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Amazingly yummy recipe! Highly recommended
The BEST Banana bread ever, so moist and delicious and EASY! I’ve already shared with friends.
Pretty good! I added cinnamon and nutmeg. :)
Superb! Made a banana bread and a chocolate banana bread both were perfect. Both recipes to treasure indeed.
It taste like baking soda.
Haven’t made this yet. 2-3 bananas, that’s a big range in volume. How much should I have if the bananas?, a cup, cup and a half?
Hi Harriet, I would go with 1 1/4 to 1 1/2 cups of puree.
My first time making banana & j used this recipe with my 1 to 1 gluten free flour. It came out PERFECT!
Loved it! nice easy recipe…..Will be making it again for sure!
I followed the recipe the first time and it came out perfect!! Second time I swapped Irish cream for vanilla extract and added pecans! Oh my wow!! It was amazing!!! I’m going to try cranberries and walnuts next!!
Easy and tasty.
Great recipe with easy clean-up. I added walnuts and a healthy shake of cinnamon. It tasted excellent.
I made this and it turned great, Thanks for the recipe
I just made this recipe. Added blueberries and no sugar. So yummy!!!
thankyou I make this all the time awsome
I use this recipe twice a month. Always gets rave reviews! Sometimes I add chocolate chips or crushed walnuts for variation.
Thanks so much for this simple and delicious recipe…
My daughter and I made this last night. It was perfect! Our skewer came out clean after 45 minutes so we turned it out on a cooling rack and waited rather impatiently for a chance to taste our bread. The wait was worth it. This will be my go-to banana bread recipe until someone can convince me that theirs is better. That will be tough to do. Thank you so much for this recipe.
I love this recipe..made muffins with it some with walnuts, some with chocolate chips, some with a cream cheese frosting (less sugar in the recipe) and some plain but all variations were a hit
Absolutely delicious and very easy to make. Loved it!
My husband loves this and even I do and I don’t care for other banana breads. I usually double the recipe because my husband would eat a smaller loaf in about 5 minutes and I wouldn’t get any. It is also delicious to use for French toast!
Tried this today. Made 2 batches, one with nuts, one without. Super easy and very good. Way less complicated than my usual recipe.
I had 5 large over-ripe bananas and only one loaf pan so I doubled the recipe and put half in my bread pan and the other half in muffin tins. I cooked the muffins till they looked done…10-15 minutes?…not sure, I eyeballed it. The bread is still in the oven, but we have been devouring the muffins and my 9 year old just said that on a scale of 1-100, he would give them a 1 million. Definitely a keeper!!! Thank you!!
Thank you so much for this recipe! I consider myself a decent cook but rarely bake and this is my first attempt at banana bread and thanks to this recipe… Nailed it! So I would certainly recommend it… I added walnut pieces to the basic recipe as suggested and that was lovely… Once I get more confident, I plan to see how it works out with muscovado sugar and perhaps even with honey vs. white sugar (the biggest poison!) and I may try to see how I make it non-gluten so I can share at work….
Husband loved it! Said it was better than any store bought or coffee shop.
It was DELICIOUS!!!!!
is there a different oven setting if you are using the dark nonstick pans?
Hi, Dawn! No, your pans should be just fine at this temperature. Enjoy!
Absolutely loved it! Came out perfect… have made it twice now used 3/4 cup sugar and added choc chips and walnuts. Absolutely delicious!
This is my third attempt to get an answer. I a love this recipe and would like to know if can make recipe using splenda or splenda blend Made it with sugar was yummy
I don’t see why you would have a problem making it with Splenda. The package says to measure it just like sugar. Why not try it and let everyone know how it works out? Even if it flops, you’re only out a few cents worth of ingredients.
Thanks for reply. Made it with Splenda Blend added Walnuts. Turned out great!!! Am going to try making with reg granulated Splenda next.
Wonderful! My daughter and I made the original recipe last night and it was divine. I’m glad to know we can cut a little sugar out if we need to. Thank you.
Hi, Joyce! We haven’t tried it with Splenda ourselves, but I know that other readers have! Take a look through the comment thread to see what other people have done. Also, I see some great suggestions from other readers on your comment. Let us know how it works out!
Yes i use only 1/2 cup of splenda same as suger and it comes out perfect
This was amazing!! I shared some with my coworkers..instant hit! Used whole wheat flour, baking powder, and half whipped butter with half coconut oil. Next time I’ll try this with walnuts, 10 stars!!!
Great, I’m so glad those substitutions worked for you!
I didn’t have baking soda so I substituted baking powder. I read that you should double the baking powder, but it came out really bitter. Should I have just used the same amount or just baking powder next time? Overall it was yummy!
Hi Sabrina, I think one of the reasons this recipe has worked well for so many people is that almost everyone has baking soda in their pantry (good for cleaning, removing odors, unclogging drains, etc.) and it doesn’t go flat as quickly as baking powder. The downside is that baking soda can give baked goods a metallic taste if you use too much. Most people don’t notice it with the teaspoon that is called for in this recipe, but perhaps you are one of the people out there who are super sensitive to bitter flavors? I would have made the same recommendation, double the baking powder (which is essentially just baking soda with cream of tartar). (See our notes on baking soda and baking powder.) You could try just reducing the amount next time and seeing if that works for you.
Appreciate the response. I’ll try that tip next time. Still loved it and my 16 month old as well!
Am trying to ask again..can you use an artifical sweetner like Splenda for this recipe.Thanks
My church’s conctant surplus of donated bananas has lead me to start baking banana bread at every chance. I learned from this recipe and i can make it in my sleep. I make at least four loaves a week for friends family and neighbors and it seems well received.
Excellent! So easy-peasy. Family loved it. Can’t wait make again.
Can you use splenda instead of sugar to this recipe.Thanks.
One way to find out Joyce. Interested to know how you go
I have to say, I made a loaf for my family and it was gobbled up fast! very moist & delish! Also made a gluten free loaf for myself subbing in President’s Choice All-Purpose Flour Blend (I guess any gf flour blend would do) & also added a few tablespoons olive oil to make sure it kept its moisture….and it worked!! FABULOUSLY!!
This will be my go-to recipe from now on
Loved this recipe! It is an awesome base recipe for your own additions. I used 1/2 cup white sugar and 1/4 brown sugar to add more flavor, 1 tsp cinnamon, and 1/4 cup coarsely chopped walnuts. Delicious!
I’ve used this recipe many times now, with several variations: apples, cranberries, nuts, chocolate, elderberries. It’s always delicious. Thanks!
Wow, elderberries! Haven’t thought to add those to banana bread, must try.
i super love this banana bread Super easy and very delicious Thank you for the recipe. Xx
So moist and tasty! Some of banana settled at the top of the loaf. Is this normal or did I not mix well enough? I initially thought it was undercooked but realized it was banana. I will definitely be making this again.
Hi, Cynthia! It might be that you just didn’t mash the bananas quite enough or mix them into the batter. But as long as the end result still tastes good, then it’s ALL good! :)
Use this receipe all the time it’s my go to dessert on short notice. Love it!!!
LOVE this recipe!! This is definitely the best banana bread recipe I have ever tried:)
Thank you for sharing!!!
This by far has been the best recipe ever great job.
Made this on a whim with my 6 year old daughter. We love it!
Recipe is very good no water nor milk, just as I was taught. Only difference I add baking powder to mine.
If I want to make a yield of 5 loaves how much flour do I need please?
Hi, Dee! You should be able to just multiply the ingredients x5. So it looks like you’ll need 7 1/2 cups of flour.
Great recipe! It turned out great for me. Very moist and soft. I baked it for exactly 50 minutes as it says. I used 1 cup of brown sugar, because I like things on the sweet side and brown sugar adds more flavor. Also, used four ripe bananas instead of using three.
Easy to make but not as moist as I would like it to be.
About to give this a try after such rave reviews and I have some bananas about to be too ripe for me to eat normally but was wondering what the cook time would be for muffins? Is it the same or do you have to adjust to a shorter time? Thanks in advance!
Hi, Ashley! If you bake this as muffins, keep the oven temperature the same, but start checking the muffins after about 20 minutes. When a toothpick inserted in the middle of one of the muffins comes out clean, they’re ready. Enjoy!
It’s the only recipe I use now!
I’m not sure what I did wrong. I put a fork in it and it was fine the top started to go dark brown so I didn’t want to to burn so I took it out. Then when I came to eat it later it was very hard and some of he inside didn’t look read. (I used a round pan not a loaf tin) should I have left it longer ?
Hi, Ella! Yes, I think you probably should have cooked it a little longer. Next time, cover the top loosely with foil once it browns to your liking and continue cooking until a toothpick inserted in the middle comes out clean. Enjoy!
I used a blueberry pancake mix instead of flour. It came out great!
Didn’t rise very well at all, I started checking at 45 min, overcooked ., maybe they mean 325 for 60 min, just another banana bread flop
Can you eliminate baking soda
Hi, Michael! No, you can’t eliminate the baking soda. However, you can substitute 2 1/2 teaspoons of baking powder. Enjoy!
I added walnuts and a little milk and it was amazing!
I thought it said 11 and 1 half cups of flour
This is the best banana bread recipe. Perfect every time!!
I play fast and loose with the amount of bananas, sometimes 3, sometimes 4 or 5 depending on what i have on hand that are going bad. Always use 1/2 cup brown sugar and 1/2 cup white sugar, plus add about 3 tbls of chia seeds so it can pretend to be healthy It’s good plain but I add nutmeg and cinnamon too when I feel fancy. Great simple recipe for a kid friendly staple!
Simple and perfect
I make this with my son at least once a month, and there is some in the oven right now. Best recipe!!! Thank you for your site and your work you’ve been teaching me to cook for over ten years now :)
I made it with 1/2 cup of sugar and added some walnuts and it was to die for! Saving this recipe for sure! Thanks!
DELICIOUS recipe!! I made them into muffins! I did try using mini loaf pans but they came out too pale . I don’t know what went wrong?
Hi, Elizabeth! I don’t think it’s anything you’ve done wrong! I’m guessing that the shorter cooking time for the mini-loaves just means that they don’t get as much time to brown and get really golden in the oven. Try baking the loaves on a higher rack in the oven; the heat from the top of the oven should help the tops of the loaves brown a little more fully. Enjoy!
Made it with 3/4 cup of sugar, walnuts and yellow raisins. Turned out superb, moist, nice texture, just enough sweetness. Will make again !
It’s a lovely
The best banana bread recipe! And soooo easy!!! My sons love it!!!
i have NEVER left a comment on any recipe ive gotten online. however, this recipe was so easy to make and came out so damn delicious i just had to! the easy one bowl directions, the give or take ingredients and the absolutely addictive final product makes it a must. i tripled the recipe and made 4 different loaves adding 4 different add-ins: strawberries, chocolate chips, white chocolate chips and peanut butter chips. whoa! AMAZING! its a keeper and a sharer. thank you so much! sorry Betty C. this one takes the cake (or bread).
