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The Best Banana Bread Recipes to Follow During Quarantine

As the quarantine has extended into its’ fourth week, many have been taking to their kitchens to bake and cook, trying to pass the time, work on a new skill, or fill their day with an interesting hobby. Many of us have seen the trends on Instagram— from cookies to brownies to sourdough bread, to, most prominently, banana bread, something that everyone has decided to take to baking. 

The team at New York Minute Magazine has been monitoring the banana bread making of our friends, family, and peers virtually, and have compiled the best array of banana bread recipes, keeping in mind different dietary restrictions, allergies, and preferences. So grab a recipe, some overripe bananas, and hit your kitchen!

1. Shut the Kale Up’s Salted Chocolate Banana Bread

This banana bread recipe requires one bowl and minimal ingredients. With no added or processed sugar, and the use of paleo sugar, the bread recipe is fairly healthy. It is also gluten-free. A pro-tip for this recipe is to utilize only extremely ripe bananas, and use chocolate, sea salt, and walnuts liberally as toppings!

2. Rachel Mansfield’s Caramelized Banana Bread Blondies 

A unique recipe that isn’t like what everyone else is baking, Rachel Mansfield’s banana bread blondies are both vegan and gluten-free. Perhaps a bit trickier than some of the other bread options, Rachel Mansfield’s recipe provides a good-time consuming challenge, is delicious, and lacks refined sugar and dairy!

3. Bon Appetit’s Banana Bread with Cinnamon Crumble Topping

A full dairy, sugar, gluten, and fat delicacy— Bon Appetit’s classic banana bread recipe with the added thrill of cinnamon crumble topping might be the best banana bread recipe in the world. An extremely popular, easy to bake recipe, this banana bread requires a few more ingredients but is perfectly moist, thick, and delicious. The cinnamon crumble provides the perfect amount of spice. 

4. New York Times Cooking Chocolate Chip Banana Bread 

Perfect for the chocolate lover in your quarantine, this recipe makes use of yogurt for extra creaminess, in addition to chocolate chips and pecans or walnuts for an added crunch. Good banana bread should never be without chocolate and this one does not disappoint!

5. Oh, Sweet Basil’s Peanut Butter Banana Bread 

The most satisfying banana bread recipe out there, that can be eaten for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, is this peanut butter banana bread recipe. This recipe is perfectly creamy, as it requires cream of tartar and a good deal of peanut butter. For extra peanut butter flavor, top with peanut butter and chocolate chips! 

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