What are the best banana bread recipes

Bake the bananaBest of banana bread: the most ingenious variations

We've tried pretty much every banana bread recipe and have come to one conclusion: These are the best variations on the sweet classic.

If you want to bake perfect banana bread, you not only need the right recipe, but above all the right ingredients. Because not all bananas are the same. For the sweet cake classic, the fruits have to be as ripe as possible. If the bananas are still green, the banana bread recipe will not turn out perfectly. Only ripe bananas, which are allowed to have brown spots on the skin, make the dough nice and soft and give the cake a pleasantly sweet fruitiness.

Also important when baking banana bread: It is better to use brown than white sugar. It tastes fuller, gives the cake its rich color and a light caramel note. Get started with these tips. Off to the bakery. These are the best banana bread recipes.

Bake banana bread: these recipes always work

Banana bread with cinnamon and nuts

ingredients

  • 300 grams of bananas
  • 2 eggs
  • 100 grams of butter (melted)
  • 140 grams of brown sugar
  • 180 grams of flour
  • 1 pinch of salt
  • 1.5 teaspoons of baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 150 grams of walnuts

preparation

In a bowl, beat the sugar, eggs and butter until frothy. Now roughly mash the bananas with a fork and mix with the cinnamon. Put the flour in a bowl, fold in the salt, baking powder and nuts. Now mix the wet ingredients with the dry ones and use the hand mixer to form a smooth dough. Put the whole thing in a greased and floured loaf pan and bake at 170 degrees for about 50 minutes until golden brown.

Moist carrot and banana bread

ingredients

  • 3 bananas
  • 2 large carrots
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 tablespoons oil
  • 150g flour
  • 100g wholemeal spelled flour
  • 1 pinch of salt
  • 1 packet of baking powder

preparation

Coarsely mash the bananas with a fork. Finely grate the carrots, fold into the bananas and mix with the eggs, oil and salt. Now mix the dry ingredients and fold into the banana mixture. Put the whole thing in a greased and floured loaf pan and bake at 170 degrees for about 40 minutes.

Without an egg: vegan banana bread

ingredients

  • 3 bananas
  • 100ml oil
  • 100ml soy milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla sugar
  • 200g wholemeal spelled flour,
  • 130g sugar
  • 1 packet of baking powder
  • 1 pinch of salt
  • 1 tbsp fine cornstarch

preparation

Mash the bananas with a fork. Carefully fold the oil and soy milk into the bananas. Then mix the dry ingredients together and fold them into the banana mixture. Now put the dough in a greased and floured loaf pan and bake at 160 degrees for about 60 minutes.

Strong coffee-banana bread

ingredients

  • 1 freshly prepared espresso
  • 4 bananas
  • 100g ground almonds
  • 50g oatmeal
  • 70g dark chocolate
  • 1 tbsp coconut oil
  • 3 eggs
  • 100g flour
  • 1 packet of baking powder
  • 1 pinch of salt

preparation

Mash the bananas and work them together with the other ingredients to form a smooth dough. Put the whole thing in a greased and floured loaf pan and bake at 180 degrees for about 50 minutes.

Chocolate banana bread peanut butter

ingredients

  • 3 bananas
  • 2 eggs
  • 80g peanut butter (melt)
  • 80g sunflower oil
  • 120g sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla sugar
  • 125g flour
  • 50g cocoa
  • 1 teaspoon Baking powder
  • 1 pinch of salt

preparation

Mix the peanut butter with the sugar and oil to a smooth batter. Fold in the vanilla sugar and eggs and beat vigorously. Mash the bananas with a fork and fold into the egg mixture. Put the whole thing in a greased and floured loaf pan and bake at 180 degrees for about 50 minutes.

Low carb banana bread

ingredients

  • 3 bananas
  • 1 cup of almond flour
  • 1 tbsp sunflower oil
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 pinch of salt
  • 1 packet of baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon

preparation

Mash the bananas with a fork, mix with the other ingredients and work into a smooth dough. Put the whole thing in a greased and floured loaf pan and bake at 180 degrees for about 50 minutes.

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