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How to Make Banana Bread

Simple Culinary Tips and Recipes on How to Make Banana Bread

Banana bread is sweet, soft, and a treat for one's taste buds. It is very easy to make, which makes it a favorite with many people.
Mayuri Kulkarni
Last Updated: Mar 7, 2018
Banana bread is one of the oldest recipes that originated somewhere in the beginning of 18th century. Sweet, soft, and cake-like texture are some of the typical characteristics of this recipe. Mashed bananas are the main ingredients of this bread. The recipe for making banana bread is simple, with very few ingredients required. All you need to do is add the dry ingredients together in one bowl, and the wet ones in another bowl; then combine these two mixtures and place the mixture into the oven. To improve the taste of the banana bread try to use bananas that are not very ripe.
Basic Recipe
  • Flour, 4 cups
  • Baking powder, 2 tsp.
  • Sugar, 2 cups
  • Eggs, 2
  • Vanilla, 2 tsp.
  • Salt, ½ tsp.
  • Margarine, 2 stick (melted)
  • Ripe bananas, 6
Preheat the oven to 347°F. Take a large bowl and add sugar, margarine, and vanilla. Then add the eggs and beat the mixture properly until it gets a smooth texture. In a small bowl add flour, baking powder, and salt, and sift the mixture properly.
Then, add this mixture to the margarine mixture and stir it until all the ingredients get mixed properly. Add the mashed bananas and beat the mixture until it turns smooth. Grease a loaf pan of appropriate size and pour this mixture into the pan. Place the pan in preheated oven for 45 to 60 minutes and enjoy the taste of the banana bread.
Recipe with Nuts and Oatmeal
  • White sugar, ¾ cup
  • Mashed bananas, 1 cup
  • Eggs, 2
  • Vanilla extract, 1 tsp.
  • Baking soda, ½ tsp.
  • Salt, ½ tsp.
  • Walnuts, ½ cup (chopped)
  • Quick cooking oats, ½ cup
  • All-purpose flour, 1½ cups
  • Shortening, ½ cup
The first step to make banana nut bread recipe is to grease a 9 by 5 inch loaf pan with butter. Then preheat the oven to 347°F. Take a large bowl and add sugar and shortening to it. Beat the mixture thoroughly with help of an electric mixer, until it turns fluffy and light. Add one egg at a time to this mixture and beat the mixture properly.
Then, put in the mashed bananas and vanilla and again beat. Now, take a medium-sized bowl and add baking soda, salt, and all-purpose flour to it. Sift the mixture properly and then add it to the cream mixture in the large bowl. Beat this mixture and add oats and nuts to it. Pour the mixture into the baking pan and place it into the preheated oven for 50 to 55 minutes and your oatmeal banana nut bread is ready.
Recipe with Chocolate Chip
  • Semi-sweet chocolate chips, 1 cup
  • Mayonnaise, 2 tbsp.
  • Eggs, 2
  • Ripe bananas, 6 (mashed)
  • All-purpose flour, 3 cups
  • Salt, ½ tsp.
  • Baking powder, 1 tsp.
  • Baking soda, 2 tsp.
  • Walnuts, ½ cup (chopped)
  • White sugar, 2 cups
  • Shortening, 1 cup
Preheat the oven to 347°F. In a medium-sized bowl, sift together all-purpose flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt. In another bowl, add sugar and shortening, and blend them to make a fluffy and light mixture. Beating with every addition, add one egg at a time, into this mixture. Then put in the mashed bananas and mayonnaise and blend the mixture properly.
Mix together the banana mixture and flour mixture and blend until all the ingredients get combined properly. In the end add the chopped walnuts and chocolate chips. Pour the mixture into a greased loaf pan and place it into the preheated oven for 50 to 75 minutes.
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