Ultimate Banana Bread

99 mins (prep 20, cooking 79)
10 ingredients
12 servings
Most banana breads are either lacking in flavor or hopelessly dense. This version cooks out some of the water to help reduce the density. The bananas should be VERY ripe, heavily speckled with brown and black. You may use thawed, frozen bananas for the five mashed bananas; because they will exude a lot of liquid when thawing, you can skip the microwaving step and simply put them in the strainer. (Peel them before freezing to prevent the extracted liquid from turning black.) Do not use a frozen banana for the top of the loaf; it will be too soft to slice. Adapted from Cook's Illustrated. http://bit.ly/fBfyCw

Categories:  quick-breads , fruit , bananas , breads , <-4-hours , from-scratch , tropical-fruits , time-to-make ,
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Serving Size (43.59 g)
Servings 12
Amount per Serving
Calories 218.25 Calories from Fat 137.7
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 15.3g 282.37%
Saturated Fat 5.71g 342.37%
Trans Fat 0.32g %
Cholesterol 21.2mg 84.8%
Sodium 168.73mg 84.37%
Total Carbohydrate 18.01g 72.05%
Dietary Fiber 1.5 g 72.22%
Sugars 1.32 g %
Protein 3.12g 74.96%
Vitamin A 252.34IU% Vitamin C 0.11mg%
Calcium 12.41mg% Iron 1.21mg%
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your diet value must be higher or lower depending upon your calorie needs:
  Calories 2,000 2,500
Total Fat Less Than 65g 80g
Sat Fat Less Than 20g 25g
Cholesterol Less Than 300mg 300mg
Sodium Less Than 2,400mg 2,400mg
Total Carb   300g 375g
Dietary Fiber   25g 30g
Potassium   3,500 mg
Protein   50 g
Calories Per Gram
Fat 9•Carbohydrate 4•Protein 4
*Nutrition information was calculated excluding the following ingredients:
table salt, very ripe bananas, large, large eggs, light brown sugar