The best banana bread recipe is soft, moist, and so easy to make! The best use for overripe bananas or brown ones thrown in the back of the freezer. It is easy to make and perfect for adding your favorites from chocolate chips to walnuts.
The Best Banana Bread
Montana Ranch and Cattle Company
This is the best banana bread recipe is soft, moist, and so easy to make! The very best way to use up overripe bananas or brown ones thrown in the back of the freezer. This recipe is easy to make and perfect for adding your favorites from chocolate chips to walnuts.
- ¼ pound cool butter (1 stick), more for greasing pan
- ¾ cup dark brown sugar
- 2 eggs, at room temperature
- 2⅓ cups very ripe bananas (about 5)
3 tablespoons chopped walnuts/pecans
- 2 cups all-purpose flour
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- ¼ teaspoon salt
3 tablespoons (or as desired) chopped walnuts/pecans/chocolate chips
- 1 tablespoon granulated or coarse sugar
- ⅛ teaspoon cinnamon
For The Bread
Preheat your oven to 350 degrees. Lightly grease a 9-by-5-inch loaf pan. Using a mixer, cream butter until smooth and fluffy. Add sugar and cream together and mix for 2 minutes more. Mix the eggs in adding one at a time. Mix in bananas until only small lumps remain.
Stir dry ingredients together and mix into banana mixture until fully incorporated. Pour into prepared pan. If making topping, stir ingredients together and sprinkle over batter.
Bake about 55 to 65 minutes, until a toothpick inserted into center comes out clean. Let cool in pan 10 minutes before serving and allow to completely cool before tightly wrapping for storage.
Calories 243, Carbs 36 grams, Protein 4 grams, Fat 10 grams, Sugar 15 grams