Came out amazing! Thank you! Great recipe!!
I’ve made this several times and it’s now my “go to” banana bread recipe. I add raisins, pecans (coarsely broken) and white chocolate chips. It is literally “to die for”!!
I put a pinch of pumpkin pie spice in it everyone loved it.
Hi, This is my first time visiting this site. My son had some bananas that had gone brown and squishy. He mentioned that he loved banana bread. It just so happened that I had all the ingredients on hand. So easy to put together. One bowl pretty much. It came out amazing!!!! Thank you . Keep up the good work!
Used this recipe to do a Spanish assignment. Translated it into Spanish. 10/10 would recommend!
Can the bananas be too ripe?
Hi Jennifer, if they are fermented, then yes, they are too ripe. But up until then, no. The banana peels can be completely dark brown all over, and the insides soft and sweet, and those make the best banana bread!
This is by far the best banana bread recipe I’ve ever come across. It’s super easy to make too. The only thing I added was some chopped walnuts to the top. This will be my go to from now on.
Simple and you can use gluten free flour and it comes out great
Can I substitute almond flour for regular flour?
Hi, Nicole! I wouldn’t recommend almond flour by itself, but gluten-free flour mixes generally do quite well with this recipe. I recommend the Bob’s Red Mill brand!
The only recipe I use for banana bread! I have it bookmarked for easy reference
My family loves this recipe The banana bread doesn’t last a full day in our house ♥️
It’s my favorite recipe, I am not a baker but i do love making it for friends and family.
Best banana bread I ever made.
I already did it, my son loved it … easy and delicous
Best recipe ever! I make muffins with this recipe, it makes 12 medium to large size muffins. It’s so simple and easy, it’s quickly bacame a our favorite!
I’m not a Baker. This recipe is great. My family and friends love my banana bread.
Super easy! and good!
I’ve been trying a bunch of banana bread recipes lately, making a loaf literally every couple days but this one is by far the best, especially the next day when you warm it up with some milk, soooo amazing. definitely recommend
So excited to try making this with my kiddos tonight! If I made them in a muffin tin, what would the baking time be? Thanks!!!
Hi, Emily! Start checking your muffins after about 20 minutes, and then every five minutes until a toothpick inserted in the center emerges clean. Enjoy!
Delicious….I added chocolate and peanut butter chips.
We had to watch baking closely because we used smaller loaf pans, & it still turned out yummy.
Great! Easy! Delicious recipe! My go to banana bread recipe :)
Hi, is the butter used salted or unsalted?
Hi, Natalie! Unsalted butter! (Though she says that the recipe also works just fine if you use salted butter.)
I just made mine and it’s so delicious
Tweaked recipe just a bit. More butter and some coconut extract. Not as high but came out delish.
I subbed whole wheat flour entirely for the all-purpose and was nervous about what the results would be…..and it turned out great!! While it is certainly denser than it otherwise would be, it is no less moist and delicious, with the bonus that it is *WAY* healthier. I did add 6 teaspoons of water, and 4 of avocado oil, because the batter needed to be a bit wetter to pour into the loaf pan. I had 3 bananas and used a mere 1/2 cup of sugar, split evenly between white and brown sugars. Also added and recommend, unsweetened shredded coconut, as well as ground ginger and cardamom. This seems to be a foolproof recipe, because I am not an experienced baker by any measure!
Easy and delicious!! My family loves this recipe so much!
My favorite easy, foolproof, delicious every time. I’m trying chocolate chips and raisins today.
My loaf is dense and heavy. About 3 inches high in the middle. Tastes GREAT though.
Easy and delicious!
Loved it. So easy to make, and delicious. Thank you for sharing this great recipe.
Absolutely delicious! Easy, non-messy, low effort- high output recipe! I’m gonna keep this forever! Made it twice!!!
So easy and delicious.
This recipe is great! I use 3 bananas 1/2 cup of sugar and add 1/4 teaspoon of cinnamon and 1/8 teaspoon of nutmeg. I think it gives it a little extra flavor. It melts in your mouth
This is the best and easiest banana bread! My whole family loves it!
I have used this recipe many times and it always comes out wonderful. This time however, I used 2 bananas and a cup of canned pumpkin to try something different and it was still amazing! Definity worth a try in the fall time!
The above banana bread recipe was the bomb! It was quick and easy to make and deliciously moist. Definitely saving this recipe :)
Best banana bread recipe ever! Thanks for sharing.
Best banana bread I’ve ever made! Super moist and just the right amount of sweetness. I used 3 bananas and 1/2 c sugar.
I added some leftover cooked squash (fiber & nutritions but no taste), dried cranberries, and walnuts —- DELISH!! And not gummy or too sweet like most other banana bread recipes. Thanks!
Perfect quick recipe when kids forget to eat the bananas at the end of the week. Love love love. I put a little butter on top when it is hot out of the oven.
Have been looking for a good banana bread for years….my search is over!
Added coconut, hemp hearts, cinnamon and a small handful of chocolate chips. Its perfect!
How many dose it serve
Hi, Chris! It depends on how thickly you cut the slices. In general, I think you can probably get about 10 slices. Enjoy!
I used this recipe soooo many times now… my to go recipe!!! Thank you for sharing :)
This is my go to banana bread & muffin recipe! Thank you for sharing a great recipe Elise!
I use this recipe all the time!! Comes out perfect & the kids love it. My daughter helps make it, it’s so easy. Just made one and the house smells amazing.
I made this banana bread yesterday and it came out really well! It was nice and moist and the taste was perfect. I took the loaf out of the oven at about 45 minutes – I noticed the top of the loaf was looking browned enough and checked the inside (everything was well baked!)
Delicious! So many years of testing different banana bread recipes. And they were all fought/wet in the middle. I think the key to this recipe is that is has NO BAKING POWDER.
For this recipe, I use 2/3 cup sugar and add a half tsp of cinnamon and a pinch of nutmeg. Usually make a double batch because. it’s so delicious. Perfect moist texture without it being doughy or rubbery.
This is the best banana bread recipe I have ever used! Simple and I make it all the time with overripe bananas for my grandson who loves it. I add extra ingredients from time to time such as chocolate chips, coconut, or walnuts. I love it!
I made it and added a 1/2 cup dark chocolate minis and 1/2 cup milk chocolate. My husband loved it so I am making another loaf this weekend. Great recipe!
This recipe is perfect! My roommate and I thoroughly enjoyed the banana bread, it was moist, tasty, just the perfect amount of sweetness! I will try the author’s suggestion next time of adding some crushed walnuts. Awesome.
I’ve made this many many times over the years. It’s a great recipe as is and always loved by everyone! Two things I typically do, reduce the cooking time and less sugar in the batter- 1/2 cup or less. After buttering pan, I sprinkle turbinado sugar in the bottom of the pan and then again on top of the batter before baking- I guess than makes up for less in the batter. I rarely bake for more than 45-50 minutes. It could be my oven, but cooking over an hour dries it out. Chocolate chips thrown in are always great too!
It was pretty good. Feel like it didn’t rise very well.
I have been making this bread for years. Delicious as is, but for the past few years I have made changes that my family loves.
AP flour —> ground oatmeal
Butter —> applesauce
3/4 c sugar —> 1/4 c sugar or sometime even none :)
The result is a bread that is more dense, but really delicious if you like the taste of bananas. It GF, DF, and can be without added sugar. I don’t care if my kids eat an entire loaf in one day because it isn’t horrible for them.
One failure—a flax “egg” did NOT work when I tried it.
It is the best, so moist and great flavor. If I wanted to make little individual ones, do you know what the time to bake would be?
Hi, Celeste! I’d begin checking the mini-loaves after about 20 minutes, and then every 5 to 10 minutes after. They’re done when a toothpick inserted in the middle emerges clean. Enjoy!
Tried out this recipe today and will definitely be keeping this one! Super easy to make and turned out DELICIOUS!
Super easy to make and the family absolutely loves it!! Great recipe
Tasty! First batch was gone the same night.
Second batch of muffins made 12…yummy!
I love love this recipe its the best banana bread we’ve ever eaten in our house. I have used this so long, I change it up from time to time, depending on what ingredients I have on hand. I use coconut oil (sometimes half butter / half coconut oil), I use my own ground up oatmeal flour, (1 C oatmeal flour and 1/2 C wheat flour), I throw in 1/2 C semi chocolate chips (making it with no sugar just the chips and a few sprinkled on top of each muffin, we love muffins over the loaf) it comes out so good. I just love that I can make it anyway I want to and its still the best. Of course we eat it the way it is too, but love the fact its versatile.
It was so delicious and easy to make !! Thanks so much !!!
Can I make it in a glass loaf dish? If so are there any recommendations as as far as cook time? Thanks!
Hi, Marco! Reduce the oven temperature by 25 degrees and check the loaf frequently toward the end of cooking. Enjoy!
Great recipe, I tried different recipes and the melted butter is the trick!
Loved the bread and the recipe. So easy, hassle free and quick. Added some Walnuts in the loaf, and made 4 muffins with Chocolate Chips and Walnuts. My kids loved it and fussy adults too… 1/2 Cup Sugar was just perfect. Will not look for another recipe
Great recipe. Very easy and quick. I added cinnamon and it was awesome!
Have been making this bread for many years! It always is a never fail receipt!
Loved this recipe! It was simple and quick. I only used 2 bananas and a half cup of sugar.
Simple and delicious. I make this for my child’s preschool snack and is always a hit.i user Coconut oil instead of Butter.
Every weekend I making that banana bread , it’s the best ! All my 4 kids love this bread and all my friends asking for recipes
Thank you Elise!
You’re welcome Laura!
I enjoyed this recipe very much so goddd I added blueberries and walnuts so good just so so good …
Have you ever added oats to this bread?
(I was thinking of 1/2 cup oats & 1/2 cup chocolate chips?)
I haven’t but I think it would work great!
Love banana bread
Everything you want in a banana bread this has. Jazz it up however you want adding walnuts or whatever but just know this bread is already perfect ❤️
Can I sub for coconut sugar instead of sugar and coconut oil instead of butter? :) xxx
Hi Mia, good questions! I haven’t tried those substitutions, but if you do, please let us know how they turn out for you.
So very good and easy, I want to send it to my granddaughter.
It’s the best I’ve come across. It was beautiful & got over when it was still warm. Saving this one
Love love it
Mine baked but barely rose?? I have no clue what went wrong…….
It worked out amazingly for me once or twice, and the other times, it didn’t rise either. Not too sure why.
If you’re like me I did from the video. But missed the baking soda. But I grabbed it quickly out of the oven and added it.
Hi, Courtney! Check your baking soda! That’s usually the culprit. If you click the link in the ingredient list, you’ll go to a post that explains how to check it. Good luck!
It was really amazing and easy to make!!
This is my go to recipe …we make this so much. This one is simple and delicious af
It was delicious. I tried it also with peanut butter. Great.
Made it tonight & it was great!
Yess we loved it
I can’t wait to try this bread! I was wondering if there’s a difference in oven timing between a metal bread pan and a glass pan?
