After we saw so many posts and articles about people baking moist banana bread, we were curious and wanted to know what this hype is about.

Besides that, we are always looking for new things and recipes to try out. You never know if you probably find your new favorite, right?

So here is our attempt and we are officially joining ranks with all the banana bread bakers!

Things to know before you start

Time Schedule

Steps Work time Waiting time
Prepare bananas ~5 minutes
Grease baking pan ~5 minutes
Mix – Dough ~15 minutes
Bake ~5 minutes 55-60 minutes
Cool 1 hour

In about 2,5 hours you will have baked your very own moist banana bread.

Total ingredients

Weight Ingredient
3x Bananas – Medium to large (very ripe)
125 g Butter
125 g White sugar
2x Eggs (large)
225 g All-purpose flour
6 g Baking powder
3 g Salt
2 g Vanilla extract

Depending on the size of the bananas (should be about 125 g per peeled banana) your banana bread should weigh about 980 g.

Difficulty

A very simple and also quick recipe.

Baking tools

You will need a stand mixer or hand mixer, bowls and a loaf pan of 23 x 10 cm.

Besides that you can have a look at our should have baking tools for more helpers in your kitchen.

Steps

1. Prepare Bananas

Weight Ingredient
3x Bananas – Medium to large (very ripe)
  • Peel the bananas
  • In a bowl, mash them with a fork until you reach a consistency of like chunky applesauce and set aside for later use

2. Grease Loaf Pan

  • Grease the loaf pan with butter on bottom and all sides
  • Afterwards dust it with a little bit of flour so it barely sticks to the butter

3. Mix – Dough

Weight Ingredient
125 g Butter (softened)
125 g White sugar
Mashed bananas
2x Eggs (large)
225 g All-purpose flour
6 g Baking powder
3 g Salt
2 g Vanilla extract
  • Mix softened butter and sugar until light and fluffy
  • Afterwards add the previously mashed bananas and eggs and mix well
  • Sift in the all-purpose flour, baking powder and salt in a second bowl and stir until combined
  • Add the all-purpose flour, baking powder and salt mixture in two steps and mix until combined
  • As the last step add the vanilla extract and mix until incorporated
  • Pour the whole mixture in the greased loaf pan and spread it evenly

4. Bake

  • Preheat oven to 175°C (347°F) with the upper and lower heat function
  • Put the loaf pan in the oven on the middle rack and bake for 55 to 60 minutes
  • After baking take your finished moist banana bread out immediately, but keep it in the loaf pan
  • Tip: Check if the bread is ready by sticking a skewer in the middle until you reach the bottom and pull it out again. If it comes out clean, the cake is done. If not, bake for 5 more minutes and check again.

5. Cool

  • Let the moist banana bread cool in the baking pan for about 15 minutes
  • Afterwards, transfer it to a cooling rack or something else and let it cool for another 45 minutes

Conclusion

Taste

So, not very surprisingly, this bread tastes a lot like a banana.

To us, it is more a mix of a bread and a cake to be honest. It is soft, fluffy, moist and – thanks to the bananas – sweet.

The outer part is a little crunchy which is a nice addition to the moist and fluffy inner part of the banana bread. This is nothing to eat with hearty things like ham but can be enjoyed with some nice marmalade, honey or cream cheese.

Actually it is a perfect snack because it does not really need any topping at all and it is very filling.

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