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Wednesday, November 2, 2011

[Ultimate Banana Bread] The Easiest Banana bread

Before I tasted the banana bread my friend made a few years ago
I didn't even like it. It must be something to do with the name of the cake.
The name "banana bread" which means a bread made with banana, was not appealing at all to me at least.

Don't get me wrong, I like both bread and cake, 
but just banana seems right only to be associated with a cake.

Then, one day, my friend P baked a loaf of banana bread, which I couldn't turn down.

In reality, banana bread is so much a cake!
And, strangely(?), I like it since then and there.
It was sweet, but excessively: smell of the fresh baked banana bread was hard to explain.
you must try this.

P gave me all the ingredients without directions.
But, actually you don't need much instructions to make a loaf of banana bread.
Because it's really easy to make one!
Once you have all the ingredients needed, you are already almost guaranteed to have a loaf of decent banana bread in 60 minutes.

If you want to shorten baking time, you can bake them in muffin tin too.

Here Goes Colleen's ultimate banana bread recipe:

*** Dry ingredients ***
1+1/4C all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon baking soda
a pinch of salt
3/4C sugar

*** Wet ingredients ***
3 over ripe bananas
1ts vanilla extract
1/3C butter (room temperature)
1 large egg

How to make
1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
2. In a big mixing bowl, combine all the dry ingredients except sugar!
3. mash bananas in a bowl and put aside.
4. cream butter & sugar
5. Stir in eggs and vanilla until well blended.
6. stir in mashed bananas until well blended.

7. Stir banana mixture into flour mixture; stir just to moisten.
8. Pour batter into prepared loaf pan,
Or in a muffin tin
9. Bake in preheated oven for 60 to 65 minutes, until a toothpick inserted into center of the loaf comes out clean.
If  you are baking in muffin tins, do bake for only 1/2 hour before you check if it's already baked.
10. Let bread cool in pan for 10 minutes, then turn out onto a wire rack. 
Then, it's (almost) ready to be eaten.
I usually bake in the night before and eat cakes as my breakfast.
Believe me, I have to gather all my patience not to eat it!
Your kitchen is to be filled with banana bread.

Sliced banana bread~

Inside of the muffin looks like this.

It doesn't look very pretty, but it is very moist.
 It's my easiest fool-proof banana bread recipe :)


Ultimate Banana Bread


  1. I made Boeuf Bourguignon for lunch today with your recipe posted on your previous blog. It was delicious. Thanks:)I used to go visit your previous blog time to time and got useful tips about cooking. And I'm happy to see more postings here in future. Congratulations on new start.

  2. Hi Ryan,

    thanks for your compliments. :)
    It is surprising to see a visitor who has known me from my previous blog.
    I'm glad my cooking tips were somewhat useful.:)

  3. I searched some recipies and found this blog, then I realized i read this recipe few years ago! I am so glad to "find" this blog by chance, and still thanks to share your wonderful recipe with us. I added to "favorite" here, so I will expect see your recipe again! (and i was really moved when i baked this banana bread cause it was totally same flavour what i missed!)