This Viral TikTok Reveals The Perfect Way To Cut Banana Bread

We just learned a way to slice banana bread that's honestly the best thing since sliced... well, bread. Trust us. Gone are the days of dried-up cut ends, and doing that thing where you cut them off in little slivers to get to the fresh baked goodness within. Because the best thing about banana bread (especially the kind with chocolate chips), besides that first divinely warm slice, is another slice the next day. And the next. And the next. If it even makes it that long.

In a TikTok hack that truly rises above the rest, TikTok account @AsapSCIENCE shared this trick that will have you smacking your forehead in "Why didn't I think of that?!" disbelief (via Delish). To cut the banana bread, @AsapSCIENCE's Mitchell Moffit uses a serrated bread knife to cut twice down the middle of the loaf and extract a nice, thick slice from the center. Note: Not the ends!

Then, to save the rest of the loaf for later, Mitchell (who also has a YouTube channel) slides the halves of the bread back together with the cut ends facing one another. No soft insides exposed to the air! This means the end of those stale crusts developing, and no more hacking away to get to the good parts. We're never going back to our old ways again.

Other go-to tips for your banana bread

While we're on the subject of banana bread and cutting soft foods, you're probably making some other mistakes, too. Allow us to correct you. If you don't have a nice serrated bread knife (ahem) like TikTok's @AsapSCIENCE, there's another lil' hack that you can use on everything from that fresh-baked banana bread to mozzarella, birthday cakes, cinnamon rolls, and more. Floss! That's right. You can use some dental floss or a string to cut through those tricky foods that love to get squashed by the weight of a knife — preserving their round shape (via Delish). Just slide the string under what you're cutting, cross the ends, and pull them together and across one another for a clean, precision cut.

Also, if you've gone through the trouble of baking banana bread — or any loaf-style baked good — do yourself a favor and store it correctly. Cool your loaf completely so it doesn't release steam, then wrap it tightly in plastic wrap and place it in an airtight container or bag (via Delishably). The Kitchn recommends placing a single layer of paper towels between the loaf and the container to prevent sogginess. You can leave it on the counter or refrigerate it to extend its life even longer (via WikiHow and Baking Kneads). Freeze baked breads if you're storing them longer than four days, but chances are you'll devour it so quickly, there won't be any need.