A simple no frills banana bread. Delicious as is, or if you're inspired, jazz it up into a creation of your own. {vegan}

Basic Banana Bread

As a baker, what do I love about banana bread? It’s easy to put together. Most people like it. It’s sturdy enough to transport. Economical. Not only can it be made in advance, it’s BETTER that way. And it’s just plain yummy.

(pictures updated on March 23, 2017)

A simple no frills banana bread. Delicious as is, or if you're inspired, jazz it up into a creation of your own. {vegan}

For all these reasons, I find that banana bread makes a great treat to take to work for my co-workers, or to make for a bake sale, or to give as a gift.

This is a basic recipe. Delicious as is, or if you’re inspired, jazz it up into a creation of your own.

A simple no frills banana bread. Delicious as is, or if you're inspired, jazz it up into a creation of your own. {vegan}

 

Basic Banana Bread

Recipe Type: dessert/snack/breakfast
Makes: 1 loaf (8 1/2 x 4 1/2 inches)

A simple no frills banana bread. Delicious as is, or if you're inspired, jazz it up into a creation of your own. {vegan}

A simple no frills banana bread. Delicious as is, or ready for your favourite add-ins.

Ingredients:

  • 2 cup All-Purpose Flour
  • 1 tsp Baking Soda
  • 1/2 tsp Salt
  • 5 tbsp Grapeseed Oil (or other neutral tasting oil)
  • 3/4 cup Granulated Sugar
  • 5 tbsp Plain Non-Dairy Yogurt (I used unsweetened coconut Yoso)
  • 1 tsp Vanilla Extract
  • 1 tbsp Apple Cider Vinegar
  •  1 1/2 cup well mashed Bananas*

 

Instructions:

Preheat oven to 350°F and line a 8 1/2 x 4 1/2 inch loaf pan with parchment paper.

Whisk together the flour, baking soda, and salt. Set aside.

Whisk together the oil, sugar, yogurt, vanilla, vinegar, and mashed bananas until thoroughly combined. Add to the flour mixture and stir until just combined (it will still be lumpy, but there will be no patches of dry flour).

Scrape into the prepared pan and bake for 55 – 65 minutes, until an inserted toothpick comes out clean.

Allow to cool in the pan for 10 minutes before transferring to a cooling rack.

Cool completely before slicing.

Store tightly wrapped.

 

Notes:
*Use very ripe (spotty) bananas. I used 3 medium sized bananas to get 1 1/2 cups.

 

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3 thoughts on “Basic Banana Bread

  1. Larry W. Crotts

    This is a fantastic site. I looked through your recipes and will be coming back often, so thank you. I hope it’s OK to ask for help, because I have been after a recipe for quite a while. It is a flat bread, thick enough to sliced in half lengthwise. It has a crispy crust like a croissant and a very chewy middle. Sesame seeds cover the entire loaf. If you are familiar with the Big Boy restaurant chain, it is used in a sandwich called a Slim Jim. I have a pic of it to get to you if you like.

    Thank you, so much,
    Larry

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    1. Starr @ The Misfit Baker

      Hi Larry, and thank you for visiting! Feel free to ask questions, I’m happy to help whenever I can. I’ve never been to Big Boy, and I’ve never had a Slim Jim, but from what I can tell, the bread may be specially made for them. I took a look at it, and it seems to me that the bread would be closest to a sesame covered Greek pita bread. Unfortunately, I don’t have a recipe for that (nor have I ever made them), so you’ll have to take it from here. Sorry I couldn’t be more help.

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