Banana Bread


Turn overripe bananas into moist, delicious, pound cake-like banana bread. Great for breakfast, snack, or dessert any time of year.

What you will need

2 cups all-purpose flour (271 grams)

1-1/2 teaspoons baking powder

1/4 teaspoon baking soda

1/2 teaspoon kosher salt

1 teaspoon ground cinnamon

1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg

2 large eggs

3/4 cups light brown sugar (160 grams), lightly packed

3/4 cups unsalted butter (1-1/2 sticks), melted and cooled

1 cup mashed overripe bananas*

1-1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract

1/4 teaspoon almond extract

1 teaspoon orange zest (optional)

1 tablespoon white sparkling sugar, or Demerara sugar for topping


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