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Tips for turning your brown bananas into the best banana bread EVER! This classic banana bread recipe is easy to make and a family favorite! It is guaranteed to be your go to banana bread recipe!

Banana Bread Recipe

Our Favorite Banana Bread Recipe

I am super excited because we are talking ALL about Banana Bread. Yes, I get excited about banana bread because it is one of my favorite things to bake and eat. I am always asking myself, “What can I do with bananas that are going bad?” The answer is always BANANA BREAD! Who doesn’t love a warm slice of banana bread slathered in butter?

I have baked and eaten A LOT of banana bread in my days. I love making different versions, like my famous Chocolate Banana Bread, but today we are talking about classic banana bread. Banana bread that will remind you of your mom’s recipe or your grandma’s recipe…but even better. This moist banana bread has an intense banana flavor and the perfect amount of sweetness. It is our favorite quick bread!

How to Make Banana Bread

Tips for Making the Best Banana Bread

I know there are a lot of banana bread recipes out there and today I am going to share with you my tips for making the best banana bread recipe. Don’t worry, it is easy! When we are done, you are going to be a banana bread expert!

What Kind of Bananas to Use for Banana Bread

  • To make banana bread you need to start with bananas that are going bad…or if you ask me bananas that are turning GOOD! I LOVE it when my bananas turn brown because that means banana bread. The ideal banana for banana bread is yellow with lots of brown spots. You want them more brown than yellow. The bananas should be overripe. Brown bananas are what make banana bread sweet and moist.
  • Can you make banana bread with fresh bananas? Overripe bananas are best, but if you are in a pinch, you can ripen the bananas by baking them in the oven. Place unpeeled bananas on a baking sheet and bake at 250°F until soft, about 15-20 minutes. Let the bananas cool. Peel, mash, and get baking!
  • You can use frozen bananas if you are in a pinch, but I do prefer unfrozen bananas. To freeze bananas, peel them and put them in a freezer bag. I lay them in a single layer so they don’t stick together and press all of the air out of the bag. The bananas can be frozen for up to 6 months. When ready to use, let the bananas defrost on the counter for about an hour. You want them to be soft but not runny. You can also mash overripe bananas and freeze the mashed bananas. I like to freeze them in cup size portions in freezer bags. Make sure you write the date, cup amount, and frozen bananas on the bag so you know what is inside. Defrost before using.
  • For this recipe, you will need 1 1/2 cups mashed bananas, which is 3-4 bananas, it just depends on their size. Three large bananas or 4 medium bananas.

Easy Banana Bread Recipe

What Size Pan Do You Use to Make Banana Bread?

For this banana bread recipe, you can use a 8 1/2- by 4 1/2-inch loaf pan or 9-by-5-inch loaf pan. I prefer the 8 1/2- by 4 1/2-inch loaf pan because the bread will bake up a little higher. If you use a 9-by-5-inch loaf pan your loaf will be a little shorter. If you use the smaller loaf pan, it will most likely take 5-10 minutes longer to bake. Both work well, the loaves will just be a little different in size, just make sure you watch the baking time.

I use a metal pan that isn’t too dark in color. If you are going to use a glass pan, decrease the oven temperature by 25 degrees. Make sure you grease the pan really well so the banana bread doesn’t stick in the pan. I like to use a nonstick cooking spray. You can also butter and flour the pan, if you wish.

If you want to make smaller loaves, you certainly can, just reduce the baking time! You can also make banana muffins with this banana bread recipe. Grease or line a muffin pan with paper liners and fill the muffin cups 3/4 the way full. Bake for 18-22 minutes.

How to Make Banana Bread

Ok, now that we know all about bananas, it is time to make some banana bread! I love this recipe because you don’t even need a mixer, you can make it by hand! It is so simple and the best banana bread you will ever eat!

