Banana bread is a type of bread made from mashed bananas.It is often a moist, sweet, cake-like quick bread; however there are some banana bread recipes that are traditional-style raised breads.
Banana bread first became a standard feature of American cookbooks with the popularization of baking soda and baking powder in the 1930s. It appeared in Pillsbury’s 1933 Balanced Recipes cookbook, and later gained more acceptance with the release of the original Chiquita Banana’s Recipe Book in 1950.
National Banana Bread day is February 23.

Even if bananas appeared in the US in the 1870s, some food historians believe it was a byproduct of the Great Depression as resourceful housewives did not wish to throw away overripe bananas. Others believe the modern banana bread was developed in corporate kitchens to promote baking soda products.

Difficulty level : low
Prep time : 10 min
Rest time :
Cook time : 40 min
Total time : 50 min
Yield : 4/6 servings
3 ripe bananas
2 large eggs
2/3 cup caster sugar
1/3 vegetable oil
1.25 cup all-purpose flour
1 tsp baking soda
1 pinch of salt
1/3-1/2 cup walnuts, chopped (optional)

Steps :

  • Mash bananas et beat eggs in a bowl.
  • In a bowl, mix together with a spatula bananas, eggs, sugar, oil, flour, baking soda and salt.
  • Possibly add walnuts.
  • Pour in a greased 8.5×4.5 loaf pan.
  • Preheat oven at 350°F.
  • Bake for 35 to 40 minutes or until toothpick comes out clean.
  • Let cool.
  • Unmold.
  • Serve and enjoy !

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