Many families plan for their banana bread baking day. They purchase ripe bananas at a discount price, bring the bunches home, and freeze them until they have a weekend off from work. On that special day, they thaw the bananas and begin baking their favorite banana bread recipe. When finished, they will have a counter full of freshly baked loaves of delicious banana bread to eat, give to friends, and freeze for later eating.
Freezing whole bananas is a quick way to keep overripe bananas until you are ready for baking. It also let's you save up one or two bananas at a time until you have enough for baking one or more loaves of banana bread.
This method of preserving bananas until you are ready to bake is more involved than freezing whole bananas because it requires 3 or more bananas to mash. This method is best if you have a whole bunch of bananas to freeze. If you have a favorite banana bread recipe, you can freeze the banana mash in the amount you need for your recipe.
This basic banana bread recipe uses 3 bananas and calls for a touch of nutmeg to give the bread a unique flavor. You can also add a 1/2 cup of chocolate chips, raisins, or nuts to this recipe.
Chocolate chip banana bread is my top selling banana bread. I use gourmet chocolate chips to give this bread its rich flavor. For holidays, I buy special chocolate liquor chips that make the banana bread irresistible.
Festive banana nut bread is a beautiful gift bread for the Christmas holiday season. The recipe calls for walnuts, candied fruits, and raisins. Only a half cup of mashed banana is needed for this recipe.
Looking for a healthy banana bread that can be toasted as well as made into french toast? Banana rye yeast bread is exactly what you're looking for. Made with only 1 cup of rye flour, the banana flavor overpowers the rye, making the bread delicious to those who don't normally like the strong taste of rye bread.