24 February 2014

Best Ever Banana Bread Recipe

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Best Ever Banana Bread Recipe

Recipe adapted from : Taste of home,you can find the original recipe here.
Moist and delicious Banana bread,packed with banana flavor.
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook time: 70 minutes
Yields: 1 loaf
  1. All purpose flour- 1 and 3/4 cups
  2. Sugar-1 to 1.5 cup( see notes)
  3. Baking soda- 1 tsp
  4. Cinnamon powder- 1/4 to 1/2 tsp( optional)
  5. Nutmeg powder- 1 pinch( optional)
  6. Salt-1/4 tsp
  7. Ripe bananas ,mashed- 2 medium( 1 cup)
  8. Eggs-2 
  9. Canola oil-1/2 cup
  10. Butter milk-1/4 cup plus 1 tbsp
  11. Vanilla extract-1 tsp
  12. Walnuts,chopped-1 cup(optional)

  • Preheat oven to 180 deg c.Line a 9" x 5" loaf pan with parchment paper.
  • In a mixing bowl mix together,all purpose flour,sugar,baking soda,cinnamon powder,nutmeg powder and salt,using a fork/whisk.keep aside.
  • In another bowl,add mashed bananas,eggs,canola oil,buttermilk and vanilla extract.
  • Add this to the dry ingredients and mix just until combined.( Do not over mix).Fold in the chopped walnuts,if using.
  • Pour the batter into the prepared pan and bake for about 1 hour 10 minutes or until a cake tester inserted into the cake comes out clean.( I halved the recipe and it was done in 40 minutes.)
  • Cool on wire rack.
    • Adjust the quantity of sugar according to your taste.If you like it less sweet ,use just 1 cup sugar.You can use brown sugar instead of granulated sugar,if desired.
    • I halved the recipe  and used 1/2 cup brown sugar and 1/8 cup regular sugar and it was just perfect.
    • Cinnamon powder and nutmeg powder gives a nice flavor to the bread.
    • I used just 2 tbsp chopped walnuts,adjust the quantity according to your taste.


    1. omg thats an fantastic cake and looks awesome !!

    2. wow wow fantastic banana bread dear !!! looks super moist and perfectly baked :)

    3. How is the buttermilk made? Is it readymade buttermilk store bought? or our typical moru? or adding vinegar to milk?

      1. Buttermilk is the liquid left after butter is churned from cream.
        You can substitute buttermilk with moru /leban ,as you mentioned ..or add vinegar / lime juice to milk( add about 2 tsp vinegar to 1 cup milk,allow the mixture to stand for 5 minutes before using),both will work perfectly...
        Happy cooking

    4. Just made the banana bread and it's awesome...feeling great having the warm bread ��
      Thanks a lot!!!

      1. Thank you!! I m so happy that you liked it!!!

    5. Hi what other flavours do you suggest we could use if I'm not particularly a fan of banana flavour


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