  • Whisk it up. For the dry ingredients, I whisk together all-purpose flour, baking soda, salt, and a little cinnamon. You can leave the cinnamon out, but I love the hint of cinnamon. You can also add a pinch of nutmeg if you wish.
  • Mash it up. Next, mash up those brown bananas. You can use a fork or a potato masher. You can also use a mixer to mash up bananas, but I like to keep it simple and not get the mixer involved for this recipe. I grab a fork and mash away!
  • Banana bread with oil and butter. I use melted unsalted butter AND oil in this banana bread recipe. Using both brings out the best flavor and texture. The butter provides a rich, buttery flavor and the oil makes the banana bread super moist. You can use vegetable, canola, or melted coconut oil. They all work well.
  • Brown sugar. This recipe uses ALL brown sugar to sweeten the banana bread. I love the hint of rich caramel flavor the brown sugar adds and it makes the banana bread extra moist.
  • Don’t over mix. When you combine the dry ingredients and wet ingredients, don’t over mix the bread. Stir until just combined. If you over mix you will end up with a heavy and flat loaf.
  • Bake it. Spread the batter evenly into the prepared pan. To give the banana bread a sweet crunchy top, you can sprinkle the batter generously with turbinado sugar before going into the oven. Bake until the bread is golden brown and a toothpick comes out clean after inserted into the center of the bread. If the bread gets too dark and the center isn’t done, you can drape the bread with a piece of aluminum foil to keep it from getting too dark.
  • Cooling down. Let the bread cool in the pan for 10 minutes. Use a butter knife to loosen the bread and let it cool completely on a wire cooling rack.

Go Bananas!

This is a classic banana bread recipe, but if you want to mix it up, go for it! You can add in one cup of:

  • chocolate chips
  • chocolate chunks
  • chopped pecans
  • chopped walnuts
  • flaked coconut
  • blueberries

Our family loves chocolate chip banana bread, it is always an extra special treat! Some people prefer banana nut bread and pecans or walnuts can easily be stirred into this easy banana bread recipe!

If you have a lot of brown bananas to use up, you can double this recipe. Bake a loaf for you and a loaf for a friend! You can make one traditional loaf and one fun loaf!

How to Store Banana Bread

If you don’t eat the entire loaf after it comes out of the oven, here are some tips for storing banana bread.

  • When the banana bread is completely cool, wrap it in plastic wrap and store on the counter for up to 3 days. I find if it sits any longer than that the bread gets too moist. Luckily, we never have a problem eating a loaf in 3 days:)
  • If you live in a super humid climate, you can store your banana bread in the refrigerator.
  • You can also freeze banana bread. Banana bread freezes beautifully. To freeze banana bread, let it cool completely, wrap it in plastic wrap and place in a freezer bag. Write the date and banana bread on the bag. The bread can be frozen for up to 2 months.
  • To defrost frozen banana bread, simply thaw at room temperature before slicing and serving.

Ok, are you ready to bake some banana bread? I sure am! Your house is going to smell amazing while this bread is baking in the oven. Enjoy a thick, warm slice with butter and you will be in banana bread heaven!

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Best Banana Bread Recipe

Banana Bread

The BEST banana bread recipe! This will be your GO TO! 

4.85 from 79 votes
Prep Time
15 minutes
Cook Time
50 minutes
Total Time
1 hour 5 minutes
Cuisine
American
Servings
12

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 1/2 cups mashed brown bananas you will need 3 large or 4 medium brown bananas
  • 1/4 cup unsalted butter melted and slightly cooled
  • 1/4 cup canola vegetable oil, or melted coconut oil
  • 3/4 cup packed light brown sugar
  • 1 large egg at room temperature
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • Turbinado sugar optional

Instructions

  1. Heat your oven to 350°F. Grease a loaf pan with nonstick cooking spray and set aside.
  2. In a medium bowl, whisk together the flour, baking soda, salt, and cinnamon. Set aside.
  3. In a large bowl, mash the ripe bananas with a fork. Add the melted butter and oil and stir until combined. Stir in the brown sugar, egg, and vanilla extract. Stir until smooth.
  4. Stir the dry ingredients into the wet ingredients, don’t over mix. If you over mix the bread will flatten and end up heavy.
  5. Pour batter into prepared pan. Sprinkle generously with turbinado sugar, if using. Bake for 50-65 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center of the bread comes out clean. Check the bread at 50 minutes, just to be safe. Oven times vary.
  6. Remove the pan from the oven and set on a wire cooling rack. Let the bread cool in the pan for 10 minutes. Run a knife around the edges of the bread and carefully remove from the pan. Let the bread cool on the wire cooling rack until slightly warm. Cut into slices and serve.

