Banana Bread IV
When a recipe has so many stellar reviews, I rarely bother with the low-star comments - but in this case, I wish I had, as the problems I had with this banana bread were exactly echoed by other members. I halved the recipe and followed it exactly, and my bread took 1 hour 40 minutes to bake at 300 degrees - as a result, it was too dark on the outside and the very middle was still slightly underdone.
After looking at 10+ other banana bread recipes, I notice that the vast majority called for being baked at 350 degrees. Most also added baking powder to the mix, which this recipe lacked. The flavor is good, though not quite as rich with banana flavor as I like, and the ingredients are convenient so I may try it again. But I would add 1/2 - 1 tsp of baking powder and bake at 350 degrees for 50 - 60 minutes. The recipe, as written, just doesn't work for single batches.
6 users found this review helpful
Dec. 17, 2011