Banana bread is one of those classic American comfort foods that are believed to have been passed down for centuries. In reality, banana bread dates to the early 20th century but it didn't become mainstream until bananas became popular in the 1950s, thanks in large part to Chiquita Banana.
So what does all this history amount to? A really delicious way of enjoying bananas. When this potassium-rich fruit browns it may lose points in appearance but it gains leaps in sweetness. When it comes to banana bread, the browner the fruit the better the flavor.
Overripe bananas are just one of the many ingredients in this banana bread recipe with hazelnuts. The beauty of this recipe is that you can add ingredients like dried cranberries, raisins and a variety of nuts. In the end, feel free to experiment and create the ultimate banana bread recipe for you.