Breakfast Bread Recipe | Classic Banana Nut Bread
How many banana based breads can you possibly make? Quite a lot, as it turns out! On my last count, there were possibly more than 40 banana recipes that I have feasted my eyes on. So many recipes, so little time :)  Well - what can I say, I love Bananas :). I have posted quite a number of banana breads in this site already but had to post another one, 'cos well..err..you guessed right  "Its my current favorite".
Breakfast Bread Recipe | Classic Banana Nut Bread
I buy 2 bunches of banana every week since its used to make smoothies a lot in our house. But at times, as it happens with many things, the daily plans go haywire and we have ripening bananas on the counter. So I pop them into the freezer before it goes sickeningly black on me. I use such bananas to make the bread and trust me when I say this, its totally worth ripening your bananas just to make this bread.
Breakfast Bread Recipe | Classic Banana Nut Bread
Very simple to make and moist in texture. This one uses eggs but check out the other eggless version in the links mentioned below. If you like nuts, you can throw some in the mix. Or if you are a chocolate lover, am sure few in this would make it even better for you.  These when slightly warmed and topped with butter taste out of this world. The aroma especially is so appetizing which makes Banana bread what it is - immensely popular and loved.
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  • Serves: 4 people
  • Yields: Makes one 9"X5" Bread Loaf
Ingredients
  • 2 ripe Bananas, see Tips
  • 2 large Eggs, see Tips
  • 1/2 cup fat free Greek Yogurt, whisked see Tips
  • 3/4 cup Organic Whole Sugar, see Tips
  • 1/4 cup Coconut Oil, melted
  • 3/4 tsp Vanilla Extract
  • 1-1/2 cups organic unbleached All Purpose Flour, see Tips
  • 1 tsp Baking Soda
  • 1 tsp Sea Salt or Kosher Salt
Tips
1. Banana: I have used frozen Bananas in this recipe. You would need enough bananas to make approximately 1 cup mashed.

2. Eggs: If possible, try to opt for Organic, Pasture Raised Eggs for optimal nutrition (and flavor). If Eggs are not your thing [Vegan/Egg Free Diet], check my Egg Substitution Chart. You can also opt to make other Egg free Banana breads like - Vegan Banana Bread Recipe, Banana Blueberry Bread, Banana Coconut Bread, Banana Walnut Bread, Banana Cardamom (Yeast) Bread.

3.Yogurt: You can substitute regular yogurt as well. Or try Vanilla Yogurt as given in the original recipe. If using it, use ONLY 1/2 tsp Vanilla Extract.

4. Sugar: You can use regular granulated sugar as well. I used this Organic Whole Sugar

5. Flour: You can use Whole Wheat flour instead or do a half wheat and half white. Using Whole wheat Pastry flour, I find, works great as well.
Method
1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Mash the banana well until smooth.
2. Add the next 5 ingredients to the banana in a bowl.
3. Whisk until smooth and well combined.
4. Sift the flour, baking soda and salt together .
5. Add it to the banana mixture and very gently fold it into the batter.
6. Do not overbeat it.
7. Pour the batter into a greased 9" X 5" loaf pan
8. and bake for 50 to 60 minutes
9. or until the center, when inserted with a knife (or a toothpick) comes out clean.
10. Cool for about 10 min in the pan, turn it out on a cooling rack and let it sit for another 10 minutes before slicing.
Serve it warm (or as it is) with some butter. Perfect breakfast bread as well although if you ask me, I can it eat it any time of the day. :) Breakfast Bread Recipe | Classic Banana Nut Bread

Recipe Reference

adapted minimally from a blendtec blender's recipe

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5 Comments

By Prachi on Aug 30, 2015

Tried this recipe with some chocolate chips and it came out so well. Happy with the moistness and texture. ( might try with extra banana next time for more banana flavour) Thanks for this recipe :)

Thank you :) –DK

By Prachi on Aug 22, 2015

Hi, Can I substitute coconut oil with veg oil or butter, cause I love coconut but can't stand coconut oil :(? Or is it being used to give that coconut flavour and hence necessary.

You can def. substitute it with vegetable oil. --DK

By Nance on Feb 23, 2015

I see where the Greek yogurt subs. for a lot of the butter required in similar recipes. I'll try your version next - Thanks.

By Kashmira on Feb 9, 2015

What is the difference between banana bread and banana cake?

By Lisa on Feb 8, 2015

Is the banana raw or steamed? :-x :-

Huh? Its ripe bananas that I use as it is, if that's what you are asking!--DK