Hi, Shannon! If you’re baking in a glass pan, reduce the oven temperature by 25 degrees and check the loaf frequently toward the end of cooking. Enjoy!
Doubled the recipe and subbed honey for vanilla extract. Baked in muffin molds and a brownie pan. Pushed the temp a little and went about 30-35 min. Came out great! Rose a lot more than I expected, which is a good thing :)
Delicious! I added chocolate chips in the mix as well as on top. It’s a hit with my friends (and myself!)
It’s in the oven as I type this.. I tried it in cupcake cups. Hoping it comes out ok! Figured it’d be nice on the go breakfast/snack! Super easy my toddler LOVED helping me mix it.
Awesome flavor! I mixed in one bowl making cleanup a cinch. Taste even better a day after baking. Baked with and without walnuts – equally good.
Came out still liquid and brown and bubbling….
Hi, Amanda! It sounds like your oven temperature is off. I’d recommend investing in an oven thermometer and giving it a check!
Good, simple banana bread. Very simple and easy to make. I added semi sweet chocolate chips. Recommended!
I made this with a crunchy topping, Butter, oatmeal, brown sugar, walnuts and a bit of flour. Yummy
Can you use brown sugar instead of white?
Hi, Shanyque! Yes, you can substitute brown sugar, but your loaf will be more dense and moist. Several other commenters have tried this and reported their recipe adjustments, so I’d recommend scrolling through the comment thread to see what they’ve done. Enjoy!
I love that you have the video making it. I used light brown sugar but only a little over 1/2 cup, used to small eggs, that’s what I have and added raisins and chopped walnuts about 3 table spoons. It turns out very good. Very easy to do. My husband can’t stop eating it.
Can it be made ahead and frozen?
Hi, Sandra! Yes, you can absolutely freeze this bread. Wrap it tightly in foil, and then place in a freezer bag with all the air pressed out. It will freeze well for up to three months. Thaw on the counter before serving. Enjoy!
I haven’t made banana bread in ages and was a bit apprehensive but this recipe put me back in the game. Love that all the ingredients are prepared in one bowl…no fuss!!
This is a fantastic recipe, it was my first time to make banana bread, although I had wanted to try it for a long time. What I love about it, is that it’s SUPER EASY and beautifully moist. I was also surprised that the WHOLE FAMILY loved it, adults and children. I regularly bake with my 10 year old granddaughter and this is definitely the favourite, for making and eating ! Thank you so much for the recipe x
I LOVE this recipe, this was the very first recipe I’ve ever tried baking myself, but I have tried many home made banana breads from others and not one can beat how amazingly moist this is! I added 4 ripped bananas, and I’m teling you, you don’t even need butter ! I actually found it ruined the taste of the banana bread lol.
I highly recommend this recipe to my friends and family, it’s amazing!!
Thank you for sharing this recipe, and thank you to your friend who begged to have it!! Haha
This was so moist and delicious easy no mess I did add walnuts and this is my only recipe for banana bread now thank you
This is my go to banana bread. We love it
Very soft and delicious! I like to make to in a square pan and bake for about forty min!
Can you make this with stevia?
Hi, Amanda! We haven’t tested it with Stevia, but I know that several people in the comments thread here have said they’ve done so. I’d take a quick glance through and see what those other folks have done. Enjoy!
Love this recipe it comes out great every time I make this which is often. I love the simple step, not having to take butter out beforehand lol. We sometimes mix it up with chocolate chips, cinnamon, walnuts or pecans which is a nice treat. I never had banana bread turn out for me until this.
I follow the recipe the first time then modify it the second. I added coconut flakes and nutmeg this time. Yummy!
I love it,thank you
Just ok, pretty dense. Didn’t overmix, and it was brand new baking soda.
Made for it for Hubby with leftover bananas. I gave it 5 stars because he loved it. It is one of his favorite when we are on vacation. I used 1/2 cup of sugar and 1/4 cup of brown sugar.
My family loved it. My son was hoping it would come out sweet so I used the full cup of sugar. Perfect. Sweet but not overly sweet.
Delicious recipe. Will
Use again in the future.
This is my go to banana bread. This time I added 3/4 cup blueberries I needed to do something with. excellent recipe. Thank you!
I have made this recipe many times and always put a twist on it. Chocolate chips, chips with Coconut shaving, both with and without nuts. great and delicious.
Easy peasy for a quicker version before the school/work day, use muffin tins.
I’m not a baker, but I had a bunch of very ripe bananas, so I wanted to give this recipe a try.
It was so easy to follow and SO delicious! The ingredients were all simple items I already had at home, but the banana bread tasted out of this world! Thank you for sharing!
Super delicious!! Already make this 3 times.
It’s easy to make and tastes good! Didn’t have to bring out the hand or stand mixer. Fuss free!
Easy recipe, delicious taste. I had fun
making it. I will certainly make it again!
Yum!! This is a very simple and delicious bread. I only had 2 bananas but it worked well with this recipe. The outer crust is really a nice touch.
My roommate who HATES banana bread actually ate this bread!! It’s that good! I’ve never made banana bread before, super easy and delicious!!!!!!!
It’s almost midnight here in Ireland, tried my hand at this whilst prepping sweet potato fries as my cheat meal. Looks savage, I’ve left it for my family to enjoy. I have my own nutrition and gym programme, which is fairly strict (a calorie deficit), but I’m also learning a lot about food and giving cooking and baking a real go. Will be trying to perfect this recipe and give the chocolate one a bash too. My brother’s 21st is coming up soon, so I have the bittersweet chocolate cake earmarked, instructions were so easy to follow. Keep up the excellent ideas!!!
Best banana bread recipe I have found! We have made this several times and it is always a hit! We throw in a 1/4 cup of walnuts, a 1/4 tsp of cinnamon then sprinkle more walnuts and brown sugar on top it makes this crispy top its fabulous!
I found this recipe a few years ago and every time I make banana bread, I make this recipe. It’s so easy and delicious. My husband and kids just can’t get enough of it!
Made it! It was great thank you so much!
Delicious!!!! I had a couple of ripe bananas and I wanted to use them, so I looked up a recipe for banana bread and this one spoke to me. And it’s perfect! Easy, moist and flavorful. My family loved it! Thank you!
It never baked properly, stayed wet.
Hi, Elsa! Sounds like you had a problem either with your oven temperature or with your baking soda. I’d recommend checking your oven temperature with an oven thermometer and also checking that your baking soda is still fresh following the method in this post. Cheers!
Best banana bread recipe, I’ve been making this for about a year now and my family loves it. Sometimes I add raisins, sometimes chocolate chips and pecans and 1/2 sugar works well.
I have mine in the oven right now! Can’t wait to try it. Wish I would have read the comments or thought about using coconut oil before. Oh well, next time.
It’s the best!
My “go to RECIPES” the banana bread is easy, tastes great every time and simple- nothing fancy needed. Just great. Thank you!
Easy to make and so tasty! The bread is nice and moist! Thank you for the recipe!
I just made this, and i have to say, best banana bread i’ve ever had and made!! Fluffy, light and soo good! I added walnuts and bits of dark chocolate, and replaced the butter with coconut oil. Also 1/2 cup of sugar worked well. It’s perfect. My roommate loved it too! Will be making this more often for sure! Thanks
My go to banana bread recipe every time!! So delicious!
It was the best banana bread recipe I ever made, moist and tasty. My 6 year old grandson is a picky eater and he loved it. Everyone that ate it thought it was the best!
Love that you don’t have to use that much sugar. I only used 1/2 cup. Tastes great. Husband loved it. He doesn’t usually like breads, but loved this. He said it’s not to sweet.
Excellent! Moist, tasteful, crunchy top. I used 1/2 C sugar and to my taste, it was perfect.
Did as muffins added chocolate chips and instead of sugar used 1 c. stevia was excellent .
Made this with my 10 year old tonight and added semi-sweet chocolate chips. Super easy to make and SO good!!!
Delicious and a sucess in my house.
My absolute go-to! I love to customize the flavors and ingredients, this is an amazing recipe that I cannot get enough of!
Really simple and absolutely delicious! My husband and I are hooked!
Love the recipe is so easy and is soooooo good
What a great recipe for banana bread! Looks good and tastes good… yum!!
I have used this recipe 3 times and every time it has turned out to be great :)
This recipe is SO SO good! I had some ripe bananas and decided I would take a stab at banana bread. I’m so glad I did and that I found this recipe! I will definitely be making this bread again and again. Thank you for sharing this!
Can I make this with self rising flour?
Hi Robert, I haven’t tried making it with self rising flour, but if you do, please let us know how it turns out for you!
I found your recipe years ago when looking for a bread recipe that used butter instead of oil. I’ve now made it so many times it’s committed to memory. In addition to all the reasons you mentioned about why it’s great, I love that it turns out perfect every time. I remember my mom always having trouble with her recipe, but this one is flawless. My children love it with chocolate chips, and I recently discovered it still works well with Bob’s Red Mill gluten-free baking flour. Thank you for sharing it!
I always use this recipe because everyone loves it. I never seem to have enough!
I made banana bread for my husband and grandson. Loved it, thank you.
Great recipe! I made it with chocolate chips and walnuts – it’s THE BEST! Everyone loved it!
It was moist and delicious.my friends and I had fun.
The best recipe that gave me the best bread!
This was easy and turned out perfect for me. I doubled recipe because had five bananas and put in a 6×10 pan for 50 minutes at 350 and it tastes so good. Best banana bread recipe ever.
I’ve tried so many recipes but this was the first time the banana bread turned out PERFECTLY. The only two things I added were sliced almonds to the surface and I had to bake it for about 55min. My two loaves looked beautiful, tasted great and was just the right texture and consistency. It was a ideal gift for my neighbours who had given us the bunch of bananas from their garden.
So moist and yummy! I only used 1/2 cup of sugar and added chocolate chips. Super easy to make! Kids loved it too!
Very moist banana bread! I made this 3x in a row! On the first attempt, I put golden raisin; the second attempt, I folded in dark chocolate chips in the banana bread batter; and the third one I added pitted dates, all are 1/2 cups. I only used 1/2 cup sugar as recommended in the recipe. I also tried the blue berry muffin recipe and it takes sooo good! I will continue to use this recipe for banana bread and the blue berry muffin recipe. Thank you for sharing them!!
Best banana bread I have ever had. Everyone at my job loves when I make this
This recipe was extremely easy to make and everyone loved the bread! I didn’t have vanilla extract so I just added some cinnamon. Tasted lovely!
Love it! Turns out perfect all the time.
I made it and everyone lves it! It falls apart a bid easily but other than that everyone at my school loves it! How many nuts should I use if i want to add them?
Hi, Jasmine! So glad you liked it! Try adding a cup of chopped nuts. Enjoy!
Best recipe! I made them in a muffin pan and added chocolate chips. If you choose to make them in a muffin pan, it takes less time to bake.
The easiest recipe ever and it was very moist and delicious!
