The Best Banana Bread

Published March 1, 1998.

Why this recipe works:

For a basic banana bread recipe with deep banana flavor, plenty of moisture, and a nice, light texture, we used older, darkly speckled bananas, which are both sweeter and more moist than younger bananas. We added yogurt to our banana bread recipe for a nice tang and even more moisture. And we… read more

For a basic banana bread recipe with deep banana flavor, plenty of moisture, and a nice, light texture, we used older, darkly speckled bananas, which are both sweeter and more moist than younger bananas. We added yogurt to our banana bread recipe for a nice tang and even more moisture. And we used the “muffin method” to mix the wet and dry ingredients for a delicate, golden brown loaf of decent height.

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Makes one 9-inch loaf

Greasing and flouring only the bottom of a regular loaf pan causes the bread to cling to the sides and rise higher. If using a nonstick loaf pan, on which the sides are very slick, grease and flour sides as well as the bottom.

Ingredients

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