Carla Makes Banana Bread | From the Test Kitchen | Bon Appétit

  • Published: 28 June 2019
  • Join Carla Music in the Bon Appétit Test Kitchen as she makes BA's best banana bread. Here at BA everybody has their favorite banana bread recipe. We made every one—14 to be exact—until we came up with a collective favorite. Dark brown sugar is key and a dollop of mascarpone makes for superior tenderness. Walnuts optional but encouraged.

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Comments • 2 072

  • J.R. Trevino
    J.R. Trevino  20 hours back

    9:57 DEMON!?!

    • collarmole
      collarmole  2 days back


      • Nellie Rutten
        Nellie Rutten  2 days back

        She forgot the cannabis infused butter.

        • K McDonald
          K McDonald  2 days back

          What's an alternative to the yogurt?

          • Tormented Soul
            Tormented Soul  2 days back

            Gaby is the cutest. I just wanna pick her up and hug her.

            • Tormented Soul
              Tormented Soul  2 days back

              How did she get her bread to be perfect along the top. It is even all along the loaf with no poofy rise in the middle?? anyone know the answer?? Thank Youi

              • Nino B
                Nino B  3 days back

                My brother and I made the banana bread today and it came out perfect! Moist but not soggy, cooked all the way through and delicious. The only thing I would change is add a few more walnuts. Half a cup is just not enough in my book. Others may like it as suggested or without them at all. We used coconut sugar for the top. Yum!

                • Martimus Prime
                  Martimus Prime  4 days back

                  Looks dense and good.

                  • Andreth Salazar
                    Andreth Salazar  5 days back

                    Carla normally has the most beautiful curly hair. In this video though...

                    • Brett Cooper
                      Brett Cooper  5 days back

                      I dunno...I always like my banana bread to be a little undercooked in the the center...

                      • 4NG3L4
                        4NG3L4  5 days back

                        10:09 "I like to go sideways, cuz i feel the head is more even across"

                        • Isabel Carlos
                          Isabel Carlos  5 days back

                          Seriously, the best banana cake recipe for me.

                          • Shina Omisanya
                            Shina Omisanya  5 days back

                            There's a good laugh here, (6:57) but it's 1:00 AM and I'm too tired to go digging for it.😴

                            • TheCrazyhumans
                              TheCrazyhumans  5 days back

                              9:01 A wild brad appears.

                              • Ramiro Morales Jr.
                                Ramiro Morales Jr.  7 days back

                                Could we make a banana fosters sauce and pour it over the cake to make it like a tres leche style cake?

                                • Gili Mundel
                                  Gili Mundel  1 weeks back

                                  Made this and it was gone in two days seriously so so so good

                                  • gucci bug
                                    gucci bug  1 weeks back

                                    Ok stop promoting this stuff. Bananas are filled with carbs and sugar and then mixing it with wheat? Two of the WORST foods is fruit and grain!!!!! You need fat and protein!! Try bacon and cheese shell tacos if you want to mix two of the worlds healthiest, fat killing foods.

                                    • Beauty4 Ashes
                                      Beauty4 Ashes  1 weeks back

                                      Made this banana bread and it is amazing!! Really the best banana bread perfectly balanced.. I can never seem to get my bread right and this!!!🙌🏽 🙌🏽

                                      • Ethan Zhang
                                        Ethan Zhang  1 weeks back

                                        @15:34 who’s that beef cake in the back 😈

                                        • Beauty4 Ashes
                                          Beauty4 Ashes  1 weeks back

                                          Making this recipe tonight! 🤤🍌🍞

                                          • Victoria Mawuli
                                            Victoria Mawuli  1 weeks back

                                            How many day's can banana bread last??

                                            • FlameoFlareon
                                              FlameoFlareon  2 weeks back

                                              One time I accidentally switched the flour and the sugar in my banana bread recipe and ended up having to make three loaves to even it out (I was lucky I had enough bananas!). This is how I learned the hard way to measure all ingredients and THEN start mixing.

                                              • AintItJay187
                                                AintItJay187  2 weeks back

                                                Carla...honey... baby... I NEED MEASUREMENTS!

                                                • Rafael Manzo
                                                  Rafael Manzo  2 weeks back

                                                  Learning your B's, with Carla Lalli Music.

                                                  • Allie Goodell
                                                    Allie Goodell  2 weeks back

                                                    I thought I was the only one added brown sugar to the top before coking :/ lol

                                                    • Walter Clements
                                                      Walter Clements  2 weeks back

                                                      Those ellipses when she mentioned banana hammocks.. So good at conveying the awkwardness 2:05

                                                      • Capt Ocie
                                                        Capt Ocie  2 weeks back

                                                        9:58 did anyone else hear that???? spooked me

                                                        • clara leon
                                                          clara leon  2 weeks back

                                                          Is there an option to mix without the mixer.?? How long would it take.

