|Got about 13-16 slices for one loaf.|
Banana bread is one of my go-to recipes when I have a craving to bake. It’s pretty simple and other I usually have all the ingredients on hand. It does take kinda long to bake but the result is always rewarding! :D
So when I found myself itching to bake something...but I knew I didn't feel like cookies or cake, banana bread time!!
Banana Bread (makes 1 loaf)
1¾ cup flour ⅓ cup margarine / butter
2 tsp baking powder ⅓ cup brown sugar, packed
½ tsp baking soda ⅓ cup granulated sugar
¼ tsp salt 2 eggs
(¼ cup chopped nuts) 1 cup + 1 tbsp mashed ripe banana (around 3)
|of course I must show the organized chaos that is prepping any recipe ;)|
|Isn't the masher so cute!?|
Preheat oven to 350ºF.
In a bowl, mix flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt.
|Now it's being put to good use, mashing the bananas.|
In another bowl, cream margarine (or butter) and sugars until light & fluffy, 7 min.
Beat in one egg at a time.
Add mashed banana.
Slowly add in flour, mix until well blended.
If using nuts, stir them in. (My brother's hugely allergic so I never use nuts)
Pour batter in a greased 8x4x2-inch loaf pan.
Bake for 55-60 min or until a toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean.
Cool for 10 min on wire rack.
Remove from pan; cool completely. Slice.
|Allowing it to cool on the wire rack.|
*Eating it after it has cooled, you will get a slight crunch from the crust.
*Wrapping and storing it overnight before slicing will prevent the crust from crumbling.
|Looks dense but it's not exactly cake so it should be all that airy either.|
|Turned out alright. Lots of banana flavour|
This time, I decided to use more banana than usual (3 large) and I liked what I got. The bread was more moist than my previous ones. Hope you enjoy this recipe! :D
4.5 out of 5 NOMs