Banana Bread

filed under: Bread on September 30, 2011

This Banana Bread is loaded with plenty of ripe bananas to give you lots of banana flavor in each bite!  You may also like my Chocolate Chip Banana Bread and Beer Bread!


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Best Banana Bread

Yes, this is the best banana bread because it is made with almost double the bananas of other recipes! Not only is this the best banana bread you will ever taste, but it also comes together easily without any fancy tools or equipment.

Inside of Banana Bread

Best Banana Bread Recipe

As I stated, there is no need for fancy equipment to get this bread made. Just get out a large mixing bowl and a spatula!

Ingredients (full recipe below)

  • Butter
  • Ripe bananas
  • Granulated sugar
  • Egg
  • Vanilla extract
  • All-purpose flour
  • Baking soda
  • Baking powder
  • Kosher salt


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How to Make Banana Bread

Don’t be shy about using more than a few ripe bananas in this recipe. In fact, you could use up to six small bananas (and no, that is not too many)! To make the batter, it’s important that you DON’T overmix the batter. To get started, first, mash the bananas in a large mixing bowl. A fork works great for this.

Next, add the butter, sugar, egg, and vanilla. Mix these ingredients well. Then, add in the flour, baking soda, baking powder, and salt and mix until the ingredients are JUST incorporated. This ended up being about 15 turns with the spatula. Not over-mixing the ingredients allows this bread to bake up beautifully and create the perfect texture!

Finally, pour the batter into a greased 8×4-inch loaf pan and bake for 45 minutes at 350°F. If you notice the bread starting to brown, cover it with aluminum foil. Bake for an additional 15-20 minutes, or until an inserted toothpick comes out with dry crumbs (but not wet batter).

Buttered Banana Bread on Plate

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Perfect Banana Bread
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
1 hr 5 mins
Total Time
1 hr 15 mins

This perfect banana bread is loaded with lots of bananas to give it the most banana flavor in each bite!

Course: Breakfast, Side Dish, Snack
Cuisine: American
Keyword: banana bread
Servings: 8 servings
Calories: 288 kcal
Author: Amanda
  • 1/3 cup (80g) butter, melted
  • 4 large ripe bananas, mashed
  • 3/4 cup (165g) granulated sugar
  • 1 large egg, room temperature
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 1/2 cups (186g) all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  1. Preheat oven to 350°F. Prepare an 8x4-inch loaf pan by spraying with nonstick spray.

  2. Melt butter and set aside to cool.

  3. In a large bowl, mash bananas with a fork. (You can use up to 5 regular sized bananas or 6 small bananas in this recipe.)

  4. Add butter, sugar, egg, and vanilla. Mix well.

  5. Add in flour, baking soda, baking powder, and salt and mix until ingredients are JUST incorporated. (Be careful not to overmix.)

  6. Pour the batter into the prepared loaf pan.

  7. Bake for 45 minutes. (Cover with aluminum foil if browning too quickly.)

  8. Bake for an additional 15-20 minutes, or until a toothpick comes out with crumbs, but not wet batter.


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  • Barb Ciolino says:

    Love all your recipes

  • Audrey Bluett says:

    This is soooooooooo good. I doubled the recipe to make a large loaf for an 9×5 pan.

  • Cherry Kennedy 🍒 says:

    I love your recipes 😋

  • Joby Parker says:

    Hi Amanda, Thank you for all your wonderful recipies! I have been cooking and baking since I was a young child. My mom and grand.a were fabulous cooks.
    I love to try new recipies all the time and yours are always so very good! Keep up the good work. You are a gem!

  • Joanne Mumpower says:

    It is in the oven as I type this. Super easy to make. I added walnuts as I like the crunch. Will post the results.

  • Joanne Mumpower says:

    Made this today & it is AMAZING!! Very moist, easy to put together! I did add Walnuts and it was very good!!

  • Chukwukelo says:

    I think it’s absolutely fantastic

  • Nicole says:

    I love your recipes

  • Chris says:

    I tried this recipe the last month you posted it. I had a lot of bananas that were getting really ripe in this California heat.

    My granddaughter, who loves my banana recipe, told me that your recipe was the best she ever tasted! So this granny is making this her go-to recipe for banana bread! Thanks for sharing.

  • Sharon says:

    Can this be made w gluten free flour? We are a gf family

  • Jessica Easley says:

    This was so good!!! I will use this recipe again.

  • Mary Jane Searles says:

    Loved it one issue. I had to bake it five extra minutes, could be my oven, but other than that, as usual delicious!

  • Jean Mai says:

    Do you have a recipe useinf dried cranberries?