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Easily Adaptable Banana Bread Recipe

By MPozzobon

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The Gourmandize Team

Yummy homemade banana bread that you can adapt to your own tastes and preferences, making this the perfect recipe for you!

Rate this recipe 4/5 (66 Votes)

Ingredients

  • 2 eggs
  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil
  • 1 cup mashed overripe bananas (about 3 medium)
  • 1/2 cup plain yogurt or sour cream (low-fat or regular) 125 mL
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 tsp each of baking powder and baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 cup chopped walnuts or chocolate chips (optional)

Details

Servings 12
Level of difficulty Average
Preparation time 15mins
Cooking time 55mins
Cost Average budget

Preparation

Step 1

In large bowl, whisk the eggs then mix in sugar, oil, bananas and yogurt; blend with electric mixer or whisk until combined.

Step 2

In small bowl, mix together flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt. Add to banana mixture; stir until combined. Add walnuts or chocolate chips if you like.

Step 3

Pour into greased and floured loaf pan. Bake in 350F (180C) oven (or 325F/160C for glass or dark nonstick pan) for 55 to 60 minutes or until tester comes out clean; don't overbake. Let cool in pan for 5 minutes, then turn out onto rack to cool completely.

Step 4

If desired, garnish with a simple buttercream frosting, an icing sugar glaze, or chopped nuts (the latter prior to baking).

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Spiced Banana Coconut Bread variation: Add 1/2 cup (125 mL) flaked or finely shredded unsweetened coconut and 1/2 tsp (2 mL) each cinnamon, nutmeg and allspice to flour mixture.

Banana Muffins variation: Spoon batter into paper- lined muffin tins, filling almost to top. Bake in 375F (190C) oven for 20 to 25 minutes or until tester comes out clean. Makes about 12.

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