How to Make Perfect Banana Bread
Check out a step-by-step how-to for perfect banana bread from the experts in Food Network Kitchens.
The Finished Product
Follow our step-by-step how-to for perfect banana bread, then cut into thick slices and enjoy!
Get the Recipe: Classic Banana Bread
Gather (clockwise from top left) sugar, cinnamon and nutmeg, salt, eggs, buttermilk, brown sugar, pecans, flour, baking soda and vanilla (butter not pictured).
The bananas should be this black.
Mash bananas into a rough puree (potato mashers work great for this).
Whisk together the dairy and eggs.
Incorporate Wet & Dry
Fold together the wet and dry ingredients — lumps are fine!
Into the Pan
Tap the loaf pan firmly on the counter to disperse any bubbles.
It's done when a toothpick inserted in the middle comes out clean.