Recipe Notes

The banana bread will keep on the counter, wrapped in plastic wrap, for up to 3 days. This bread also freezes well. To freeze, cool the bread completely and wrap in plastic wrap and place in a freezer bag. Freeze for up to 1 month. Defrost before slicing.

Nutrition Facts
Banana Bread
Amount Per Serving (12 g)
Calories 215 Calories from Fat 81
% Daily Value*
Fat 9g14%
Saturated Fat 2g10%
Cholesterol 23mg8%
Sodium 198mg8%
Potassium 140mg4%
Carbohydrates 31g10%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 16g18%
Protein 2g4%
Vitamin A 155IU3%
Vitamin C 2.5mg3%
Calcium 18mg2%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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Banana Bread

This moist banana bread recipe is full of banana flavor and so easy to make, you don't even need a mixer! Enjoy a warm slice of banana bread with butter!
4.85 from 79 votes
Prep Time
15 minutes
Cook Time
1 hour
Total Time
1 hour 15 minutes
Servings
1 loaf

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 1/2 cups mashed brown bananas you will need 3 large or 4 medium brown bananas
  • 1/4 cup unsalted butter melted and slightly cooled
  • 1/4 cup canola vegetable oil, or melted coconut oil
  • 3/4 cup  packed light brown sugar
  • 1 large egg at room temperature
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • Turbinado sugar optional

Instructions

  1. Heat your oven to 350°F. Grease a loaf pan with nonstick cooking spray and set aside.
  2. In a medium bowl, whisk together the flour, baking soda, salt, and cinnamon. Set aside.
  3. In a large bowl, mash the ripe bananas with a fork. Add the melted butter and oil and stir until combined. Stir in the brown sugar, egg, and vanilla extract. Stir until smooth.
  4. Stir the dry ingredients into the wet ingredients, don’t over mix. If you over mix the bread will flatten and end up heavy.
  5. Pour batter into prepared pan. Sprinkle generously with turbinado sugar, if using. Bake for 50-65 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center of the bread comes out clean. Check the bread at 50 minutes, just to be safe. Oven times vary.
  6. Remove the pan from the oven and set on a wire cooling rack. Let the bread cool in the pan for 10 minutes. Run a knife around the edges of the bread and carefully remove from the pan. Let the bread cool on the wire cooling rack until slightly warm. Cut into slices and serve.
  7. Note-the bread will keep on the counter, wrapped in plastic wrap, for up to 3 days. This bread also freezes well. To freeze, cool the bread completely and wrap in plastic wrap and place in a freezer bag. Freeze for up to 1 month. Defrost before slicing.

Maria Lichty

I’m Maria and my husband is Josh. We share a love of cooking, baking, and entertaining. We enjoy creating recipes that are simple, fresh, and family friendly. We love sitting around the table with good food, good conversation, and good friends and family! Our kitchen is always open!
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  1. This is almost my exact ratio of banana, flour, sugar, leavener, and fat for perfect banana bread! Only difference is I use a full cup of sugar, but I’m sure I could cut it down if I really wanted to! Always cinnamon and vanilla, always and forever. This recipe works perfectly every time! Any recipe I’ve ever tried with milk or yogurt or anything else is just not the same.

  2. 5 stars
    I made this tonight and it was the best I’ve ever had. I used 4 bananas. I meant to throw some mini chocolate chips into it, but forgot, so I let them melt on top. O.M.G. it was good. Thanks for posting this recipe..

  3. 5 stars
    This is a really good loaf of banana bread! I’ve always had trouble with other recipes cooking all the way through in the middle or being dry and blegh. This is moist with a perfect crumb consistency! Can’t decide if I like this or the chocolate banana bread better!
    You are making a banana bread lover out of me!

  4. Sounds delish. I like the mix of oil and butter and will definitely make this (with walnuts) very soon.
    Regards and thanks from sunny South Africa !

