This is a great recipe that gets rave reviews and it’s no wonder why- it truly is the Best Banana Bread. With a perfectly moist texture, a slightly crunchy top and room for mix-ins galore, I know you’ll love it too. All you need are some overripe bananas (and maybe some chocolate chips,) and you will be good to go. Truly this is the perfect banana bread!
This is an easy recipe that only used one bowl and comes out perfectly every time. It is full of sweet banana flavor, uses basic ingredients you most likely have at home and results in the most delicious banana bread! Making it is as simple as combining the dry ingredients, adding the mashed bananas and other wet ingredients, then adding any mix ins you may want like nuts or chocolate chips and you are good to go. It’s a quick break recipe every baker should have in their bag of tricks!
Ingredients needed for the Best Banana Bread Recipe:
- melted butter (or vegetable oil)
- white sugar
- brown sugar
- eggs (room temperature if possible)
- vanilla extract
- all purpose flour
- baking soda
- sour cream, greek yogurt, or buttermilk
- 3 large over-ripe bananas, mashed (the best bananas for this recipe have plenty of brown spots!)
Can I freeze homemade banana bread?
Yes! Wrap it with plastic wrap and then put it in an airtight container for up to 2 months.
Can I make this into banana muffins?
Yep- I do it all the time. Just line a muffin tin and fill each well about 3/4 of the way full. You will reduce baking time to about 20 minutes.
If I want to add mix-ins- how much should I add?
Want to make Chocolate Chip Banana Bread? Banana Nut Bread? Add 1 cup of the mix in of your choice to the batter before baking. (Next time I want to try adding in toffee bits or strawberries.)
How long after baking should I remove the banana bread from the pan?
Cool it on a wire rack for a good 30-45 minutes. If the bread is too hot it will fall apart.
Supplies needed for this recipe:
- Mixing Bowl
- Whisk (I usually mix this by hand but a hand mixer or stand mixer could work too!)
- Fork or Potato Masher to smash up the bananas
- Large Bowl
If you love this easy Banana Bread recipe, you have to try my Easy One-bowl Pumpkin Bread which is another great quick bread recipe.
Also- did you know you can bake this recipe in jars to make for the cutest and yummiest gifts??
Looking for another delicious recipe with fruit or veggies inside? Check out these Fudgy Zucchini Brownies!
(Above pics from the baking photoshoot we did with Ashley Summers Photography a few months ago baking this bread! See the full post here.)
- 1 stick of butter, melted (1/2 cup)
- 1/2 cup white sugar
- 1/2 cup brown sugar
- 2 eggs
- 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
- 1 1/2 cups all purpose flour
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 cup of sour cream or greek yogurt*
- 3 very ripe bananas, mashed (I usually use medium-large sized ones)
Preheat oven to 350F. Grease or spray a 9 inch loaf pan, set aside
In a large bowl whisk together the melted butter, and sugars. Add the eggs one and a time and vanilla and whisk until smooth.
Sprinkle the flour, baking soda and salt over the butter mixture and stir to mix until just combined. Fold in the bananas and sour cream.
Pour batter into prepared pan and bake 60 minutes or until crust is golden brown and a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean. Cool until warm before serving.
*I have used sour cream, greek yogurt, regular yogurt and buttermilk in this recipe and they all yield awesome results. I usually heap the sour cream into the measuring cup so it's just a little over-full.
Recipe adapted from: All Recipes
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 170
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