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How to keep banana bread from falling

Posted by Dana Santillan on February 5, 2014 at 4:45 PM

Who has a great banana nut bread recipe or any specialty bread recipe, but it seems to always fall?  Banana nut bread is a very dense bread, but also very moist.  That being said there can be a few easy fixes you can make.  The biggest thing you will need to make it work is a little bit of patience and some trial and error.

DON'T OVER MIX

We have had to work on our recipe as well, but it is fantastic now!  It took some time, but hopefully our little tips will help you.  One of the biggest mistakes made is to over mix your batter.  After you add your dry ingredients to your wet ingredients you should only mix them till they are wet.  If you over mix your batter your bread will come out flatter and won't rise correctly.

FLOUR

Even though banana nut bread is as dense as it is, one of the easiest fixes to stop it from caving in is to add more flour.  Start with 1/8 cup of flour and see if it helps your bread rise.  If not then add another 1/8 cup of flour the next time you make it.  You will be amazed that this simple tip will help.  There could be a problem with this however; dry bread.  After you get the bread to rise correctly add an egg if your bread is a little dry and that should even it out.

BAKING POWDER/BAKING SODA

Baking powder and baking soda are extremely important to a perfect bread.  First things first; make sure your using fresh baking soda and baking powder.  The next recommendation we can give is to add the exact amount your recipe calls for.  Too much baking powder can make your bread rise very quickly and then fall because it didn't rise over the time it was supposed to.  

Just a few tips on making the perfect bread.  We hope it helps!  If you have any questions please simply ask us and we will do our best to give you the answer.

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