Our best banana bread recipes
Caramelised bananas in the bottom of the loaf tin add a sweet and juicy topping when your loaf is turned out. Get the upside-down banana loaf recipe.
Every day is a perfect day for banana bread – and this one contains no gluten. Perfect for celiacs. Get the gluten-free banana bread recipe.
The classic recipe with a vegan twist. Afternoon tea has never looked better. Get the vegan banana bread recipe.
Utterly delicious – you'll love the flavour sensation of miso maple butter. Get the banana bread with miso maple butter recipe.
Baking doesn’t have to be bad for you, and healthy baking doesn’t have to taste, or look, terrible. Get the healthy banana bread recipe.
Don't let the chickpeas put you off – they make a delicious addition! Get the chocolate-chickpea banana bread recipe.
Is banana bread healthy or unhealthy?
Banana bread can vary in its healthiness depending on the recipe and ingredients used. While it contains bananas, which are a good source of vitamins and fiber, the addition of sugar, butter, and other high-calorie ingredients can make it less healthy. Opting for recipes with healthier substitutes and using whole wheat flour can make banana bread a healthier option.
History of banana bread
Banana bread gained in popularity in the US during The Great Depression. Food became scarce, so being able to make ingredients, like over ripe bananas, last longer was essential. Around the same time, baking powder was commercialised and became more readily available. The combination of the two things, helped banana bread become the popular recipe that it is today.
Tips for making banana bread
- Make sure your bananas are really overripe.
- Mash bananas in a separate bowl before adding to the rest of the mixture.
- Don't overmix your batter.
- If the top starts to brown before the loaf is cooked, cover with foil and carry on.
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The best loaf pans and kitchen items for making banana bread
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Crafted from high-quality food-grade silicone, these rectangular moulds are safe, durable but also reusable and flexible.
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