Easy And Delicious Banana Bread

Banana Bread
Banana Bread

Banana Bread recipes have got to be some of the most popular breads circulating on social media right now! Spending time at home due to the Covid-19 pandemic means that many of us are cooking and baking more. I have seen many versions and recipes of banana bread, but the one I’m sharing here is truly delicious!

I have no idea what recipe I followed prior to this one – that’s how good this recipe is. My dear friend made this banana bread for me one day when I went over to have coffee with her. It’s her mom’s recipe and I had to have it right away. It’s got 1/2 a cup of oil in it and uses no butter. I have to say that I’m not a fan of cakes that uses butter because I prefer the lightness and airiness of oil-based cakes.

It’s optional to add the walnuts, but I find it tastes that much better when you do add the nuts. Feel free to add a handful of mini chocolate chips into the batter. You can also add a sprinkle of coconut flakes or banana chips on top.

Banana Bread
Banana Bread

In terms of serving this banana bread, I like it plain, or with a smear of cream cheese or jam. It’s also delicious as a base for a sweet and savory lunch including avocados, tomatoes, and cheese.

Banana bread as a base for a savory lunch
Banana bread as a base for a savory lunch

Here’s the recipe:

Banana Bread

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil (I use canola oil)
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup ripe bananas (2-3 bananas)
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 cup walnuts (optional), medium chopped

Method:

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  • Spray a 9 by 5 inch loaf pan with oil.
  • Combine oil, sugar, and eggs in a bowl. Beat with a fork until the sugar is incorporated and the mixture is smooth.
  • Add the dry ingredients to the mixture and stir until well-combined.
  • Fold in the bananas and stir.
  • Fold in the walnuts.
  • Bake for 60 minutes, checking with a toothpick at 50 minutes.
  • Cool for 10 minutes on a wire rack. Remove from pan and cool completely.

How do you make your banana bread?

Banana Bread
Banana Bread
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