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!

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The Ingredients

Gather (clockwise from top left) sugar, cinnamon and nutmeg, salt, eggs, buttermilk, brown sugar, pecans, flour, baking soda and vanilla (butter not pictured).

Ideal Ripeness

The bananas should be this black.

Mash Up

Mash bananas into a rough puree (potato mashers work great for this).

Wet Ingredients

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 Ready!

It's done when a toothpick inserted in the middle comes out clean.

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