Banana Bread Recipe

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Bananas have been used in baking since ancient times. Some sources date it back more than 4000 B.C., with first banana breads being cooked in Egypt.

It is one bowl cake recipe really easy to cook. Even a child can do it. Just let him or her try!

Watch the video recipe here!

Banana bread slices with raisins

Preparing the ingredients

Banana bread ingredients

Ingredients

3 bananas

1/2 cup vegetable oil

2/3 cup brown sugar

2 eggs

1 teaspoon vanilla extract or vanillin powder

1 teaspoon baking soda

1/4 teaspoon salt

1 2/3 cup flour

1 cup raisins (optional)

Making it happen


Preheat oven to 350°F (175°C).

Grease a square baking form and set aside.

Greasing square baking form
Peeling and smashing the bananas


Choose three ripe bananas.

Peel the them and place into the blender. Press the button and watch the miraculous process of the bananas turning into a fresh flavory puree. Enjoy the aroma for a moment and set aside.



Meanwhile, beat the eggs, add the brown sugar, soda, salt and vanilla extract or vanillin powder.

Mix of eggs, brown sugar, soda, salt and vanillin powder
Whisking eggs and sugar mixture



Whisk them together.


Add vegetable oil, then pour in the banana puree.

You may use either olive, sunflower or any other refined vegetable oil you find suitable.

And of course the banana puree: don't look at the color: it is yummy!

Pouring in banana puree
Folding in flour



Mix and fold in the flour.


Add raisins and stir the batter to spread them evenly inside.

Sometimes it's a good idea to add chopped walnuts or dried apricots or prunes or maybe chocolate chips. It all depends on your preferences!

Putting raisins into the batter
Batter in the square form



Pour in the batter, put into the oven...



...and discover that you have just baked a masterpiece in about 40 minutes. OMG! This smell is amazing!

Baked banana bread with yummy crust
Banana bread loaf, cut in an hour after baking



And the pleasant moment of cutting the bread into slices. Mmmmm!




Bon Appetite!

Banana bread slices with raisins

Watch the video recipe for banana bread below and enjoy the musical inspiration: baking with such a tender mood will definitely make you hear "I love banana cake. I want another slice now!" from your family and friends numerous times!

banana bread video
with tender notes by james kelly

Music and performance by James Kelly, I love banana cake.

banana bread recipe F.A.Q.

Is it ok to replace oil with butter?

Yes, other versions of this recipe use butter or margarine.

Which flour should I use?

You may use either plain all-purpose or wholegrain wheat flour.

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