Baking Essentials: Learn to Make Banana Bread

Complete Step By Step Guide for Learning How to Make a Delicious Treat
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  • Lectures 9
  • Length 1 hour
  • Skill Level Beginner Level
  • Languages English
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Published 11/2015 English

Course Description

Have you ever wished you could bake?

Not put some pre-made cookie dough on a cookie sheet baking, but real baking, making breads and desserts that you would find in a high end bakery, or items that you grandmother used to bake.

Have you tried baking before, but did the recipe not turn out, or was confusing to read?

Have you received baking equipment as a gift, but they're just sitting in a forgotten cupboard collecting dust?

Have you wanted to take something delicious to the office to share, or to make something yummy for the kids?

You can do it, and it's not that hard.

In this course, I am going to show you step by step how to make a delicious banana bread that you can make for your family and friends to enjoy. Everything will be explained, from choosing ingredients, weighing and measuring, and explaining and showing common baking terms used with the recipe.

You will learn how to adjust this recipe to your tastes. You can add chocolate chips, nuts, or decide not to. You can make this recipe gluten-free. When you make your own bread, the choice is all up to you!

I have even added metric measurements to this recipe, so people from all over the world can enjoy this course!

You do not need fancy equipment to make this bread. You will need an oven, bread loaf pans, a few large mixing bowls, spoons, and a handheld electric mixer. Recommended equipment would include a kitchen scale and a stand mixer, but these are not required, they only speed up the process and help with consistency.

As a bonus, I will also include a lecture on how to make your own natural vanilla! Vanilla is one of the most common and expensive ingredients in a bakers pantry. By using this lecture, you can make your own vanilla and save money compared to grocery store vanilla. And you know exactly where it came from, your own kitchen!

So come and join me and other Udemy students as we learn how to bake together!

What are the requirements?

  • You will need access to a kitchen with an oven, access to basic ingredients, and have basic kitchen tools such as a large mixing bowl, loaf pans, spoons and spatulas. A electric mixer or stand mixer is recommended.

What am I going to get from this course?

  • Bake a delicious banana bread
  • Make their own vanilla extract

Who is the target audience?

  • This course is especially made for those students who have never baked and want to learn how. It will go step by step in how to measure ingredients and prepare this bread for baking. This course is not for experienced bakers as they will find this course very basic.

What you get with this course?

Not for you? No problem.
30 day money back guarantee.

Forever yours.
Lifetime access.

Learn on the go.
Desktop, iOS and Android.

Get rewarded.
Certificate of completion.


Section 1: Start Here
Section 2: Making Your Delicious Banana Bread

We will go over the ingredients that will be used to create our bread.

  • Gluten free alternatives will be discussed
  • Review the recipe for the bread (Included in a downloadable PDF in this lecture)


We will discuss a bit on how bananas grown and which bananas to use. At the end of this lecture you will be able to do the following:

  • Learn how long a banana takes to ripen naturally and recognize a fully ripe banana
  • How to speed the ripening process and get a ready to use banana in just 1 hour!

Creaming the butter is a baking technique to add air into the batter to make your bread rise. At the end of this lecture you will be able to:

  • Repeat the steps for properly creaming butter
  • Recognize the texture of a properly creamed butter

After our butter has been creamed, we will need to blend our dry ingredients. At the end of this lecture you will be able to:

  • Use a kitchen scale
  • Know the advantages and disadvantages between weighing ingredients and measuring them with measuring cups
  • Know why dry ingredients need to be blended together prior to adding them to the wet ingredients

It's now time to ready the wet ingredients. At the end of this lecture you will be able to:

  • Prepare the ripened banana for baking/mixing
  • Know what buttermilk is and why it is importaint for our bread

We are now ready to mix the final batter! At the end of this lecture, you will be able to:

  • Know why batter ingredients are added in thirds
  • How to thoroughly grease a pan
  • How to equally divide batter into loaf pans

After all of your hard work, you are almost done! It's time to put your creation into the oven! At the end of this lecture you will be able to:

  • Calibrate your oven
  • Know why rotating your pans in the oven is important
  • How to release your bread from the pan
Section 3: Bonus Section - Make Your Own Vanilla!!
Making Vanilla Extract

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Instructor Biography

John Pamperin, Nurse Practitioner at Sanger Heart and Vascular Institute

I am a Family Nurse Practitioner credentialed by the American Nurses Credentialing Center with a Masters of Nursing Science (MSN) from Florida State University. Having a medical career that spans 20 years, I have experience in many areas of medicine including Family Medicine, Hospitalist Medicine, Pulmonary/Critical Care and most recently Cardiology. I have worked in many prestigious institutions, such as The Methodist Hospital in Houston TX and Carolinas Medical Center. I currently work for the Sanger Heart and Vascular Institute in CHarlotte, NC

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