Banana Bread


Banana bread is a cake-like quick bread made from mashed bananas. It is usually made with all-purpose flour, although gluten-free versions using almond flour, oat flour, or buckwheat flour are also popular. The addition of nuts, chocolate chips, and other flavourings is common.

Ingredients

  • 3 ripe bananas, mashed
  • 1/3 cup (80 ml) milk
  • 1 cup (130 grams) all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup (100 grams) sugar
  • 1/4 cup (50 grams) butter, melted
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Method

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (180 degrees C). Grease a 9×5 inch loaf pan.
  2. In a large bowl, combine the bananas, milk, flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, sugar, butter, and vanilla. Mix until well combined.
  3. Pour batter into prepared pan. Bake for 60 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center of the bread comes out clean.

Potential changes & improvements

There are many potential changes and improvements that can be made to this recipe. For example, you could add chocolate chips, nuts, or dried fruit to the batter. You could also use a different type of flour, such as almond flour, oat flour, or buckwheat flour. And you could change the milk to a non-dairy milk such as almond milk or coconut milk.

What other food it works well with

Banana bread goes well with a variety of other foods. It can be served with butter or jam, or even used as a sandwich bread. It also goes well with a cup of coffee or tea.

Common Mistakes

One common mistake when making banana bread is over-mixing the batter. This can result in a tough bread. Another mistake is not using ripe bananas. The bananas should be brown and spotty for the best flavor and texture.

Nutritional Information

This recipe is for one loaf of banana bread. The nutritional information is as follows:

  • Calories: 2,000
  • Fat: 100 grams
  • Saturated fat: 60 grams
  • Cholesterol: 300 milligrams
  • Sodium: 1,500 milligrams
  • Carbohydrates: 280 grams
  • Fiber: 20 grams
  • Sugar: 120 grams
  • Protein: 20 grams

Allergens

This recipe contains the following allergens:

  • Bananas
  • Milk
  • Flour
  • Butter

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