There is just something about the amazing smell of freshly baked Banana Bread lingering through the house! And luckily, today I am sharing the easiest, most delicious and moist Banana Bread recipe with you all. Let’s get baking!
Fool Proof Banana Bread Recipe
Yes friends, it really is a fool proof banana bread recipe. The whole family, from the kiddos to the grans, will be able to make and enjoy this loaf. I mean, freshly baked banana bread with a mound of butter and I am in heaven. Then, I am also one of those bakers that just can’t wait to dig in once it gets out the oven. I just roll like that. Burns and all.
How Do You Make Banana Bread from Scratch?
Firstly, you will need to have a couple of brown looking, ripe bananas on hand. Peel and mash these up to use later.
Start by mixing the butter and sugar with the eggs and vanilla essence until pale and fluffy with an electric mixer. You are basically baking a banana cake – so there’s that!
The dry ingredients are a simple combination of flour (I always use stone ground flour), bicarbonate of soda, salt and spices. Cinnamon and Nutmeg are essential warming spices added to the batter.
Finally, the banana bread batter comes together with the mashed up bananas and the addition of full fat greek yogurt. I like to think this is the key ingredient as I have never had a banana bread that is as moist and soft as this one!
What can I add to Banana Bread?
There are SO many variations of banana bread. Therefore, anything goes – from adding nuts and seeds, oats, chocolate chips or dried fruit like raisins or cranberries. Fresh fruit like strawberries and blueberries are perfect additions, like these Blueberry Banana Muffins.
How do you Store and Freeze Banana Bread
This banana loaf is REALLY soft and moist. You don’t want to lose that so make sure you store it correctly. Simply wrap your loaf in clingfilm or keep it in an airtight container for up to a week. Banana bread can also be kept in the fridge for up to a week, wrapped tight in clingfilm. Best of all, it freezes perfectly in slices and makes for EPIC banana bread toast. Simply pop the frozen slices into your toaster!
The humble Banana. Such a simple ingredient. In my eyes, it has to be one of those gems that can be transformed in what seems like a gazillion of different recipes. Do yourself a favor and bake this Banana Bread. It. Is. Divine.
This recipe is adapted from one of my favorite food blogs The Vanilla Bean Blog.
Try these Banana recipes next:
Upside Down Brûlée Banana Cake
Banana Cake with Butterscotch Sauce and Pecans
Vegan Banana Choc Chip Muffins
|Prep Time||10 min|
|Cook Time||35 min|
- 1 cup brown sugar
- 1/2 cup butter softened
- 2 large eggs
- 5 ml vanilla essence
- 1 1/2 cups flour
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 1 teaspoon salt
- pinch ground cinnamon
- pinch ground nutmeg
- 1 cup mashed bananas
- 1/2 cup greek yogurt
- Preheat the oven to 180 degrees Celsius and prepare a loaf pan with nonstick spray. In an electric mixer, cream the sugar and butter until fluffy. Add the eggs one at a time, mixing until incorporated. Add the vanilla and mix.
- Add the dry ingredients and mix until incorporated.
- Add the bananas and yogurt and mix with a wooden spoon until incorporated.
- Fill a 26 x 12 cm loaf pan three quarters full of batter.
- Bake for 30 - 35 minutes OR until golden brown and a tester comes out clean.
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