Melted butter creates a moist fluffy banana bread that creates a texture and mouthfeel that is to-die-for.
Overripe bananas are obviously essential for banana bread, if you want to make banana bread like NOW but your bananas aren’t overripe yet, you can place them in the oven at 300 F for 30-40 minutes until they are fully black and they will be ready for your banana bread dreams.
Eggs are a binding ingredient that keeps everything together and is a definite base ingredient for this bread.
Greek yogurt helps with the texture of fluffy banana bread, if you don’t have greek yogurt you can substitute this with buttermilk, which can easily be made at home. This substitution is 1:1.
Mix-ins are one of the best ways to take the best banana bread to the next level, here are a few of my favorite mix-in options:
Chocolate chips make everything better if you ask me. Just mix them in and enjoy little pockets of chocolatey goodness in your fluffy banana bread.
Nuts are a great way to add a bit of crunch to your moist banana bread. A few of my favorite nuts to mix in are peanuts, pecans, walnuts, and hazelnuts.
Banana bits can take banana bread to BANANA bread (if you know what I mean). Chopping up some extra bananas into small pieces and mixing them in is a great way to bring an extra texture throughout the best banana bread.
Here are a few 1:1 substitutions to make your banana bread healthier
Coconut oil instead of butter
Coconut sugar or monk fruit sugar instead of granulated sugar
Nonfat Greek yogurt instead of regular/full-fat greek yogurt
Almond flour instead of all-purpose flour
Banana bread counts as my daily intake of fruit right? Well, at least I think so, especially when it’s as delicious, moist, and fluffy as this one.
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