BANANA BREAD RECIPE
Laiba Rafiq 9 months ago
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BANANA BREAD RECIPE

Discover Delicious Banana Bread Variations: Easy, Chocolate, Healthy, Vegan & Gluten-Free Recipes. Bake Your Way to Bliss!

Banana bread is a sweet flavored moist bread. It is simply prepared by mashing freshly or overly ripe bananas in a bowl and adding a few other ingredients. Overly ripe bananas have considerably more sweetness than freshly ripe bananas. Bananas contain a number of minerals and essential vitamins and have a high fiber content of around 03 g each piece when compared to other fruits. So, you do not need to throw overripe bananas as they can still be turned into a healthy and tasty sweet dish. There are many variants of banana bread including chocolate banana bread, vegan banana bread, gluten-free banana bread, nutty banana bread, raisin banana bread, and blueberry banana bread. For making banana bread you do not need to go for groceries. All the common ingredients in your kitchen are well enough to make it.

EASY BANANA BREAD RECIPE:

Let’s start with the easy banana bread recipe. The ingredients needed are listed below; • 3 to 4 Bananas (overly ripe bananas preferably) • All-purpose flour (2 cups) • Baking soda (1 tsp) • A pinch of Salt • Half a cup Butter • 2 Eggs • Brown sugar (¾ cup) The detailed recipe for making banana bread is as follows. 1. Add half a cup of butter to a bowl and beat it until turns to a nicely creamy texture. 2. Then add ¾ cup of brown sugar and 2 eggs to it and beat to mix the ingredients well. Brown sugar makes the bread moister than white sugar. 3. Take a separate bowl and mash 3 - 4 bananas with the help of a fork. 4. Mix the mashed bananas into the prepared wet mixture and give it a stir. 5. Add 2 cups of all-purpose flour, 1 tsp of baking soda, and a pinch of salt to the batter. These dry ingredients help the bread to rise well and taste good. Mix the components well enough to combine without any lump but do not over-mix the batter. 6. Preheat the oven to 350o F. 7. Slightly grease a loaf pan with butter and place parchment paper on the bottom of it. 8. Pour the prepared batter into the prepared loaf pan and place in a preheated oven for 50 - 55 minutes. Your healthy, sweet, and soft banana bread is ready with this easy recipe. You can also store it in an airtight container for 4 - 5 days at room temperature or freeze it for up to 2 months.

CHOCOLATE BANANA BREAD RECIPE:

Do you want to add more flavors to this simple banana bread? No worries! You can make the sweet banana loaf with the goodness of chocolate, nuts, and blueberries. Ingredients are given below; • All-purpose flour (2 cups) • Baking soda (1tsp) • Eggs (2) • Salt (a pinch) • Overripe Bananas (2 - 3 bananas) • Brown sugar (¾ cups) • Dark compound chocolate (3 - 4 oz) • Vanilla essence (1tsp) • Oil or butter (1/2 cup) • Sour cream (1 cup) • Freshly squeezed lemon juice (2 tsp) Step-by-step recipe for making chocolate banana bread is; 1. Take a bowl and add half a cup of butter or oil to it. 2. Add ¾ cup of brown sugar and 2 eggs to it. Beat the components well till they get a creamy texture. 3. Then mash 2 - 3 overripe bananas in a bowl with a fork. Make a smooth paste. 4. Mix the mashed banana paste into the prepared mixture. 5. Melt the dark compound chocolate in a double boiler or microwave it for 1-2 minutes. 6. Pour the melted chocolate into the mixture and add 1 tsp of vanilla essence. Give it a nice stir. 7. Then add 2 cups of all-purpose flour along with 1 tsp of baking soda and a pinch of salt. Mix the batter well enough to combine without any lump but do not over mix the batter. 8. Add 1 cup of sour cream and 2 tsp of freshly squeezed lemon juice to the mixture. Mix it well and rest it aside. 9. You can add chocolate chips as well if you want. 10. Preheat the oven to 350o F. 11. Slightly grease a loaf pan with butter and place parchment paper on the bottom of it. 12. Pour the prepared batter into the prepared loaf pan and place in a preheated oven for 50 - 55 minutes. Yummy chocolate banana bread is ready to eat or you can store it in an airtight container for 4 – 5 days.

