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Why is it that whenever I make banana bread, any recipe my bananas raise to the top of the loaf and are not distributed throughout the bread?  The top becomes very mushy and sometimes caves in in the middle.  We love banana bread and I would make it more often, but I usually throw it away do to the way it turns out.
Hope you can help,   Judy

Hello Judy,

It sounds like you are using bananas that are not ripe enough.   The Bananas need to be VERY ripe - just about too ripe to eat whole - soft and a little mushy.  And be sure to mash them thoroughly.

Also, with most banana bread recipes you combine the dry ingredients, and separately combine the 'wet' ingredients (bananas, eggs, sugar/butter, etc.  and then mix the two together.

When you combine the dry ingredients with the other ingredients, be sure not to over mix them.

These tips apply to all banana bread recipes.

Chef James,



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