This is the Best Banana Bread EVER!!! It's moist, delicious, and SO easy to make! With only a handful of ingredients needed, this whips up in no time!
Making the Best Banana Bread EVER is a cinch when you have this easy recipe! It's only 6 ingredients and can be whipped up in minutes. Feel free to add whatever you like to the bread as well...nuts, blueberries, chocolate chips..they are all great additions.
When I was in college there came a day when I felt like I needed to start baking things. I was a nanny for 2 boys who were in elementary school, and they loved eating sweets and baked goods. My go-to was a zucchini bread. Delicious? Yes. Healthy? Um, this could be debated, but I always had an excuse to make it because the vegetable garden yielded tons of zucchini's every spring.....HUGE zucchinis. I'd make bread for my family, friends, families from the boy's school...the zucchini was never ending. Eventually I decided to attempt some other breads...how hard could it be? I tried cranberry lemon bread, chocolate walnut bread, pumpkin bread (with chocolate chips, YUM!), and then finally the simplest of all, banana bread. I tried several recipes until I finally found The Best Banana Bread recipe from Simply Recipes. Moist, banana-y, sometimes with nuts or sometimes without...it was perfect. Hundred's of loafs and muffins later, I am still using the same recipe. It is so easy and simple, yet so perfect. It can be made in a loaf, a cake, or banana bread muffins...the options are endless.
Don't have ripe bananas? No problem! Try this awesome technique on how to ripen bananas quickly for the Best Banana Bread EVER! I love eating this with some honey lemon breakfast yogurt on the side too!
Like quick-breads and muffins as much as I do? Checkout these other recipes:
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- 3 or 4 ripe bananas mashed
- ⅓ cup butter melted
- ¾ cup sugar
- 1 egg beaten
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- Pinch of salt
- 1 ½ cups flour
- ½ cup nuts chopped (optional)
Preheat the oven to 350°F. Mix butter and bananas in a large mixing bowl until combined. Add sugar, egg, vanilla; mix well. Add baking soda and salt and mix. Add the flour last, and mix until just combined. You don't want to over mix. Add nuts if desired.
Pour mixture into a buttered 4x8 inch loaf pan or muffin tin. Bake for 50-55 minutes for the loaf, or 22-25 minutes for the muffins. Test with toothpick for doneness.
Cool on a rack. Remove from pan and slice to serve. Top with butter or cream cheese and enjoy!
For a bit of a healthier take, divide flour and use ¾ cup white flour and ¾ cup whole wheat flour. Still comes out delicious!