6 Recipes that Remind Us Why Banana Bread Is the Best!

Bake your way through this tasty collection of banana bread recipes! Satisfy your chocolate cravings with Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Banana Bread, head to the islands for Jamaican Banana Bread with rum-soaked raisins or make swirls of cream cheese in our rich Cream Cheese Banana Bread! Time to bake and find a favorite!

They say the kitchen is the heart of the home. We believe that 100%, but let’s take it a step further and say that banana bread is the heart of the kitchen.

I can’t be the only one with overripe bananas in the freezer just ready and waiting for when the banana bread baking mood strikes. I don’t know why I wait, all you need to make delicious banana bread is a bowl and a few simple ingredients.

When you need a good dose of baking comfort, banana bread is there for you. Keep it simple or mix in different ingredients like chocolate chips, coconut or nuts to create new flavors and textures. It’s up to you! We have banana bread recipes for chocolate lovers, vegans, and a taste of Jamaica with an island-inspired banana bread.

Whichever recipe you choose, make an extra batch because it always disappears quickly! Don’t worry, we’ve added all of our favorite tricks and tips for freezing baked loaves for later.

Banana Bread

If you decide to keep things simple, this is the recipe you want! It takes one bowl, no mixer required (which is our favorite part!), and melted butter is the trick to this moist, sweet bread.

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Banana Bread with Peanut Butter

This is a riff off our classic Banana Bread recipe, but the combo of creamy peanut butter, chocolate, and bananas is enough to drive your taste buds crazy!

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Easy Vegan Banana Bread Recipe

This vegan version swaps out the butter for oil and the eggs for flaxseed. Such simple swaps, yet you’d never know the difference!

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Chocolate Banana Bread

If adding double the chocolate to your banana bread is wrong, then we don’t want to be right! We went for double trouble by not only adding in chocolate chips but cocoa as well!

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Overhead view of a loaf of cream cheese filled banana bread on a plate.

Get ready to swirl your heart out with cream cheese! The cream cheese not only adds creaminess, but its flavor also complements banana bread so well it’s almost ridiculous.

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A loaf of rum raisin banana bread with four slices cut off and laying next to each other.

Plump, rum-soaked raisins and warming spices like cinnamon and allspice make this banana bread over-the-top delicious. If you want to add even more island flavor mix in a bit of coconut!

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TIPS FOR REINVENTING, STORING, AND FREEZING BANANA BREAD

Peanut Butter Banana Bread

Want to take banana bread to the next level? Try these mix-ins! You can change the texture by adding in nuts or dried fruit, or change the flavor ever-so-slightly with a different set of spices!

How to Store Banana Bread -- close up of banana bread looking from the top down, half is sliced.

Bake now and enjoy later! We will give you all the best tips and tricks for freezing, storing, and thawing banana bread. Now all you have to do is bake!

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Claudia Cash

Claudia is the Community Manager for Simply Recipes, and finds joy building relationships with our readers through Instagram, Twitter, Facebook, and YouTube. As the mother of 5 girls, she is passionate about family dinner and having that time together every day to connect with those we love, even if it's over toast and eggs.

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