Perfectly Moist Banana Bread

The secret to moist and delicious banana bread is the use of mushy overripe bananas. The brown spots on the peel might look ugly but overripe bananas are actually packed full of flavors.

When bananas are overripe, they taste a lot sweeter because more of the starch converts to sugar. Also overripe bananas are high in vitamin c and antioxidant levels so they may look ugly but they are actually healthy and safe to eat.

how ripe should bananas be for banana bread?

How ripe should the bananas be?

Well, for banana bread to be moist and taste sweeter, it should have brown spots on the peel. The more brown spots the better. But do not use overripe bananas with mold on them.

Once you see the banana is too ripe and there is mold on it, do not use it, throw it away. But if they are overripe with no mold, then they are just perfect and should be used for banana bread.

The best banana bread recipe

This banana bread recipe is moist and amazing, you and your whole family are going to love it. It’s a delicious breakfast to wake up to.

Aside from the overripe bananas, what makes this recipe so delicious is the almond flour. Most banana bread recipes use only all-purpose flour. But this recipe uses equal parts of almond flour and all-purpose flour and that makes all the difference.

You can also add some chocolate chips or chopped walnuts to this recipe. Or you can just bake it without those.

homemade banana bread

Now, preheat your oven to 350 degrees and then get your ingredients ready.

In a large mixing bowl, add 1 cup all-purpose flour, 1 cup almond flour, 1 cup white sugar, 1 cup brown sugar, 1 tsp baking powder, and 1 tsp baking soda. Mix them together and set aside.

In another mixing bowl, mash 3 large overripe bananas or 4 to 5 medium-sized overripe bananas using a fork. It should be easy to mash because the bananas are soft when overripe. Mash till it looks like a paste with small lumps.

Next, add a cup of softened salted butter and stir. Then add 3 large eggs and whisk them all together. Now add a tablespoon of vanilla extract.

Now, take your bowl of dry ingredients mixture and pour them into the wet ingredients and mix well with a spatula.

Now take two medium loaf pans and butter up the sides and the bottom. Divide the batter and pour it into the two pans. Shake to distribute evenly and pat on the counter to remove any air bubbles and bake for an hour.

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How to store banana bread

Banana bread can be stored at room temperature for about 3 days. So if you are sure you can finish it in 3 days, then store it at room temperature. Wait for the bread to cool down and after that store it an airtight container at room temperature.

If it’s going to take more than 3 days to finish it, then you can wrap the bread tightly in a plastic wrap and store it in the refrigerator. Make sure the bread has cooled down before wrapping it.

You can also store banana bread in the freezer for up to 3 months. To store banana bread in the freezer, let it cool completely. Then wrap it tightly in a plastic wrap or put it in an airtight freezer bag and store it in the freezer.

If you loved this banana bread recipe, then check out our glutinous rice bread recipe.

Perfectly Moist Banana Bread

This banana bread recipe is moist and amazing, you and your whole family are going to love it. It’s a delicious breakfast to wake up to.
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time1 hr
Total Time1 hr 20 mins
Course: Snack
Cuisine: American
Keyword: banana bread
Servings: 2 loaves
Calories: 1.44kcal

Ingredients

Dry ingredients

  • 1 cup all purpose flour
  • 1 cup almond flour
  • 1 cup white sugar
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp baking soda

Wet ingredients

  • 3 large overripe bananas
  • 1 cup softened salted butter
  • 3 large eggs
  • 1 tbsp vanilla extract.

Instructions

  • Peheat your oven to 350 degrees and then get your ingredients ready.
  • In a large mixing bowl, add 1 cup all purpose flour, 1 cup almond flour, 1 cup white sugar, 1 cup brown sugar, 1 tsp baking powder and 1 tsp baking soda. Mix them together and set aside.
  • In another mixing bowl, mash 3 large overripe bananas or 4 to 5 medium-sized overripe bananas using a fork. Next, add a cup of softened and salted butter and stir. Then add 3 large eggs and a tablespoon of vanilla extract and whisk them all together.
  • Now take two bread pans and butter up the sides and the bottom. Divide the batter and pour it into the two pans. Shake to distribute evenly and pat on the counter to remove any air bubbles and bake for an hour.
  • Once it is done, let it cool down and serve.

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