                                                          • Off The Hook
                                                            Off The Hook  2 weeks back

                                                            At about 9:57 did ANYONE else hear the voice? Sounded like a ghost voice/Satan! It was like an EVP! Can someone tell me if what the heck that was? To me, it almost sounded like it said, "Guilty!". I put the captions on and replayed it, and it seemed like captions picked it up and it read, "Nicely". Very, very odd to me; but very interesting to say the least!

                                                            • Kimberly S
                                                              Kimberly S  2 weeks back

                                                              Off The Hook - Its Carla's voice but altered and she says you'll see 😂

                                                          • Off The Hook
                                                            Off The Hook  2 weeks back

                                                            So funny when Carla and Brad were talking about who doesn't like bananas, their voices dropped in volume so fast! They were whispering within 2 seconds lol lol SSSHHHH, tell no one! ;)

                                                            • Donna DiPaola
                                                              Donna DiPaola  2 weeks back

                                                              A banana hammock, huh? 😂😂😂

                                                              • Bionic Birb
                                                                Bionic Birb  3 weeks back

                                                                Golden sugar is a great thing to add! Every time I make molasses cookies (Betty Crocker Cooky Book!) I roll them in golden sugar but I never topped banana bread with it before. YUM

                                                                • Brooke Linton
                                                                  Brooke Linton  3 weeks back

                                                                  if you eat bananas before theyre overripe youre insane

                                                                  • Neha Deenadayalan
                                                                    Neha Deenadayalan  3 weeks back

                                                                    Can you use a cake pan instead of a bread pan?

                                                                    • Sherry D
                                                                      Sherry D  4 weeks back

                                                                      I'd prefer to see Carla pull her messy hair back so it's not hanging over the food she is making. People have a problem with moistness??

                                                                      • bruh
                                                                        bruh  4 weeks back

                                                                        Carla is the Bob Ross of cooking

                                                                        • Mana Dzīve ASV
                                                                          Mana Dzīve ASV  4 weeks back

                                                                          Please make chicken salad that tastes soooo gooood thx

                                                                          • Anne Marie Pace
                                                                            Anne Marie Pace  4 weeks back

                                                                            "You've been doing it wrong." I don't know--the Cook's Illustrated recipe is the bomb.

                                                                            • Anne Marie Pace
                                                                              Anne Marie Pace  4 weeks back

                                                                              @Jasmine Martinez Thanks for the feedback!

                                                                            • Jasmine Martinez
                                                                              Jasmine Martinez  4 weeks back

                                                                              The Cooks Illustrated banana bread was my go-to as well, but I didn’t have enough bananas on hand for it so I tried this one out instead. BA’s has a nicer crumb in my opinion and has a bakery-style moistness without being overly dense. I’ll still use both recipes, depending on how many overripe bananas I have on hand.

                                                                          • Podfixx
                                                                            Podfixx  1 months back

                                                                            Of course, I HAD to look up what a banana hammock was!!

                                                                            • Israel Laveaga
                                                                              Israel Laveaga  1 months back

                                                                              i'd like to represent the banana haters... as a banana hater, dont like to eat them on their own, but but banana bread... cut me a slice!

                                                                              • Tristan Goddard
                                                                                Tristan Goddard  1 months back

                                                                                I’ve got a question though, I’ve got an amazing Rum that has a very distinct banana flavour, so I’m actually looking to make a boozy banana bread, my thought maybe I’d bake the bread, leave it to cool, then pierce it several times with a skewer or something similar then pouring a shot of the rum over it and wrapping it in cling film and leaving it for a few hours. What I’m worried about though is it being too moist...

                                                                                • windowpane
                                                                                  windowpane  1 months back

                                                                                  You made me google banana hammock. Why is that created ><

                                                                                  • 0 0
                                                                                    0 0  1 months back

                                                                                    And if you don’t eat sugar?🤔

                                                                                    • Gavin Power
                                                                                      Gavin Power  1 months back

                                                                                      I do dislike bananas, but only straight bananas- banana flavored candy and banana bread are weird exceptions to my anti-banana eating habits

                                                                                      • Armando Alcala
                                                                                        Armando Alcala  1 months back

                                                                                        S O F T E N E D

                                                                                        • Danille Sindac
                                                                                          Danille Sindac  1 months back

                                                                                          Is it possible for the bananas to be TOO ripe? Is it better to have them like in the video or 80% brown/black?

                                                                                          • Cremonster
                                                                                            Cremonster  1 months back

                                                                                            Holy crap can you get to the recipe lol

                                                                                            • Daehyun Kim
                                                                                              Daehyun Kim  1 months back

                                                                                              Can I use baking powder instead of baking soda??