Have you got some ripe bananas in the fruit bowl? If so then one of the best ways to use them up to avoid food waste is to make some delicious banana bread. This classic banana loaf cake tastes amazing and all the family loves it. So here you go a delicious banana bread loaf.
Homemade Banana Bread
I don’t know if you have kids as I do but we go from only eating bananas through to not touching them at all which means over the years we’ve had a lot of bananas that have needed eating up.
Banana bread is one of my favorite ways to use them. As my kids love it, it’s easy to make they’ve asked me to teach them how to make it as well as to add it here so that in the future they can find the recipe as well.
So as well as sharing it with you, hey kids! Here’s Mom’s Banana Bread Recipe for you too.
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Why not check out these other banana dessert recipes for more inspiration!
What Can I Add to this Recipe for Banana Bread?
So this is the basic recipe for the banana loaf cake but there are so many things that you can add to it. Here’s just a few that we’ve tried and loved:
- Chocolate Chips
- Dried Fruit
- Peanut butter
- Maple Syrup in exchange for some of the sugar
How to Line Your Loaf Pan for Banana Loaf
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One of the things that has made it so much easier to make is that I bought a set of loaf pan liners, these are the ones that I got.
Instead of greasing the pan, it is so much quicker just to place one in and fill it with the banana loaf batter. Then place in the oven. It saves time with cleaning as well and not once have I had the loaf stick to the pan since I started using them.
How to Freeze Banana Bread
One of the things I find is that we don’t ever have just 3 bananas it’s normally a bunch so I make double the quantity and split between 2 loaf pans. One I eat now and the other I freeze.
To freeze I first allow it to cool completely then wrap it in foil. Once it’s wrapped I use a plastic bag, remove all of the air and then seal and place it in the freezer ready to enjoy another day.
How to Thaw your Banana Loaf Cake
When it comes time for eating, it’s really simple I like to do it overnight rather than have the loaf sitting tempting me when it’s not quite thawed on the countertop.
So I remove it – save the plastic bag for next time and then leave it wrapped in the foil to defrost. After about 4hours or overnight it’s ready to go.
How to Make Banana Bread
So here as promised is the full recipe on how to make Mom’s Banana Bread so you can make it in your own home too.
More Delicious Cakes and Loafs to Bake
Why not try save some of these other cakes and loafs to come back and bake next time!