Classic Banana Bread
Classic Banana Bread
Try this quick and easy dessert recipe by Anna Olson from Bake with Anna Olson.
  • Difficulty Level Easy
  • Technique Baking
  • Preparation Time 30 minutes
  • Cooking Time 1 hour 15 minutes
  • Yield 1 serving
Ingredients
  • 1½ -¾ cups mashed ripe Bananas (3-4 bananas)
  • 6 tablespoons unsalted Butter, melted
  • ½ cup granulated Sugar, plus extra for sprinkling
  • ½ cup packed Light brown sugar
  • 1 large Egg, at room temperature
  • 1 teaspoon Vanilla extract
  • 1½ cups All-purpose Flour
  • 1 teaspoon Baking soda
  • ¼ teaspoon Salt
  • 1 cup Chocolate chips or toasted Walnut pieces (optional)
Method
  1. Preheat the oven to 325°F (160°C) and grease a 9" x 5" (2L) loaf pan
  2. Whisk the banana, melted butter, granulated and brown sugar together until well-blended Whisk in the egg and vanilla
  3. In a separate bowl, sift the flour, baking soda and salt. Add this to the banana mixture and stir just until blended. Stir in the chocolate chips or walnut pieces (if using). Scrape the batter into the prepared loaf tin and sprinkle the top with a little sugar. Bake for about 75 minutes, until a tester inserted in the centre of the cake comes out clean. Cool the cake for 20 minutes in the tin, then turn it out to cool completely on a cooling rack
  4. The banana bread will keep, well-wrapped for up to 3 days

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