Dive into the world of homemade bread with this easy-to-follow recipe for bread machine banana bread. Your bread maker does all the heavy lifting, creating a wonderfully moist and rich loaf with a perfect texture. This banana bread is not only delicious but also incredibly convenient. Thanks to your trusty bread machine, it takes less than 10 minutes of hands-on time.
There's something undeniably comforting about the sweet, homey aroma of banana bread wafting through your kitchen. And when it comes to convenience and consistency, nothing beats making it with a bread machine.
This bread maker banana bread recipe is perfect for those who love banana bread and want to use their bread machine to make it even easier!
Making banana bread in a bread machine not only saves you time but also ensures consistent results every time.
This method is ideal for busy individuals, novice bakers, or anyone who simply loves the convenience of a bread machine.
With just a few simple steps and basic pantry ingredients, you can have a loaf of bread machine banana nut bread that rivals any bakery in town. Let's get started!
- Eggs: Use large eggs for this banana bread machine recipe.
- Butter: Unsalted butter is best. Make sure it is melted and cooled slightly so you don't cook your eggs.
- Sour Cream: A little sour cream gives a slight tang and extra moistness to this banana bread maker recipe.
- Bananas: Ripe bananas are key for this recipe. The riper the bananas the sweeter the bread.
- Vanilla Extract: A dash of vanilla extract enhances the flavor of the bananas.
- All-Purpose Flour: This is key for this recipe.
- Sugar: Use regular white sugar. If you want to mix up the flavor profile, try ¼ cup white sugar and ¼ cup light brown sugar.
- Baking Soda: This will help our bread rise. Make sure that your baking soda is fresh for the best results.
- Sea Salt: A pinch of sea salt will balance out the sweetness to this banana bread recipe for the bread maker.
- Walnuts or Pecans: If you like a bit of crunch, consider adding chopped toasted chopped walnuts or pecans. For a fun twist, you could also add chocolate chips.
Now comes the hardest part - waiting! Once your bread machine has finished its cycle, carefully remove the pan from the machine. It's going to be hot, so be careful.
Finally, let your beautiful loaf of banana bread cool in the pan for about 10 minutes. Then remove the loaf from the pan.
After that, transfer it to a cooling rack to cool completely. Trust me; it's worth the wait.
Tips and Tricks
- Ripe Bananas: The riper the bananas, the sweeter and more flavorful your bread will be. Wait until they're speckled with brown before using.
- Room Temperature Ingredients: For best results, ensure all your ingredients are at room temperature before starting. (This isn’t strictly necessary, but a recommendation.)
- Order of Ingredients: Always add ingredients in the order suggested by your bread machine's manufacturer. This usually means liquids first, followed by the dry ingredients.
- Use the Correct Cycle: Make sure to select the quick bread or cake cycle on your bread machine for this recipe. I use my Zojirushi for banana bread, and the cycle is the cake (13) with the crust set to DARK.
- Check Your Bread Machine: Once the bread has finished mixing, scrape the sides down with a rubber spatula if you notice any parts of the dough sticking to it. Sometimes the paddle doesn’t reach everything.
- Cooling Time: Allow the banana bread to cool in the pan for about 10 minutes before removing it to avoid crumbling. After 10 minutes, transfer it to a cooling rack to cool completely before slicing.
- Storage: Store your banana bread in a sealed container at room temperature. It should stay fresh for up to 4 days. If you can't eat it all by then, consider freezing slices for later enjoyment!
Should I use bread flour for banana bread?
No, all-purpose flour is best for this recipe. Bread flour has a higher protein content and will yield a heavier texture in your banana bread. It is better suited for breads that have yeast and need the protein for their structure.
Can I use frozen bananas for banana bread?
Yes, you can! However, it's best to thaw and mash them before adding them to the ingredients. Freezing makes fruit extra juicy, so be sure to drain off any excess liquid before adding them to the bread machine. This will ensure a moist and delicious loaf of banana bread!
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- Bread Machine - I use my Zojirushi
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Bread Machine Banana Bread
- Bread Machine
- 1 large egg
- 1 egg yolk
- ½ cup butter melted and cooled
- ¼ cup sour cream
- 1 cup mashed ripe bananas about 3
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 2 cups all-purpose flour
- ½ cup sugar
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- ½ teaspoon sea salt
- 1 cups chopped toasted chopped walnuts or pecans optional
- Gently beat the egg yolk and egg and pour in your bread machine
- Add the butter, sour cream, bananas and vanilla.
- Add the flour, sugar, baking soda, and salt.
- Select the quick bread or cake setting on your bread machine and select start.
- If adding nuts, add them when your machine beeps after the first mixing cycle.
- When the bread machine is finished, remove your bread pan from the machine carefully.
- Allow the bread to cool in a the pan for 10 minutes and then cool completely on a wire rack.