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Can you create 4 ingredients banana bread! It’s kinda like magic. Dense, spongy, perfect toasted with cream cheese and fresh fruit. It’s love!

Banana bread Recipes

OK, when I started this recipe, I thought it was going to be a banana cake. So I chose to bake in a 10 x 10 baking dish. But, when it baked and I sliced it. Well, something else happened. 

Quick Dessert Recipes with Sweetened Condensed Milk

I love cooking with sweetened condesned milk. Actually, I didn’t know a lot about the ‘scientific’ nature of it in baking. But, with some reading. I learned that sweetened condensed milk acts as an egg in baking recipes. It also helps in making a moist. And, big bonus is that no extra sugar is needed.

After baking and trying the first slice, I realized that this banana ‘cake’ should be called banana bread. It was clear to me that this was more of a bread because of the dense spongy texture. And, it needed to be baked in a baking dish, not a loaf pan. Why?

Condensed Milk in Recipes

Well, because the slices need to be small and somewhat thin, about 1 1/2″ thick. The best way to eat these banana bread slices is to butter, toast (under the oven broiler, yes!) and slather with cream cheese and fresh berries or jam or jelly. 

Condensed milk in recipes helps do the magic for us. Sweetened Condensed Milk Cake Recipes

So many things can be done with condensed milk! It’s a magical caramel sauce. Add it to your tea or coffee. Drizzle it on fresh fruit. Make ice cream with it. Make a tres leches cake with it!

Sweetened Condensed Milk Glaze

Now realize that this condensed milk is super sticky. After pouring in the milk to the batter, I looked and said, hey, there’s still a lot of good condensed milk in this can. It takes some work to get out. But with scraping and using a spatula, I got about two more ounces. That’s when I decided that this would be the glaze. All I need to do was warm it a few seconds (about 7 seconds) in the microwave on high. 

Few Ingredients Banana Bread

Honestly, I think most folks who aren’t real bakers would actually bake if there were fewer ingredients and if the recipe is uncomplicated. That’s the essence of this recipe. 

Easy Banana bread Recipe

It’s easy. One big mixing bowl. And, then into the oven. One of the easiest banana breads I’ve ever made! 

Cake Banana bread

So what is the difference between banana cake and banana bread. Simply put, traditional banana cake is like a butter cake with the mashed bananas added. While banana bread is more firm and dense. This make it perfect for slicing and toasting! 

Some banana bread recipes that I know will be perfect for you!

Healthy Banana Bread

English Banana Bread

Gluten Free Banana Bread

Banana Bread Using Cake Mix

There are a lot of recipes floating out there where you use a cake mix with banana bread. I’ve done that and it’s always failsafe. So you might want to try this Skillet Banana Bread

four INgredients Banana Bread

If you want to use more than four ingredients, then try these recipes with great ingredients. Not overwhelming at all! I promise!

Chunkie Banana Bread

Silly Monkey Buttermilk Banana Bread

4 Ingredient Banana Bread Condensed Milk

Hope you’ll sure try this 4 ingredient banana bread using condensed milk. Again, this bread is best eaten toasted and topped with your favorite fruits, cream cheese, peanut butter, almond butter, jams or jellies. 

4 ingredients banana bread

Yield: Makes One 10 x 10" cake

4 ingredient banana cake

4 ingredients banana bread

Ingredients

  • Preheat oven to 350
  • 4-5 very ripe bananas, peeled and mashed
  • 1 can (14 oz.) sweetened condensed milk, divided
  • 1 1/2 tsp. cinnamon
  • 2 1/2 cups self-rising flour

Instructions

Preheat oven to 350

Put the bananas in a large mixing bowl. Blend in about 12 ounces of the sweetened condensed milk and cinnamon. Reserve remainder (scraping can well) for the glaze.

Add the flour and blend into a thick batter.

Pour into a baking dish (10 x 10"). Bake in a preheated 350 oven for 26 to 30ish minutes or until a thin skewer comes clean from the center.

Let the cake rest for about 15 minutes.

OPTIONAL GLAZE:

With the remaining sweetened condensed milk, microwave on high for 25 seconds.

Poke holes in the cake and drizzle on top.

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2 Comments

  1. This looks delish…and easy enough for me!

    1. Dayle! Thank you! It’s best used as bread for toast. Butter and put under the broiler, toast and then add cream cheese and jams. It’s dense and spongy and not tooooo sweet. And, yes, easy enough! xoxo

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