Easy Banana Bread

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I normally don’t need a reason to bake a banana bread. I don’t even wait for the bananas to ripe! πŸ˜€ Since our house is quite warm most of the time, I buy bananas in small quantities so that we finish consuming it, but sometimes doing it doesn’t help and the bananas get riper quicker than we like it. Just like me, the kids also like the bananas in the just-ripe stage, where the sweetness is mild. Once it gets a little softer, none of us would touch it. Earlier I used to bake quite often, but now I have got myself a bit tight on my baking due to my weight goals. My family has this tendency of eating anything baked only for one day and if there are any leftovers, they wouldn’t touch it in the coming days. I would have to either distribute it or eat them myself. πŸ˜• So better is to not bake at all! OK, so coming back to the banana, now what I do is that I freeze the bananas so that I can have my favorite smoothie on weekend mornings! Just a search on banana and you will find many options on the blog to use up your bananas in bakes, smoothies and otherwise!

 

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This recipe is adapted from a little book called “Bake Yourself Happy”. It is a tiny handbook with some very interesting bake recipes. I had already made the Welsh Harvest Cake from this book and totally loved it. So when it threw on me a recipe called “Go Banana Bread”, I had to try it. After all, I am a banana bake fanatic. The description did describe the recipe to be sweet, so I went ahead and reduced the sugar to how we would like it. I used a combination of all purpose flour and wholewheat flour, like I do with almost all my banana breads and kept the recipe as is otherwise. The end result was a nice buttery banana bread, that only needed a cup of milk for company. I love bakes like this, that makes a good breakfast or an afternoon tea snack. Here is another banana bread which is very similar to this one and one of my favorites too! Off to this straight forward recipe…

 

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5 from 1 vote

Easy Banana Bread

Course Breakfast
Cuisine American
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour 15 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 25 minutes
Servings 6 -8
Author Rafeeda

Ingredients

  • 100 gm butter softened
  • 150 gm sugar increase for sweetness
  • 2 large eggs beaten lightly
  • 2 large/ 3 medium ripe bananas mashed
  • 90 ml milk
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 175 gm all purpose flour
  • 100 gm wholewheat flour
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1/4 tsp salt

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 180 degrees. Grease and and flour a large loaf tin and set aside.
  • In a bowl, beat the butter and sugar till light and fluffy.
  • Add the eggs, bananas, milk and vanilla and beat till combined.
  • Sift in the dry ingredients into the wet ingredients and fold till combined.
  • Pour into the pan and bake for 50 to 60 minutes, or till a skewer inserted in the center comes out clean.
  • Keep in tin for five minutes, flip onto a cooling rack and allow to cool completely before slicing and enjoying.

 

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  1. best way dear to use over- ripe bananas.nice clicks

    1. Rafeeda AR Author says:

      Thanks a lot Babi…

  2. Bake yourself happy…I will buy the book simply because of the title! The banana bread looks awesome!

    1. Rafeeda AR Author says:

      Hehe… that’s what acutally tempted me to buy the book too! Thanks a lot Angie…

  3. Banana bread always welcome…this looks soft and delish

    1. Rafeeda AR Author says:

      Thanks a lot Gloria…

  4. Banana bread has been a frequent bake at our place for few years now.. makes a great thing to go into kidos box or fro snack time or even breakfast…it looks absolutely yum dear.. feel like just picking it up

    1. Rafeeda AR Author says:

      Yes, definitely the beauty of banana bread! Thank you so much Anupa…

  5. Some how I am not a big fan of bananas nor my kids..But this looks too good!

    1. Rafeeda AR Author says:

      Even though I love it, my kids are not very fond, so cutting back on backing them now… Thanks a lot Ruxana…

  6. I once told F I can live on bananas and ever since he brings home banans every single day… there are days I call him to remind him NOT to bring any bananas. At one point I had more boxes of frozen bananas than meat or poultry. So you would have seen a lot of banana bakes and deep fries from my end.. lol. Just last night, he came home and said – “Now will you say you can live on bananans?” LOL I am so done with it… I hate him for making me hate bananas (for a day or so) I can never hate it… Have you tried bananas as a egg substitute? I read somewhere half a banana can be replaced for one egg… I have to test it.

    1. Rafeeda AR Author says:

      I only buy my bananas, so I know HD won’t do this to me… hehe… Nowadays I am trying to reduce having it to once in two days, so I get just 2-3 at a time and buy it more frequently to keep it as less ripe as possible… I haven’t tried that trick, but maybe sometime… Thanks a lot Fami…

  7. 5 stars
    Never tried to make one for my kids, but I bet they will love this recipe. Thank you for sharing this.

    1. Rafeeda AR Author says:

      Thank you so much Diane…

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