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ultimate banana bread

Ultimate one-bowl banana bread

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This is an extremely easy one-bowl banana bread recipe that can be whipped together with pantry staples and frozen bananas. Add in mix-ins like chopped nuts or chocolate if you want to make it extra special.
5 from 2 votes
Prep Time 15 mins
Bake Time 45 mins
Total Time 1 hr
Course Desserts, Snacks
Servings 1 loaf
Calories 1276 kcal

Equipment

Ingredients
  

  • 4 very ripe bananas (either mashed by hand or pureed in a blender)
  • ½ cup unsalted butter (softened at room temperature, see notes if vegan)
  • ¾ cup sugar (use either granulated white sugar or packed brown sugar. Brown sugar adds a richer flavor)
  • 2 large eggs (see notes if vegan)
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1.5 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • ½ teaspoon baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon salt

Instructions
 

  • Preheat oven to 350F or 180C for 15 minutes.
  • Lightly grease a 7”x11” pan with butter. Using a flatter pan keeps the bread extra moist. You could use a regular loaf pan for this recipe but the bread will take longer to bake.
  • Cream together butter and sugar with either a wooden spoon or a spatula for around 5 minutes until light and fluffy.
  • Add eggs, vanilla and mashed bananas and whisk well until well combined.
  • Sift together flour, baking soda, baking powder and salt. Add to creamed mixture and slowly fold together until well combined. Be careful not to over mix. (If you aren't using frozen and thawed bananas then you might need to add an additional ¼ cup of liquid at this point. I would recommend adding in buttermilk, but water will work too).
  • Pour the batter into a greased pan and bake for around 45 minutes or until a skewer inserted into the center comes out clean. If you are using a loaf pan instead of a 7"*11" pan, it will take around 60-70 minutes to be fully baked.
  • After taking it out of the oven, let it sit in the pan for around 10 minutes. Then transfer onto a wire rack and let it cool for another 30 minutes. Slice and serve.

Notes

If you are vegan or don't eat eggs, here are some tips that I have tried and work well.
  1. Replace softened butter with any flavorless vegetable oil. My favorite oil to use is cold-pressed avocado oil.
  2. Replace eggs with 'flax-eggs'. To make 1 flax egg, mix 1 tablespoon ground flax meal with 2 tablespoons of water and let it sit for about 15 minutes to gel up. For this recipe, you will need 2 'flax-eggs'.

Estimated Nutrition

Nutrition Facts
Ultimate one-bowl banana bread
Calories
1276
% Daily Value*
Fat
 
85
g
131
%
Saturated Fat
 
22
g
138
%
Polyunsaturated Fat
 
10
g
Monounsaturated Fat
 
44
g
Cholesterol
 
238
mg
79
%
Sodium
 
2548
mg
111
%
Potassium
 
620
mg
18
%
Carbohydrates
 
71
g
24
%
Fiber
 
4
g
17
%
Sugar
 
4
g
4
%
Protein
 
57
g
114
%
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
*Please note that the nutrition label provided is an estimate based on an online nutrition calculator. It will vary based on the specific ingredients you use.
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