The Best & Easiest Banana Bread Recipe

Banana Bread is one of the first things that I ever baked from a recipe I found on the internet.  It was in college, I just moved into my new apartment, and my Mom made me this really awesome handwritten cookbook with all of her recipes.  I added the recipe I found right to this cookbook, and got baking.  To my surprise, the Banana Bread came out pretty good, and with some butter on it, it was even better. I shared that recipe for Banana Bread back in 2015.  And although still a good recipe, I have since changed things a little, well actually, quite a bit, and I guarantee that you’re going to love this recipe even more!

Anthony and I love to bake together.  We have made everything from this Banana Bread to cookies and cakes, and his favorite things to make – Lemon Meringue Pie and Macarons (the French kind).  I might have to say that Anthony is a better baker than I am.  He really takes his time to measure the ingredients perfectly, and loves when he gets to use stuff like the kitchen scale and the torch to toast his meringue.

Making Banana Bread is simple, and it all starts with overripe bananas.  I like to use them when they are still a little firm, but when you pick them up, they fall off the stem.  The image below is what I like my bananas to look like when using them for Banana Bread.

Banana Bread always makes the house smell so good too.  I like making Banana Bread on Sunday mornings.  After waking up, I (well DJ does) brew some coffee, turn on NFL Network, and start making the bread.  By the time we’re really awake, the bread is done, and it’s time to eat a warm slice with butter!

This Banana Bread recipe is also one that I feel comfortable with Anthony making on his own.  He knows all of the safety tips for the kitchen, and the recipe is easy enough for him to follow along needing minimal help.  Usually all I have to do when Anthony bakes is take things in and out of the oven.

If you want, gently stir in chocolate chips or blueberries to your batter with a silicone spatula just before spooning into baking pan.

Next time you have some overripe bananas, try this easy Banana Bread recipe!

CategoryDifficultyBeginner

Yields1 Serving
Prep Time10 minsCook Time1 hrTotal Time1 hr 10 mins

For Banana Bread
 3 cups flour
 1 tsp salt
 2 tsp baking powder
 2 tsp baking soda
 2 eggs
 6 over ripe bananas
  cup melted butter
 1 ½ cups sugar
 2 tsp vanilla
Crumble Topping
  cup rolled oats
 ½ tsp cinnamon
  cup brown sugar
 3 tbsp melted butter

1

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

Spray a loaf pan or 12 cup muffin pan with non-stick spray or line muffin pan with liners.

2

In a small bowl mix together flour, salt, baking powder and baking soda.

In another small bowl, mix together all ingredients for crumble topping.

3

In the bowl of a stand mixer or in a large bowl with a hand mixer, beat together bananas, egg, butter, sugar and vanilla until smooth.

4

Slowly add flour mixture to wet ingredients with stand mixer or beater on low until just combined with no lumps.

5

Spoon batter into loaf pan or muffin tin and top evenly with crumble topping.

6

Bake:

12 Muffins - 18-20 Minutes
Loaf - 60-65 Minutes
4 Mini Loaf - 30-35 Minutes

Ingredients

For Banana Bread
 3 cups flour
 1 tsp salt
 2 tsp baking powder
 2 tsp baking soda
 2 eggs
 6 over ripe bananas
  cup melted butter
 1 ½ cups sugar
 2 tsp vanilla
Crumble Topping
  cup rolled oats
 ½ tsp cinnamon
  cup brown sugar
 3 tbsp melted butter

Directions

1

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

Spray a loaf pan or 12 cup muffin pan with non-stick spray or line muffin pan with liners.

2

In a small bowl mix together flour, salt, baking powder and baking soda.

In another small bowl, mix together all ingredients for crumble topping.

3

In the bowl of a stand mixer or in a large bowl with a hand mixer, beat together bananas, egg, butter, sugar and vanilla until smooth.

4

Slowly add flour mixture to wet ingredients with stand mixer or beater on low until just combined with no lumps.

5

Spoon batter into loaf pan or muffin tin and top evenly with crumble topping.

6

Bake:

12 Muffins - 18-20 Minutes
Loaf - 60-65 Minutes
4 Mini Loaf - 30-35 Minutes

Banana Bread

2 Comments

  1. This looks good. I bet it would be good with pumpkin instead of banana! I love pumpkin bread.

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