How To Master The Art of Banana Bread

By Dezimey kum

Learn the secrets to making the most delicious, moist, and flavorful banana bread with this easy-to-follow recipe. Perfect for breakfast, dessert, or a snack!

Gather Your Ingredients

Start by gathering all the necessary ingredients. You will need ripe bananas, flour, sugar, butter, eggs, baking soda, salt, cinnamon, and vanilla extract.

Use Ripe Bananas

The riper the bananas, the better! They should be brown and spotty for maximum sweetness and flavor.

Preheat Your Oven

Preheat your oven to 350°F (175°C) to ensure even baking. Grease a loaf pan with butter or non-stick spray.

Mash the Bananas

Peel and mash the bananas in a large mixing bowl until smooth. Use a fork or potato masher for the best results.

Mix Wet Ingredients

Add melted butter to the mashed bananas and stir well. Then, mix in the sugar, egg, vanilla extract, and a pinch of cinnamon until combined.

Combine Dry Ingredients

In a separate bowl, whisk together the flour, baking soda, and salt. Make sure they are well combined.

Fold Ingredients Together

Gradually add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients. Gently fold the mixture until just combined. Do not overmix!

Optional Add-Ins

For added flavor and texture, consider mixing in nuts, chocolate chips, or dried fruit. Fold these in gently.

Bake the Bread

Pour the batter into the prepared pan. Place the pan in the preheated oven. Bake for 60-65 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean.

Slice and Serve

Let the banana bread cool in the pan for about 10 minutes. Once cooled, slice the banana bread and enjoy! It's perfect on its own or with a pat of butter.

Your banana bread is ready to enjoy! Serve warm or at room temperature. Store leftovers in an airtight container for up to a week.