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Deliciously moist and tender brown sugar banana bread!

Banana Bread | Marsha's Baking Addiction

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A deliciously moist, and tender banana loaf that is FULL of banana flavour – what’s not to love about this quick and easy recipe?

Banana Bread | Marsha's Baking Addiction

This recipe is so quick and easy to make, and I love how versatile it is, too! You could add anything from berries to nuts to chocolate chips. You could even throw in some fruit zest – it’s entirely up to you!

Banana Bread | Marsha's Baking Addiction

Banana Bread | Marsha's Baking Addiction

For the bananas in this recipe, I went and picked up my usual Fairtrade bananas from my local Co-Operative. You can find them here, down the fruit and vegetables aisle.

You can find a wide variety of Fairtrade products at The Co-Operative, anything from fruit to chocolate, to tea and coffee. Did you know that The Co-Operative were the first major retailer to champion Fairtrade, pioneering the sale of fairly traded goods before the Fairtrade Mark was even introduced? I like to buy Fairtrade products when I can, because I know the products are great quality at fair prices, and I love knowing that I am supporting the farmers and workers who are growing the foods we can simply buy at our local stores.

Banana Bread | Marsha's Baking Addiction

Banana Bread | Marsha's Baking Addiction

 This is my favourite banana bread recipe for several reasons, three of which are, 1. The right amount of baking powder gives a beautiful rise. 2. The little bit of buttermilk and brown sugar makes a very soft and moist crumb. And 3. It’s full of banana flavour, coming from 4 medium bananas. Delicious. This recipe really does make the perfect banana loaf!

Banana Bread | Marsha's Baking Addiction

I hope you enjoy this recipe just as much as I do. Enjoy!

Yield: 1

My Favourite Banana Bread

10 minPrep Time

1 hrCook Time

1 hr, 10 Total Time

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Ingredients

  • 2 cups (250g) plain flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup (115g) unsalted butter, softened
  • 3/4 cup (150g) light brown sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1/4 cup (60ml) buttermilk
  • 4 medium Fairtrade bananas, peeled and mashed

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 180C/350F/Gas 4. Spray or butter a 9x5" loaf pan, then set aside.
  2. Whisk together the flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon, and salt. Set aside.
  3. Using a handheld or stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, beat the butter until smooth and creamy. Add the sugar and mix until combined. Add the eggs, buttermilk, and mashed banana, and mix until combined. Pour the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients, and mix until just combined. Do not over-mix.
  4. Pour the batter into the prepared pan, and bake for 50 - 60 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the centre comes out clean. Cover loosely with aluminium foil halfway through baking to prevent the bread from browning too much.
  5. Allow to cool completely in the pan on a wire rack before removing and slicing.
  6. Banana bread keeps fresh in an airtight container at room temperature or in the fridge for up to a week.

Notes

Adapted from allrecipes

http://marshasbakingaddiction.com/my-favourite-banana-bread/

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Banana Bread | Marsha's Baking Addiction

Banana Bread | Marsha's Baking Addiction

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24 Comments

24 Comments on My Favourite Banana Bread

  1. grace
    February 29, 2016 at 7:18 pm (11 months ago)

    the crumb looks quite perfect, marsha–soft yet still sturdy! i can see why it’s your favorite. 🙂

    Reply
    • Marsha
      February 29, 2016 at 8:32 pm (11 months ago)

      Thanks, Grace! 🙂

      Reply
  2. Lynn | The Road to Honey
    February 29, 2016 at 7:34 pm (11 months ago)

    This is such a beautiful loaf Marsha. It looks so divinely moist. And with four whole bananas, each bite must surely deliver a punch of banana.

    Reply
    • Marsha
      February 29, 2016 at 8:32 pm (11 months ago)

      Thanks, Lynn!

      Reply
    • Marsha
      March 1, 2016 at 10:28 am (11 months ago)

      Thanks, Anu!

      Reply
  3. Megan - The Emotional Baker
    March 1, 2016 at 4:39 pm (11 months ago)

    I love banana bread, but haven’t had it in forever! I usually use three bananas, but I bet four makes the perfect loaf. I’ll have to try next time 🙂

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    • Marsha
      March 1, 2016 at 5:31 pm (11 months ago)

      I think four bananas is the perfect amount! 🙂

      Reply
    • Marsha
      March 2, 2016 at 9:29 am (11 months ago)

      Thanks, Ilona! 🙂

      Reply
  4. kushi
    March 2, 2016 at 2:21 am (11 months ago)

    Banana bread is my favorite. I can have it anytime. This looks so beautiful, soft and perfect. YUMMY!

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    • Marsha
      March 2, 2016 at 9:28 am (11 months ago)

      Thanks, Kushi!

      Reply
  5. Puja Darshan
    March 2, 2016 at 3:26 pm (11 months ago)

    So tasty and delicious Marsha. Pinning

    Reply
    • Marsha
      March 2, 2016 at 3:58 pm (11 months ago)

      Thanks, Puja!

      Reply
  6. Amandam
    March 2, 2016 at 4:11 pm (11 months ago)

    This banana bread looks so homey and perfect. Banana bread always brings back memories of making it with my mom as a kid. Looks great!

    Reply
    • Marsha
      March 2, 2016 at 4:59 pm (11 months ago)

      Thanks, Amanda!

      Reply
  7. AiPing | Curious Nut
    March 4, 2016 at 9:50 pm (11 months ago)

    Beautiful as always.Banana bread’s probably the only quick breads I’d eat any given day. I love banana bread. Hubs go crazy for it (what else is new for that sweet tooth guy). I make ’em into muffins since they bake faster. :p I’m lazy that way.

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    • Marsha
      March 5, 2016 at 12:30 am (11 months ago)

      Thanks, AiPing! I also bake more muffins than bread haha 🙂

      Reply
  8. Joscelyn | Wifemamafoodie
    March 5, 2016 at 5:46 am (11 months ago)

    Sooo yummy, Marsha! Banana bread is one of our favorite treats to enjoy throughout the week! We always have overripe bananas to use up and this is the perfect use for them. I love how you used buttermilk in this bread too. It always adds such a delicious flavor and moistness to baked goods so I can’t wait to try your recipe!

    Reply
    • Marsha
      March 5, 2016 at 12:23 pm (11 months ago)

      Thanks, Joscelyn! I love using buttermilk in my baked goods! 🙂

      Reply
  9. Kelly
    March 7, 2016 at 12:54 am (11 months ago)

    Banana bread is a family favorite! My kids can have it all the time if they could. This looks absolutely perfect! : )

    Reply
    • Marsha
      March 7, 2016 at 9:17 am (11 months ago)

      Thanks, Kelly!

      Reply
  10. Demeter | Beaming Baker
    May 5, 2016 at 1:52 pm (9 months ago)

    Marsha, your banana bread is simply beautiful. I’m so happy I decided to explore more of your site–there are so many wonderful goodies here. 🙂 Love seeing your fav recipes too! Pinning! 🙂

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    • Marsha
      May 5, 2016 at 1:54 pm (9 months ago)

      Thanks, Demeter! 🙂

      Reply

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