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Banana bread, which is beloved by amateur and experienced bakers alike, is probably one of the easiest baked goods to make — and one of the most versatile. It’s also a go-to recipe for making your food last longer and reducing food waste since it saves those brown bananas from the compost. If you’re tired of the same ol’ recipe though, get creative with this treat by mixing in different ingredients or trying out new baking techniques. Here are seven banana bread recipes to inspire you — one for each day of the week.
If you’re new to banana bread, this basic recipe is an easy way to get baking. It is our go-to recipe; it's perfect on its own but also serves as an excellent canvass for experimenting with substitutions and mix-ins. The best part? You can make it using ingredients you already have in your pantry.
By adding cocoa powder to your ingredient list, you can achieve a banana bread with a richer and more decadent flavor. You’ll be able to satisfy your chocolate cravings with this loaf, which also has the nutty flavor of smooth peanut butter.
Want an added dose of freshness in your banana bread? Mix in strawberries. This recipe also swaps butter for Greek yogurt, which is a perfect healthy baking substitute for butter or oil and results in a super moist banana bread.
Walnuts and chocolate chips are classic banana bread add-ins, but with this recipe, you don’t have to choose between the two. This recipe also calls for sour cream instead of milk, which prevents your loaf from becoming too dense.
It's time to move beyond making soup and beans in your electric pressure cooker. This banana bread is one of the best Instant Pot recipes for beginners. Let the kitchen gadget do most of the work for you, and before you know it, you’ll have a beautiful banana bread.
You can add other fresh fruits like blueberries to give your banana bread a twist. The white chocolate in this recipe adds a sweet note to the bread while the blueberries add tartness. This is another TDM staff favorite. If you catch the baking bug after trying out these recipes, consider whipping up 50 of our best cookie recipes.
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