There’s nothing quite like the aroma of freshly baked banana bread filling your kitchen. The combination of sweet ripe bananas, warm spices, and a hint of vanilla creates a delightful treat that is perfect for breakfast, a snack, or even dessert.
To make this delicious banana bread, you will need the following ingredients:
– 3 ripe bananas, mashed
– 1/2 cup unsalted butter, melted
– 1 cup granulated sugar
– 2 large eggs
– 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
– 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
– 1 teaspoon baking soda
– 1/2 teaspoon salt
– 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
Preheat your oven to 350°F (175°C) and grease a 9×5 inch loaf pan. In a large mixing bowl, combine the mashed bananas, melted butter, sugar, eggs, and vanilla extract. Mix well until all the ingredients are fully incorporated.
In a separate bowl, whisk together the flour, baking soda, salt, and ground cinnamon. Gradually add the dry ingredients into the banana mixture, stirring until just combined. Be careful not to overmix as it can result in a tough bread.
Pour the batter into the prepared loaf pan and smooth the top with a spatula. Bake in the preheated oven for 50-60 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean. The baking time may vary, so it’s a good idea to start checking for doneness around the 50-minute mark.
Once baked, remove the banana bread from the oven and let it cool in the pan for 10 minutes. Then, transfer it to a wire rack to cool completely before slicing. This will ensure that the bread maintains its moistness.
Serve a slice of this scrumptious banana bread with a spread of butter or cream cheese, or simply enjoy it on its own. The rich flavors and tender texture are sure to satisfy your taste buds.