Did You Know?

Banana bread is the most searched for bread recipe online. But before the popularity of using overripe bananas in the bread, people only used sliced bananas as accompaniment. However, during the Great Depression, households were unwilling to throw anything away – and this included ‘rotten’ bananas. As a result, the desire to use overripe bananas was born and inspired a horde of enterprising cookbook authors to come up with recipes for banana ‘quick bread’, as opposed to yeast bread.