Any thoughtful suggestions would be appreciated. Its edges and crust will dry out before the interior cooks. If after two or three attempts the knife doesn't show any wet batter, you're probably good to go. Banana bread was the last thing out of the oven before bed. One good way to check if your bread is underdone is if the whole crust is not nicely browned. Heat oven to 350 F. Combine wet. Some part of the bread were done except for the middle part which is still raw. I don't have cake strips, but I can certainly wrap the sides and bottom of my Pyrex in wet, baby-diaper cotton. Add wet ingredients to the dry, mixing gently with a spatula, just to combine, batter should look lumpy. The baking time was cut to 45 min and I agree 200 is overdone. I mean, warm banana bread with butter is good but trust me, it’s even better the next day after all the banana flavor melds together. 13.7K views No part of your loaf should be below 200°F — except perhaps the very top, which may produce an unreliable reading due to the thermometer’s tip being partially exposed to room-temperature air. It cooked through. Woke up to have some for breakfast. Banana bread just tastes better with walnuts and chocolate chips. Set your oven temperature to 350°F, and turn it on. Use an oven thermometer to check the oven temperature. Wet ingredients tend to weigh your bread down, resulting in flat banana bread. It almost has a wet bread-pudding texture. I used to have a lot of trouble with my quick breads having a thin uncooked layer right at the top. Tracking down bread making problems is not too difficult. Allow to thaw overnight in the fridge. Obviously the time will vary depending on what temperature you're preheating to, but the amount of time needed to preheat your oven to 350°F is a good benchmark. The wet and dry ingredients should be mixed separately, and then the dry ingredients should be added slowly by folding them in gently with a spatula. I have been baking bread with no trouble for years. Grease a regular metal loaf pan with butter and dust with flour. I have a banana bread recipe that makes 2 delicious loaves of ooey-gooey, sweet, and chewy "bread" which I suppose is really more like cake. What’s the best way to ensure that your banana bread, pumpkin bread, or zucchini bread is baked all the way through — the center perfect, the sides not tough and overbaked, the top crust a deep golden brown but not burned? When I cut them this am i discovered that some of the middle is uncooked. Whisk dry ingredients together in a large bowl, stir in walnuts. Though the shelf life of banana bread depends on the amount of wet ingredients, like the bananas themselves, and therefore the amount of moisture, in the bread, there are ways to preserve the baked good for several days. No mixer required! After five minutes of kneading, the dough should be soft, slightly tacky ball. Banana bread is typically made with a very wet batter. You know how you stick a toothpick or cake tester into the center of a baking cake to see if it’s done? I have been baking bread with no trouble for years. Bake your banana bread until it registers an internal temperature of 200 to 205°F. I can easily use my ThermoWorks to check the temperature. See our complete collection of Recipes posts. And on the other hand, adding too little flour can cause your banana bread to be too wet. The prettiest thing I've made lately, if not the very best. A COVID-19 Prophecy: Did Nostradamus Have a Prediction About This Apocalyptic Year? Before we go further, here is a disclaimer. 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