Banana Bread

Banana bread is a tasty treat that’s become a firm family favorite in our home! So it’s not surprising that this is the most searched for bread recipe online. This is a super versatile option for everything from breakfast to dessert. It also comes in pretty handy for kids lunchboxes!

Most people use leftover bananas to make their banana bread but don’t fret if you don’t have any lying around; as long as the bananas you use are nice and ripe then you’re good to go. I personally think that banana bread is so yum it should have an “addictive” warning label attached, but you’ll soon see for yourself when you try out these recipes!

The History of Banana Bread

Banana bread has been around for a while but it’s popularity in the US really took off in the 1930’s during the Great Depression. This period was all about food conservation and it became almost sinful to throw food away, even those “rotten” bananas. So when baking soda also became available nationwide, banana bread was the ultimate solution. The popularity of this delicious snack continued to grow over the years and now there are an abundance of banana bread recipes to choose from, much to my personal delight! Check out some of my favorites below.

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How to Store Banana Bread

To store your banana bread, wrap it in clingfilm and keep it in an airtight container in a cool place where it will last for about 2 days. If you want your banana bread to last longer, you can store it in the refrigerator or freezer, depending on how long you need it to keep for. Banana bread will generally keep well in the refrigerator for a week and it’ll stay fresh for up to 4 months in the freezer.

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How Ripe Should Bananas Be For Banana Bread?

  • You can definitely make banana bread with fresh bananas as long as they’ve reached a definite yellow color, but waiting for them to over-ripen will give a nicer flavor to this yummy snack.
  • Once your bananas have a few dark spots then they’ll work just fine.
  • To make your banana bread even more scrumptious, hold out a few more days until they’ve darkened up a bit more and you’ll have a moist bread that’s packed full of that delicious banana flavor.
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How Many Calories Are In Banana Bread?

Banana bread generally contains about 200 calories per slice, or 300 calories per 100g. There are so many recipes that it’s hard to give an exact figure. But you’re trying to keep your calorie-count under control, there are lots of easy ways to make your banana bread more waistline friendly such as removing/reducing the butter and sugar content. Yay!

All Banana Bread Recipes