best banana cake bread recipe

The Best Banana Bread Recipe Ever

CategoryCooking MethodTags, , , , DifficultyBeginner
Yields6 ServingsPrep Time30 minsCook Time45 mins
Yields6 ServingsPrep Time30 minsCook Time45 mins

Best enjoyed with some cream cheese or butter! Everyone’s making banana bread these days, so we’ve aggregated the best recipes here. You can make some moist banana bread with overripe bananas in a simple recipe with just 6 ingredients. You don’t even need a stand mixer. The sweetness of the bananas gives it pretty much all its flavour, so make sure they are overripe and good to go.

If it’s a family affair, get your kids to mash the banana and whisk the eggs. Do not skip any steps or you’ll end up with a sub-par result! The eggs must be room temperature and the butter must be softened but not melted into a liquid.

You can refrigerate these cakes for later consumption. Some say they taste even better cold. We went a step further and added sliced bananas on top. Here’s how you do it – slice a ripe banana lengthwise and place it face down in some brown sugar. Before your mixture goes in the oven, gently place the cut banana, brown sugar side facing UP, and pop it in the over. The brown sugar will caramelize and look just lovely!

Ingredients

 2 large overripe bananas, mashed
 100 g butter, softened
 3 large eggs, room temperature
 ½ tsp baking powder
 120 g self-raising flour(add 1 more teaspoon of baking powder if using all-purpose flour)
 100 g powdered sugar
 1 tsp vanilla essence
 100 g dark chocolate chipsoptional!

Instructions

1

Preheat the oven to 190 degree celsius. Grease an 8 inch x 5 inch loaf pan with butter and line with baking paper.

2

Mash overripe bananas in a bowl with a fork and set aside. Sift self-raising flour and baking powder.

3

Whisk eggs until foamy. Add sugar and continue whisking hard for 1 to 2 minutes. The sugar and egg mixture should be a pale yellow colour with lots of small bubbles. Mix in bananas well with a spatula.

4

Add half of the butter into the flour and baking powder mixture. Add the rest into egg and banana mixture. Don’t over mix the butter into both mixtures. Don’t worry if they appear lumpy – the lumps will melt into the batter during baking

5

Add the egg and banana mixture to the flour and baking powder. Fold gently with spatula until well incorporated.

6

Pour cake batter into the tin. Here is where you can place the banana decoration on top if you’d like. Bake for 30 to 45 minutes on the middle rack of the oven. It is baked thoroughly when a skewer inserted into the cake comes out clean.

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This recipe uses Convection Ovens