Best Ever Banana Bread Recipe

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Preheat Your Oven

Begin by preheating your oven to 350°F (175°C). Preheating ensures that your banana bread bakes evenly and rises to perfection.

Prepare the Bananas

In a mixing bowl, mash the ripe bananas with a fork until smooth. The bananas should be ripe with brown spots for the best flavor and sweetness.

Incorporate Butter

Mix the melted butter into the mashed bananas until well combined. The butter adds richness and a buttery flavor to the bread.

Incorporate Dry Ingredients

Add the baking soda and salt to the banana mixture. Stir until the dry ingredients are fully incorporated. These ingredients help the bread rise and add depth of flavor.

Mix in Sugar

Add the sugar to the mixture and stir until it dissolves. The sugar not only sweetens the bread but also contributes to its moistness.

Add the Egg and Vanilla 

Beat the egg and vanilla extract together, then add them to the banana mixture. Mix until everything is well combined. The egg helps bind the ingredients together.

Incorporate Flour

Gradually add the flour to the wet ingredients, stirring until just combined. Be careful not to overmix, as this can result in a dense bread.

Prepare the Baking Pan

Grease a 9x5-inch loaf pan with butter or cooking spray. This prevents the bread from sticking to the pan and ensures easy removal after baking.

Moist and Fluffy Banana Bread Recipe