Why everyone should eat banana bread
Banana bread is a delicious and popular treat that can be made at home with just a few simple ingredients. If you're looking for a tasty way to use up some ripe bananas, banana bread is a great option. It's also relatively easy to make, so it's perfect for beginner bakers. Let's take a look at how to make your own homemade banana bread using the Belly Bowl.
What is banana bread?
Banana bread is a type of cake made with mashed bananas and other ingredients such as flour, sugar, eggs, butter, baking powder, and baking soda. It can be either sweet or savory, depending on the added ingredients.
The banana bread recipe was first published in an English cookbook in the early 1800s. It became a popular dish because of cheap ingredients and mostly due to the fact that bananas are easy to find regardless of the season.
Banana Bread Ingredients
In order to make the best banana bread you'll ever have, you'll need the following ingredients.
1 ¼ cups sugar
1/2 cup butter, softened
1 ½ cups mashed very ripe bananas (3-4)
1/2 cup buttermilk
1 teaspoon vanilla
2 ½ cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon salt
1 cup chopped nuts / or mini chocolate morsels (both optional)
Banana Bread Instruction
1) Heat the oven to 350 degrees. Grease bottom only of 2 (8”x4”) loaf pans, or 1 (9”x5”) loaf pan.
2) In your large Belly Bowl, mix sugar and butter. Add eggs, bananas, buttermilk, and vanilla; whisk till smooth. Stir in flour, baking soda, salt, and nuts/morsels (if using) just until moistened. Pour batter into pan/pans.
3) Bake 8”- loaves for 1 hour, 9”- loaf 1 ¼ hours, or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Cool for 10 minutes. Loosen sides of loaves from pan with a knife; remove from pans to a cooling rack.
There you have it! Now you know how to make your own delicious and nutritious banana bread at home using the Belly Bowl. So the next time you have some ripe bananas on hand, give it a try! And be sure to share your results with us on social media using the hashtag #BellyBowl.
The Belly Bowl Team