Maybe it’s the scientist in me. Or maybe it was my Midwestern upbringing. Maybe it’s just that I love baking. But I’m always searching for the best recipe for whatever it is I’m making. This must be why I love watching America’s Test Kitchen on TV. It’s interesting to know all of the different ingredients and cooking methods they use to improve a recipe. Some years I even subscribe to Cook’s Illustrated Magazine to read how they develop the best recipes.
I have to say, I had my doubts when I read “Ultimate Banana Bread”, thinking that although I do love a good banana bread, I can’t remember tasting a banana bread that was all that different from any other. But trust, this one is. It is exceptional. They’ve found a way to get more banana in the bread. (I confess I didn’t know it was that important either – until I tasted it.) Most recipes call for 2 or 3 bananas, but this one manages to get 5 into a single loaf. It is so delicious, it will leave you wanting more.
I will warn you, though, a little planning ahead is good here. When those bananas start to turn black, don’t toss them in your morning smoothie, just peel them and put them in a zipper bag. Once you have 5 in the bag, it’s banana bread time!
This loaf is so lovely, too, isn’t it? And although it takes a little advance planning and a bit more time than the standard loaf, I promise it is SO WORTH IT! I hope you have the chance to make it. No more sub-par banana bread in this house! Enjoy!
This looks so good! I can’t wait to try it. If it turns out maybe my kids won’t make me put chocolate chips in it. Thanks laura
My kids are the same with the chocolate chips, but this bread disappeared in no time without the magic of chocolate.?
Freda @ Aromatic essence says
Love the texture! Lovely recipe 🙂
Thanks so much!