Turned out great!
Very easy recipe with big results. I used 1/4 cup brown sugar, real rum extract, coconut butter because I didn’t have anything else to do with my three over ripened bananas. Excellent results!
Love the way this was soooo easy and they taste sooooo good! Will definitely use this recipe again. I did these as muffins and they came out wonderfully!!
SO easy to make and is a big hit in my house every time!
This is so simple to make. We have to watch our sugar intake so I used 1/2 cup Splenda & 4 oz unsweetened applesauce, & also added chopped pecans. The recipe makes 6 jumbo muffins.
Love this recipe and it is versatile. I’ve used the recipe to make peach bread, banana strawberry bread, chocolate chip banana bread, and just recently pumpkin bread.
I added a little apple sauce and it was extra moist. Best ever!
Excellent..came out well..
This recipe is awesome! In the last two weeks I have made 12 loaves family loves it!
Very nice, not too sweet, and super easy.
This recipe is on point! Delicious! I usually make it with the kids around and have added nuts or coconut or chocolate chips to the batter. I have also used applesauce to replace the egg and still had delicious results. I start checking it around 40 mins since I have a convection oven. This recipe is in my book of recipes :) thanks Elise!
Made this yesterday and it turned out delicious!!
I added 100 gram of chocolate chips.
Next time I’ll add a mix of nuts into the batter:)
Delicious!! So easy to make! My only problem came in the baking. I have a convection oven so I always shave a few mins off. You said 50 mins to an hour. I set the time for 45 mins & checked it halfway through & it was almost done. I did the toothpick test & just a small portion wasn’t done. So I left & came back a few mins later & voila, it’s done…12 minutes before my timer!! I wish people would add convection instructions.
Just made 1. Great reçipe. Yummm had it warm with bit of butter
Fantastic bread recipe! Tastes Wonderful!
I made a mistake with the recipe by putting baking powder instead of baking soda the first time around . It didn’t rise but the flavour was there and everyone seemed to enjoy it. So I tried it again, following the recipe without any mistakes, and it came out amazing!!!
My 6 and 7 year old love this banana bread for their snack at school. A big hit at our house!
Great recipe. Turned out delicious!!!
Very yummy and easy recipe to throw together. It was a big hit with my husband and toddler!
Best banana bread I’ve ever made. I added a cup of pecan halves. I’ve made it a couple of times and the baking soda isn’t a problem at all.
This is A fantastic recipe Simple to make I would forward this to anyone I know the best ever
Delicious. And I added chopped walnuts.
Came out great! I used imitation vanilla and a cup of sugar cooked for 40 mins and it was the best banana bread ive made. I topped it with duncan Hines whipped cream cheese frosting and i will be making this more often. Thanks for sharing!!!
I love love love this bread!I made one for my hubby and he also loves this bread! Thank you for sharing this recipe !(^^)!
This was a simple recipe and it was absolutely delicious…one of my new favs!!
Very easy. I added 3/4 cup ss choc chips to mine – it was a big hit!
Love this recipe . But I substituted nuts for raisins & added cinnamon to the recipe. Everyone loved it thank you
Will this taste good if I don’t add vanilla? It’s a gift for a neighbor, so if it makes a big difference I will just wait until I go to the store.
I just made this without vanilla and still tastes like banana bread :) delish!
Hi, Kelly! The vanilla adds a more depth of flavor, but I think the recipe will still be delicious without it. Enjoy!
Is the butter salted or unsalted?
I use unsalted butter but it doesn’t really make much difference.
I made this for a snack for my Kindergarten class. They all loved it. I only needed to cook it for 40min. (Guess I had a different oven).
Great recipe! Everyone in my household enjoyed it very much! Substituted all-purpose flower with wheat flour and half the vanilla extract plus one not ripe banana turned out amazing !!!
Everyone loves this recipe! I live in a home with five adults so I doubled the recipe, I advise putting foil over the top about half way through so that the top doesn’t get too done if you do double the recipe.
I had some over ripe bananas and decided to try out your recipe. It was easy peasy and it turned out delicious. Husband loved it.
Easy and so tasty!
Easy recipe with delicious results. My husband loves esp when I reduce sugar to 1/2 cup and add 1/2 cup of chocolate mini morsels. Yummy!
This simple recipe turned out to make one delicious, moist loaf of banana bread. Only kept it in the oven for 40 mins, which was more than enough time. Also, I used 1/4th cup of baking stevia (equivalent to 1/2 cup sugar) and whole wheat flour… can’t even tell the difference :)
I’ve been using this recipe for years now. I live in high altitude and the recipe is perfect. Used it again today, but decided I wanted to make it into cookies. Added 1\4 cup of flour and 1\4 cup chocolate chips. Very good cookies.
I did 3 bananas and 1 cup of sugar. I baked for 30 minutes on the highest shelf of the oven and it came out perfect. I used bananas that were not brown but a trick I learned is that u microwave the banana(peels and all) for 30 seconds and the banana gets riped. Loved this recipe.
Easy and great recipe for banana bread. I added a hand full of chopped walnuts chopped coarsely. What’s your temp and time suggestion for a glass loaf pan?
Hi, Clark! Try reducing the oven temperature by 25 degrees. That should do the trick!
The best banana bread recipe I loved it.
I used 4 bananas, 1/4 cup of whiskey barrel smoked sugar and 1/2 cup brown sugar. It is delicious!
Simple and delicious!
We have to sub flax for the egg, and it still came out perfect!
Sorry i made this recipe and unfortunately it isn’t that great. Not tasty at all. I understand why people add stuff to it ….it’s quite bland
And very sweet
I made this but baked it in muffin tins rather than the loaf pan called for in the recipe. I also added finely chopped nuts to the mix. I used a 350°F preheated oven and tested with a toothpick after 15 minutes. It came out just a little sticky so I turned the oven off and popped them back in for another 2 1/2 minutes. Depending on your oven, I would say (as muffins) they have a 16-18 minute bake time. This recipe turned out one dozen fabulously moist, delicious, and perfectly browned banana nut muffins!
I’ve been trying to find the perfect banana bread recipe, and I think I finally did! I used 3 bananas and 1 cup of sugar. Baked for 50 minutes, and it is FABULOUS! The crust is amazing, not too hard or dry, The inside is perfectly moist, without being crumbly or falling apart when I sliced it. LOVE IT!
I substituted the butter with half yogurt, half vegetable oil, and honey for 1/4 of the sugar content, then added cinnamon. I also used all brown sugar. Turned out really well! It’s a very forgiving recipe. Also, I cooked it by steaming! Thanks for this awesome recipe!!!
Omgggg it’s sooo good and moist! It was super easy to make!!! I also added some cinnamon to mine because that’s my preference, if you never have tried that before you should!
I’ve made this recipe 4 times and it’s been amazing every time! My family and I literally can’t stop eating it! I’ve added like 1/4 cup of brown sugar in addition to the white and also added some mini choc chips. I’ve also added a cup of brown sugar and some cinnamon as a crumb coat on top. Trust me u won’t regret it! Thank you for the recipe!
Easy and forgiving! First time I made it I used the time suggested and it was a bit dry at the edges, but the second time I absent-mindedly turned off the stove mid-bake. When my timer went off, I guesstimated that it needed another 20 minutes, and it came out wonderfully! I used half brown and half white sugar but otherwise followed the instructions.
It was easy to make, but lacked banana flavor. I used 3 very ripe bananas, so I’m not sure what went wrong.
Next time I’ll try with 4 bananas.
The recipe has a bad timing when to take it out I cooked it for 40 minuets and it was as hard as a rock the second time I cooked it for 30 minuets and it was perfect
really good and easy recipe
Excellent recipe! Easy to follow, had most of the ingredients in the pantry already. And most of all, it’s delicious!! ( I baked a whole loaf yesterday, this is all that’s left) .
For the life of me, I couldn’t find my loaf pan. So, I doubled the recipe and used a bundt cake pan. Didn’t matter! The recipe turned out great nevertheless! It was a hit with the family! Half of the bread is eaten already! This recipe will certainly be a weekly treat!
I’m very interested in making this recipe in s bundt pan… any changes to ingredients OR cooking time. I’m not a baker but love banana bread. Thank you
There wasn’t a big change in the recipe. Instead of using 6 small bananas, I used six large bananas ( recipe was doubled ). There was plenty of flavor, and it was very moist. Cooking time was about an hour. Let me know how it turns out.
I’ve made this every Sunday night for the past month! Love love it! I have one baking in the oven this very moment! I’ve only used 1/2 cup of sugar every time and it’s delicous. The second time I put in half cup of non-sweetened apple sauce~ so good! Thanks for this recipe :)
Did you substitute the applesauce in place of sugar, or in addition to?
I love this banana bread! It tastes good with cream cheese on it
LOVE this recipe! Made it quite a few times and it always comes out amazing!
Everybody says it’s The Best Banana bread they’ve ever tasted!! It’s in high demand in our home & friends homes. I have to double the recipe.
My favorite banana bread! How should I adjust it for high altitude?
Hi, Patti! Take a look at the tips in this post. Thanks!
My first attempt at making this did not turn out so well (I used the measuring cup to scoop out the flour). Then I found a tip on how to make banana bread, and so tried again. It’s not a bad bread, although quite moist and tasty. I’d meant to add chocolate chips but forgot them. I’d also wanted to sprinkle a bit of cinnamon in, but was out of cinnamon! I did use 2 1/2 teaspoons of molasses and about 2 teaspoons of honey.
This was so super easy to make that my 3 year old was able to help me. We added chocolate chips as well and it came out delicious. Definitely the best banana bread recipe I have made.
I made banana muffins with this recipe with half a cup of sugar and whole wheat flour. Simply awesome. They are soft and fluffy and delicious. Thanks.
What temp and time did you bake?
I don’t know how long Sarah baked hers but I made this recipe in muffin tins (it made 12) and baked them at 350° for about 17 min. (I would start watching them and check them at the 15 min. mark.) They came out superb!
This is really a great recipe. I made it to first time exactly how the recipe stated, and it was great. The 2nd time, I subbed 1/2 cup of the flour with ground flax, and again it turned out great. The 3rd time, I subbed the flax again, used the half cup of sugar, and found I didn’t have baking soda, so I used 4 tsp baking powder and added chocolate chips. The 3 year old gives it a thumbs up.
It’s so good as long as u make it correctly
Thanks so much for the recipe! I’ve made it three times in the last week! Would Stevia work as the sweetener? Or maybe even half sugar, half stevia?
Hi, Amanda! Take a look through the comments thread as I believe other readers have tried stevia with success and probably have some advice. In theory, I think you could swap it for some of the sugar, but I think it would just take some experimenting on your part to get the right balance and flavor. Good luck!
I’m making it for the second time tonight. Yum!
I’m a dude… made this banana bread… took it to work to share with the guys, and they didn’t believe me I made it!! ♂️
Way to go Alex!
Delicious, moist, Amazing!
