Banana Bread - Delicious but collapses
I have a banana bread recipe that makes 2 delicious loaves of ooey-gooey, sweet, and chewy "bread" which I suppose is really more like cake. I love this recipe except that the loaves always collapse, leaving the middle very deeply sunken. I have tried using new baking soda to no avail.
Does anyone have any suggestions on what to alter to help these loaves stand up? Smaller loaf pans (make muffins?), replace some of the oil with butter? Use cake flour? Alter cooking time or temp?
Here are the basic measurements:
2 and 1/4 c all purpose flour
1 tsp salt
3/4 c vegetable oil
2 and 1/4 c sugar
3 eggs lightly beaten
1 and 1/2 tsp baking soda
1/2 c buttermilk
2 c ripe bananas
The recipe also calls for nuts, cinnamon and vanilla
Oil and sugar are mixed and then eggs and vanilla are added. Buttermilk and baking soda are mixed together. Dry ingredients are mixed together. Alternating additions of dry ingredients and the buttermilk/baking soda mix are added to the oil/sugar. Then bananas and nuts are added.