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Bananalicious Banana Bread
Prep Time
20 mins
Total Time
1 hr 25 mins

The best banana bread recipe. Super moist and packed with lots of bananas!

Course: Breakfast, Dessert, Snack
Cuisine: American
Keyword: banana, banana bread, bread
Servings: 10
Author: adapted from Shelley Albeluhm
  • 2 cups all purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter
  • 3/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 large eggs
  • 2 1/3 cup mashed overrripe bananas If the bananas are not overripe, the sweetness and flavor payoff won't be good. Use overripe bananas that have lots of black spots on them.
  • 1/4 cup chopped walnuts, add up to 1/2 cup
  1. Preheat oven to 350ºF. Lightly grease and flour a 9"x 5" loaf pan. Set aside.

  2. In a large bowl, cream together the butter and brown sugar. Mix in the vanilla extract, eggs, and mashed bananas until well blended. 

  3. In a separate bowl, combine the flour, baking soda, salt, and cinnamon. Add this dry mix into the banana mixture and stir just until incorporated into the wet mix. DO NOT over mix or this will result in a dense bread. Add in the nuts and mix until well distributed throughout the mix. 

  4. Pour the batter into the greased loaf pan. Bake for 60-65 minutes or until a toothpick inserted to the center of the loaf comes out clean. Let the bread cool in the loaf pan for 10 minutes before turning out onto a wire rack. Slice and serve! 

Recipe Notes
  • Omit the nuts if you do not like nuts. 
  • 2 1/3 cups of mashed bananas equals approximately 5 medium sized bananas.
  • Chocolate chips can be substituted for nuts or use a mix of both. 
  • Substitute butter with apple sauce, oil, sour cream, or yogurt. 
  • Make sure to use a 9" x 5" loaf pan. Too small a pan will cause the bread to brown on the outside before it cooks on the inside. If the inside is still slightly raw after the cook time, cover it with foil and bake for another 5-10 minutes.