Banana Bread

A sliced loaf of banana bread with chocolate chips on a white marble surface, alongside a single slice separated from the loaf. A red and white striped cloth is partially visible in the corner.
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Banana bread is a beloved American dessert, thanks to its simplicity and fantastic taste. This sweet, soft, and moist bread is perfect for breakfast, a snack, or as a dessert after meals. The main feature of banana bread is the use of ripe bananas, which give it a rich, sweet flavor and make it incredibly soft and fragrant.

Banana bread is also a great way to use up overripe bananas. Its versatility allows for experimenting with different variations, such as using alternative flours, different sugars, or adding yogurt to make it even softer. Whether you prepare it for breakfast, a coffee break, or as a dessert, banana bread is always a winning choice.

Although it is an iconic dessert in the United States, its origins date back to the 1930s during the Great Depression. During that time, it was essential not to waste anything, and overripe bananas were used to create this sweet bread.

Tips and Tricks

Use Room Temperature Ingredients: Take the ingredients out of the fridge 20-30 minutes before preparing it.

Beat the Egg Whites: For a fluffy and airy banana bread, beat the egg whites until stiff peaks form.

Check the Bake: Always test the doneness of the banana bread with the tip of a knife.

Take Your Time: Don’t rush the preparation. Properly mixing the ingredients ensures a homogeneous batter that bakes more evenly.

A freshly baked loaf of banana bread with a whole banana on top and sprinkled with chocolate chips, resting in a parchment-lined loaf pan on a white surface.

How to Store

Once baked and cooled, banana bread can be stored at room temperature for a few days, maintaining its freshness and softness. It can also be frozen by slicing it beforehand, ensuring you always have a sweet treat ready to enjoy.

A sliced loaf of banana bread with chocolate chips on a white marble surface, alongside a single slice separated from the loaf. A red and white striped cloth is partially visible in the corner.

Banana Bread

Banana bread is a beloved American dessert, thanks to its simplicity and fantastic taste. This sweet, soft, and moist bread is perfect for breakfast, a snack, or as a dessert after meals.
Course Dessert, dinner, launch
Cuisine American, english
Keyword banana bread
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour
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Ingredients

  • 3 ripe bananas
  • 200 gr flour
  • 150 gr butter
  • 100 gr sugar
  • 20 gr brown sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 packet of vanilla baking powder
  • 1/2 packet of baking powder
  • 100 gr chocolate chips
  • 1/2 lemon
Servings 4 people

Instructions

  • Preheat the Oven: Preheat the oven to 180°C/375°F (fan).
  • Prepare the Bananas: Peel the bananas and mash them with lemon juice.
  • Mix Butter and Sugar: In a large bowl, add the sugars to the melted butter and whisk well.
  • Add Ingredients: Add egg yolks, baking powder, and a pinch of salt. Mix in the banana puree and chocolate chips, then fold in the flour.
  • Beat Egg Whites: Beat the egg whites until stiff peaks form and fold them into the main batter.
  • Bake: Pour the batter into a greased loaf pan. Decorate with a sliced banana and chocolate chips on top. Bake for 60 minutes.
  • Cool and Serve: Let the banana bread rest for a few minutes before serving. Enjoy!

Variants of Banana Bread

With Nuts: Add chopped nuts for a crunchy and rich flavor that complements the sweetness of the bananas.

Peanut Butter: Add a few tablespoons of peanut butter to the batter for a creamy and flavorful twist.

Gluten-Free: Use gluten-free flours like almond flour, rice flour, or a gluten-free flour blend for a soft and tasty bread.

Vegan: Replace eggs with flaxseeds or chia seeds mixed with water, and use coconut oil or vegan margarine instead of butter. Substitute regular milk with plant-based milk like almond or soy.

Blueberry: Add blueberries for a fresh and fruity version. The sweet and slightly tangy flavor of blueberries pairs perfectly with ripe bananas.

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