Banana Bread Recipe:  10 Easy Steps to Baking the Perfect Banana Bread

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1-Banana Bread Recipe: Preheat Oven

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Begin by preheating your oven to 350°F (175°C) and greasing a loaf pan with butter or non-stick spray. 

2-Banana Bread Recipe: Mash Bananas

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Mash 3 to 4 ripe bananas in a bowl until smooth, leaving some small chunks for texture.

3-Banana Bread Recipe: Mix Wet Ingredients

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In a large bowl, mix together the mashed bananas, ¾ cup of sugar, 2 beaten eggs, ½ cup of melted butter, and 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract.

4-Banana Bread Recipe: Combine Dry Ingredients

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In a separate bowl, whisk together 1 ½ cups of flour, 1 teaspoon of baking soda, and ½ teaspoon of salt.

5-Banana Bread Recipe: Blend Together

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Gradually add the dry ingredients to the wet mixture, stirring gently until just combined. Be careful not to overmix.

6-Banana Bread Recipe: Optional Add-ins

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Fold in ½ cup of chopped walnuts or chocolate chips for added flavor and texture.

7-Banana Bread Recipe: Pour into Pan

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Pour the batter into the prepared loaf pan, spreading it evenly.

8-Banana Bread Recipe: Bake

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Bake for 50-60 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean. If the top browns too quickly, tent with aluminum foil.

9-Banana Bread Recipe: Cool

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Let the bread cool in the pan for 10 minutes, then transfer it to a wire rack to cool completely. 

10-Banana Bread Recipe: Slice and Serve

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Once fully cooled, slice and enjoy your moist and delicious banana bread!