This banana bread turned out incredible and I do not bake! While I can throw in a little of this and a dash of that cooking and create something incredible, baking is a different story entirely. Baking requires exact measuring, adding ingredients in a certain order and patience which I lack in general, but especially with baking.
Although the recipe is very straightforward, here are a couple tips that helped me (and they forgot to mention):
- Mix the wet ingredients and dry ingredients seperately, then combine them. Once they are combined, then do your add-in’s to the dough like walnuts, chocolate chips or both–go big or go home.
- About halfway through cooking, put tin foil over the top of the bread. It will keep it from getting too dark on top, but this will also increase your cook time. Speaking of which….
- The cooking time is definitely closer to 50-60 minutes, than the 45 minutes they claim. liars.
And if at first you don’t succeed, don’t worry. I did succeed at first, and then proceeded to burn it beyond recognition the next time. Cut off the parts you can save and enjoy, if you can.
And if it’s so burnt there is nothing to do, get creative. Burnt bread makes an excellent paperweight, gift for those passive aggressive neighbors or weapon when heaved in the direction of your enemies. Remember, variety is the spice of life.