Don’t let those bruised and battered bananas go to waste – use them to make delicious banana bread with this easy recipe! All you need are some overripe bananas and a few basic ingredients you probably already have on hand. And the great news is… you do not need a bread maker! Just make up the batter, pour it into a loaf pan and into the oven it goes.
The thing that makes banana bread so good is that by the time the bananas have become a few days old, or “overripe”, the starch level lowers from about 40% to around 10%, while the sugar level rises to almost 90%. This is among the highest levels found in any fruit.
Banana bread is a “quick bread” which doesn’t require any yeast for rising (leavening). The baking soda will do the job, along with the bananas and the salt, of making the bread rise.
This recipe uses walnuts which are excellent in banana bread. But feel free to leave them out if you prefer.
I love to serve banana bread warm with some whipped butter and a nice cup of coffee. It’s perfect for a quick breakfast or a wonderful after dinner dessert.