Best Ever Banana Bread is an easy recipe for a buttery banana bread. Flavored with a hint of cinnamon, our easy bread recipe is made in one bowl with basic ingredients you most likely have on hand in your kitchen!
Best Ever Banana Bread
The aroma of sweet bananas with cinnamon and sugar is swirling around my kitchen as I write this blog post. And honestly, there's nothing quite like that sweet smell in your kitchen as this easy sweet quick bread bakes in your oven!
A favorite of my grandson Matt's, he always says this is the “best banana bread recipe ever”! And I think he might just be right because every bite is truly a little taste of heaven. He also says that "GG is the best cooker". He's my personal little fan club!
Perfect for breakfast or an afternoon sweet treat with a cup of tea, a slice of this sweetness makes me happy every time.
And the best part, it’s made in one bowl with basic ingredients you most likely have on hand in your kitchen. Don't you just love that?
If you prefer a muffin (or two) then Chocolate Chip Banana Bread Muffins is the recipe for you. Topped with a cream cheese frosting, they are ah-mazing!
And did you know that bananas are high in:
- vitamin B12
- vitamins B6
So go ahead. Eat that slice of Banana Bread because it's good for you! And it's a fabulously delicious way to use up those ripening bananas.
Just a few minutes of stirring ingredients together and a bit of time in the oven and this quick bread will be yours to savor, although it won't be easy waiting for it to cool!
Hot out of the oven and still cooling in it's pan, my banana bread is always welcome around here. But I will admit, I do find it hard to resist while it’s cooling!
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Oh, and did I mention that Best Ever Banana Bread tastes great toasted with a smear of butter or cream cheese too! Be sure to check out this 9″ x 5″ loaf pan by Wilton. It's a favorite of mine!
Do you love chocolate and bananas together? Be sure to bake up a loaf of our Chocolate Banana Bread. You'll be happy you did!
Swirls of Flavor Recipe Tip
How To Ripen Bananas Quickly
Bananas not ripe yet? No problem.
Here's a simple trick for ripening up bananas quickly and easily in the oven!
- Preheat oven to 350F
- Bake bananas in their skins on a baking sheet for 15-20 minutes or until skins have blackened
- Cool slightly and scoop banana out of skins.
Ingredients you will need to make this recipe
- ripe bananas
- brown sugar
- vanilla extract
- all-purpose flour
- ground cinnamon
- baking soda
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Best Ever Banana Bread is an easy recipe for a buttery banana bread with a hint of cinnamon that's made in one bowl with basic ingredients you most likely have on hand in your kitchen!
Preheat oven to 350F. Grease and flour a 9″ x 5″ loaf pan.
In bowl combine bananas, butter, eggs, brown sugar and vanilla until blended.
Stir in flour, cinnamon, baking soda and salt until just combined.
Transfer batter to prepared pan and bake 1 hour. Loosely cover with foil and bake an additional 10 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean.
Cool in pan 15 minutes. Taking bread out of pan sooner might cause it to fall apart!
Remove from pan and cool on wire rack.
Slice and enjoy!
Makes 12 servings.
Tip: Bananas not ripe yet? No problem, just preheat oven to 350F. Bake bananas in their skins on a baking sheet for 15-20 minutes or until skins have blackened. Cool slightly and scoop banana out of skins.
First Published: January 11, 2018... Last Updated: November 27, 2020