I ordered some groceries from Amazon Fresh more than a week ago and the bananas they brought me were green like the Grinch. Then, I remember my husband told me that he ordered bananas a couple of months ago, they were green too and they NEVER turned yellow, they stayed green for about 2 months until we finally decided to get rid of them. But guess what, this time after about 10 days my bananas ripen so they were ready for my next recipe.
I think banana bread is one of the bread/cakes that is a crowd pleaser on any occasion, there are many recipes out there because it’s such a popular cake to bake. In this recipe, I’ll show you how to bake my favorite version of this delicious treats.
Why make this banana bread?
- You can bake it for any occasion like breakfast, brunch, potluck or just to have something to eat for your weekly snack.
- I’m sure your kids will love it especially if you add some fruit on the side.
- Yes, you can add some fruit or maybe ice cream on the side if you are in a hot place like me (TX)
- The ingredients are super easy to find, you might have most of them already in your pantry.
- It will take you 15 minutes to make the batter and about 1 hour to bake, so nothing too complicated here.
Let’s start with the recipe and if you would like to watch the video of how I made it, visit me on Instagram @pastry_tales
Yield 1 loaf pan
1 and 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
3/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1 cup white granulated sugar
2 eggs, room temperature
1/2 cup vegetable oil
4 medium size bananas, mashed. If they are super big bananas, use just 3.
1/4 cup Greek yogurt. You can use plain or vanilla flavored one.
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 cup chopped walnuts (or any other nut you prefer). Also you can add chocolate chips too.
1.- Preheat oven to 350 F. Grease the bottom and sides of a loaf pan. You can use cooking spray or softened butter.
2.- In a medium bowl, sift flour, baking soda, salt and cinnamon. Set aside.
3.- In bowl, combine eggs and sugar. Mix for about 3-4 minutes until light and fluffy. The mixture should look like a white cream.
4.- Add in oil little by little, this process should take about 1 minute.
5.- Add bananas and mix in low speed. Add yoghurt and vanilla extract. Mix until everything is well combined.
6.- With a spatula, incorporate the dry ingredients into the wet ingredients. Add in the nuts of your choice or any other goodies like chocolate chips or dried fruit.
7.- Pour batter into your prepared loaf pan. You can sprinkle more goodies of top if you want.
8.- Bake for about 60-75 minutes or until a toothpick inserted comes out clean. If you notice the top of your bread is getting too dark, grab a piece of foil and continue baking until done. In my oven, after 65 minutes the bread is done but I had to cover the top with foil after 50 minutes.
Let it cool, slice and enjoy!