The first time I had banana bread was with my family in Minnesota and it blew my mind. We kept a bunch of mini loaves in the freezer, taking them out one by one as a quick snack. I thought it would taste like bread, but it’s really more like a heavy cake or a giant muffin. Banana bread is easy to make, you only need one bowl and a fork (not even a whisk!) and it’ll very likely turn out just fine even if you make a mistake. Good way to use up your overripe bananas.
Super easy banana bread ingredients
- 2 eggs
- 1/3 cup buttermilk (80 ml)
- 1/2 cup vegetable oil (120 ml)
- 3 – 4 ripe bananas
- 1/2 cup white or brown sugar (100 gr) – more if you prefer it sweeter
- 1 tsp vanilla
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 1 tsp baking soda
- 1 3/4 cup flour (225 gr)
- 1 tbs cinnamon
- 1/2 cup shredded coconut
- Whatever you like: chocolate chips, nuts, raisins (if you’re the spawn of Satan)
Make it and bake it
Preheat the oven to 160°C/320°F.
Grab a bowl, a fork and all your measuring cups/spoons.
Add your bananas and sugar and mash it all up. You can leave it a bit clumpy.
Throw in the eggs, buttermilk, vegetable oil and vanilla and mix well.
Add the baking soda and salt. Add the flour bit by bit and mix until just combined (don’t mix it more than necessary). You might not need all the flour – the batter should be thick, but still pourable.
Grease your loaf pan or muffin tin with butter or line your pan with baking paper.
Pour in your batter and bake for about 1 hour (loaf) or 20 minutes (muffins). Check on your banana bread before that though (loaf at 45 minutes, muffins at 15 minutes), because it might not need that long depending on your oven. I accidentally overbaked mine because I’m a fool. You can check by inserting a skewer/knife/chopstick into the banana bread. If it comes out without wet goop on it, it’s done.
You should end up with a delicious, moist banana bread. It’ll stay good for a day or two at room temperature if you wrap it in plastic wrap at the end of day one. You can freeze the rest – it’ll taste perfectly fresh when thawed.
Does eating banana bread count as eating fruit?