So what exactly qualifies to be a best banana bread?
Regulars on my blog will know that there are quiteafewbanana bread recipes here. So what is the point of another banana bread, right? This particular bake has a special place in my heart, because I (and I am no different from many others) started my baking journey with a banana bread.
“The journey of a thousand bakes (often) starts with a banana bread.”– A quote I just made up now.
So here’s what I’d look for in the best banana bread.
- It should REEEEALY taste and smell of bananas (no brainer, huh?)
- It should be REALLY moist. If I’m looking for a door jam, I’d rather go out and get a brick, why would I go through the troubling of baking eh?
- It should slice up neat. Which is the reason I haven’t added any chocochips, walnuts, raisins or any other what-have-yous over here.
There’s a bonus in this recipe. I have substituted 2/3rd of the all purpose flour with oat and wheat flour and the results are still incredibly moist. To make oat flour, grind instant oats to a fine powder in the mixer jar. Yes, the recipe has eggs, so please try with your usual egg replacements like yogurt or flaxseed meal and let me know if it turned out ok. I haven’t tried this recipe using any egg substitutes so I cannot give you a definitive answer if the recipe will still be best if the eggs are subbed out.
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I like recipes that don’t send me hunting and gathering for outlandish ingredients. That’s pretty much mandatory for every recipe that features on this blog. No place for hiflutin’ stuff here. This best banana bread recipe features ingredients that you’ll find right now in your kitchen. Even if you don’t have instant oats for the oat flour, substitute it with all purpose flour (maida) and it will be okay!
I use rice bran oil in most bakes for its neutral flavour and high smoking point. Feel free to use coconut or olive oil, if that’s your preference.
Now, bring out your mugs of coffee or tea, make a note (print out) the recipe, because I know you want to try it out and see if it is really the best.
Recipe adapted from this Best Banana Bread recipe