How to Make Banana Bread from Scratch
If you do not know what to do with all the ripe bananas in the fruit basket, we have the perfect solution for you here. Capture the sweetness, softness and richness of bananas in this bread recipe. Even kids who do not like to eat bananas will find it appealing and tasty. It can be taken with tea or coffee, as breakfast, an afternoon treat and can be packed for lunch for kids at school.
Prep time: 30 min
Bake time: 1 hour
Total time: 1 hour and 30 min
Yield: 4 servings
Utensils: Baking pan, mixing bowls, beater, wire rack, oven.
All-purpose flour: 2 cups
Baking soda: 1 teaspoon
Eggs, beaten: 2
Butter: 1/2 cup
Brown sugar: 3/4 cup
Mashed overripe bananas: 2 1/3 cups
Salt: 1/4 tablespoon
Turn your oven and preheat it to 350 degrees. Take the baking pan and lightly grease it. Pour some all purpose flour into it and shake the pan to spread the flour all around it. This makes sure that the cake comes out smooth and neat after baking.
Add the sugar, baking powder, flour, salt and baking soda in a mixing bowl. Mix these all ingredients really well. Mash the bananas in a bowl. Add to them the mixture you just created.
Melt butter in a pan and add it to the flour and banana mixture above. Use a large spoon to mix all the ingredients together. Beat two eggs and add them to this mixture. Make a fine consistent batter for the cake.
Pour this batter into the pan you prepared earlier. Bake for around an hour. Check whether the cake is cooked by inserting a toothpick or knife in the middle of the cake. If it comes out clean and smoothly, the cake is ready. Take it out and let it cool down in the pan for around ten minutes. Transfer the cake to a wire rack to cool down completely.
Try to limit the number of times you open the oven to check if the bread is ready because it increases the cooking time and also affects consistency. Check only after the bread starts turning a brown shade.