Make banana bread yourself: super juicy and easy

Banana bread is super juicy, quick to make and is always a delight for young and old. You can find out how to do it here.

I have to admit that I discovered banana bread very late, but now I don’t want to be without it. Fortunately, my initial skepticism that the bananas in banana bread dominate the taste too much has not been confirmed. Banana bread doesn’t taste as much like bananas as the name might suggest. The bananas only give the popular box cake a super juicy and very aromatic consistency.

In the meantime, I also like to vary my banana bread and try it with chocolate , nuts , fresh or dried  fruits and sometimes even more unusual with  avocado . There are no limits to your imagination.

I prefer to eat banana bread just plain or with sweet spreads such as jam, nut nougat cream or peanut butter, but cream cheese or mild sausage also go very well with a piece of banana bread.

Banana bread: the basic recipe

Whenever I have a few overripe bananas that I don’t want to use to make ice cream or smoothies, I make a juicy banana bread out of them. My basic “Banana Bread” recipe for a loaf pan (25 or 30 cm) usually looks like this:

  • 100 g soft butter
  • 4 very ripe bananas
  • 200 g of brown sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 packet of vanilla sugar
  • 1 ½ tsp baking powder
  • 1 pinch of salt
  • ½ teaspoon cinnamon powder
  • 220 g of flour
  • 1 handful of walnuts

You can also leave out the sugar if you want to bake a slightly healthier banana bread or use it for hearty cold cuts.

Whether for breakfast or as a quick energy supplier on the go: banana bread always works.

Banana bread: simply replace ingredients

Banana bread without extra fat and sugar

Banana bread without extra fat and sugar

Delicious, wholesome and healthy

Banana bread is more cake than bread, but without the guilty conscience afterwards. Vegans can even bake banana bread without eggs or milk at all. Sugar and additional fat can also be safely left out and turn the banana bread into a real fitness bread . This makes it ideal for children or as a first birthday cake for babies. And so you can easily replace the ingredients:

  • The  egg  can you replace them with 2 tablespoons swollen chia seeds or flax seeds. An egg can also compensate for one more banana.
  • Instead of sugar, you can use agave syrup, honey or coconut blossom sugar (the ripe bananas, however, also give off a lot of natural sweetness).
  • You can swap milk for soy, oat, almond or rice milk.
  • Instead of butter, you can use applesauce, vegetable oil, coconut oil or quark.
  • As a substitute for wheat flour , light spelled flour (type 630) is suitable. If it’s gluten-free, coconut or rice flour and ground almonds are good choices. 200 g of tender oat flakes are also a good substitute for flour.

Have fun trying it out and enjoy your meal!

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