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Homemade Banana Bread Recipes

Easy Recipes for Sweet, Soft, and Moist Homemade Banana Bread

Homemade banana bread is gaining popularity slowly as it is more nutritious in comparison to the ones made in bakeries. The other advantage of making this bread at home is that it does not contain preservatives.
Tastessence Staff
Last Updated: Mar 5, 2018
Banana Bread Slice
This luscious bread is wholesome and has a distinct aroma that is refreshingly different. To add some flavor to it, a variety of items can be added to it like nuts and raisins. This bread contains 110 to 128 calories per slice with 0.2 g of fats and 2.4 g of proteins.
Making Banana Bread at Home
Recipe #1
This is the traditional method of preparation and the best part is that it is hassle-free and can easily be made at home without expertise. Interestingly, this recipe does not use yeast, which is the highlight of this easy banana bread recipe.

Ingredients
  • White sugar, 1½ cups
  • Butter (softened), ½ cup
  • Ripe bananas (mashed), 3
  • Eggs, 2
  • All-purpose flour, 2 cups
  • Baking soda, ½ teaspoon
  • Sour milk, 1/3 cup
  • Salt, ¼ teaspoon
  • Vanilla extract, 1 teaspoon
Method
  • Preheat the oven to 350 °F, while you lightly grease a loaf pan.
  • In a large mixing bowl, combine the sugar, butter, mashed bananas, eggs, flour, baking soda, milk, salt, and vanilla extract; beat the ingredients together.
  • The batter should be soft without any lumps in it.
  • Pour the batter into the loaf pan and bake it for about 60 minutes in the preheated oven.
  • To know if the bread is well cooked, poke a toothpick into the center of the bread, if it comes out clean, the bread is ready.
Recipe #2
This recipe is almost fat-free because its preparation requires the use of sugar-free sweetener, as well as whole-wheat flour.

Ingredients
  • Whole wheat flour, 1½ cups
  • Sugar-free sweetener, ¾ cup
  • Baking powder, 1 tablespoon
  • Salt, ¾ teaspoon
  • Ripe bananas, 3
  • Skimmed milk, ½ cup
  • Eggs, 2
  • Egg white, 1
  • Vanilla extract, 1 teaspoon
Method
  • Sift the whole-wheat flour, sweetener, baking powder, and salt, together in a bowl.
  • Mash the ripe bananas.
  • To the mashed bananas, add the milk, eggs, egg white, and vanilla, mixing all the ingredients well.
  • Now, add all the dry ingredients to the banana mixture to make a smooth dough.
  • Grease a loaf pan with nonstick cooking spray and pour the batter into the pan.
  • Place the loaf pan in a preheated oven at 400 °F and let it bake for roughly 25 to 30 minutes.
  • Insert a fork through the center of the bread to check if it's cooked on the inside. The fork should ideally come out clean.

A tip about how to slice the bread, is to slice the loaf only after it has cooled down completely. A common question often asked is how long homemade banana bread lasts, as it invariably happens that we make much more than the required quantity. This homemade bread can be wrapped in a wax paper or plastic wrap and covered in a foil, before being placed in the freezer. Whenever you want to eat it, remove from the freezer, thaw it and it will taste the same.