I am most definitely going to make it again. First time I made was just couple of weeks ago and my family ate it right when it came out of the oven..so I am most definitely going to make it again. Thank you for sharing your recipe❤️
So yummy! absolutely love it. I had extra batter so i used the rest in 2 ramakin dishes and when they were done i put in a peice of chocolate in the middle of the mini ones and the warmth of the banana bread melted it and it was delicious! Will definetly make again.
Hard to get an even bake in the centre and loaf texture was actually quite dry. Iv had better recipes before.
What can I use instead of baking soda?
Hi, Mandy! You can use 2 to 3 teaspoons of baking powder instead of the soda. Enjoy!
Thanks for the great recipe, I won’t be wasting any more bananas. Delicious
Consistently delicious! I’ve made this several times, often adding 1 cup of chocolate chips. I’ve yet to make it as muffins, but I can’t wait to try!
Amazing and so delicious recipe
Now I understand why it is the most popular recipe! Simple ingredients, simple steps, but super great taste! Managed to bake it in between report-writing. Added walnuts and chocolate chunks for extra texture and taste. :) Thank you for sharing!
I just made this banana bread. Followed the directions exactly as given, and discovered in using the “1 1/2 cups of all-purpose flour” that the bread did not come out moist. It is dry. I did add about 1-2 teaspoons of honey and 2 teaspoons of molasses to make it a bit darker than ordinary banana bread. Also, by adding the 1/2 cup of flour, the batter did not pour out of the bowl because it was too stiff.
I’d like to share a photo, but unfortunately I’m not able to!
This recipe is honestly so amazing. I threw cinnamon streusel on top of my second loaf and wOw. My husband cleared half the pan in one day! I actually have more baking in the oven as we speak :^)
**would highly recommend adding cinnamon to the batter for extra yum
I make this all the time! I do change the flour to a gluten free flour!!! Everyone loves it!! You cannot tell the difference!
Quick & Easy recipe! Tastes great!!
I make this bread every time I have forgotten to eat the bananas and they have become overripe. Such a wonderful and easy recipe.
Turned out amazing!!!! Thank you for sharing such a simple but delicious recipe!
what are he calories in this??
Hi, Leah! We don’t currently calculate the nutritional information on our recipes. I’d suggest using an online nutritional calculator, like this one. Enjoy!
First time ever making banana bread … it’s yummy. I used 3/4 cup of sugar next time I would use 1 cup. I prefer them on the sweet side. We wanted to have them with breakfast so I made muffins cooking time was quicker … about 20 mins. No complaints from anyone.
This bread is wonderful. I make it with Splenda for my husband that is a diabetic.
I’m using baking powder in lieu of baking soda and increasing portions. Is that ok or the reason why it doesn’t get the height?
Hi, Giselle! As long as you increase all the ingredients proportionally, I think you’ll be ok. Use 2 1/2 teaspoons of baking powder. Good luck!
It really is the best banana loaf recipe I’ve found.
This came out awful. The worst thing I have ever baked. The bread looked like brown soup. It never turned into bread. I knew that the minute I finished the recipe bc it was way too thin. I followed the recipe perfectly but it didn’t matter. Waste of two hours and left with 4 hungry children.
Hi, Sara! I’m so sorry that your loaf didn’t turn out! It does sound like something odd happened with your recipe. Without being in your kitchen, it’s hard to know exactly what that might have been. Better luck next time!
No offense but it sounds like you forgot to add the flour. It’s a mistake that can happen when you’re in a rush and got 4 hungry children barking up your leg. There’s isn’t a banana bread recipe I’ve ever used that turned into what you’ve described. Make it again, follow the recipe more closely, and I bet you’ll be happy with the results :)
My absolute go to recipe, love making this with my daughter! So simple, easy and tasty.
Gotta be RIPE RIPE bananas. They can’t be firm. Brown dots? Nope. Gotta be brown and yellow like spots on a cow. It’ll come out hard otherwise. Dough should be a bit runny.
Added some chocolate chips. Never went back.
This is a damn good recipe.
Can I use Gluten free flour? Thanks.
Hi, Yvette! We haven’t tested it with gluten-free flour, but if you read through the comments thread, you’ll find other readers who have made it with gluten-free flour. I’d suggest using an all-purpose gluten-free flour blend, like Bob’s Red Mill 1-to-1 mix.
We make this one all the time! Thanks, it’s a go-to, quick and delicious recipe
Can I use Almond Flour in the recipe?
Hi, Claudia! You can probably swap out some of the all-purpose flour with almond flour; your bread will be a little denser, but it should still work. If you’re hoping to swap out all of the flour to make this gluten-free, I’d recommend using an all-purpose gluten-free flour mix, like Bob’s Red Mill 1-to-1 baking mix. Thanks!
I made this last night because I had a lot of really ripe bananas my kids wouldn’t eat. I never bake anything and it still came out really moist and delicious. It didn’t have too many ingredients too, which I loved!
Perfect proportions! Turned out golden and delicious. This recipe is now bookmarked as a goto for sad forgotten bananas. :)
My mother was the best banana bread maker ever and I have her recipe! I make this one because it is so easy, so quick, and so very tasty. Don’t tell mom….and every bit as good. I sometimes add mini chocolate morsels because chocolate!
Just made this banana bread and it’s delicious! Only change I made was adding some cinnamon
I love this recipe I always add 3/4 of a cup of frozen wild blueberries to the mix it come see out fabulous
I made this recipe for banana bread and everyone loved it and I’m not a BAKER at all and it came out delicious
Love this recipe simple and easy. I tried it in different ways. hahaha. but the best is almond and raisins. yummmm….
Just baked a couple loaves of banana bread, turned out as advertised. Thank you!!!
Great and simple. Used a b.it less than .75 cups of sugar and a bit more salt. Wow.
Cooking riht now. Cracked four Pecans and added them to the mixture. Used one cup of sugar and 1/2 cup of dark brown sugar.
Hi love the easiness of the recipe but my bread came out a bit doughy under the nice crust. I used baking powder and 2 eggs as an adjustment to the recipe. Did I just not cook this long enough (I cooked it according to the recipe) or maybe I should have used more baking powder and maybe should have used self raising flour? Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated. By the way it still tastes AMAZING!
Hi, Trisso! My best guess here is that your loaf probably needed to be cooked a little longer. Also, make sure you are using the correct amount of baking powder for the recipe — take a look at this post on subbing one for the other. Enjoy!
I had to cook mine a bit longer than the recipe called for. Always test cakes and breads (cornbread, banana and similar) by pushing a butter knife all the way through the center, if it comes out clean than your bread is done.
Magic!! I have made this for my family and they loved it!! Super moist. Only addition is a few chocolate chips.
Great starting point with plenty of room for customization. I have made this recipe dozens of times and it always comes out great! The only addition I nearly always make is a bit of cinnamon!
Yep not enough baking powder. Thankyou for the added knowledge greatly appreciated.
Five stars for simplicity. The first time I made it I used only two bananas and followed the directions and it came out kind of dry and more bread like. Now I use three bananas, two eggs and increase the butter to a full stick and it’s very moist and dense like how I’m used to banana bread being.
Easy to follow recipe. I also added some vanilla yogurt for extra moisture and blueberries to add some zing. So good!
It was pretty good but when I made it there were less holes than I expected it was like bread without holes but it tasted great I deducted a little sugar
Can i use 2 eggs because in india the eggs are usually small. And also if i am using salted butter do i still need to add A pinch of salt??
Hi Amikav, sure, go ahead and use 2 eggs. If using salted butter, just add a small pinch of salt or skip it.
I have made this recipe several times. Everyone always loves it!
Recently I have been having a difficult time getting the bread to rise. Any suggestions?
Hi, Amanda! Check your baking soda (here’s how) — that’s my best guess for why your bread isn’t rising. Did you make any other substitutes or additions?
My first time trying to make banana bread and it turned out so well! 10/10 will be making again.
I have a passion for baking and this recipe is amazing! I’ve never made any type of bread before and with it being my first time it turned out amazing I love it! I even made 3 different ones! A peacan, chocolate chip, and regular banana bread! Smells and taste delicious!
Excellent bread crust was perfect I will not lose this recipe.
Making it rite now . thanks for sharing your recipe with me and my family
The recipe is easy to follow .. once again thank you
How would I make this eggless. What would I replace the egg with? Sorry if this is a double post.
Hi, Sid! I think that if you need to avoid eggs, it’s best to find an egg-less banana bread recipe. Unfortunately, they’re a crucial component to this recipe and I don’t think they can be skipped or easily substituted with another ingredient, though you might find some suggestions from other readers if you scroll through the comment thread. I hope you find a recipe that works for you!
I just found out my daughter is allergic to eggs. I replaced the egg in this recipe with a flax egg and it turned out great!
A great sustitute for eggs when baking is Aquafaba – the liquid that is in canned chickpeas. The ratio is 3 tablespoons equals one large egg. 2 tablespoons equals one egg white. Aquafaba can also be used to make home made mayo for vegans and those with egg allergies as well.
Delicious! Thanks for the recipe!
What would be the measurements if I will be using a 10 inch springform pan?
Hi Gie, I think you could double the recipe if you are using a 10-inch springform pan. For future reference, check out this nifty baking pan conversion chart at the Joy of Baking: https://www.joyofbaking.com/PanSizes.html
I Make it each time I have ripe bananas .Love it .So easy.
The Banana bread turned out to be amazing!! Recipe is perfect and so simple. Thanks!
I have been making this banana bread for years and it is excellent!!! I have recently gotten a request to make banana peanut butter bread. What would your suggestion be for the addition of peanut butter. I know measuring and exactness is a must when baking as to not disrupt the chemistry of the recipe. Any help you can offer is appreciated!
sorry for the duplicate request!! :)
I added 1/4 peanut butter to this recipe and i thought it turned out ok….but honestly id just add some peanut butter chips :)
Easy to make! I added pecans and it’s delicious!
Hey Elise Bauer, big thumbs up!
Thank you Kristie!
I’m a 70 year old novice baker specializing in banana bread. I’ve made 5 loaves, with each tastier than the last. I use full measures of butter and sugar, as well as whole walnuts and dried cranberries.
Love adding about a cup of chopped pecans to this. Yum
Is it unsalted butter?
Hi Carmen, I pretty much only cook/bake with unsalted butter, but in this case it really doesn’t matter. You can use either.
I am a new baker and this was soooooo easy. It is soooo moist on the inside and a little crispy on the outside . I added a one more banana and used 1/2 cup of brown sugar. My kids are gonna love this. I can definitely see myself packing this in my kids lunchbox for school.
Just want to clarify you used 4 bananas and added a half cup of brown sugar???
Made gluten free replacing flour 1:1 with King Arthurs gluten free flour (without xanthan gum). Added 1tsp xanthan gum. Used a mixer (really can’t overmix gluten free, just distributes the xanthan gum better), very easy to make. Same baking time, turned out quite good, hard to distinguish from regular.
I triple this recipe, and bake in a rectangular cake pan , 11*9 . Increase bake time 1 hour 10 minutes .
