Pinoy Recipes: How to Make Your Own Banana Bread

Source: Wikipedia

Banana bread is not uniquely Pinoy. In fact, you will find different assortments of it in the US, Australia (some of the best ones), in Europe and of course, in Asia itself. But the authentic Pinoy banana bread has a special taste of its own.

If you miss the Filipino-style banana bread, here’s how to bake one.
Servings: Up to 4


  • 1/2 cup cooking oil (those really Filipino cooking oils, not posh olive oil in expensive-looking containers)
  • 1 cup banana, mashed
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 2 pieces raw eggs
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla essence
  • 1 and 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • Butter to grease the baking pan

Baking Instructions

  1. Thoroughly mix all the ingredients in the following order: flour, then brown sugar, then salt and then baking soda.
  2. Once thoroughly mixed, add in the following in this order: raw eggs (stir), mashed bananas (stir), cooking oil (stir), vanilla essence (stir). Then mix everything well. If you have one of those electric mixers, good for you!
  3. Preheat your oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
  4. Prepare a baking pan and grease it with butter.
  5. Then carefully pour the mixture evenly into the pan.
  6. Place your mixture carefully into the oven and let it bake for 1 hour.
  7. Remove the banana loaf from the oven and let it cool for a few minutes.

So you see, the difference is in how moist the banana bread is. In other places, they prefer their banana bread dry and heavy. Somehow, this pinoy version produces light and moist banana bread.

Serve and enjoy!

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