There is certain is nothing that says home like the smell of fresh-baked bread. Except for, possibly, when the baker takes it up a notch and the bread in the oven is banana bread.
The leavening agent in banana bread is generally baking soda instead of yeast. What’s more unlike regular bread, banana bread is baked from batter rather than dough. And evidently, it includes bananas that’s normally mashed and set into the batter.
A enormous family favorite, this has been around for years! The truth is it came into popularity in the 1930’s, and since then a number of varieties have appeared in cookbooks. Banana bread is relatively simple to create, and therefore popular among home bakers. In addition it can frequently be found in the display cases of bakeries and coffee shops.
It is not only tasty but also flexible. Usually a great on-the-go breakfast thing, either at home or grabbed at the coffee shop where the busy professional stops for his or her daily dose of java. Additionally it can be packed in a lunchbox that makes it a great ending to the afternoon meal, but is just as likely to be a hot after-school snack waiting when kids hop off the bus. What is more it can also function as a last-minute dessert option when guests turn up unexpectedly and you find yourself whipping up a fast meal. If whipped together before dinner and popped into the oven it creates a wonderful accompaniment to a relaxing cup of tea whilst watching evening television.
This homey treat is so versatile because it is sweet, but not overwhelmingly so. There’s an adequate amount of a dessert-like texture and flavor for it to function as a candy meal-ender. But its dessert like qualities are milder than overpowering, and banana bread can be just as fulfilling accompanying a meal or as a standalone fast breakfast with a cup of coffee or a glass of milk.
It is usually baked in loaf-shaped pans and can be cut into thin pieces or larger wedges for serving. There are loads of variations on banana bread on the market. Of which, some banana bread recipes have been passed down by a number of families from generation to generation, and each will announce theirs the best. Perhaps the most common varieties are banana nut breads, which are created from regular banana bread recipes but also include walnuts or pecans.
In fact there are many other kinds of fruit or even vegetable-based breads. As these are also often-enjoyed treats, banana bread still seems to take the front concerning popularity.