Banana bread recipe Kenya

This is the simple Banana bread recipe Kenya style to make soft fluffy banana bread at home or anywhere. We have listed you everything regarding banana bread from ingredients, steps, frequently asked questions and methods of making them from start to soft fluffy and delicious banana bread.

Banana bread is a type of bread made from mashed bananas. It is often a moist, sweet, cake-like quick bread; however there are some banana bread recipes that are traditional-style raised breads.

Banana bread ingredients and their uses

  • 1 cup all-purpose flour: Use all-purpose flour, whole wheat flour or a combination of the two. For gluten-free banana bread
  • 3/4 cup of white sugar: Sugar adds taste to your banana bread
  • 1 egg beaten: The egg in banana bread adds structure, flavor, and fluffiness to the bread although you can bake other breads without eggs.
  • 1 cup milk: instead of milk you can also use orange juice in place of the milk and it works nicely. 
  • 1/3 cup vegetable oil or butter:  if you need a plant-based option for your banana bread, melted coconut oil or melted plant-based butter works
  • Baking powder/ soda: the purpose of baking powder that makes these banana bread light and fluffy.
  • 4 bananas

Step by step or directions for baking banana bread

  1. Mash 3 or 4 overripe bananas on a bowl using a fork
  2. Add 3/4 cup of sugar to the mashed bananas
  3. Add 1 large egg to the mixture
  4. Add 1/3 cup of vegetable oil or butter
  5. Mix the ingredients on the bowl properly
  6. Add 1/3 cup of milk to the mixture and continue mixing
  7. Add 1 cup of all purpose flour and 1 teaspoonful of baking soda and continue mixing to a preferred mixture
  8. Pour the mixture into an oiled grease pan; Properly greasing the bread pan is essential to getting the baked loaf of bread out after you pull it from the oven. This won’t adhere to the bread because it’s not part of the dough, so there’s no need to worry that it will alter your recipe. Grease the loaf pan thoroughly using shortening, cooking oil, or butter.
  9. Bake it in the optimum preheated temperature which is over 350°F for 1 hour. If you bake the bread at too low a heat, then they will turn out too tough.
  10. Slice the bread to preferred sizes or pieces and enjoy


What are the essential banana bread making tools?

  • Glass bowl
  • Spatula or spoon.
  • Whisk or fork
  • Measuring cup.
  • Cooking pan 8×5 inch
  • Slicing knife
  • Chopping board

The most important ingredient for making banana bread

The most important is Flour is the main ingredient to any bread. It provides the structure. Different types of flours alter the structure because some flours absorb more moisture or create more gluten (which binds the structure together) than others. Liquid combines with the flour to establish the type of structure being made.

What makes banana bread heavy?

If you wind up using too many eggs in your banana bread recipe, then you could have the bread turn out very dense. Having more eggs than you need in a recipe such as this will alter the consistency of the bread and make them so that they are way thicker than they should be.



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