  5. If I use this recipe for muffins, how many would it make and how long would I bake them?  The recipe sounds so good I will make it as a loaf if necessary but would rather make it into muffins if possible.  Many thanks in advance of any advice you can give me.

    1. I made muffins out of this recupe and it made 24 muffins. At 350 its took my oven 30 min to bake fully and were wtill moist and delicious!

  6. 5 stars
    This sounds amazing and thank you for all the tips re freezing etc. I intend making this with walnuts before I am much older ! Am salivating already. Regards from sunny South Africa.

  7. 5 stars
    I just made this and it’s absolutely the best Banana Bread ever!  I made it into mini loaves and baked it for 35 minutes and they came out perfect.   Not over mixing the batter is a great tip!   It made the bread very light.  

    1. Did you bake it long enough? What size pan did you use? Did you use too many bananas? I’ve never had that problem. Sorry!

  8. 5 stars
    This banana bread was simply amazing! I made it for our church bake sale (all proceeds went to charities) and this banana bread sold so fast! I’m going to make triple what I did next time to bring in even more money for our local charities!

  9. 5 stars
    The best banana bread recipe ever! Perfect color, texture and taste. I added fresh blueberries to the batter and it was simply scrumptious! Thank you for all the tips and tricks. This recipe is a keeper!

  10. 5 stars
    The best and easiest recipe.it is so moist. Thanks so much. Made it today and everyone loved it. My husband wanted a new loaf to bring to the office so I am baking a second one at 9.30 pm lol.

  11. This is a really easy recipe and it makes a great loaf of banana bread. Took it to work and it was gone by the lunch time. Very moist with lots of great banana taste.

  12. 5 stars
    My 5 year old granddaughter and I just made this and oh, the fun we had. Measuring, mashing, stirring, carefully reading! The delicious bread is the perfect reward for these memories.

  13. 5 stars
    I made this tonight, it came out so amazing!! I used coconut oil in mine. Didn’t changed anything about the recipe at all though. Hands down the best recipe. 

  14. 5 stars
    My family ate the whole loaf in one sitting. Best banana bread EVER!!  Will only make this recipe going forward…thank you for sharing. 

  15. 6/618

    Looks and sounds delicious…..haven’t made yet…but will….when I find out how to use these frozen bananas I have in the freezer ….. Does anyone know ?

    I know you can use them, they are frozen whole in their peel….so I know they have to thaw some…..but am wondering  if that is going to make a difference  in the batter then ? 

    I use these bananas in smoothies, but haven’t  used them in baking banana bread but I know you can…..do you happen to know  Maria ? 

    Thanks,

  16. If you make two loaves can you bake them both at the same time? Want to make two loaves but don’t want to have to bake separately. Thanks!

    1. You can bake them at the same time, it should take about the same time, maybe a little longer.

  17. 5 stars
    Omg!! I just made this recipe and I am crying.. it’s the best banana bread I have EVER made. I changed a few things because I didn’t have somebody ingredients but this recipe and instructions are printed and tucked away now. I used white sugar instead of brown and added 1 tablespoon of molasses since I didn’t have brown sugar. I also used self rising flour since I didn’t have baking soda or all purpose flour. I also did not have a a loaf pan so used my muffin pan and they were done in 25 minutes.  I made sure not to mix them too much like the instructions said and wow wow wow they’ve are so moist, not too sweet and delicious. We are eating them hot with butter right now. 

    1. The salt really flavors the bread. You can try it without but it might be lacking in flavor.

  18. My first ever try of banana bread is in the oven now. Kitchen smells wonderful. Can’t wait to see how it tastes. Followed your recipe and added pecans. Was so easy, I kept thinking I must be missing steps.

  19. 5 stars
    This is a good recipe. I made it with a struessel topping – just mix together in a bowl 1/2 cup brown sugar, 1 cup oats, 3 Tablespoons butter. Mix it all together with your hands until butter is crumbled into dry ingredients. Then add it to the top of the batter and cook. Yummy.