HEALTHY BANANA BREAD RECIPE:

If you want to make banana bread a bit healthier, you can use whole wheat or oat flour instead of all-purpose flour. Moreover, you can use maple syrup or honey as a natural sweetener rather than using white or brown sugar. This will increase the nutritional value of the bread. You can also replace butter with vegetable oil, olive oil, or coconut oil in reasonable amounts to make a healthy banana bread. The following are the ingredients for making a healthy banana bread. • Whole wheat flour (2 cups) or you can use oat flour in the same quantity. • Vegetable oil or coconut oil (⅓ cup) • Maple syrup (½ cup) or you can use honey in the same quantity. • Eggs (2) • Salt (a pinch) • Ripe bananas (2 - 3 bananas) • Milk (¼ cup) • Vanilla essence (1tsp) • Baking soda (1 tsp) • Cinnamon powder (½ tsp) • For adding extra flavors to bread you can add chocolate chips, nuts, dried fruits, or raisins. But this is totally optional. The detailed recipe is almost the same but with few alternations. The recipe for healthy banana bread is mentioned Step by step; 1. Take a bowl and add 1/3 cup vegetable oil and ½ cup honey. Mix it well. If you are using coconut oil instead, you first need to melt the oil and then add it to honey and mix. 2. Then add 2 eggs to it and beat to mix the ingredients well. You can use maple syrup in place of honey. 3. Take a separate bowl and mash 2 - 3 ripe bananas with ¼ cup milk using a fork. 4. Mix the mashed bananas and 1 tsp of vanilla essence into the prepared wet mixture. 1. Add 2 cups of whole wheat flour, 1 tsp of baking soda, 1 tsp cinnamon powder, and a pinch of salt to the batter. These dry ingredients help the bread to rise well and taste good. You can also replace wheat flour with oat flour. Mix the components well enough to combine without any lump but do not over-mix the batter. 5. You can add chocolate chips, nuts, or raisins according to your desire to give a flavorful twist to banana bread. 6. Preheat the oven to 350o F. 7. Slightly grease a loaf pan with oil, and place parchment paper on the bottom of it. 8. Pour the prepared batter into the prepared loaf pan and place in a preheated oven for 50-55 minutes. Healthy banana bread with a bunch of flavors is ready to eat or you can store it in an airtight container for 4 – 5 days.

VEGAN BANANA BREAD RECIPE:

What if someone is allergic to eggs and dairy product or dislike them? No worries, the vegan banana bread recipe will sort this out. Ingredients are given below; • Overripe banana (2 - 3) • All-purpose flour (2 cups) • White sugar • Walnuts (optional) • Soy milk or any other non-dairy milk • Light brown sugar • Baking powder (1 tsp) • Coconut oil or vegan butter can also be used • Cinnamon powder (1 tsp) • Salt (a pinch) A detailed recipe is briefed step by step; 1. Take a bowl and add 2 cups of all-purpose flour along with 1 tsp of baking powder, white sugar, brown sugar, 1 tsp cinnamon powder, and a pinch of salt. Mix all the dry ingredients well. 2. Then blend 2 - 3 overripe bananas with soy milk and coconut oil in a blender. Make a smooth paste. 3. Mix the paste with dry ingredients well. Try not to form any lump and do not over-mix the batter. 4. You can add chopped walnuts as well if you want. 5. Preheat the oven to 350o F. 6. Slightly grease a loaf pan with oil, and place parchment paper on the bottom of it. 7. Pour the prepared batter into the prepared loaf pan and place in a preheated oven for 50 - 55 minutes. Healthy vegan banana bread is ready to eat or you can store it in an airtight container for 4 – 5 days.

GLUTEN-FREE BANANA BREAD RECIPE:

Gluten banana bread is a good option for gluten-free people. Gluten is a protein that is usually part of wheat flour, responsible for giving a nice texture, shape, and chewiness. If you are not using gluten in baked items, you might be disappointed not about the taste and flavors but the crumbly dense texture of the baked item. But with the right recipe, your gluten-free bread can still be more tasteful than gluten-filled ones. Ingredients for making gluten banana bread are; • 3 to 4 Bananas (overly ripe bananas preferably) • Gluten-free all-purpose flour (1 1/2 cups) • Baking powder (3/4 tsp) • Baking soda (3/4 tsp) • A pinch of Salt • 1/3 cup of unsalted Butter • 1 Egg • 1 tsp vanilla essence • sugar (¾ cup) Detailed recipe is mentioned step by step; 1. Take a bowl and add 1 1/2 cups of all-purpose flour along with 1 tsp of baking powder, baking soda, ¾ cup of sugar, and a pinch of salt. Mix all the dry ingredients well. 2. Then blend 3 - 4 overripe bananas with unsalted butter and add 1 tsp of vanilla essence in a bowl. Make a smooth paste. 3. Mix the paste with dry ingredients well. Try not to form any lump and do not over-mix the batter. 4. Preheat the oven to 350o F. 5. Slightly grease a loaf pan with butter and place parchment paper on the bottom of it. 6. Pour the prepared batter into the prepared loaf pan and place in a preheated oven for 50 - 55 minutes. Gluten-free banana bread is ready to eat, or you can store it in an airtight container for 4 – 5 days.

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