I have been making this banana bread for years!!! Everyone loves it and it is super easy to make!! Now I’m thinking of adding peanut butter to it, could you please give your input as to how it might change the outcome of the bread. should I just add say 1/2 cup and continue or do you think the entire thing needs tweaking as to not throw off the chemistry of the recipe. THANKS!!! :)
Hi, Sandy! What an intriguing idea! I think it’s worth giving it a try and seeing what you get! Your bread might be a little more dense than usual, but I think it would still bake up and be quite delicious. Maybe just use 2 bananas? That might help balance out the peanut butter. Please let us know how it turns out!
Hi Emma!! Thanks for the reply (I actually did not see this post and posted again thinking I hit a wrong button! sorry for the duplicate request!) Ok so I experimented with 1/4 cup of pb as I did not want to go full on first try. (noting I used 3 medium bananas). It did not ‘change’ the bread it came out just as moist as each one I have baked before it. I will say that it only had a slight pb taste. So lesson for me is to take it up a notch and go for 1/2 cup next time around. Once I do I will come back and give my results!! Thanks so much for this amazing bread recipe!! <3
I love it! Thanks for letting us know how it turned out!
Great bread! I add chopped pecans to it, its amazing.
It’s the easiest banana bread to make and taste delicious. My family loves it!
The best banana bread ever!!!!
I don’t have butter, what can i use for substitution
Butter will give it that special tasty richness, but I’ve used coconut oil, vegetable oil (like sunflower, canola or rice bran oil) before in other recipes in the same quantity as the butter.
I have also used coconut oil with no problems.
Best Banana Bread recipe! I always get compliment every time i bake this (with chocolate chips and walnuts) and share with friends and colleagues. Thanks to my sister-in-law who recommend this page. Next time i make this, I’m planning to use Gluten Free All Purpose Baking Flour or Gluten Free 1 to 1 Baking Flour. Should I use the same measurement?
Hi, KM! So glad you like it! You should theoretically be able to use GF all-purpose flour with the same measurements — those GF mixes are intended to be swapped one-for-one with regular flour. This said, sometimes gluten-free baking can be a bit unpredictable, so you might have to tinker a little bit. Have fun!
My fiancé has celiac’s, so I tried this recipe with gluten free flour and it was delicious. You really wouldn’t be able to tell the difference. We use bobs red mill gluten free flour, it’s the best. Hope that helps!
I absolutely LOVE this recipe and so does my family! For only 5 Tbs of butter and 1/2 cup of sugar, I’m in awe how tasty and moist this bread is! I have substituted the regular flour w/ oat flour too, and it’s just as good. I add mini chocolate chips and my daughter and says she could eat the whole bread! :) This shines as a banana bread but Emma, I was wondering if i keep all the same but add 1 cup of applesauce (sub the 3 mashed bananas) and add diced apples and cinnamon if this would make a good apple bread?
Hi, Joanna! Wow, that idea sounds delicious!!!! It’s hard to say how well swapping the bananas for apple sauce would work. Applesauce is quite a bit more liquidy than bananas are. Maybe a very chunky apple sauce? You might also look up some other apple bread recipes for comparison on the amounts of ingredients. If you’re game for some experimentation, I say go for it and let us know how it works out!
This will become my go-to recipe for banana bread for the foreseeable future. Easy and delicious!!!
I love this recipe. I’ve made it several times using different sugars, more or less bananas, dried fruits, and it still produced a moist and delicious bread.
I like this recipe I made it with 4 med bananas one tablespoon cinnamon an xtra 2 tablespoons of butter and half a cup of chopped pecans. I made this one for my son. The one i made for my daughter was your exact recipe and it was delicious. I also used organic coconut palm sugar instead of brown or white sugar. Thanks for this recipe.
Awesome. Easy to put together and really moist. I added 1 cp. of chopped pecans. Perfection!
Perfection every time we make it!
Hi Elise, I used 1/2 cup brown sugar instead of white. It tasted great. Would this recipe benefit from adding some baking powder? The bread did not rise very much. Thanks.
This was so easy and came out perfectly! Just sent my man to work with half a loaf. Thank you I will keep this recipe for when kids are home!
Soooo good and moist! I added a hint of lemon. And made a lemon glaze to pour on top. I took juice from real lemon put it in some powder sugar along with a little water and melted butter. I poked holes all over top of bread and poured glaze on.
I’ve made this bread at least ten times. It’s the best ever! Thanks!
Very easy and tasty. I added some chopped almonds. My mom loved it. She hardly let it cool properly before digging in.
I made the banana bread while the children was napping, very easy an they enjoy it.
Next time I will let them help. Thanks @ Love Grows.
This is my son’s favorite treat! We all love it!
It was my first time making banana bread alone, I followed the recipe and it turned out so good even my grandma said it was good!
so quick to make. taste great too.
Simple and Delicious
I just did it and my family loves it , yum yum !
This recipe is absolutely PERFECT! The bread is moist and delicious and the amount of sweetness is just right – the flavor of the bananas really shines. Just make sure your bananas are nice and overripe and you’ll be so glad you tried this. My new favorite recipe!
Turned out way better than I expected! I doubled the recipe so I could use my over ripe bananas I get on sale to make a large bunt for breakfast. It also gave me an excuse to use the new mixer my wife got!
Great and easy
Easy but not sweet enough at all!! I doubled the recipe and used 1 cup of sugar. I put Nutella on it and it’s good, but I would definitely use more sugar.
Hi, Laura! Emma here, managing editor. If you like your banana bread a little sweeter and you double the recipe, you’d need to use 2 cups of sugar, according to Elise’s recipe. Let us know how you like it if you make it again!
This is the most simplest and delicious recipe I ever had I love very much
Easiest recipe for banana bread and it’s delicious. Thank you!
Absolutely perfect! Visitors feel guilty when they try this recipe because they can’t stop eating!
I would like to add cranberries. Actually craisins. would I need to do anything to the recipe or to the craisins (soak in water, etc?) I would also like to add sour cream. And could I use applesauce in place of some of the sugar?
Hi, Nancy! Craisins sound wonderful! If they’re fresh, you can throw them in as is. If they’re a little dried out, then yes, I’d recommend soaking them in warm water and draining before using in the recipe. You could try adding a 1/4 – 1/2 cup of sour cream, but then I’d only use 2 bananas (instead of three). If you use three bananas, I fear the cake would become TOO moist and dense. We haven’t tested this with applesauce, and it’s hard to predict how the bread would bake with both sour cream and applesauce. My guess would be that it would end up too moist. This said, the recipe is pretty darn flexible, so if you have some extra bananas, feel free to play with it! I’d suggest only changing one thing at a time in each batch so you know how each ingredient individually is affecting the recipe. Enjoy!
So good & so easy! I make it easily twice a month.
Very good, I added walnuts and my 4 year old granddaughter loved it also. I used 3 bananas and a little over 1/2 cup sugar. Perfect. Do you know how much cholesterol might be in this recipe?
Hi, Cyndi! We don’t currently calculate nutritional info on our recipes. I’d recommend inputting the ingredients into a nutritional calculator like this one. Thanks!
turned out amazing thanks for such an easy recipe
It’s really really sweet :o and it’s nauseating kind of sweet. My brother and I eat healthy but once or twice a month we’d treat ourselves to anything with processed sugar. We’ve never been this intolerant to sugary treats before. In my first trial I used 3/4 cup sugar and added some chopped almonds. While it was fragrant and tempting, it made us both sick. My brother could only muster to a single bite. The second time, I used 5 ripe bananas and reduced the sugar to 1/3 cup, baked for 45 minutes. It came out perfect, soft and perhaps tasteless for laymen but we’re satisfied. We added a handful of semi-sweet chocolate chips for flavour. We’ll give the recipe another go tomorrow- with walnuts and 85% dark chocolate.
Hi Lyzz, people like different levels of sweetness, which is why the recipe indicates you can use 1/2 a cup to a cup. By the way, those two extra bananas? That’s a lot of sugar you are adding; bananas are loaded with sugar, natural sugar, but sugar nonetheless. At the end of the day a recipe is just a guideline, which you adjust to taste, which is exactly what you are doing. So glad it’s working for you!
She says sweets don’t bother them but put in 3/4 which is almost still a cup of sugar and says THAT was too sweet. Sounds like a greenhorn to me. LOL! Also adding the extra banana’s and decreasing the sugar made you break about even in the sugar department so… don’t know how it was any less sweet.
Hi Elise, Amy! :) thanks for your feedback. I should’ve clarified. I’m an athlete and my brother’s a fitness model. I meant no harm in my previous post. Please take it constructively. We don’t keep processed sugar in the house, have no clue how much is too much, almost never cook with it, so the first attempt was a benchmark to test the recipe. The amount of carbs (natural or processed) from our cheat meal or carb loading doesn’t hurt us. It’s only for refuelling. When you survive a week or a fortnight with limited sugar and salt, after all the training, weightlifting, yoga, calorie & macro counting, especially during season, nothing else in this world matters more than flavour. Once again, I apologise. Our lifestyle is an outlier.
You mentioned that you can make banana muffins with this recipe..but i cant find how long the cook time is..
Hi, Cheri! Emma here, managing editor. I’d recommend following this recipe for Banana Nut Muffins, which Elise links to in the post. If you don’t like nuts, then it’s fine to leave them out. Enjoy!
This is my favorite banana bread recipe. It was incredibly easy – I only used one bowl. I added walnuts, as well.
OMG!! Made this bread today, its the best i ever had. So easy and very good.
Very easy!!!! My 15 year old made this and she put pecans in it and OMG!! It was to die for… thank you
Hi Ruthie, oh pecans are awesome in this banana bread. Good call by your daughter!
Delicious, this is the only recipe for banana bread that I use. I’m not a good cooker but every time I made this recipe I always received compliments, Sometimes I follow the recipe just like it is (maybe just a little less sugar) or add 1/2 cup milk chocolate chips (my daughter of course like it that way) or also add 1/4 cup walnuts (like I did today).
Thank you so much for this recipe.
Made a loaf over the weekend and it’s delicious! Do you by chance know the nutritional information for it? I have to track certain food for health reasons, and am hoping I can get an estimate per “slice”. Thank you!!
According to My Fitness Pal, an 1/8th of the loaf is ~237 kcal. (That is if you added 3/4 cups of sugar).
Ok so this might be a dumb question, I really have no idea, but that being said. Can you use brown sugar instead? i haven’t ever really made banana bread at all and dont know much about baking so I have no clue if the answer to that is obvious or not. I personally prefer brown sugar over regular sugar and use it more often so I was just wondering. If someone could please reply that would be amazing, I’m just so helpless when it comes to baking and I really want to make a good banana bread for my family. Thank you for your time to whoever read this very long paragraph.
I would assume you can I just would use brown sugar lighter than pure white.
Hi Nashlyn, I’ve not made this banana bread with brown sugar, but I think others have and it has worked fine.
This is my 2nd time making this. My family loves it!
