Here Are 4 Ways To Make Your Banana Bread Even Better

We bet you have a favorite banana bread recipe that you love to make when you have bananas that have become too ripe to be good for eating. Whether it's a recipe you have perfected or have a recipe that you've been dying to try, almost all banana bread recipes are fool-proof.

Banana bread doesn't rely on yeast for its rise. Instead, it uses a chemical leavener to make the batter rise. However, unlike your typical bread, we think the best banana bread recipe is a lot more moist, more tender, and almost like a cake than a bread. It's these qualities that make banana bread so easy to fall in love with! 

If you harbor a love for banana bread, then you will be happy to know that there are ways to make banana bread even better. Here are the ways you can do just that: 

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1 Add coffee. 

Chocolate and peanut butter aren't the only food pairings that go deliciously with bananas. Coffee is just as delicious with bananas as the other two ingredients. In fact, the nuttiness and bitterness of coffee are both a great complement to the fruity sweetness of the bananas. 

Don't believe us? We have a fantastic recipe for banana bread that uses coffee in its batter, and it's delicious.  


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2 Add a spice or two. 

Cinnamon, cloves, and nutmeg are highly pungent spices. When ground up finely and added to baked batters such as a simple banana bread recipe, their warm aromas waft and meld with the sweet bananas to create a banana bread that is more than just a delicious when you taste it. It's also going to smell amazing which you'll discover when you try this recipe out. 

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3 Melt chocolate and add it in. 

Chocolate and bananas are fantastic together! While it's easy to just stir in some chocolate chips into your banana bread batter, we think you can do it better with a little tweak: melted chocolate. It's just a few steps you need to add to the process-melt the chocolate and swirl it in-but the resulting banana bread is going to be even more appetizing.

You'll see chocolate ribbons instead of chocolate chips dotting your banana bread. It's these rivers of chocolate that will give you big bursts of chocolate flavor instead of little hints of it to pair with the banana, making you appreciate their contrasting flavors with every bite.   

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4 Stir in some fruit. 

It may sound redundant, adding more fruit into your banana bread since bananas are also fruits, but the addition of pineapples is a surprising ingredient that gives the banana a boost in flavor as well as sweetness. Think of this version as the mashup of a banana cake and a pineapple upside-down cake recipe so you get a two-in-one flavor profile that is really delicious.  

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Four suggestions, four new ways to make your banana bread recipe that much more appetizing on both your palate and for anyone else who may take a bite. 



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