Am a big fan of banana bread and this fluffy banana loaf will definitely blow your mind. The bread is something between milk bread and brioche. It’s super soft and fluffy with a nice rich flavor, buttery, and milk flavor.
Follow the instructions below to prepare your soft and fluffy banana bread loaf. In a mixing bowl, mash two overripe bananas using a fork. Beat one egg in the mashed banana, then add ¼ cup of milk to the mashed banana mix — set aside.
Add 350g of all-purpose flour, 2tbsp milk powder, 30g of sugar, and 1tsp of salt in the stand mixer bowl. Mix the dry ingredients to combine then add the banana milk and egg mixture that you prepared earlier.
Add active dry yeast on the top then attach a dough hook in the stand mixer and knead until the dough is starting to form then add softened butter. Keep kneading until the butter is incorporated into the dough.
You can also do this by hand but that will take quite some time, if kneading by hand, use a clean surface and knead until the dough is smooth. Once the dough has been kneaded, place it in a lightly oiled bowl, cover with a plastic wrap and let the dough proof for about an hour.
Once the dough has proofed and doubled in size, transfer it to a working surface and lightly knead it to degas the dough. Divide the dough into two halves then cover them and allow them to rest for 10-15 minutes. Take each dough and roll it then take one end of the dough and roll it into a log shape. Make about 6 to 8 cuts in the rolled dough, the cuts should be deep then carefully place the dough in a greased baking tin. Prepare the second dough and place it in another baking tin.
Cover them and let them rise for another 45 minutes. Once the 45 minutes are done, preheat your oven to 175 degrees Celsius (347 Fahrenheit) and bake for 17 to 20 minutes. Once they are out of the oven, brush the top with butter to keep them soft for long then serve. This bread will remain soft for up to 3 days.
- All-Purpose Flour | 2 +1/3Cup (350g )
- Milk Powder (2tbsp)
- Sugar | 2.5tbsp (30g)
- 1 Banana
- 1 Egg
- 1 tsp Salt
- Milk | 1/4 Cup (65ml)
- Active Dry Yeast | 4 g (1,5 tsp)
- Butter | 3tbsp (40g)
- More Butter for brushing