Here Are 4 Ways To Make Your Banana Bread Even Better
Anybody can make delicious banana bread, but we know how to make it 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:¬†
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.¬†¬†
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.¬†
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.¬†¬†¬†
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.¬†¬†
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.¬†