Our Banana Bread Recipe Secrets

One of my family's favorite recipes is our banana bread recipe.  We always keep some 'spare' bananas in the freezer to be ready for the day when we want to make banana bread.

By 'spare' bananas, I mean overripe ones that don't get eaten up in time.  I simply peel them and throw them in a plastic bag or container and into the freezer.

That's Secret Number 1, by the way.  Never use fresh bananas. Always use overripe ones that have been frozen.  They won't be pretty but they will be full of flavour to help make your banana bread delicious.

Oh, and I see that I've already given you Secret Number 2, which is to freeze your bananas peeled.  That makes using them so EASY. Just pull them out of the freezer and defrost and you are ready to go.

Secret Number 3 is the hardest secret. Never, ever eat your banana bread on the day you make it.  Banana bread is one of those foods that is simply BETTER the next day.  We are pretty good with this rule because we know what a difference it makes in flavour.

Perhaps my family's favorite secret is Secret Number 4 -- MAKE TWO.  If you only make one, well it is gone in the blink of an eye. If you make two, there's more for later.  I always try to freeze one for a rainy day...but it is not always that easy to get away with hiding one around my house.

If you want to put these banana bread secrets to good use in the best banana bread recipe you will ever find, check out my banana bread recipe by clicking right here.

By the way, if you are looking for more banana recipes, Go Bananas, the cookbook that I used to illustrate this page, has a near perfect five-star Amazon customer review and is deeply discounted at less than $5. To check it out on Amazon, click here.

See you
in the kitchen!
Brenda

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