Easy Banana Bread

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So you bought some ripe bananas and completely forget about them. Now they are extremely ripe, brown, and soft, so you’re thinking about dumping them, but don’t! Instead, use them to create the best easy banana bread recipe!

Trust me, after trying this recipe, you will never throw away, ripe bananas again!

These Are Banana Bread Ingredients, Do Not Throw Them Away!

When you have a lot of bananas turning brown, it is easy to discard them. Do not do that! We can’t let these beautiful brown bananas go to waste. In fact, these bananas are perfect for baking.

Furthermore, ripe bananas are what inspired me to make some delicious banana muffins. I was proud of these muffins, but why stop there? There are a ton of banana recipes that involves baking the dish in the oven.

Moreover, this led to the easy banana bread recipe being created. I have to admit, I made loaves of bread in the past, but they never turned out right. However, this recipe came out perfectly. Just look at the pictures to see for yourself.

Banana Bread sliced.

Are Bananas Ever Too Ripe For Banana Bread?

Yes and no, let me explain. Bananas can never be too ripe to make banana bread, in the sense that the bananas that you are trying to use are edible.

If the bananas are at a point where mold is starting to grow off them, then clearly those bananas do not belong in banana bread, they belong in the trash.

You are going to mess around and get sick eating moldy bananas. Now, you are at the doctor’s office and your doctor is looking at you like you’re bananas because why would you eat spoiled fruit?

Why Is It Banana Bread And Not Cake?

Baked dishes can be so similar to one another. No wonder, people may not know the difference between banana bread and banana cake. So, let me break it down in a simple way.

The cake is light while the bread is dense. This will have you thinking about the banana bread ingredients compared to what is used in a cake.

Should My Banana Bread Be Moist?

That would depend on how you like to eat your bread. Personally, I like a little moistness included when I am making the easy banana bread recipe.

To control the moistness of the dish, one banana bread ingredient will be essential. That ingredient is flour. The more flour you use, the dryer the food will be. On the contrary, the less flour you use, the more moist the food is.

Moistness is good but remembers this. Too much moister will leave you with a wet mess, and nobody wants that.

Why Is Banana Bread So Cool?

There are two ways that we can take this question. First and foremost, anything that tastes delicious is cool in my books. Secondly, if we are talking about the coolness that comes with a low temperature, then this conversation is different.

Like anything fresh from the oven, your banana bread will be hot. From personal experience, I recommend you let the bread cool off before you take it out of the bread pan.

Do this when the bread is hot and your bread will fall apart, right before your eyes.

How Do I Know When My Banana Bread Is Done?

It is a simple way to figure this out. Get something that is pointy at the end. That can be a toothpick, fork, knife, or whatever you have lying around in the kitchen.

Stick the pointy end into the bread. If what you are using is clean, then the bread is ready. On the other hand, if there is a wet mixture on it, then you need to cook your bread for a while longer.

Banana bread ingredients on an oak chopping board.

Making The Easy Banana Bread Recipe

Serving: 10

Banana Bread Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 cup All-purpose Flour
  • 1/4 tsp Salt
  • 1/2 tsp Baking Soda
  • 1/4 tsp Ground Cinnamon (Optional)
  • 1/16 tsp Ground Cloves (Optional)
  • 1 pinch of Nutmeg (Optional)
  • 7oz Ripe Banana (Very Ripe) Mashed, (About 2 Medium Ripe Bananas)
  • 1/3 cup Unsalted Butter, Melted
  • 1/2 cup White Sugar
  • 1 tbsp Lime Juice
  • 1 Large Egg, Beaten
  • 1 tbsp Vanilla Essence

Equipment And Tools

  • Medium Mixing Bowl
  • Large Mixing Bowl
  • Whisk
  • Spatula
  • L 9.25″ by W 5.25″ by D 2.75″ Loaf Pan
  • Cooling Rack
  • Fork

Steps

Initial Steps:

  1. Preheat the oven to 350F.
  2. Butter the loaf pan and set it aside.

Create the Batter:Making Easy Banana Bread Steps 1-3

  1. In a medium mixing bowl, whisk the flour, baking soda, salt, cinnamon, cloves, and nutmeg. Set aside.
  2. In a large mixing bowl, mash the ripe banana using a fork.
  3. Now stir in the sugar, beaten eggs, melted butter, vanilla essence, and lime juice.

Making Easy Banana Bread Steps 4-6

  1. Lightly fold the flour mixture into the banana mixture – avoid over-mixing.
  2. Add the batter to the loaf pan.
  3. Place the loaf pan into the oven and bake for 40-45 minutes.

Final Steps:

  1. After baking the banana bread, let it cool down completely before cutting.
  2. Serve banana bread with butter, cheese, and some jelly.

These Banana Bread Ingredients Are The Best

This recipe is for all my bread lovers out there.

Banana Bread sliced on a towel.

Easy Banana Bread

So you bought some ripe bananas and completely forget about them. Now they are extremely ripe and soft, so you're thinking about dumping them, but don't! Instead, use them to create the best easy banana bread recipe! After, trying this recipe, you will never throw away, ripe bananas again!
5 from 2 votes
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 45 mins
0 mins
Total Time 1 hr
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Servings 10
Calories 184 kcal

Supplies and Equipment

Ingredients
  

  • 1 1/2 Cup All-Purpose Flour
  • 1/4 Tsp Salt
  • 1/2 Tsp Baking Soda
  • 1/4 Tsp Ground Cinnamon Optional
  • 1/16 Tsp Ground Cloves Optional
  • 1 Pinch Ground Nutmeg Optional
  • 7 Oz Banana Ripe and Mashed (This is about two medium ripe bananas)
  • 1/3 Cup Unsalted Butter Melted
  • 1/2 Cup White Sugar
  • 1 Tbsp Lime Juice
  • 1 Whole Egg Large, Beaten
  • 1 Tbsp Vanilla Essence

Instructions
 

Initial Step

  • Preheat the oven to 350F.
  • Butter the loaf pan and set it aside.

Prep Flour Mixture

  • In a medium mixing bowl, whisk the flour, baking soda, salt, cinnamon, cloves, and nutmeg. Set aside.

Prep Banana Mixture

  • In a large mixing bowl, mash the ripe banana using a fork.
  • Now stir in the sugar, beaten eggs, melted butter, vanilla essence, and lime juice.

Create the Batter

  • Lightly fold the flour mixture into the banana mixture - avoid over-mixing.

Final Steps

  • Add the batter to the loaf pan.
  • Place the loaf pan into the oven and bake for 40-45 minutes.
  • After baking the banana bread, let it cool down completely before cutting.
  • Serve banana bread with butter, cheese, and some jelly.

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Nutrition

Calories: 184kcalCarbohydrates: 29gProtein: 2gFat: 6gSaturated Fat: 4gPolyunsaturated Fat: 0.3gMonounsaturated Fat: 2gTrans Fat: 0.2gCholesterol: 17mgSodium: 115mgPotassium: 98mgFiber: 1gSugar: 13gVitamin A: 203IUVitamin C: 2mgCalcium: 7mgIron: 1mg
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