Homemade Banana Bread is a tender, moist dessert loaded with banana flavor.
Easy to make with simple ingredients.
Although delicious warm, tastes much better after 24 hours in the fridge.
EDITOR’S NOTE (September 2, 2021): Added five new photos. Updated text for clarity.
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This thoroughly baked, warm banana bread was made with dark-mushy overripe bananas.
Pictured above are the VERY overripe bananas I used in this recipe.
I place bananas with brown spots in zippered freezer bag and store in the freezer until ready to use.
Before using in a recipe, I thaw the bananas in the microwave on high for about 1 minute. This produces the delicious banana-flavored liquid (similar to syrup).
The bananas and the liquid are “poured” into the batter and stirred until well combined.
The Homemade Banana Bread is moist and soooo good!
After 24 hours in the fridge, the gooey white bananas shown in the sliced loaf will form a moist dessert that tastes amazing!
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BAKING SODA TIP
A key ingredient in Homemade Banana Bread is fresh baking soda. Test before using.
Drop 1/2 teaspoon of baking soda in 1/4 cup of vinegar. It is fresh if it fizzes vigorously. Do not use if it fizzes lightly or not at all.
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