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What Makes A Good Banana Bread?
The answer is somewhat subjective due to personal taste, but for me, an ideal banana bread is a tad dense while remaining soft and moist. It should have a golden crust on the outside - not too dark - and the banana flavor should be knock-me-down strong. I prefer mashed bananas to sliced so that the texture of the banana is incorporated into the batter instead of the bread having oddly-textured chunks. And of course, chopped walnuts are the perfect finishing touch.
This easy banana bread recipe has all of those things. It's my all-time favorite.
How Do I Know If My Bananas Are Right For Banana Bread?
There's nothing sadder than banana bread that barely tastes like banana, and this is usually caused by using bananas that are green or yellow. You want your bananas to be very ripe or even overripe. You can leave your bananas on the counter until mostly speckled with brown spots, or you can place them on a baking sheet in a 300F oven until the peels are totally black. The ripeness of your bananas will make or break your banana bread!
Once you try my recipe for banana bread, you'll never need another one! Enjoy!Print
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