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Perfect Banana Bread

This perfect banana bread is loaded with lots of bananas to give it the most banana flavor in each bite!
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time1 hr 5 mins
Total Time1 hr 15 mins
Course: Breakfast, Side Dish, Snack
Cuisine: American
Keyword: banana bread
Servings: 8 servings
Calories: 288kcal
Author: Amanda Rettke--iambaker.net

Ingredients

  • 1/3 cup (80g) butter, melted
  • 4 large ripe bananas, mashed (1 ¼ to 1 ½ cups)
  • 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

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350°F. Prepare an 8x4-inch loaf pan by spraying with nonstick spray.
  • Melt butter and set aside to cool.
  • 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.)
  • Add butter, sugar, egg, and vanilla. Mix well.
  • Add in flour, baking soda, baking powder, and salt and mix until ingredients are JUST incorporated. (Be careful not to overmix.)
  • Pour the batter into the prepared loaf pan.
  • Bake for 45 minutes. (Cover with aluminum foil if browning too quickly.)
  • Bake for an additional 15-20 minutes, or until a toothpick comes out with crumbs, but not wet batter.

Nutrition

Calories: 288kcal