Banana Bread Recipe Without Baking Soda: Love for banana bread is universal. Indeed it is one of the simplest yet tasty desserts of all times. The recipe is quite easy to follow and mostly you find all the ingredients in your kitchen. Someday you wake up and go to the kitchen and you happen to see some ripe bananas in your fridge. The first thing that comes to your mind is to utilize them in a proper way. Making banana bread can be the first idea in your mind if you are a dessert lover and have some baking experience. For me it is indeed the first thing in mind that one can make as all the ingredients are present in the home usually.
One thing that is most likely to be missing while making banana bread is baking soda. So unfortunate it is that you become unable to make Banana Bread Recipe Without Baking Soda because of one ingredient. This was not a problem in old times as you always can go to your neighbors to get what you are missing. But today there are other options as well.
Here is one of the simplest recipes for banana bread without using baking soda. Yes! You have read it right, without baking soda. Baking soda is used in bakery products to raise the flour and make it less dense. However, you can make Banana Bread Recipe Without Baking Soda even if you do not have baking soda in your kitchen. There will be no change in taste; however, it will be a bit dense and not fluffy. It is going to taste bit different but still is quiet same delicious and yummy.
Banana Bread Recipe Without Baking Soda
Total time: 1 hour 15 minutes
Preparation time: 15 minutes
Cooking time: 1 hour
Quantity: 1 loaf
Serving: 4 to 6 persons
Difficulty level: Easy
Total calories: 228kcal
Here are the things that you require to make banana bread in its simplest yet yummiest form.
- Flour: one and half cup ( 1 ½ cup)
- Sugar: 1 cup
- Banana: 3 in number, medium sized and well ripe
- Eggs: 2 in number, fresh
- Butter: unsalted, half cup (125 ml)
- Vanilla essence: 1 teaspoon
- Salt: one pinch
After you collect all the ingredients required you start preparing your banana bread. Feeling excited? Yes you should be, and hopefully you are waiting anxiously to follow every step and get done with the baking of your favourite desert.
Okay going back to the preparation steps.
Step1: The preheating:
Preheat the oven to 350 degree centigrade before doing anything else. (This is important as you cannot make the batter wait after mixing it for the oven to be heated. Else wise it is not recommended to put the baking material in cold oven owing to the extra time required and probably poor resultant quality of your banana bread.
Step 2: Mixing of liquid contents:
You have to mash the ripe bananas you have, one by one, to make sure these are properly mashed. You can do it using a simple fork.
After banana mashing, add the unsalted butter with it and mix it lightly.
Add sugar in the batter and mix it thoroughly for a few minutes to make a smooth paste.
Now add the two eggs and keep mixing it to get the contents well combined.
Vanilla essence is then added in it.
Step 3: The making of batter:
In a separate bowl, better be a large one, put the flour and salt. Give this a stir with the help of spoon. Now add the banana mixture in it and fold it properly until well combined.
Step 4: The pouring in:
Prepare the loaf pan by putting a butter paper in it well cut according to its size. You can also use a sandwich wrapping plastic sheet and grease it. Whatever you have available in your home, from the either of two. Now place the mixture in the loaf pan and put it in preheated oven.
Step 5: The final baking:
Bake the banana bread for around 60 minutes. After 45 minutes have passed, check the bread by passing the spoon handle in it. If the batter sticks to it, give it extra time around 20 minutes and repeat the process of checking it with the spoon.
After it is baked, let it cool for a few minutes. I know it is difficult to wait but it is better to do. Now using knife or cake spatula, cut it into pieces. You will notice that it will be dense and not much fluffy as with baking soda, but believe me, as soon as you taste it, you will forget what you have put in it and what you haven’t. It does taste heavenly, the each and every bite of it does! The creamy buttery banana bread is going to melt in your mouth like nothing else.
If you are a nut lover, you can add your favorite nut in the banana bread. These can be almonds, peanuts, walnuts, flaxseed, sesame or anything of your choice.
Being a chocolate lover you can also add chocolate chips in it without being worried for its baking time.
A pinch of cinnamon powder can also be added to give it the aroma of cinnamon besides the taste.
There are also banana bread recipes that use yeast in it. It changes the recipe of the banana bread all over, however.
We will share this with you the next time. Till then enjoy the Banana Bread Recipe Without Baking Soda you have already made.