‘Food Network Made a Mistake’ Banana Bread – Easy recipe

Banana Bread is a sweet and moist cake. The name comes from the fact that bananas are commonly used as the main ingredients. However, there are also recipes for traditional raised breads that are not flavored. Whatever the recipe, the taste is sure to please your taste buds. 

So obviously by the title I didn’t make it to round two of the casting (you find out within 24 hours). Don’t worry, I’m not the type of person that likes to be down in the dumps for long.

I’m just kind of curious as to why, because the other person I knew at the casting was called back and I find her to be very similiar to other food network chefs. The whole angle I was trying to play is that young people have no one they can relate to on Food Network. If an 18 year or even young adult old turns on Food Network and wants to learn to fend for themselves in the kitchen, I doubt Paula Deen, Bobby Flay, or Ina Garten is going to catch their attention. I am young AND experienced and blah blah blah…

I guess Food Network is happy with their line up. When you think about they only have a few types of shows. Either you only have a short amount of time to cook or you need it easy and semi homemade, or cheap. Or you need to cook healthy. And all the other ones are hosted by middle aged chefs (not that there is anything wrong with being middle aged, I’m just sayin what 19 year old new to the kitchen wants to watch Daisy Martinez or Sandra Lee?).

Yes, I am being a Bratalie.

‘Food Network Made a Mistake’ Banana Bread

A banana bread recipe from the 1946 edition of "The Joy of Cooking" is the earliest example of banana bread. It is a perfect example of the versatility of banana bread. It has a crunchy, crackly crust that is golden brown and crisp. The bread is moist, sweet, and dense. It is often eaten right out of hand. The ingredients are usually very simple and easy to prepare. You can also buy them in most stores.
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 30 mins
Total Time 45 mins
Course Breakfast, Main Course
Cuisine American
Servings 4 serves
Calories 352 kcal


  • preheat oven to 350 degrees
  • Combine butter and both sugars in the bowl of an electric mixer. Cream until smooth and fluffy.
  • Smoosh your bananas into 1 cup (it took me 4 very ripe medium bananas) and add to mixer. This will make the mixture lumpy, which is what you want.
  • In another bowl combine all other ingredients except the pecans. Add to the mixer and mix until combined. Gently mix or fold in nuts.
  • Pour into a prepared (buttered & floured) 2 lb loaf pan. Bake for 50 minutes, rotating after 25 minutes.



This was a delicious banana loaf! I didn’t puree the bananas so on top actual pieces of banana had caramelized. I also think the teaspoon of instant coffee give it a little kick. The loaf wasn’t overly sweet so if you wanted you could add chocolate chips.
So go ahead and make this bread soon, and when you do say a little curse under your breath towards Food Network like I was today as I made this bread. Oh well… there is always next year!
P.S. Thanks everyone for all the sweet messages and kind words! Who needs a therapist? I feel so happy reading all these comments! Don’t worry, I am not giving up!
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Tips and Tricks

Simple, Favorite, One Bowl Banana Bread (with Video)

The first step is to mash the bananas. This will make the batter smooth and creamy. You can use a blender or food processor to mash the bananas. Once the bananas have been mashed, add the milk and cinnamon. Mix all the dry ingredients together until they are well combined. Bake the bread for 60 to 70 minutes. It is best served warm. Once it cools down, you can enjoy a slice of this delicious loaf!

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Adding toasted sugar to the batter gives the banana bread a slightly caramelized flavor. It won’t affect the rising or browning, but it will add a nice kick to the flavor. Topping your loaf with nuts or chocolate will also add a delightful flavor boost to your banana bread. A simple way to make this delicious bread is to mash two over-ripe bananas in the microwave. Once the bananas have thawed, they are ready to add to the batter.

To make banana bread, you can use a stand mixer or an electric mixer. In a mixing bowl, combine the brown sugar, butter and eggs until they are fluffy and light. Then add the mashed bananas and nuts and mix all the ingredients. Then, add the flour, baking soda, and salt to the batter and combine thoroughly. Pour the batter into a loaf pan and bake until golden and soft. Once baked, remove the parchment paper and add a few tablespoons of butter.

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The bananas should be mashed into a batter. They can be chunky or smooth, but if you’re making a banana bread, it must be smooth. When making banana bread, you can also add chocolate chips, nuts, or other goodies to your recipe. You can also add nuts if you wish, but you’ll need to check the sugar content. Once you’ve done that, you’re ready to bake the loaf.

You can prepare banana bread by hand or use an electric mixer. To prepare banana bread, combine the butter and brown sugar until well combined. Then, mash the mashed bananas with a fork, then add the eggs. Then, add the eggs and stir until all ingredients are incorporated well. After that, you can fold in the dry ingredients and bake the loaf of homemade banana bread. Don’t forget to serve the warm loaf.

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The bananas should be mashed to create a smooth batter. You can leave the bananas chunky or smooth, depending on your preference. You can use a fork to mash the bananas, and then add the milk and cinnamon. Next, mix in the flour and baking soda. The flour should be incorporated until all the ingredients are evenly mixed. It’s best to bake the bread with a hot oven, so heat your oven to 325 degrees F.

You can use a stand mixer or electric mixer to make banana bread. After mixing the butter, brown sugar, and eggs, add the mashed bananas. Then, add the egg. Beat the eggs until the batter is thick and shiny. If you prefer, you can add nuts. To make it more fun, you can even add other ingredients to the batter. If you don’t want to eat the bread, you can give it to your friends and family.

Using a fork to mash bananas will make the batter fluffy and moist. The oat flour helps to thicken the batter and improve moisture retention, resulting in a high-quality loaf of banana bread. Then, add the nutmeg and cloves. It gives the bread a delicious flavor. Lastly, add the coconut oil. The coconut oil will provide a buttery crumb.