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Best Moist Banana Bread Recipe

Not only is this simple moist banana bread recipe a great way to use up over-ripe bananas, but it makes a delicious breakfast alternative to plain toast!

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Best Ever Banana Bread Recipe

The one dessert I bake the most is a delicious banana bread. Since we always have plenty of bananas on hand, any that become too soft or brown to eat are used to make this moist banana bread recipe. If you don’t have time to prepare right away, freeze the bananas to use later.

Sometimes I substitute vanilla butternut flavoring for the vanilla extract for a little extra yumminess. And if I don’t plan to send any servings to school, I add chopped walnuts (or sometimes pecans) to the mix.

loaf of moist banana bread recipe

Ingredients:

  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 4 overripe bananas, mashed
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 stick (or 1/2 cup) butter, at room temp
  • 3/4 cup brown sugar
  • Optional: chopped pecans or walnuts (I did not use nuts for this recipe)
ingredients required for making best ever moist banana bread recipe

How to Make Banana Bread

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

Mash bananas in a bowl and set aside.

mashing overripe bananas  to make banana bread

Mix flour, baking soda, salt in a bowl and set aside.

mix dry ingredients to make banana bread

Cream butter and brown sugar until completely mixed together.

To the creamed butter mixture add the eggs, mashed bananas, cinnamon and vanilla extract. Blend completely.

add eggs to mashed bananas and other ingredients

Mix the dry ingredients into the wet ingredients a little at a time.

add dry ingredients to moist mixture

Blend thoroughly but don’t over mix. Scrape down the sides of mixing bowl if using a stand mixer so there are no lumps of flour left.

Pour into a well-greased loaf pan. Bake on the lowest rack in your oven for 55-60 minutes.

When it’s done you should be able to insert a toothpick and it will come out clean. If the top is getting too burnt and the inside is not done, cover it with aluminum foil and bake another five minutes.

baked banana bread loaf

Let cool before cutting with a serrated bread knife. Makes 1 loaf.

slices banana bread served with a pitcher of milk

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Best Moist Banana Bread Recipe

Jane and Sonja
This delicious and moist banana bread recipe is the best way to use up overripe bananas.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 1 hr
Course Breakfast, Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 8 slices
Calories 364 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 4 overripe bananas mashed
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 cup butter at room temp
  • 3/4 cup brown sugar
  • Optional: chopped pecans or walnuts

Instructions
 

  • Preheat oven to 350°F.
  • Mash bananas in a bowl and set aside.
  • Mix flour, baking soda, salt in a bowl and set aside.
  • Cream butter and brown sugar until completely mixed together.
  • To the creamed butter mixture add the eggs, mashed bananas, cinnamon and vanilla extract. Blend completely.
  • Mix the dry ingredients into the wet ingredients a little at a time. Blend thoroughly but don’t over mix. Scrape down the sides of mixing bowl if using a stand mixer so there are no lumps of flour left.
  • Pour into a well-greased loaf pan.
  • Bake on the lowest rack in your oven for 55-60 minutes. When it’s done you should be able to insert a toothpick and it will come out clean. If the top is getting too burnt and the inside is not done, cover it with aluminum foil and bake another five minutes.
  • Let cool before cutting with a serrated bread knife. Makes 1 loaf.

Nutrition

Calories: 364kcalCarbohydrates: 58gProtein: 5gFat: 13gSaturated Fat: 8gCholesterol: 71mgSodium: 265mgPotassium: 287mgFiber: 2gSugar: 27gVitamin A: 452IUVitamin C: 5mgCalcium: 34mgIron: 2mg
Keyword bread, breakfast, desserts
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