  20. 5 stars
    The best banana bread I have ever made! I added dark walnuts…no spices. I simply wanted an old-fashioned moist bread & I got it!

    1. I am not sure what the exact changes are for high altitude. Typically, you want to do a little more flour and a little less sugar. Sometimes a little less leavening too. Let me know if you try it!

  21. Just made this for a second time. Sooooo yummy 🙂
    Best banana bread ive made! Was going to add choc chips this time but decided the cake on its own is so yummy there is no need!

    1. I know, it is so good on it’s own, but I do add mix in’s sometimes to change it up. You really can’t go wrong with this recipe!

  22. 5 stars
    Oh my gracious! You are not exaggerating one bit! I made this earlier today, and it is the BEST banana bread I have ever made. It had excellent flavor, and was super moist. Absolutely delicious!

  23. 5 stars
    Absolutely delicious!  Added some chocolate chips for extra sweetness and a dessert feel. Will definitely keep this recipe in hand!

  24. It only took 30 years but I finally made a fantastic banana bread. So moist good delicious. Thank you so much. It’s light and super moist not like the bricks I’ve been putting out all these years. I can’t thank you enough.

  25. 5 stars
    THANK YOU! This is the best banana bread recipe I have ever made, and I believe it is the best I have ever tasted as well! Absolutely delicious! I will definitely be making again.

  26. 5 stars
    Have been looking for a moist Banana Bread and I found yours today! I ended up making 2 loafs. It’s the best Banana Bread I have ever tasted. I didn’t have unsalted butter used salted butter and it turned out great. My grandson is 8 and he loved it. Thank you for sharing your awesome recipe with everyone. Definitely a keeper. I’m a fan of Banana bread again thanks to you!!

  27. 4 stars
    So delicious! My favorite banana bread recipe so far. I used salted butter so I cut some of the measures salt out. I’ll use this recipe going forward!

  28. 5 stars
    Hands down the BEST Banana bread I have ever had or made. And …there have been many. WOW!!! I’M almost speechless! Easy to make, …the best taste and MOIST. WINNER WINNER WINNER

  29. 3 stars
    I made this B bread and the taste was great! Only 
    Every time I cut a piece it crumbles apart. Didn’t like that and not sure why it did that. If anyone knows why let me know. 
    Thank you

  30. 5 stars
    Tried this today.. Nailed it.! Thank you so much for this wonderful recipe..it’s going to be with me forever. Love from India

  31. 5 stars
    This is the simplest recipe Ive ever tried and it makes FANTASTIC Banana bread!! I cant explain why, as it is as simple as can be, but its the best Ive ever had and Ive been making Banana bread for a long time (Im 57 yrs old). Maybe its the brown sugar, or the fact you only stir it, not use a mixer. Maybes its the combo of butter and oil? Perhaps its all the tips and ideas. Who knows. All I know is it works. I added pecans. That was the only alteration I made.

  32. 5 stars
    I’ve made this three times since I have found this recipe. It’s out of this world. I kept everything the same but added toasted chopped pecans and brown sugar to the top. So incredibly good. I suggested to my husband that we freeze half so we don’t eat it all in 3-4 days and I got the “are you crazy?” look. Thank you!

  33. 5 stars
    I really liked this recipe but mine baked in about 20-25 mins less than an hour. I used about 3/4 chopped pecans.  It isn’t real sweet but that’s what I really liked. Next time i’ll  But a Bit brown sugar and mini choc  chips or coconut with the nuts. So yummy. Even my sweet tooth Hubby’s enjoyed it. 

  34. It’s looking like a mind blowing recipe. I appreciate your effort for sharing such a delicious recipe. But I am an eggless vegetarian. Can I use curd in place of eggs. And in what quantity? Looking forward for your reply. Thanks

  35. 5 stars
    Very easy recipe to make. Incredibly moist and delicious. I love walnuts so I added them to this recipe. I highly recommend this banana bread……delicious!

  36. 4 stars
     I didn’t have any brown sugar so I had to use regular sugar unfortunately but it turned out absolutely spectacular! I got rave reviews from all my roommates! I will definitely keep this recipe in my book 

  37. 5 stars
    This is a great recipe. It was easy to make, and it will now be my go to recipe for banana bread. I decided to add the cinnamon, and I’m glad I did. It’s a subtle, but enhancement.

