Item# WLRECIP-8858

Classic Banana Bread Recipe

Item# WLRECIP-8858

Classic Banana Bread Recipe

Item No. WLRECIP-8858
Amount
8-10 servings
Prep Time
15 min
Skill Level
Beginner
Total Time
1 hr 30 min

Ingredients

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  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup (1 stick) butter, softened
  • 2/3 cups firmly packed dark brown sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 cups peeled, mashed ripe bananas (about 4 to 5 bananas)
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup mix-ins (chocolate chunks, chocolate chips, chopped nuts) (optional)

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  • Notes:

    -How to Freeze: Freshly baked banana nut bread can be stored in the freezer for up to a month. Make sure your bread has cooled completely, then wrap it in plastic wrap and aluminum foil. You can also slice your bread before freezing – that way you can just grab as many slices as you need without having to defrost the whole loaf. -When it comes to baking with bananas, brown and slightly over-ripe bananas are perfect. Brown bananas are sweeter and have a more pronounced flavor than they do when they’re golden yellow. They’re also easier to mash and better incorporate into your batter. -If your bananas aren’t quite ripe enough yet, don’t despair! Place them in a brown paper bag and put them somewhere warm (like the top of your fridge) for a couple days. The paper bag will help trap the ethylene gas that the fruit gives off, converting the starch in the banana into sugar.

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