This Banana Bread Is The Recipe You Need
I love a good dessert that goes well at any time, so this always-ready banana bread is perfect for my family and me. If you have bananas about to go bad and turning black, then this recipe is perfect to turn them into something delicious.
What makes this banana bread so special?
For one, all you need is 4 ripe bananas, flour, baking powder, salt, dark brown sugar, eggs, butter, and vanilla extract. If you want, though, you can add some nuts, like pecans, hazelnuts, walnuts, or macadamias. For a sweeter flavor, you can add chocolate chips, or chunks of any kind, dark or white.
I like this dish because it takes little effort and even less time to make. Start by preheating the oven. I then grease a loaf tin so that it is ready to go.
In a small bowl, mix the flour, baking powder, and salt. Peel your bananas and set them aside. In another bowl, beat the sugar with the eggs. Then slowly add the bananas and mash together, which makes it fluffier. You can add the extra nuts or chocolate at this point.
Bake the mix for about one hour, but I recommend that you check often, as some ovens are faster and more powerful.
When you are ready, serve your banana bread as a sweet breakfast dish, for a snack in the afternoon, or as dessert after dinner. To get an even better taste, mix with coffee, or add a bit of dulce de leche on top.
The beauty of this quick recipe is that you can make it any time without needing much. But you can also save this bread for later, as it can last a long time.
It’s time to use up those bananas that are always going bad!
Freezing the Banana bread
Ensure bread has completely cooled down, then slice it into toaster-slot-sized thickness. Use foil to wrap each slice and put them into a resealable freezer bag.
Or, you can freeze the loaf whole, but make sure to tightly wrap it in foil, then place in a resealable freezer bag.
Unfreezing the Banana bread
There are several ways of unfreezing the bread. You can use a microwave oven, make sure to unwrap the bread slices first, then microwave them for 10-20 seconds on high heat until they’re soft.
Or, you can use a preheated oven. Make sure to keep the foil on the bread, place them on a baking tray and bake for 5-10 minutes at 170 C (338 F) until they’re soft.
You can also use the toaster. Unwrap the slices, then just pop them in there. Make sure to keep a close check so the bread won’t burn.
When unfreezing a whole loaf, keep it wrapped in foil, then place it on a baking sheet. Bake for 25-30 minutes until it’s soft.
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Always Ready Banana Bread
4 blackened (overripe bananas)
200g (approx. 1 1/2 cups) plain flour, sifted
2 1/2 tsp baking powder
1 tsp salt
150g (3/4 cup) soft dark brown sugar
5 tbsp melted unsalted butter
1 tsp vanilla extract
- Pre-heat the oven to 170oC (338oF).
- Peel bananas. Mash, then set aside.
- Mix the flour, baking powder and salt in a small bowl.
- In a larger bowl, put the eggs and sugar, then beat until the texture becomes fluffy and pale.
- Add the melted butter and vanilla extract. Fold in the bananas and the dry ingredients.
- Pour in add-on ingredients, like chocolate or nuts
- Pour mixture into the loaf tin. Bake for 1 hour or so, until a skewer comes out clean.
- Transfer to a wire rack and let it cool a bit.
- Serve and enjoy!