Banana bred is an easy and tasty breakfast bread anyone can make. This easy banana bread recipe is just sweet enough to complement the acidity of a good, black cup of fresh ground coffee.
This easy banana bread recipe is in the list of baked goods called quick breads and is a good place to start to learn baking skills. Unlike some baking formulas the recipes for quick breads can be forgiving if the measurements are not exact or weighed instead of measured.
Easy Banana Bread Recipe
3 to 4 ripe bananas (the riper, the sweeter and more moisture)
1 cup sugar
1 2/3 cup all purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon salt
2 large eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla or almond extract
8 Tablespoons or 1 stick of butter melted and brought back to room temperature
Preheat the oven to 350°F
prepare a loaf pan by coating the insides with Bakers Joy or some other baking non stick spray.
Cut a sheet of parchment paper so it extends over the side and covers the bottom of loaf pan. This helps getting the cake out of the pan.
Mix the sugar and bananas in a bowl and mix the eggs, extract and butter in another bowl. Combine these two bowls and mix to blend.
Pulse your flour, baking soda and salt in a processor to mix and sift. Add the banana mixture to the flour mixture and blend to mix but do not over mix as this will create more gluten making the final product tough. The bread is firm but tender. The moisture is between a pound cake and bread.
Bake for approximately one hour and use the toothpick test for done.
In conclusion banana bread is a breakfast recipe that anyone can make. Make it with your kids and enjoy after.