Banana Loaf

It is raining outside and you are having a hot cup of strong tea. How about accompanying it with a slice of soft, super-moist and flavorful banana loaf? I always love banana loaf. We used to buy slices of this banana loaf from a local 24×7 stores when we were staying overseas. I still remember the distinct taste of banana in that slice. Today, I decided to make this moist loaf with 5 ripe bananas…..Enjoy!

Super moist Banana Loaf

  • Servings: 12 slices
  • Difficulty: Easy
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Super moist, light and flavorful banana loaf

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Ingredients

  • Flour (maida) – 250 gm
  • Baking soda – 1 tsp
  • Cinnamon powder – 1 tsp
  • Salt – 1/2 tsp
  • Brown sugar – 150 gm
  • Unsalted butter – 115 gm (at room temperature)
  • Eggs – 2 no (at room temperature)
  • Yogurt (thick curd) – 80 gm
  • Ripe banana – 5 no (large)
  • Vanilla essence – 1 tsp
  • Black current – 20 no (optional)
  • Pecan – 50 gm (roughly chopped) (optional)

[recipe-directions}

  • Pre-heat oven at 180 degrees Celsius. Prepare a loaf pan by lining it with parchment paper

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  • In a medium bowl, mix flour, baking soda, salt and cinnamon powder
  • Peel bananas, cut into big pieces and place it in another medium bowl
  • Break down bananas using back of the fork so that they turn into a good mash
  • In a large bowl, cream butter and sugar using hand mixer until it is light and creamy
  • Break the eggs and add to butter-sugar mixture, one at a time. Mix well after each addition
  • Add yogurt and mix well
  • Add mashed bananas, vanilla essence and mix well for 2-3 minutes at high speed
  • Incorporate all the dry ingredients and mix well at low speed until just incorporated
  • Add chopped pecans / walnuts , black current; if using. Combine well using a spatula
  • Add the batter into prepared loaf pan
  • Bake in the oven for around 70-75 minutes. After 30 minutes, cover the pan loosely using aluminium foil to prevent top getting excessively brown while center continues to bake
  • Check if the loaf is baked by inserting a wooden skewer at the center of the loaf. If it comes out clean then the loaf is done
  • Take out of oven and allow to cool inside the pan for 10 minutes
  • Take the loaf out of pan and allow it to cool completely on the wire rack
  • Slice the loaf and serve

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One Comment Add yours

  1. vanharsh says:

    Great …simply great

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