Monday, February 24, 2014

Best Ever Banana Bread Recipe

Best Ever Banana Bread Recipe

Recipe adapted from : Taste of home,you can find the original recipe here.
Moist and delicious Banana bread,packed with banana flavor.
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook time: 70 minutes
Yields: 1 loaf
  1. All purpose flour- 1 and 3/4 cups
  2. Sugar-1 to 1.5 cup( see notes)
  3. Baking soda- 1 tsp
  4. Cinnamon powder- 1/4 to 1/2 tsp( optional)
  5. Nutmeg powder- 1 pinch( optional)
  6. Salt-1/4 tsp
  7. Ripe bananas ,mashed- 2 medium( 1 cup)
  8. Eggs-2 
  9. Canola oil-1/2 cup
  10. Butter milk-1/4 cup plus 1 tbsp
  11. Vanilla extract-1 tsp
  12. Walnuts,chopped-1 cup(optional)

  • Preheat oven to 180 deg c.Line a 9" x 5" loaf pan with parchment paper.
  • In a mixing bowl mix together,all purpose flour,sugar,baking soda,cinnamon powder,nutmeg powder and salt,using a fork/whisk.keep aside.
  • In another bowl,add mashed bananas,eggs,canola oil,buttermilk and vanilla extract.
  • Add this to the dry ingredients and mix just until combined.( Do not over mix).Fold in the chopped walnuts,if using.
  • Pour the batter into the prepared pan and bake for about 1 hour 10 minutes or until a cake tester inserted into the cake comes out clean.( I halved the recipe and it was done in 40 minutes.)
  • Cool on wire rack.
    • Adjust the quantity of sugar according to your taste.If you like it less sweet ,use just 1 cup sugar.You can use brown sugar instead of granulated sugar,if desired.
    • I halved the recipe  and used 1/2 cup brown sugar and 1/8 cup regular sugar and it was just perfect.
    • Cinnamon powder and nutmeg powder gives a nice flavor to the bread.
    • I used just 2 tbsp chopped walnuts,adjust the quantity according to your taste.

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