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Banana bread is a type of bread that contains mashed yellow bananas. Banana bread is usually a quick bread: a sweet, cake-like bread which typically uses baking soda as the leavening agent instead of yeast; however, there are some banana bread recipes that are traditional-style yeast breads.


: 1/2 cup
: 1 3/4 cup
Baking powder
: 2 tsp
Brown sugar
: 1/2 cup
Raisins (or craisins, or any dried fruit you like)
: 1 cup
: 2
: 2 tbsp
: 3

Microwave Banana Bread


  • Mix the baking soda into the flour in a large mixing bowl.
  • Cut the butter into the flour. Basically this means to use a fork to smush the butter into the flour until the entire mixture resembles crumbs.
  • Add sugar and your raisins or other dried fruit (if you use apricots or another large fruit, chop it into smaller pieces first) and mix well.
  • Stir in the eggs and honey.
  • Mash your bananas in a seperate bowl. A fork works well for this. It also helps to use really ripe bananas, not only are they easier to mash, they're also sweeter which will enhance your final product. If you have some bananas sitting around getting brown, you can always peel them and place them in a freezer bag and freeze them until you're ready to make banana bread.
  • Add the bananas to your batter and stir everything together. Now you're ready to bake.
  • For the pan, you can use a silicone loaf pan, if you have one, or any glass pan you have on hand. A glass pie dish would work well or casserole dishes of any shape.
  • If you don't have many options, you could even make this in coffee cups to create banana muffins. Whatever you decide, give it a shot of nonstick cooking spray or a little butter to prevent sticking.
  • Pour your batter into your pan of choice and pop it into the microwave. When I use a loaf pan, I set it on high for 5 minutes, turn it once and set it on high for another 5, then it's done. All microwaves are different though, you might want to cook it for 2 minutes at a time to prevent burning. Just stick a fork in the middle of it and if it comes out clean, it's done.