Delicious Banana Bread

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1 loaf pan

A soft, moist and flavourful cake that is incredibly easy to prepare. For a chocolate version, click HERE.

1 1/2 cup
all-purpose flour
ripe bananas
1/3 cup
melted butter
1 cup
(can reduce to 3/4 cup for a slightly less sweet bread)
egg, lightly beaten
1 tsp.
vanilla essence
1 tsp.
baking soda
pinch of salt

Pre-heat oven to 175 C.

Using a wooden spoon, mix melted butter into the mashed bananas in a large mixing bowl. Mix in sugar, egg and vanilla. Sprinkle baking soda and salt over the mixture and stir them in. Add flour last and mix until JUST incorporated. Do not over-mix.

Pour into buttered pan and bake for about 1 hour or until a toothpick inserted in the middle comes out clean.




Salam fauzia sis, I just made this delicious banana bread. Turned out superb! Jazakhallah for all your recipes :)

sallam dear fuaiza , i saw ur cakes its really nice. i want to learn it ,if its possible can give instruction .
thank u so much

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With a spoon.

Can we use ghee instead of butter?n how much?

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Have not tried with ghee but it should be ok, use the same amount.

Hi...Fauzia Thnxx for ur grt work..u r inspiring many of us!!....wanted to knw if we can use baking powder in place of baking soda..cant get in my near grocery store :(

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Hi, thank you! No the two cannot be interchanged. Maybe you know baking soda as bicarbonate of soda? Or mithi soda? It should be easily available.

Hi fauzia...I tried it out yesterday,n it was so yummy n perfectly done..I'm really thankful to u for sharing such wonderful recipes..plz can u gve me the recipe of palak paneer.?

Should we mix all ingredients with spoon or use electric beater...

Salam fauzia, i followed the instructions but my bread was no way near as nice as yours...I baked for 1 hour and it turned black from outside and inside..Looked horrible but tasted okay..i dont know what went wrong :(

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W/Salaam, that is strange, it's never happened to me or anyone who's sent in their tried and tested pics on FB. Hmm. Did you set the temperature to the right mark? And was the cake on the middle rack of the oven?

salams fauzia can u pls temme the eaxct quantity of baking soda i mean heapedof leveled tsp.

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W/Salaam, always level. If heaped I indicate it in the recipe.

all right thank u so much will try for eid! & Happy Eid Mubarak sweets!

and also pls butter shuld be melted at room tem or we can do in oven

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Has to be melted completely to liquid then cooled.

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Yes AP flour is plain flour and no there was no need for SR flour. Did you use the baking soda as directed in the recipe? And was it a fresh batch?

Thanks. Yes, I did use baking soda or as we call it bicarbonate of soda, and no it wasn't a fresh batch. Will buy fresh and try again. It tasted very nice though. This is definitely a favourite for us.

Hello, please tell me is all purpose flour plain flour? Was i supposed to use self raising flour as my cake did not rise a lot. Thanks.

Salam,fauzia tnk u vry mch 4dis wndrfl recipe, pls are u on facebook? Wanna follow u on facebook, what's ur username and bb pin pls? Tnx.

I tried it out with perfect results!!! Thank you

can i freeze the baked banana bread??

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Yes you can freeze it.

Came out kids loved this. Thanks for sharing. Jazakallah Kheir

ohh nooo...i mixed flour with banana at the beginning itself.... have kept it for baking...wonder how it will turn out !!!

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Hope it turned out ok. :)

Assalamu alaikum wb. Fauzia, I would like to substitute honey for the sugar for health reasons. I also almost always use wholewheat flour in my kitchen. I love banana bread so what should I do differently if i make these substitutions? Shukran and may Almighty ALLAH always bless you and yours, ameen.

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W/Salaam, I think it will be fine and very healthy, give it a try and let me know.

p.s- do u have a carrot cake recipe :-)?

Assalamualaikum.This my 3rd recipe tried from ur site which turned out well.Alhamdhulillah.I prepared this using stove top method.The tastes was highly appreciatable.but it turned a bit black at the bottom :-(
Can i make all cakes which u have given in pressure cooker method?if yes,was there any changes in timing/measurement??Wanna make pineapple cake:-)

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W/Salaam, thank you for the lovely feedback. Try to make sure the bottom heat is not too high to prevent blackening from the bottom. And yes you can use the pressure cooker method for this. No need to change any of the ingredients.

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Sorry have never baked in the microwave so cannot be sure of this.

can we bake this cake in the convection mode in the microwave ? will it turn out ok ?

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W/Salaam, I personally never bake or cook in the microwave, not good for the health. So cannot be sure on the specifics of how to make this in the micro, sorry!

What will this be in grams thnx

Sallam fauziya do u reside in kd

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W/Salaam, no..not even sure where kd is. :)

my banana cake came out sour! what did i do wrong?

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Did you use fresh baking soda?

i redid it and it came out perfect!! i think my baking soda was old! thanks

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Thanks for letting me know! :)

am a fan of u..thaanx

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W/Salaam, have never tried that substitution. You can try though!

Asalaamalaikum ! can i use wheat flour instead of maida? JazakAllaahu khairan !

Salam Fauzia

can I put some walnuts in it, if yes how much would be nice?