Best Ever Banana Bread Recipe

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Best Ever Banana Bread is a classic recipe that is loved by many. It is a sweet, moist, and flavorful bread that is made using ripe bananas and a combination of simple ingredients. The recipe is easy to follow and can be adapted to suit different preferences. This banana bread is perfect for any time of the day, whether as a breakfast treat or as a comforting dessert. The aroma of the bread baking in the oven is sure to fill your home with a warm and inviting scent. Give this recipe a try and enjoy the delicious taste of homemade banana bread.

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Best Ever Banana Bread

Now, for the banana bread. I realized that I didn’t have a single banana bread recipe on the site! I’ve made a lot of banana bread in my time, and I must say this is one of the best. I think everyone needs a good go to recipe and this is definitely a keeper. It’s great because it quick and easy to make, has a great texture, and is a good base for adaptations. I love that it has the perfect level of moisture, and is not dense or gummy. It’s just right. I’ve left it in it’s most basic form, but it’s the perfect base for adding a streusel topping, chocolate chips, toasted nuts, or even coconut. Speaking of coconut, I’ve just gotten on the coconut oil bandwagon and I must admit I love it! I was always afraid it would make things taste like coconut, but that’s not the case, you can’t taste it at all. I’ve used it interchangeably with the butter in this recipe and they are both equally great.

Best Ever Banana Bread

Learn how to make the most delicious and moist banana bread that'll become a favorite in your household with this simple recipe.
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 10 minutes
Course breads, Breakfast, cakes, Dessert
Servings 1 9×5-inch loaf


  • 2 cups 10 ounces all-purpose flour (I used white whole wheat flour)
  • 3/4 cup 5 1/4 ounces sugar
  • 3/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 3 very ripe and darkly speckled large bananas very well mashed, about 1 1/2 cups
  • 1/4 cup plain yogurt
  • 2 large eggs
  • 6 tablespoons unsalted butter melted and cooled or 6 tablespoons melted coconut oil **
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract


Keeps well wrapped at room temperature for up to 3 days or frozen for 1 month.
**I have used melted coconut oil instead of butter in this recipe with perfect results.
Keyword Banana, Quickbread

Adapted from Baking Illustrated.

If you’re a fan of banana bread and chocolate, then you must try making Chocolate Chip Banana Bread. This recipe is a delightful twist on the classic banana bread recipe, as it includes chunks of chocolate that melt and ooze with each bite. It’s easy to make, and it’s perfect for satisfying your sweet tooth any time of day. Don’t hesitate to add this recipe to your baking repertoire and share it with your loved ones. They won’t be able to resist this scrumptious treat!

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