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How would you "moisturize" banana bread?

What would add (or increase in the recipe) to make a more moist banana nut bread? I don't have the exact recipe in front of me but it's titled "cream cheese banana nut bread" - and is found on many cooking sites. Thanks in advance!

asked by AndyFL over 4 years ago
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added over 4 years ago

Add an extra banana

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added over 4 years ago

Use a soured milk product -- sour cream, yogurt, buttermilk, adjusting for baking soda if necessary.

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added over 4 years ago

using vegetable oil instead of butter will give you a moister anything, pretty much. I would try using half butter, half veg oil, to begin with, and see if you like the result. Good luck!

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Merrill Stubbs

Merrill is a co-founder of Food52.

added over 4 years ago

I agree with mrslarkin -- a little vegetable oil will do the trick.

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added over 4 years ago

Yeah Yeah.. But while the bread is resting
make a simple glaze and poke small holes
into the warm bread. Let the syrup ooze into the warm bread... I like to use an orange liqueur to flavor my mind.. The result is wonderful ..

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added over 4 years ago

Mash the bananas far more than you think you need to -- the extra surface area of truly puréed banana equals extra moisture.

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added over 4 years ago

I like @Hagerty and @softpunk 's answers as ways to moisten the bread without changing the recipe very much. Recently I made banana nut bread with very very almost too ripe bananas and it was quite moist. So let your bananas ripen as long as you can stand it. :)

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added over 4 years ago

Thanks all for the suggestions. I'll try a few of these next time

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added over 4 years ago

I use buttermilk in my banana bread...really delicious.

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added over 4 years ago

Include some apple sauce in the recipe.

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added over 4 years ago

This is the recipe I use. The sour cream makes it very moist and delicious! I do however mash the bananas instead of slicing them as the recipe instructs.