The Ultimate Banana Bread Recipe By Chef Giriraj

A slice of moist, golden banana bread with a smear of creamy butter

Step 1

Simple Ingredients for Extraordinary Flavor Gather the essential ingredients for this delightful recipe: ripe bananas, butter, sugar, eggs, flour, baking soda, salt, and vanilla extract.

Step 2

Mash the Bananas  Begin by mashing the ripe bananas until they resemble chunky applesauce. The sweetness of the bananas is the key to this recipe's irresistible flavor.

Step 3

Cream Together Butter and Sugar In a separate bowl, cream together the softened butter and sugar until light and fluffy. This process incorporates air into the batter, resulting in moist and tender banana bread.

Step 4

Add Eggs and Vanilla Extract  Add the eggs one at a time, beating well after each addition. Then, stir in the vanilla extract for a touch of sweetness and depth of flavor. 

Step 5

Combine Dry Ingredients  In a separate bowl, whisk together the flour, baking soda, and salt. These dry ingredients provide the structure and rise for the banana bread. 

Step 6

Gradually add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients, gently folding them in until just combined. Avoid overmixing, as this can lead to a dense and chewy banana bread. 

Step 7

Fold in Optional Mix-In If desired, fold in your favorite mix-ins, such as chopped nuts, chocolate chips, or dried cranberries. These additions add texture, flavor, and visual appeal to the banana bread. 

Step 8

Pour Batter into Loaf Pan  Pour the batter evenly into a greased 9x5-inch loaf pan. Ensure the batter is evenly distributed for a uniform bake.

Step 9

Bake and Enjoy  Bake the banana bread for 55-65 minutes at 350°F or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean. Allow the bread to cool in the pan for 10 minutes before transferring it to a wire rack to cool completely .

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