The Ultimate Banana Bread Recipe

Banana Bread Recipe – Banana bread is a classic comfort food that is loved by people of all ages. It is easy to make, versatile, and can be enjoyed for breakfast, snack, or dessert. This blog post will share the ultimate banana bread recipe, along with tips for making it extra moist and delicious.

Banana Bread Recipe Ingredients

  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, softened
  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 2 cups mashed ripe bananas (about 4 large bananas)
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • Optional: 1/2 cup chopped nuts or dried fruit

Banana Bread Recipe Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease and flour a 9×5-inch loaf pan.
  2. In a large bowl, whisk together the flour, baking soda, and salt.
  3. In a separate bowl, cream together the butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in the eggs one at a time, then stir in the mashed bananas and vanilla extract.
  4. Gradually add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients, mixing until just combined. Stir in the nuts or dried fruit, if desired.
  5. Pour the batter into the prepared loaf pan and bake for 50-60 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean.
  6. Let the banana bread cool in the pan for 10 minutes before removing to a wire rack to cool completely.

Tips for Making the Ultimate Banana Bread

  • Use very ripe bananas. The riper the bananas, the sweeter and more flavorful the banana bread will be.
  • Don’t overmix the batter. Overmixing can make the banana bread tough.
  • Bake the banana bread until it is just cooked through. An overbaked banana bread will be dry and crumbly.
  • Let the banana bread cool completely before slicing. This will help to keep the slices moist.


  • Add 1/2 cup of chocolate chips to the batter for a chocolate banana bread.
  • Add 1/2 cup of chopped nuts or dried fruit to the batter for a more flavorful banana bread.
  • Substitute 1/2 cup of whole wheat flour for 1/2 cup of all-purpose flour for a healthier banana bread.
  • Top the banana bread with a glaze made from powdered sugar, milk, and vanilla extract.


This is the ultimate banana bread recipe. It is easy to make, moist, and delicious. I hope you enjoy it!

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