  38. It came out amazing…I didn’t use cinnamon because my family don’t like it but other than that…It was AMAZING! Thank you!

  39. 5 stars
    This is the BEST banana bread recipe that I have found in the 10 years of using the same oven! It was fully baked in 50 minutes when other recipes take at least 65. So moist, not heavy, forgiving. I added 1/4 c. chopped walnuts and the batter played nice with them, too. Looking forward to the next bunch of bananas that get overripe on the counter!

  40. This is so good! Very moist and flavorful. It earns the #1 Banana Bread recipe in my book! Thanks for sharing this yummy goodness. 🙂

  41. 5 stars
    Yes! I sure did and I love it!  It’s better than any banana bread I’ve ever baked. I didvided the oil measurement  into two, a little bit of vegetable oil and coconut oil ( I’m a coconut lover) give my bread that extra yummy taste. Thank you so much for the recipe. Next stop…chocolate chocolate banana bread!

  42. 5 stars
    I’ve tried other banana bread recipes; this by far is the best! This is my new go to banana bread recipe.  Thank you for sharing it with us! 

  43. 5 stars
    Delicious moist banana bread!!!  I  Mac keep his over and over again  Made exactly as recipe stated.  It was perfectly moist with just the right amount of sweet.

    1. Okay… so typing a review on my phone  leaves too much chance for auto correct…
      I meant to say, I will  make this over and over, it’s the best bread I’ve ever made.  And I followed the recipe exactly as written 🙂

  44. 5 stars
    I rarely try new baking recipes once I find one I like, but Pancake Princess’ review of your banana bread convinced me to try it. I’m SO GLAD I tried yours because I’m a convert! This used simple ingredients that I always have and within 10 minutes it was in the oven. So simple yet so good and I love that it allows the bananas to really shine. The cinnamon also adds a special touch! If you’re looking for a classic banana bread, this is it!

    1. I loved her bake off, so fun! I am glad you tried our recipe and loved it! It is our favorite banana bread!

  45. 5 stars
    This is without a doubt the BEST banana bread recipe. I had lost the link to this site and tried another recipe..didn’t even come close. This is going to be the ONLY banana bread recipe I will ever use!

  46. 5 stars
    Dayum girl, this is good banana bread! I’ve made several different recipes through the years, and this is for sure one of the best! I “healthied” it up by substituting half of the AP flour with whole wheat flour and 1/4C of ground flaxseed. I think that I’m going to have to hide this loaf, or I might eat it all myself!

  47. 5 stars
    This is the best recipe for banana bread I have had in a while, I even tweeked it a bit by adding some grated ginger and a cup of Quaker Oats . It was delicious!!

  48. 5 stars
    OMG! This was the first time I have ever made banana bread. It turned out absolutely amazing! I made two loaves Sunday and two loaves Monday ☺️. Such an easy recipe. Thanks so much for sharing!

  49. 5 stars
    Best banana bread recipe I’ve made to date!! We’re vegan so I subbed a flax egg and vegan butter but it’s absolutely Devine! Super moist and the sugar on top forms such a nice crust. This will be our new go to recipe the search is over.

  50. 5 stars
    If you want to cook it in a regular sized pan, not a bread pan, just cook it for thirty minutes. This was a very good recipe

  51. I make these regularly with mini chocolate chips and in silicone cupcake forms, freeze them and then my daughter takes them for lunches. Highlight for her.

  52. I will be making this recipe for your banana bread soon. One thing I’ve added to banana bread I’ve made, if you can find them is cinnamon chips. Yum!

  53. I just made this last week and it really was the best banana bread I have ever made!! So moist. Definitely keeping this one!

  54. 5 stars
    Absolutely delicious!  I added toasted pecans.  I didn’t have turbinado sugar, so I crushed up some pearl sugar for the top.  This will replace my other basic banana bread recipes.  Thanks so much.

