Banana bread is a beloved classic in the world of baking, known for its moist texture and delightful banana flavor. If you’re looking to master the art of making banana bread, this Banana bread recipe guide will walk you through the steps to create a perfect loaf every time.
2 to 3 ripe bananas (the riper, the better)
1/3 cup melted butter
1 teaspoon baking soda
Pinch of salt
3/4 cup granulated sugar
1 large egg, beaten
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
Preheat your oven to 350°F (175°C) and grease a 4×8-inch (10x20cm) loaf pan.
In a mixing bowl, mash the ripe bananas with a fork until smooth.
Stir the melted butter into the mashed bananas.
Mix in the baking soda and salt.
Add the sugar, beaten egg, and vanilla extract, and stir well.
Gradually fold in the flour until just incorporated. Be careful not to overmix; a few lumps are fine.
Pour the batter into the prepared loaf pan and bake for about 60 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean.
Allow the banana bread to cool in the pan for about 10 minutes, then transfer it to a wire rack to cool completely.
Use overripe bananas for the best flavor. The blacker and softer they are, the sweeter your banana bread will be.
Feel free to add mix-ins like chocolate chips, chopped nuts, or dried fruit for extra flavor and texture.
Store your banana bread in an airtight container at room temperature for up to three days, or refrigerate it for longer freshness.