Who doesn't love a freshly baked loaf of banana bread? Take the classic banana bread loaf to the next level with this fantastic banana raisin bread recipe. This moist breakfast bread is studded with plump raisins and features a hint of cinnamon to tantalize the senses. Banana raisin bread is amazing enjoyed at breakfast or as a delicious mid-afternoon snack, and it's a brilliant way to use up overripe bananas and make sure they don't go to waste. For a tasty, rich treat you can enjoy at breakfast, as a snack, or even a healthy dessert, you'll adore this easy-to-make banana raisin bread.
Ingredients like bananas, raisins, and cinnamon all have different nutritional benefits, making them a healthy part of any diet. That said, there's a good amount of sugar in the recipe. Banana raisin bread is healthy when eaten in moderation.
To make your banana raisin bread even healthier, use whole grain flour, honey, or maple syrup instead of sugar, and add nuts and seeds to it.
– Adding raisins helps the banana bread to stay moist after baking. Other dried fruits will do the trick as well.
– Don't be tempted to slice your banana raisin bread before it has cooled down completely (it's hard, we know!). Doing so can lead to a dried-out loaf.
– Instead of using white sugar, use brown sugar in this recipe. You can do a 1:1 swap, and brown sugar will give you a more richly flavored, moist loaf.
– If you want to make a sweeter dessert bread, add some chocolate chips to the dough.
Absolutely! Pop your banana raisin bread into an airtight container or freezer-safe bag and it'll keep fresh in the freezer for up to 3 months.
– To check if your banana raisin bread is ready, insert a toothpick into the center of the bread. It should come out clean when the loaf has finished cooking.
– If you don't have cooking spray on hand or prefer not to use it, line your bread tin with parchment paper instead.
– Have leftover banana raisin bread? Use it to make French toast!