Simple Banana Bread

No toppings. No extra flavor. Just the way I like it.

The main ingredient here is of course, banana. The recipe I followed required 4 large bananas. I picked the Cavendish ones from the grocery.

I'm starting to become OC with my ingredients. What's wrong with preparing them beforehand?

syrup, vanilla, eggs, sour cream, sugar

baking powder, baking soda, salt

bananas, peeled

Now this is the hardest part, mashing the bananas. I now understand why some people prefer using overripe bananas in their recipe. If I continue to this, I'll develop big biceps in no time.

bananas, mashed using fork

mashed bananas with vanilla and syrup

butter, sugar, and egg mixture = butter mixture

banana mixture + butter mixture

sifted flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt = flour mixture

sour cream and flour mixture, added alternately into the banana mixture

in a greased loaf pan, ready for baking

*Don't mind the super crumpled over sized parchment paper.

baked banana bread

Chocolate Banana Cake from Baking 101 workshop

1/2 cup cocoa
2 cups all purpose flour
2 tsp vanilla
1/2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/4 tsp salt
3/4 cup butter
1 cup sugar
2 whole eggs
1/2 cup sour cream
1 cup mashed, ripe and sweet banana about 4 pieces
3 tbsp honey (i used pancake syrup)
1 tsp dark rum
1/2 cup rum soaked raisins

1. Mix honey, banana, vanilla.
2. Combine remaining dry ingredients (flour, baking soda, baking powder, salt).
3. Beat butter and sugar for 4 minutes, add eggs one at a time.
4. At low speed, mix in banana paste.
5. Alternately add the dry ingredients and the sour cream. Leaving the last 1/3 of dry ingredients while creaming the mixture into a smooth batter. Add the last 1/3 of the dry ingredients.
6. Pour into 5 3/4" x 3 x 2 1/8" loaf pans.
7. Bake at 325°F for 20-30 minutes until firm but still moist.


  1. wow so OC ah hahaha... anyway just a piece of advice. try cutting the parchment paper so it would lay flushed to the side of the pan so when you take the loaf out they would be pretty to look at. using overripe bananas are much better because they are much softer and easier to mash. Moreover, overripe bananas are much sweeter and adds more moisture to the banana bread :D

    1. Really appreciate your advices! Will definitely take note of them.


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