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Plain Banana Bread

This Plain Banana Bread is a classic and simple recipe. For those that like their desserts pure and without much in them, this Plain Banana Bread is for you!

If you love banana bread as much as I do, be sure to check out some of my other favorites like my Coconut Chocolate Chip Banana Bread, Eggless Mini Chocolate Chip Banana Bread, or my Maple Brown Sugar Banana Bread.

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Why You'll Love This Recipe

You will love this Plain Banana Bread because it is a classic! Simple, moist, fluffy, and sweetened with overly ripe bananas. This Plain Banana Bread is a classic recipe you can make anytime!

I love enjoying this with a big slab of butter as a mid morning or afternoon snack. This Plain Banana Bread is also a great gift in case you’re unsure if people like nuts or frosting or whatever. You can’t go wrong with this simple recipe for Plain Banana Bread!

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Ingredients for Plain Banana Bread

Organic Valley Salted Butter

Homemade Organic Dark Brown Sugar

Wholesome Organic Cane Sugar

Lafaza Organic Ground Vanilla Bean

Organic Ripe Bananas

Organic Valley Large Eggs

Organic Valley Heavy Whipping Cream

Homemade Organic Cake Flour

Frontier Co-Op Baking Powder

Frontier Co-Op Fine Sea Salt

Frontier Co-Op Organic Korintje Cinnamon

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Tools Needed

Digital Food Scale

Stand Mixer

USA Pan 1-Pound Loaf Pan

Parchment Paper (get my favorite nontoxic parchment paper and get 10% off with MIMIBAKES)

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How to Make Plain Banana Bread

Step 1

Preheat the oven to 350°F. Line a 1-pound loaf pan with parchment paper, letting it fold over the sides for easier removal.

Step 2

In the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, cream the butter, dark brown sugar, cane sugar, bananas, and vanilla extract.

Add the eggs and cream and mix on low until combined.

Add cake flour, baking powder, cinnamon, and sea salt into the mixing bowl in that order. Mix on low until combined, and you have a smooth batter.

Step 3

Pour the batter into the loaf pan and spread out evenly. Bake for 1 hour or until a wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean. Once the loaf has cooled, remove it from the pan. (If you are baking at high altitude, be sure to check the Notes at the bottom of the recipe for high altitude baking time).

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FAQ's

Why do you use overly ripe bananas for banana bread?

When bananas ripen, the starches turn to sugars, making bananas sweeter and better for baking all kinds of things such as banana bread, cake, cupcakes, cookies, and more!

Can I make banana bread gluten free?

Yes! You can easily make banana bread gluten free be swapping out the all purpose flour for a gluten free flour blend. In the Notes at the bottom of the recipe, I list top choice for gluten free flour and know that works with this recipe.

Can I make banana bread at high altitude?

Yes! You can make banana bread at high altitude. Always be sure you are using a high altitude recipe though. All my recipes are tested at high altitude and can be made anywhere above 5,000 feet with just one simple adjustment to the baking time. Check the Notes at the bottom of the recipe for the high altitude adjustment.

Why use organic ingredients in this recipe? You all know I’m a huge organic advocate, and I bet you may be thinking sometimes, Why would I even bother to use organic ingredients in something that is so sweet and indulgent? But, that is the exact reason why you should use organic ingredients! Sweet things need to have flavor in order to be good, otherwise they are just sweet and they don’t taste like much else. Organic ingredients are more pure than conventional ones, therefore they actually have more flavor than the non organic options. Say it with me, organic means more flavor! And not just more flavor but a more true and pure flavor. And organic ingredients are much healthier for you to eat in general as they do not contain GMOs or anything artificial. Plus, you are being environmentally friendly when you choose organic ingredients!

So, I highly recommend that you buy the best organic ingredients for this recipe! You can also shop my Amazon Storefront for all my favorite organic ingredients here. Tip – hover over each ingredient to see the name. And if you want to learn more about organic foods and the difference, read my post here on Food Labels and What They Mean.

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Plain Banana Bread

Mimi Council
When you are craving Plain Banana Bread, this simple and nostalgic recipe is all you need. Easily make this moist and fluffy banana bread when you have overly ripe bananas!
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 10 minutes
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Makes 8 servings
Calories 379 kcal

Ingredients
 
 

Instructions
 

  • Preheat the oven to 350°F. Line a 1-pound loaf pan with parchment paper, letting it fold over the sides for easier removal.
  • In the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, cream the butter, dark brown sugar, cane sugar, bananas, and vanilla extract.
  • Add the eggs and cream and mix on low until combined.
  • Add cake flour, baking powder, cinnamon, and sea salt into the mixing bowl in that order. Mix on low until combined, and you have a smooth batter.
  • Pour the batter into the loaf pan and spread out evenly. Bake for 1 hour or until a wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean. Once the loaf has cooled, remove it from the pan.
  • Store in an airtight container for up to 7 days.

Notes

Gluten Free – Replace the cake flour for 170 grams (1 cup plus 1 tablespoon plus 1 teaspoon) gluten free flour blend.
High Altitude – Bake at 350°F for 45 minutes or until a wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean.

Nutrition

Calories: 379kcalCarbohydrates: 44gProtein: 5gFat: 21gSaturated Fat: 13gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 5gTrans Fat: 0.5gCholesterol: 97mgSodium: 302mgPotassium: 187mgFiber: 1gSugar: 25gVitamin A: 760IUVitamin C: 3mgCalcium: 64mgIron: 1mg
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