AMAZING. I was out of baking soda so I used 3 tsp baking powder, 3 VERY RIPE, brown, mushy bananas, a spec more than 1/3 cup butter, and about 1/4 cup grapeseed oil (I like my bread super moist!!) and Wow did this impress!! Hands-down best banana bread I’ve ever made!
Amazing recipe, very delicious, would definitely recommend!
What is the delightful background music which is playing on the banana bread recipe video?
Hi Giordano, found it! It’s a track called “Good People”, on PremiumBeat.com.
Hi Elise, Thankyou for finding out the music for me… much appreciated. Love banana bread. When I was really hard up as a student, I would make banana bread as a treat. Looking forward to making it again after all these years. Thanks for the recipe. Best wishes, Giordano
I don’t usually comment on recipes but in this case I have to. I had leftover bananas from a party so I thought I’ll make banana bread. I’ve never made it before and I found this recipe. It is like food crack. I cannot stop eating it. It was so good I decided to make a bunch of loafs for my family and give it to them. The ingredients are simple and most likely on hand in your kitchen which is great. This is now my go to banana bread!
Excellent. Added 1/2 cup of plain yogurt and used canola oil instead of butter. Perfect!
It’s certainly not my first time though – the time spent was super fast and it turned out wonderfully too. Made three (3) pans, done / baked in 1 hour. Thanks
Loved it! Used measure-for-measure gluten-free flour. Turned out great! Baked in 50 minutes. Will make it again!
Loved it! Substituted regular flour with gluten-free flour. Done in 50 minutes. Will definitely make it again!
So EASY! And quick! Love how moist it was even without oil. We (or rather, my daughter) prefer a sweeter banana bread, so I’ll use more sugar. But it was perfect and super delicious! My go to banana bread recipe from now on.
I addded cinnamon and sugar mixed together for a crunch topping, my family loved it! Thanks for the recipe.
Simple and delicious! Easy to make.
Followed the directions exactly. It was ok.
This is wonderful and simple! I added a teaspoon of cinnamon and 1/4 cup of cinnamon chips to the mix. I also added a crumb topping which is mashed together with a fork and sprinkled on top. It’s 1 tablespoon of butter, 1 tablespoon brown sugar, 2 tablespoons oatmeal, 1/2 tsp cinnamon and 1/2 tsp sugar.
Omg the crumb topping good idea!!! I wish I would have tried but I guess it gives me a reason to make another one Thank you for the idea
Thank you for this rècipe! I tried it and my family lôves it! 1hr in the oven and it came out soft and moist!
I had to cook the bread for 1 hour and 10 minutes. It is absolutely delicious. It came out so moist. I used 3/4 cups of sugar and 3 ripe bananas. So good!
Hi can I use this receipe with Casava flour instead?
Hi, Sara! Emma here, managing editor. We don’t recommend using casava flour for this recipe. Sorry!
Best banana bread recipe ever! I’ve only made banana bread a handful of times and this has been the best yet! High recomend!
Great recipe. Quick to make.
Best banana bread ever. Super easy and quick, especially for someone with such little patience (and skill) when it comes to baking. I always top it with dark chocolate chips and it’s definitely a crowd pleaser :)
This is absolutely amazing. I made following changes: I added 1/2 cup honey instead of sugar and used coconut oil instead of butter, also added 1/2 cup of almond flour and mixed batter in food
processor. It’s soft, moist, squishy and delicious. Thank you for posting this!
Simply the best banana bread I’ve tried. I have been using this recipe every Sunday for 6 months now to make 2 or 3 loaves of bread. Sometimes i follow the exact recipe other times i will add any or all of the following: cinnamon, more butter, chocolate chips, blueberries, blackberries (use up the old fresh fruit) haven’t added nuts as some of my coworkers have but allergies. This is the best tasting and so moist I get compliment when I show up with it on Monday
I have tried this recipe several times. It’s so easy to make. Best of all it was a hit at my Book Club meeting!
The most moist banana bread I’ve ever had! I also added 1/2 cup of walnuts and 1/2 cup of chocolate chips
Delicious! I made muffins and they were great! Easy recipe to follow
I baked for 1 hour on 350 and my knife still had batter. The top is already really brown so I’m not sure where I went wrong.
Hi, Sony! Emma here, managing editor. My best guess is that your oven temp might be a low or something else was off with the baking. No worries, though! If it happens again, just cover the top of the pan with foil to prevent it from browning too much and continue baking until the center is done. Enjoy!
Same thing happened to me. @50 minutes it still had batter in the middle so i let it go 5 minutes more then it was cooked too much on the outer parts. Do i cover it with foil from the beginning next time?
Hi, Jessica! Cover the bread loosely with foil when the top has browned to your liking, and then continue to bake until the middle is cooked through. Hope that helps! Enjoy!
I found this recipe 6 months ago and now I make banana bread all the time. I have used this recipe with the 3/4 cup sugar, the 1 cup sugar and the 1/2 cup sugar. I love it every single time that I make it. I always cook it the full one hour and it comes out moist and perfect every single time. I do prefer to add walnuts but I have made it without and it is still good. I recommend this recipe to anyone from a beginner cook like me to an expert. Thank you for sharing this recipe, my family absolutely loves it.
I used less sugar and added a little cinnamon and dark chocolate chips. It tastes pretty good, but the cook time was way too long. Luckily, I checked the bread at 40 minutes because it was already a bit over done…so that was a bummer. I’m sure if it weren’t so done it would be even more delicious.
It came out great .!it’s delicious!!
Omg. Used this recipe to make my first ever loaf of banana bread. It was amazing. Made many loaves since and everybody loves it. Gonna make the zucchini bread next. Keep you posted. Thanks for the recipes.
Whilst it tasted great I found that it did not rise at all. It’s probably something I have done due to all the great reviews on here. I am just wondering if you have any tips for my next attempt? I am used baking powder not soda-will this have made a difference?
Hi Brogan, yes you can’t switch out baking soda with an equal amount of baking powder. Check out our guide here if you need to make a substitution: https://www.simplyrecipes.com/the_difference_between_baking_soda_and_baking_powder/
I added Ghiradelli semi sweet chips, about 1/2 cup. I only had 2 old bananas and substituted 1/4 brown sugar. This is such and easy tasty recipe! Thank you!
It was super easy to make and really good. I used the 1c of sugar and my kids ate the 3 loaves I have made so far.
One of the best recipes I have tried.
Easy and delicious! Everyone raved about it. :)
Followed all the directions and I took it out before the time was over and it was almost burnt. Super brown on top. It also didn’t rise very much. I haven’t tasted it yet, but I’m not happy so far.
Ally, your oven cooks to hot. Use an external thermometer that you place in your oven. I had to do that with my oven too. The recipe is one of the finest I found. I bake for a living. Some things can cook ok with hotter oven then the recipe calls for, and somethings, as you found out, can not. If that isn’t the issue, I can’t even begin to guess why this happened then.
Delicious and so easy. I make it once a week with whatever nuts I have on hand. Short prep time any easy clean up. The only thing I changed is adding about a teaspoon of cinnamon and half white and half brown sugar for one half cup total. Homemade yum mines!
Thank you for sharing this gem of a recipe! I just made a double batch as I had 6 ripe bananas (three frozen). I REALLY don’t like eating ripe bananas and didn’t know what do to with them AND I’m not a good cook, can’t usually follow a recipe to save my life!
BUT guess what! This one was SO easy and instead of ANY using any sugar I put white chocolate chips and walnuts and the results are AMAZING! Just had one little bite to taste the final outcome, (couldn’t wait until it completely cooled, before writing this review.
THANK YOU! AND ANYONE can do it!
This makes amazing banana bread. I added raisins and chocolate chips. Yummy. I doubled the recipe and make a loaf pan and 12 full muffins. This will be my go to recipe from now on. Next time I’ll add nuts.
This has become my absolute favorite banana bread recipe. I made it yesterday and there’s not a crumb left. I can’t wait until i have some more ripe bananas!
Came out great! Just like the pic but a little bit more brown. Used aluminum foil on the inside of the pan and made clean up super easy. Made the whole house smell great too.
Easiest and best ever banana bread i have ever made, very moist and perfectly crumbly.
I used almond flour and stevia. Was delicious
GREAT recipe ,i used this recipe ,Delicious banana bread , Love it
Great recipe I used 4 bananas increased the butter too 3/4 cup sugar to 1 cup and flour to 2 cups made 2 storage lines one for a friend
Perfect! I tried this recipe and it came out just like the picture. I doubled the ingredients and I added a teaspoon of baking powder just in case. Very easy and quick too.
Best ever, I doubled the recipe and made a bundt cake turned out beautifully!!
The easiest banana bread ever! I like that you don’t need to get the mixer out.
Best BB ever! Easy and delicious!
I love this recipe! I usually add 1 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice to it for extra flavor, and use oil instead of butter to make it dairy-free, it’s super delicious!
Can I ask how much oil you used?
Quick and easy recipe. I added walnuts, and a bit of cinnamon/nutmeg/cloves. (My grandmother always included these spices in her banana bread.) it was a hit with my family! I’ll definately be making this again.
I think this is the best banana bread I have ever made! It’s very easy as well! I actually baked this in an 11×7 inch casserole dish at 350 F for about 22-23 minutes. Came out great for me!
To be honest I hardly make any comments on web receipes, ya ya , I know that’s selfish. Anyway what’s not to like about this recipe. I love simplicity, I don’t like complicated things in life and this is the best definition on simple and yum.
Thank you for sharing, another loaf is baking.
Easy-peasy, never-fail; the best banana bread recipe I have every used!
I add cinnamon and pecans, when I have, and chocolate chips on other occasions.
Thank you so much for sharing this winner recipe!
Awesome recipe- perfect every time. I use convection bake at 325 instead of 350. great plain or with chocolate chips. So easy! Thank you!
Great! My very first time making banana bread and it came out good! I took it out a bit earlier than I wanted cause I was scared of drying it out and my knife came out clean, but next time I’ll leave it in for some more colour. This is a great solution for over-ripe bananas sitting around!
Easy Moist delicious
This is the easiest and best banana bread recipe ever. My husband and kids agree. I make muffins instead of a loaf. 350° for 23 minutes and I add cinnamon and pecans. If you’re searching for recipes, you cannot go wrong with this one.
I’ve made this recipe every week since I found it. It’s so good and absolutely the easiest! One bowl, no mixer–great for young bakers. 1/2 cup of sugar is more than enough. Sometimes I add chocolate chips or part whole wheat flour.
Great recipe!!! I made it exactly as said using the 3/4 cup sugar. Added chocolate chips. A huge hit with my family and co-workers. My go to recipe for those bananas that don’t get eaten!!
Great recipe! First time making banana bread and it is a hit. Put in a bit less than 1/2 cup of sugar and added some dark chocolate chips. On a whim also threw in 1/4 cup of sugarfree mango yogurt lying around the fridge. Turned out extra moist! And just sweet enough. Couldn’t taste the mango though I wouldn’t have minded if it did!
