Easy Banana Bread Recipe


Welcome to the ultimate guide to making the perfect banana bread! If you’re anything like me, the mere mention of banana bread can bring a flood of warm memories and a craving for that delightful aroma wafting through the kitchen. Whether you’re a seasoned baker or just starting on your culinary journey, this recipe is sure to become a staple in your repertoire. So, let’s dive right in and discover the secrets to baking the most mouthwatering banana bread you’ve ever tasted!

Why Banana Bread?

Before we jump into the recipe, let’s take a moment to appreciate why banana bread holds such a special place in our hearts. Not only is it incredibly delicious, but it’s also versatile, easy to make, and a great way to use up those overripe bananas sitting on your counter. Plus, it’s the perfect treat for breakfast, brunch, or a cozy evening snack with a cup of tea or coffee.


First things first, let’s gather our ingredients. Here’s what you’ll need:

  • 3 ripe bananas, mashed
  • 1/3 cup melted butter
  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 large egg, beaten
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • A pinch of salt
  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour


  1. Preheat your oven to 350°F (175°C). Grease a 9×5 inch loaf pan and set aside.
  2. In a large mixing bowl, mash the ripe bananas with a fork until smooth.
  3. Stir in the melted butter until well combined.
  4. Add the granulated sugar, beaten egg, and vanilla extract to the banana mixture, and mix until smooth.
  5. Sprinkle the baking soda and salt over the mixture and stir until evenly distributed.
  6. Gradually add the flour to the wet ingredients, stirring until just combined. Be careful not to overmix.
  7. Pour the batter into the prepared loaf pan and spread it out evenly.
  8. Bake in the preheated oven for 60-65 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean.
  9. Once baked, remove the banana bread from the oven and allow it to cool in the pan for 10 minutes.
  10. Transfer the bread to a wire rack to cool completely before slicing and serving.

Tips for Success:

  • Use ripe bananas for the best flavor. The riper, the better!
  • Feel free to add in your favorite mix-ins, such as chocolate chips, nuts, or dried fruit, to customize your banana bread.
  • For a healthier twist, you can substitute some of the butter with applesauce or Greek yogurt.
  • Don’t overmix the batter, as this can result in a dense loaf. Mix until just combined for a light and fluffy texture.
  • Store any leftovers in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 3 days, or freeze for longer storage.


There you have it – the ultimate banana bread recipe that’s sure to impress even the toughest critics. Whether you’re baking it for yourself, or your family, or to share with friends, this recipe is guaranteed to become a favorite in your kitchen. So, the next time you find yourself with a bunch of overripe bananas, don’t toss them out – whip up a batch of this delicious banana bread instead. Happy baking!

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