  55. Hi. How does this taste in comparison to your buttermilk banana bread recipe? That’s the only one I’ve tried making and it’s always a hit. 

  56. 5 stars
    I’ve been making this recipe with my class in China  for a couple years now and and am turning China onto the joy of banana bread one  class of six year olds at a time! Thank you for the perfect recipe.

  57. 5 stars
    It IS the best banana bread I’ve ever made.  It parallels my mom’s from so long ago….I could never capture hers.  But this is every bit as yummy.  

  58. 5 stars
    This is the best banana bread! So moist and yummy. Don’t leave off the turbinado sugar though- I think all baked goods should be topped in it – love the crunch.  I added chocolate chips both times I’ve made it and now I’m having a hard time making banana bread without chocolate chips!

  59. 5 stars
    Thank you so much for this recipe, and the tips as well, I had just about given up on bananna bread, as it always turned out a disappointment, but this loaf was quite the surprise! I followed your instructions to the letter, paying close attention not to over mix, and oh my gosh, what a treat. Thank you again, it’s my favorite dessert, and I so seldom get to enjoy it.

  60. Followed recipe exactly and it was delicious! Throwing out the window all the other banana bread recipes out there! This is a keeper! Thank you 

  61. 5 stars
    Absolutely the best banana bread I’ve ever made. It’s in the oven right now. This is probably the 10th loaf I have made. Wonderful flavor, texture, all of it. The addition of the sugar on top is brilliant. I use 4 bananas, add one cup of finely chopped pecans, 1/2 teaspoon of nutmeg and that’s it. Perfection. Thank you!

  62. 5 stars
    I just made this for the second time, and it is the best banana bread recipe I have found. I brought it to a girls weekend, and it got rave reviews. It goes together very quickly, and it turns out moist and delicious! I love that I do not have to drag my mixer out to make it. I usually make mine in mini loaf pans, because they are so cute, and I like the smaller slice. Love this recipe!

  63. 5 stars
    All your quick bread recipes already have all the little extra things I do to make my breads better, but written down.
    Even the sugar sprinkled on top. It’s like you know me.
    Only changes I made to this one were subbing in white whole wheat flour, an extra egg yolk (one for a double recipe), and pecans plus sugar sprinkled on top.
    Doubling all your recipes so that it will last slightly longer than a day in my house.

  64. 5 stars
    Wow!  I just made the best banana bread ever- thanks to your recipe.  Love all the tips too.  My family is very impressed- they think I actually know how to bake after serving this.  Many thanks for making me look so good!

  65. 5 stars
    This  was delicious.  I increased the cinnamon to one teaspoon and used applesauce for the one forth cup of oil.  I also added some raisins.  This bread was tender and moist and having the turbinado sugar on top gave it a little yummy crust on top.

  66. 5 stars
    Really great recipe. I used 4 regular bananas and was worried my batter was too wet. But it turned out fine. Fluffy cake and a crunchy crust. This will be my new go to banana bread recipe!

  67. 5 stars
    I make banana bread a lot because I can’t let those over-ripen bananas go to waste. This recipe is by far the best one I’ve made. SOOOOO DELICIOUS. I added walnuts and only used 1/2 packed brown sugar (I try not to use as much sugar when possible). Thank you so much, I’ve found my new go-to recipe.

  68. Hey, definitely it’s a great combination for breakfast banana and bread, I will try to make it soon, many thanks.

  69. Great recipe! Simple ingredients, easy to process, this is my favorite thing in this recipe. thanks a lot

  70. 5 stars
    Staring at a bunch of over ripe bananas today led me to an internet search: BEST BANANA BREAD RECIPES…Bam…there you are! Made the recipe as instructed, did not deviate, added 1 cup of blueberries. Baked in mini loaf pans for 35 minutes and voila…the best darn banana bread I have ever tasted! Thanks so much!
    PS I read a couple of comments about altitude. I am in Lake Tahoe and no problem rising as written

  71. 4 stars
    I can tell this recipe would turn out great, If I hadn’t used dark brown sugar… tasted more like a molasses cookie/spice cake sort of thing than banana bread. The light(NOT dark) brown sugar is a necessary detail to get right

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