Used a glass loaf pan so put it in for 160°C (325°F) for one hour. Already perfect but maybe next time will try with some nuts or cinnamon :)
I love it, because very it’s simple and doesn’t required a lot of work!
I made this banana bread tonight. It was quick and easy. The test though was when my husband came home he cut the first slice and then the second declaring while eating it “this is the best banana bread you have made yet”.
Thanks for this winner recipe. I used 1/2cup sugar and chopped walnuts in it.
My family loved the banana bread! The whole loaf gone on the first 30 minutes out of the oven. Served warm with cream cheese and butter. Yum
LOVE IT! It was very easy and turned out great!
Love this recipe! I make this banana bread twice a week. Simple, quick, and most important, delicious.
Wondering if i can use almond flour and keep everything else the same?
Hello Amanda, I haven’t tried subbing out the all purpose flour with almond flour in this recipe. My guess is that it isn’t going to work well. Usually when you are using almond flour you need to find a recipe that is devised specifically for it.
I added dried blueberries and walnuts. It was great.
It is very easy and tasty bread
I mixed 1Tbsp sugar & 1tsp cinnamon & sprinkled it on top of the batter before baking, it made a nice crunch on top. Also used 1/2 cup sugar, it was great!
It will be the second time this week that I’m making this banana bread. I added choco chips. Everyone in the family loves it. Thank you for sharing this !
Last time I made a loaf using this recipe, I realized I had no eggs ! I instead used about 2/3 of a Kroger Carbmaster Banana/Strawberry yogurt. Surprise ! It tasted & baked awesome, so good.
I made this into banana pecan muffins, added 1/4-1/3 cup chopped pecans. So delicious and moist. I used 3 large bananas, so I would use 3-4 if smaller, I like lots of banana. Baked for 20-22 minutes. Yum!
I love this recipe. I add cinnamon and lots of sugar. It is very easy to make, and loved by my family
I’ve just made this for the second time, with little tweaks (due to not having all the exact ingredients).. I absolutely LOVE this, it’s the best banana bread I’ve ever had ♥
This is the best banana bread I’ve ever had! I added 1/2 a cup of Apple sauce for more moisture, 1/2 cup of Walnuts and 1/2 cup of chocolate chips. Baked on 350/F for 55 Minutes. Served with some butter.. Soo delicious
Delicious! I added chocolate chips on the top so did ½ cup of sugar and it was perfect. However, in order to make a true loaf you’ll need to double the recipe and cook for 45-50 minutes.
Yummy banana bread! I have made it twice!!
I made this banana bread, and it is soo good! Not only was it very tasty, but it also was very easy. I was able to mix everything in one bowl. This was defiently some of the best banana bread I have ever had. It was delicious!
This is now my go-to banana bread recipe. All the other ones I have been using were bland. The taste is fantastic. I used the 1/2 cup sugar route, and it was perfect. Any more would have been too sweet. Added walnuts. Baked in a 9-hole mini loaf tray and baked for 30 minutes. Perfect! It made 11 mini loaves with a double recipe. For a family of 4 with a teenage son, I definitely needed the double recipe.
Love this recipe!! Follwed it to a T, and now I’ve made banana and added fresh blueberries to it, and made muffins!! Sooo good!!
Hallelujah! I’m no baker but made this, in a circular tin (as I don’t have a loaf tin). It was soooo light and tasty. Perfect.
My only change would be to reduce the sugar from half cup (which was what I used). It was too sweet for me… And I have a very sweet tooth.
An incredibly easy and highly successful recipe. Thank you!
For any other Brits making this, I used Self-Raising Flour and Bicarbonate of Soda.
Tried making this today and the “batter” feels like cookie dough. I added an extra egg and some cream because it is so dry before I even bake it. I uses coconut flour and sugar which may be the cause I’m thinking. Baking now….
Doubled this recipe tonight and added chocolate chips to one loaf, came out perfect! I lowered the cooking temp to 325 and upped the cooking time to 55 minutes.
My 12 year old daughter made this all by herself. She has not done much baking before and she made it with no assistance. By far the best banana bread I have ever eaten. She doubled the recipe and used 4 bananas. We will definitely make it again!
Thank you so much for the recipe! It is too delicious to eat just a slice
This was my first time making bread of any kind and I, along with my husband and toddler, were very pleased with the result. The only thing was it didn’t really rise in the over at all, it was barely two inches to tall at the most. Is this normal? Should I add yeast? Novice baker here!
Hi, Hilary! Emma here, managing editor. No, your bread should definitely be at least twice as high! My best guess is that your baking soda has probably expired. Add a little vinegar to a small bowl and sprinkle a quarter teaspoon of baking soda over top; if your baking soda is fresh, it should fizz right away. If it doesn’t, then it’s expired. I hope that helps!
This is the best banana bread and the easiest , I added roasted pecans. Does not last long around my family!
I make this frequently and everyone loves it! It couldn’t be any easier to make. Some of my recipes have included chocolate chips, salted carmel chips and dried cranberries. They liked them all :)
I do use less sugar when I add the above ingredients to my banana bread.
This is probably the best and very easy recipe. I added some chocolate chips because I had them in the pantry. This is my new go to banana bread recipe!
Used 1/2 c brn sugar instead of white and used 1/3 c flax meal in place of 1/3 c flour. 3 tsp baking powder because I didn’t have baking soda. Breadmaker for one hour. Turned out amazing. Thanks for recipe.
I made the Banana Bread and added a 1/2 cup of milk chocolate chip morsels. I used a kitchen aid silicone loaf pan. It cooked in 50 minutes and I foil tented it for the last 10 minutes of the baking time. It was moist and delicious. Thank you for the recipe.
Yes, finally! I’ve been looking for a dark and moist banana bread recipe similar to the one my mom made when I was little. All of the other banana bread recipes I’ve tried were too blonde and anemic for my liking. This one is wonderfully dark and very moist, as well as simple & quick. I used 3/4 cup sugar for the first go, but could probably get by using 1/2 cup. I was out of butter so I used canola oil, and it turned out great, but I’ll try butter next time. I like the versatility of this recipe and can’t wait to try the muffins and chocolate variety. Sorry Mom, but I think this one is even better than yours!
I ADDED 1 teaspoon of cinnamon, 1/4 cup of peeled shredded apples, and a 1/2 cup of chopped walnuts. Easy and Delicious!
I made this banana bread last night and this was a very easy recipe but agree that it cooks fast and looks slightly burnt. It also was a bit dry to me. I will try again and change a bit to increase moisture.
I had to use olive spread instead of butter, and vanilla essence instead of vanilla extract, but this was still the best banana bread I’ve ever had! ♥ I have bought more bananas, and I’m eagerly waiting for them to ripen, so I can bake more…
Consistently good banana bread recipe! I’ve gotten numerous compliments when serving this banana bread. I usually use brown sugar which ends up with a darker loaf and I often mix in chocolate chips, walnuts, or both. This is always my go-to whenever my bananas get too brown to eat.
I tried this recipe last night, it was easy and has a good flavor but I didn’t like that it cooks too fast on the outside and makes it look burnt. I actually had to cook it for the 50-60 minutes for it to be done on the inside. It was way too dark once it was completely done. I like my Banana bread soft and golden. I will try it again and play with the temperature.
I kept checking mine while it was baking, and the top was getting too brown too soon, so I put some baking paper over the top, and it turned out fine. You could also try lining the loaf tin with baking paper – I do that with some cakes.
Simple, fast and delicious. Will be adding this to my recipe collection.
I used coconut oil instead of butter, 1cup whole wheat flour and 1/2 cup green banana flour. Bread was darker but delicious. Also addded chocolate chips and walnuts. Love how easy and adaptable the recipe is.
I thought the taste of this bread was very good. However, I too had the issue of the bread becoming too dark while the middle was not fully cooked. I also covered the pan with foil when I realized what was happening so the bread is still edible but the bottom and sides are a little too dark for my taste. I’m wondering if the pan could be greased and floured with shortening instead of butter and whether this would make a difference? I’m thinking maybe buttering the pan made the bottom and sides become too dark? Also, I used all white whole wheat flour with good results. Thank you for a great recipe
Happily replaced this recipe for my original banana bread recipe! Spot on for texture, flavor and aroma!!! It’s perfect every time I make it. Thank you for sharing.
I made this except instead of putting it in a bread loaf pan I put it in a small square pan and it was amazing!! My husband and I both loved it! The only thing I did differently was I used half a cup of white sugar and half a cup of brown sugar. I just made a double batch today, one for the family I nanny for and one for the dentist office I go to.
Sifted the dry ingredients and added some pecans!!! Delicious!!
Hi, I want to make this today, however the only pan I have that is remotely close to a loaf pan, is glass. Do you know if I should adjust the temperature/baking time? Thanks!
Hi, Michelle! Emma here, managing editor. You should be fine to use a glass pan as long as you reduce the baking temperature by 25-degrees F. Keep an eye on the browning and reduce the oven temp another 25-degrees if the outside looks like it’s starting to burn before the center is cooked through. Enjoy!
EASY no fail recipe!
Great taste, a little bland but will add more sugar next time. This disappeared off my counter quick. Hubby loved it
@SUE .. i cover the bread pan with foil and remove it in the last 10 mins to brown the top
the recipe was easy to follow but my loaf turned out hard. It wasn’t as spongy as I would have expected it. Any suggestions
Hi, PC! Emma here, managing editor. I’m not sure why your loaf turned out hard! Maybe your bananas had less moisture than typical bananas? Maybe your oven temperature is a little off! I’m sorry — it’s hard to diagnose!
I’ve made this recipe several times and it’s become a staple! I find the centre usually needs more time than the rest of the cake which becomes over browned as a result. Still delicious, but it would be awesome to get it just right. Any suggestions?
Hi, Nuri! Emma here, managing editor. Yes! Tent the top with foil once it’s browned to your liking. That will keep the loaf from browning too much while the center finishes cooking.
Thanks Emma, I’ll definitely try that. I’ve also just read the newer posts and see that you advise lowering the temperature by 25 degrees when using a glass pan. Lightbulb moment! I use a glass pan. Getting ready to make another loaf at 25 degrees lower temperature and I have my foil ready just in case. Fantastic recipe, thank you!
Awesome! You’re welcome! Fingers crossed for a perfect loaf in this next batch!
Perfect recipe. Moist.
This is just what I was looking for. For fun I added Jamaican allspice, nutmeg, cinnamon, and 3 caps of Captain Morgan 100 rum and sprinkled a little bit of chopped hickory nuts I had on hand over the top. Thanks for sharing.
I’ve made this recipe twice. It’s very easy, but both times I found that the loaves over-browned by the time the center was cooked. I’m not sure what the problem was.
My second time using this recipe and me and my family love it. It turn out really great.
Oh man, a one bowl banana bread?!! I’m sold! Seriously easy, but oh so good. I will be adding this to my recipe file.
Can I substitute melted butter with coconut oil?