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How to Make Banana Bread

Banana bread is one of my go-to snacks or dessert whenever we have family gatherings, potlucks, or whenever I feel like making sweet treats. This is very easy to make. Found this recipe by accident and been making it since. I made a minor change with the ingredients though as I enjoy the fluffy texture of my banana bread (cake-like texture). I make use of either cake flour or if I am out of cake flour I make use of cake flour substitute. Cake flour substitute ratio is for every 1 cup of all-purpose flour remove 2 tbsp of it then add 2 tbsp of the corn flour (cornstarch). The ingredients of this awesome treat can be found at your local grocer. Come and bake with me!

Banana Bread Recipe - How to Make Banana Bread


Cake flour substitute (you may use cake flour or all-purpose flour as personal preference)

  • 1 ½ cup all-purpose flour (remove 3 tbsp)
  • 3 tbsp corn flour

Banana Bread Batter

  • 3 pcs overripe bananas, peeled
  • 6 tbsp unsalted butter, melted and cooled
  • ½ – ¾ cup light brown sugar (adjust to your liking. Also, white, dark brown sugar works fine)
  • One pc large egg
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • ¼ tsp salt


Prep the flour:

flour being sifted

To make the cake substitute, put 1 ½ cup all-purpose flour in a mixing bowl with a sifter. Remove 3 tbsp of the flour then add 3 tbsp of corn flour (cornstarch). Sift for 3 to 5 times or until well combined. Set aside for later use. If you prefer to use all-purpose flour or cake flour skip to step# 3

Prep the ingredients:

banana bread batter mixed

In a separate mixing bowl, peel and mash 3 overripe bananas. Add 6 tbsp of unsalted butter (melted and cooled). Mix well to combine. I added just ½ cup of sugar (adjust the amount of sugar to your liking), then egg, vanilla extract, and mix well. Using a sifter add the cake flour mixture, baking soda, salt, and sift carefully. Mix well using a spatula but do not over mix as this will result in dense banana bread.

Place in glassware:

banana bread being poured into glassware

Grease an 11×22 cm. glassware or baking pan. Carefully pour the banana bread batter. Flatten and even out the batter. Then top it with your favorite nuts or chocolate chip pieces.

Preheat the oven:

oven preheated at 350f

Preheat the oven to 350°F/176°C.


banana bread being baked

Bake for 1 hour and 15 minutes at 350°F/176°C. Stick a toothpick in the middle to make sure it is done. When it comes out clean that means the banana bread is done. Let it cool on a wire rack for 15 to 20 minutes. Then remove from glassware or baking pan and put it on a plate to let it cool completely.

If you enjoyed this sweet treat try my Biko or Filipino Sweet Rice Cake Recipe.

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Blanche Everly
Blanche Everly
Blanche Everly

Best banana bread I have ever had!