This moist banana bread recipe is one of the best and one of the easiest banana bread recipes you can make. Made with delicious ripe bananas, flour, sugar, butter, and all the goodies to make this mouthwatering treat a surprise breakfast or dessert. Looking for smaller bites? You might also like our banana bread muffins.
Easy Banana Bread Recipe
Ahhh, Banana Bread! How delicious the house smells when you are baking in my oven. I love banana bread, it’s such a yummy treat. Perfect to make when you have a ton of ripe bananas to use up. With all of the little monkeys running around here, I hardly ever have any leftover bananas, but this week was an exception. I am going to share with you one of the tastiest recipes for banana bread my tummy has ever experienced.
I grew up with my mom making this recipe, only she liked to add nuts.
While I like nuts, I like them out of my banana bread. (You can add those in if you like.) 🙂
What Ingredients Do I Need to Make Banana Bread
You definitely want to have a good bushel of bananas for this recipe. You need to have 2 and 1/2 cups of crushed bananas. That’s about 5 medium sized bananas.
I have to be honest with you. Sometimes I am craving this banana bread and I don’t even wait on the bananas to get overripe. It’s such a delicious and easy treat to make, I will use fresh bananas all day long. But, it is perfect if you’ve over-bought bananas and are worried about throwing them out.
To get started, let’s gather up our ingredients:
- ripe bananas
- brown sugar
- baking soda
- chopped nuts if desired
How to Make Banana Bread
Heat your oven up to 350. In a large bowl, combine flour and baking soda. In medium dish melt the butter. Stir in the brown sugar until a creamy texture. Stir in eggs, salt, and bananas. Cream these together well.
Add this mixture slowly to the large bowl with flour, making sure to get everything mixed well.
Grease a 9 x 5 loaf pan. Pour in your banana bread mixture and place it in the heated oven for 1 hour. Check closely at the one hour mark to make sure the edges aren’t browning too much.
Check with a toothpick after an hour, baking longer if needed. Pull when done, and allow to cool before serving.
How do I store banana bread?
Store Banana Bread in an airtight container away from direct sunlight and in a cool place. You should consume the banana bread within a few days.
If you like this recipe, you might also enjoy:
- Skinny Chocolate Banana Bread
- Banana Bread Muffins
- Homemade Chocolate Truffles
- Chocolate Chip Banana Bread
Check out all of our other favorites on our Desserts Pinterest Board!
Moist Banana Bread Recipe
- 2 1/2 cups ripe bananas
- 2/3 cup brown sugar
- 1/2 cup butter
- 2 eggs
- 1 tsp baking soda
- 2 cups flour
- 1/4 tsp salt
- 1/2 cup chopped nuts if desired
- Heat your oven up to 350. In a large bowl, combine flour and baking soda. In medium dish melt the butter. Stir in the brown sugar until a creamy texture. Stir in eggs, salt, and bananas. Cream these together well.
- Add this mixture slowly to the large bowl with flour, making sure to get everything mixed well.
- Grease a 9 x 5 loaf pan. Pour in your banana bread mixture and place in the heated oven for 1 hour.
- Check with a toothpick after an hour, baking longer if needed. Pull when done, and allow to cool before serving.
*Nutritional information is a calculated guesstimate. Please note that this can change with different brands and modifications you may make to the recipe. For the most accurate information, use a nutritional calculator with the exact brands and measurements you’re using with each recipe.
I hope you get a chance to make this delicious treat! How do you like your banana bread? With or without nuts?