Banana Bread

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There is certain is nothing that says home like the odor of fresh-baked bread.

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 rather than dough. And evidently, it includes bananas that is normally mashed and set into the batter.

A huge family favorite, this has been around for years! In fact it came into popularity in the 1930’s, and ever since then a number of varieties have appeared in cookbooks. Banana bread is relatively easy to create, and therefore popular among home bakers. In addition it can frequently be found in the display cases of bakeries and coffee shops.

It’s not only tasty but also flexible. Usually a great on-the-go breakfast item, either at home or caught at the coffee shop where the busy professional stops for his or her daily dose of java. Additionally it can be packaged in a lunchbox which makes it a great ending to the day 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 option when guests turn up unexpectedly and you find yourself whipping up a fast meal. If whipped together before dinner and popped into the oven it makes a wonderful accompaniment to a relaxing cup of tea while watching evening television.

This homey treat is so versatile because it is sweet, but not overwhelmingly so. There’s an adequate amount of a dessert-like texture and taste in order for it to serve as a candy meal-ender. However, its dessert like qualities are milder than overwhelming, and banana bread can be just as fulfilling accompanying a meal or as a standalone fast breakfast with a cup of coffee or a glass of milk.

It’s generally baked in loaf-shaped pans and can be cut into thin pieces or bigger wedges for serving. There are plenty of variations on banana bread on the market. Of which, some banana bread recipes have been passed down by a number of families from generation to generation, and each will declare theirs the best. Possibly the most common varieties are banana nut breads, which are created from regular banana bread recipes but also include walnuts or pecans.

The truth is there are quite a few other kinds of fruit or even vegetable-based breads. Like cranberry bread, cranberry banana bread, and zucchini bread are just a few examples. While these are also often-enjoyed treats, banana bread still seems to take the front concerning popularity.

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