What do you do with your left over bananas from the holidays? Well, you make the Best ever Banana bread without baking soda! This bread is super sweet and moist. It is great right out of the oven with a little pad of butter.
I am butter crazy and I literally put it on everything, so I couldn't wait until this was done! This bread is all made without baking soda!
Another banana flavored recipe you should try is my banana cake with walnuts.
Banana bread without baking soda?
Baking soda is a leavening agent in baked goods such as muffins, cakes, and quick breads. It essentially lifts up the batter and helps it rise. So without baking soda in this bread, what can you use?
Baking powder is a great substitute for baking soda as well as. Both will serve as great leavening agents to help with rise and texture of bread. If you don't have any of these ingredients on hand, you can omit them. However, note that your bread flavor may be the same, but the texture of the bread will be very dense and heavy.
Ingredients and subtitutions
- All-purpose flour: You can use bread flour. However, just make note that bread flour has more gluten in it and the bread will rise more.
- Granulated sugar: Best for banana bread, but brown sugar would work in a pinch. Just know the taste may be a little different as brown sugar gets its flavor from molasses.
- Buttermilk: gives the bread its soft and moist texture. Applesauce has also been a substitute as well.
- Baking powder
What makes this bread amazing?
- So moist and soft
- Made without baking soda
- Simple and easy to make
- All done without an electric mixer
How to make the best banana bread ever
I love a simple recipe. The best part is no electric mixer and less clean up.
Preheat your oven to 325 degrees. Grease bread pan with non-stick spray. Mash up bananas and set aside.
First, in a large mixing bowl, whisk together sifted flour, granulated sugar, salt and baking powder. Set aside.
In a medium sized bowl, combine the eggs, mashed bananas, vanilla extract, vegetable oil and buttermilk. Then, fold in the dry ingredients. Once combined pour into your prepared bread pan and bake for 1 hour and 20 minutes. Transfer to a wire rack and let cool down. Serve and enjoy!
Yes, you can also use yeast as a leavening agent for quick breads.
The simple answer to this is that the bananas did not have enough time to cook in the center. Don't pull it out of the oven too soon during baking. See other mistakes made here at this link.
Banana Bread without baking soda
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- Measuring cups and spoons
- 9x3x5 bread pan
- Large spoon for folding batter
- 1¾ cup all-purpose flour, sifted
- 1½ cup granulated sugar
- ½ teaspoon salt
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 2 large eggs
- 4 ripe bananas
- ½ cup vegetable oil
- ¼ cup buttermilk, plus 1 tbsp
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1 cup chopped nuts, optional
- Preheat oven o 350°. Grease the bread pan with non stick spray and set aside.
- In a large mixing bowl, whisk together sifted flour, granulated sugar, salt, and baking powder. Set aside.
- In another mixing bowl, combine eggs, mashed up bananas, vegetable oil, buttermilk and vanilla extract. Add to the flour mixture and stir with spoon until well combined. At this point you fold in nuts if desired.
- Pour into the prepared bread pan and bake for an hour and 20 minutes or until toothpick inserted comes out clean. Cool on a wire rack. Slice and enjoy!
- Store in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 5 days.
- Store in the freezer for 2-3 months.
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