There’s certain is nothing that says home like the smell of fresh-baked bread. Except for, possibly, once the baker takes it up a notch and the bread in the oven is banana bread.
Though it’s bread, this enjoyable treat is in many ways more like a cake. The leavening agent in banana bread is generally baking soda instead of yeast. What’s more unlike ordinary bread, banana bread is baked from batter and not dough. And evidently, it has bananas that is 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 hence popular among home bakers.
It’s not only tasty but also versatile. Usually a great on-the-go breakfast thing, either at home or grabbed at the coffee shop where the busy professional stops for their daily dose of coffee. Also it can be packed in a lunchbox which makes it a great ending to the afternoon meal, but is just as likely to be a warm after-school snack waiting when children hop off the bus. What’s more it can also serve as a last-minute dessert choice when guests turn up unexpectedly and you end up whipping up a fast meal. If whipped together before dinner and popped into the oven it creates a fantastic 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 is an adequate amount of a dessert-like texture and taste 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 quick 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 bigger wedges for serving. There are loads of variations on banana bread out there. Of which, some banana bread recipes are passed down by a number of families from generation to generation, and each will declare theirs the best.
In fact there are many other types of fruit or even vegetable-based breads. While these are also often-enjoyed snacks, banana bread still seems to take the front in terms of popularity