Banana bread remains the most popular recipe on the biggest cooking websites. We don’t see the point in questioning the reasons behind it – banana bread can pass as a dessert, a breakfast or a snack. You can enjoy it freshly hot with some ice cream on a fancy plate, or toasted on the go with peanut butter/chocolate spread/jam and get your fingers sticky. However, the leading reason for banana bread’s popularity is because it’s super easy. And we’ve got a foolproof recipe of the BEST banana bread EVER that will win your heart. We will even share some top tips on how to make this simple banana bread exceptionally good!
Ingredients for 1 small loaf of Banana Bread:
– 285g plain flour
– 1 tsp bicarbonate of soda
– ½ tsp salt
– 110g butter + extra for greasing the dish
– 225g brown caster sugar
– 2 medium eggs
– 4 ripe bananas
– 85ml buttermilk (don’t skip it – it’s the main ingredient!!)
– 1 tsp vanilla extract
1) Preheat the oven to 180C. Sift the flour with soda and salt into a large bowl. In a separate bowl, cream the butter and sugar until light and fluffy.
2) Add the eggs, mashed bananas, buttermilk and vanilla into the butter/sugar mixture and mix well. Gently fold in the flour mixture.
3) Grease your tin (20cm x 12.5cm) and pour your cake mixture in. Bake in the middle of the oven until well risen and golden brown, and if you poke it with a knife it comes out clean. Avoid overbaking it as that will lose the moisture!
You can freeze it although we can’t promise you’ll have any left after you try a slice of the fresh one!
3 top tips for creating amazing Banana Bread:
Our friends from across the pond get the credit for this one – buttermilk. Trust us, this is the most important ingredient and it will give your banana bread the texture you have been looking for.
(But if you can’t find buttermilk at your local supermarket, fear not! Check out this easy buttermilk substitute.)
Depth of Flavour
Smile at those dark, spotty bananas in your fruit bowl. They are your secret to caramel sweet and moreish banana bread. If you only have fresh ones – pop them in the oven for a few minutes to ripen.
Make it fancy!
You can play with this banana bread (we don’t mean ball games. Although it’s up to you what you get up to in your kitchen!). Add nuts, chocolate chips, fruit chunks… Get creative!
Do you have any secrets or tips for making the world’s best banana bread? Or did you try out our recipe? Let us know if the comments below.
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