large spoon (cutting the bananas in to smaller chunks first can make it easier to mash).

Kitchen Tip: Bananas are ripe enough for banana bread when they have turned lightly speckled or brown. Even blackened and mushy is ok.

Step Two:

Add the softened butter, eggs(one at time), vanilla, and sugar together in a large mixing bowl, using a mixing spoon or electric beater/mixer.

Kitchen Tip: Bringing all ingredients to room temperature before start can help make mixing easier and increase the volume and texture of the mix.

Step Three:

In a separate bowl, whisk together the flour, baking soda, salt, nutmeg, and cinnamon.

Step Four:

Now, gradually add the dry mix to the wet mix.(contents of step three into contents of step two.) Thoroughly combine mixes with a mixing spoon or electric beater/mixer.

Step Five:

Add your mashed, overripe, bananas to the mixture of the combined mixes from step four. Again, thoroughly combine with a mixing spoon or electric

Step Six:

Pour the final mix into a greased and flour dusted 9×5-in. loaf pan. Bake in your already preheated oven at 350°F for 1 hour. The bread is done when an inserted knife comes out clean.

Kitchen Tip: If knife does not come out clean then return bread to oven for five more minutes. Repeat until done.

Step Seven:

Now that your bread is finished and you smell the aroma of sweet bananas wafting in the air, you may want to dig in immediately. But wait, let the bread cool for 10 minutes. This will allow the bread to slip out the pan much easier than straight out of the oven.

Kitchen Tip: If your banana bread doesn't slip right out of the pan, you might need to loosen the edges with a knife

Step Eight:

Enjoy! Slather on some butter or eat it plain, whatever you fancy.

Cook Time

Prep time: 15 min
Cook time: 1 hour
Ready in: 1 hour 15 min
Yields: 1-2 loaves

© 2019 Haskel John Causey


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