Chef John's Banana Bread
Banana bread is one of those things people rarely make on purpose, only when those last three bananas are almost black. This scrumptious banana-walnut loaf, spiked with dark chocolate chips, is so good you'll want to make it well before the bananas get to that condition.
Banana bread pancakes are the very best of both breakfast worlds - and something wholly unique and delicious for breakfast or dessert.
With the flavor of banana bread and the texture of a classic pancake, Chef John's fusion between the two is a sweet success.
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This sounds like a great recipe, but every banana bread recipe I've ever seen gives me how many bananas to use. I want an exact measurement, like 1 cup, etc. I've made banana bread a few times, and in nearly every case, I've ended up with banana mush in the middle. Chef John, please give an exact measurement for the bananas.
You've done it again, Chef John. This was the first banana bread I've ever made in my life and it was SO MUCH BETTER than anything I've ever eaten from anyone else! The only thing I changed was increasing the vanilla to a full tsp. Or was it a tbs? I don't know, I just slopped it in there. I like my strong vanilla flavor! It was fantastic! Will make again, and again, and again, and share with friends.
So good! I've probably made this recipe about 10 times now. I usually leave out the nuts (because I'm too cheap), add a few extra chocolate chips, and sometimes even use only 2 bananas and it's still good. I prefer it super cold, straight out of the fridge. I've gotten many requests to make it over again. I do find that I have to bake it for an extra 10 minutes to fully cook the top where it splits open, but that might just be because of my oven or my glass loaf pan.
I used four bananas, and also added some blueberries in, it came out delicious, I use the 5 by 9 loaf pan and I had to bake it for 25 minutes longer than this recipe called for. it probably would have baked quicker in a cake pan and would have been just as good.