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5 Ways To Make Banana Bread Taste Even Better

5 Ways To Make Banana Bread Taste Even Better

Banana bread is a fantastic breakfast or dessert food, depending on how you want to eat it. It is really good and you should try making it every single way. Here are some of my favorite banana bread recipes that I hope you’ll enjoy!

1. Healthy Banana Bread

This way to make banana bread even better involves coconut and it is slightly healthier than regular banana bread. It also includes cinnamon to make the healthy snack taste good enough to eat. I hope you enjoy this recipe!

Ingredients:

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  • 1/3 cup of melted coconut oil
  • 1/2 cup honey or maple syrup
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup of ripe smashed banana, about 2 large bananas
  • 1/4 cup of any milk or water
  • 1 teaspoon of baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon of salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon of ground cinnamon, plus more to swirl on top
  • 1 3/4 cups of white whole wheat flour
  • 1/2 cup of mix-ins, like walnuts, pecans, chocolate chips (optional)

Steps:

1. Preheat the oven to 325 degrees, and grease a 9×13-inch bread pan. In a large bowl, beat the oil and honey together with a whisk. Add the eggs and beat well, then whisk in the mashed bananas and milk. If your coconut oil solidifies on contact with the cold ingredients, just put the bowl in a warm place for a few minutes before you continue whisking.

2. Add the baking soda, salt, vanilla, and cinnamon, and whisk to blend. Lastly, switch to a big spoon and stir in the flour, just until combined. Some lumps are okay. If you’re adding any additional mix-ins, gently fold them in now. Pour the batter into your greased bread pan and sprinkle lightly with cinnamon. If you’d like a pretty swirled effect, run the tip of a knife back and forth in a zig-zag pattern

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3. Bake for 55-60 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean. Let the bread cool in the bread pan for at least ten minutes. You may need to run a butter knife around the edges to loosen the bread from the pan. Carefully transfer the bread to a wire rack to cool before slicing.

5 Ways To Make Banana Bread Taste Even Better

2. Best Banana Bread

This banana bread recipe includes cinnamon and vanilla extract to make banana bread taste even better. Not that this recipe really needs anything to make it better. I hope you enjoy this recipe as much as you would any banana bread recipe.

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Ingredients:

  • 1 stick of butter
  • 3 large ripe bananas
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract
  • 2 cups of all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup of granulated sugar
  • 1 teaspoon of baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon of salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon of cinnamon

Steps:

1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Spray a bread pan with non-stick cooking spray or grease with butter and set aside. Add the stick of butter to a large bowl and microwave for 1 minute, or until melted.

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2. Add the bananas to the same bowl and mash with a fork. Add the vanilla extract and egg to the bowl and use the same fork to mash and stir until no yellow streaks of egg remain.

3. In a second large bowl, whisk together the flour, sugar, baking soda, salt, and cinnamon. Add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients and mix together with a spatula just until combined.

4. Pour the batter into the prepared bread pan and bake for 45-55 minutes until a toothpick inserted in the center of the bread comes out clean. Let it cool for a couple of minutes and then take it out of the pan. Enjoy!

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5 Ways To Make Banana Bread Taste Even Better

3. Banana Bread

This bread recipe includes brown sugar, which is one way to make banana bread taste even better. Banana bread is really good and this recipe, in particular, is a good way to eat fruit that you wouldn’t normally eat. I hope you enjoy!

Ingredients:

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  • 2 cups of all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon of baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon of salt
  • 1/2 cup of butter
  • 3/4 cup of brown sugar
  • 2 eggs, beaten
  • 2 1/3 cups of mashed overripe bananas

Steps:

1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Lightly grease a 9×5-inch bread pan.

2. In a large bowl, combine flour, baking soda, and salt. In a separate bowl, cream together butter and brown sugar. Stir in eggs and mashed bananas until well blended. Stir banana mixture into flour mixture, stir just to moisten. Pour batter into prepared bread pan.

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3. Bake in the preheated oven for 60 to 65 minutes, until a toothpick inserted into the center of the bread comes out clean. Let the bread cool in the pan for ten minutes, then turn out onto a wire rack.

5 Ways To Make Banana Bread Taste Even Better

4. My Favorite Banana Bread

There are so many different kinds of banana bread to choose from, that it is difficult to decide which one to make sometimes. This is my favorite way to make banana bread taste even better. I hope you enjoy this recipe as much as I do!

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Ingredients:

  • 2 cups of all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon of salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon of ground cinnamon
  • 1 stick of unsalted butter, softened
  • 3/4 cup of packed light or dark brown sugar
  • 2 large eggs at room temperature
  • 1/3 cup of plain yogurt or sour cream, at room temperature
  • 2 cups of mashed bananas
  • 1 teaspoon of pure vanilla extract
  • 3/4 cup of chopped pecans or walnuts (optional)

Steps:

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1. Adjust the oven rack to the lower third position and preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Grease a 9×5-inch bread pan or spray with non-stick spray. Set it aside. Whisk the flour, baking soda, salt, and cinnamon together in a large bowl.

2. Using a hand held or stand mixer fitted with a paddle or whisk attachment, beat the butter and brown sugar together on high speed until smooth and creamy, about 2 minutes. On medium speed, add the eggs one at a time, beating well after each addition. Beat in the yogurt, mashed bananas, and vanilla extract on medium speed until combined. With the mixer running on low speed, slowly beat the dry ingredients into the wet ingredients until no flour pockets remain. Do not over mix. Add in the nuts if using.

3. Spoon the batter into the prepared baking pan and bake for 60-65 minutes. Loosely cover the bread with aluminum foil after 30 minutes to help prevent the top and sides from getting too brown. A toothpick inserted into the center of the bread will come out clean when the bread is done. Remove from the oven and allow the bread to cool completely in the pan set on a wire rack.

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4. Cover and store banana bread at room temperature for two days or in the refrigerator for up to a week. Banana bread tastes best on day two after the flavors have settled together.

5 Ways To Make Banana Bread Taste Even Better

5. Another Banana Bread

This is another really good recipe. This way to make banana bread taste even better is so easy, too, you don’t even need a mixer to make it. I hope you enjoy this banana bread recipe as much as I enjoy talking about it!

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Ingredients:

  • 2 to 3 medium very ripe bananas, peeled
  • 1/3 cup of butter, melted
  • 1 teaspoon of baking soda
  • 1 pinch of salt
  • 3/4 cup of sugar
  • 1 large egg, beaten
  • 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract
  • 1 1/2 cups of all-purpose flour

Steps:

1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees, and butter a 4×8-inch bread pan. In a mixing bowl, mash the ripe bananas with a fork until completely smooth. Stir the melted butter into the mashed bananas.

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2. Mix in the baking soda and salt. Stir in the sugar, beaten egg, and vanilla extract. Mix in the flour. Pour the batter into the prepared bread pan. Bake for 50 minutes to an hour at 350 degrees, or until a toothpick inserted into the center of the bread comes out clean.

3. Remove from the oven, and let cool in the pan for a few minutes. Then remove the banana bread from the pan and let cool completely before serving. Slice and serve. Enjoy!!

5 Ways To Make Banana Bread Taste Even Better

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There are so many ways to make banana bread taste even better. If I missed your favorite recipe, feel free to leave it in the comments below for other people to look at.

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