The BEST Banana Bread Recipe - and the last you'll ever need! (2024)

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Everyone has a banana bread recipe, right? But does everyone have one that gets RAVE reviews every time? Well, this one does, and I promise you it will be the very last Banana Bread Recipe that you will ever need!

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How does that saying go? “when life hands you lemons…make margaritas??? er…uh… I mean lemonade?”

Well, what do you do when life hands you overly ripe bananas? Make banana bread, of course!

But not just any bread — make the BEST Banana Bread!

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I just have to ask a somewhat unrelated question…. am I the only one who thinks of Gwen Stefani’s “Hollaback Girl” song when I spell Bananas?!!?

“This shhhh is bananas… B-A-N-A-N-A-S!!”

Go ahead and queue it up on youtube while you bake some bread, but don’t blame me the next time you spell bananas as a “cheer!” 😉

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I have always liked banana bread since I was a kid. But when I grew up, for some reason it just never turned out right when I made it.

I mean, SERIOUSLY how hard could it be, right?

Well, I was over my friend, Tonja’s house when our oldest were knee-high and she had made this bread.

It was SO GOOD! She looked at me like I was nuts, I mean it’s just banana bread right?

Well, Tonja, is an incredible baker, so I am sure my “wow factor” to her was like… “gee…ok…it’s pretty good…it’s just banana bread.”

This is her Grandma’s Banana Bread recipe, and since I got the recipe from her, banana bread at my house hasn’t been the same. (thank goodness!)

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I guess I wasn’t so crazy, because I have had many friends say they don’t have a good banana quick bread recipe either and I have shared it with them, and they think the same thing.

This isn’t your average banana bread, folks.

What ingredients do I need to make the BEST Banana Bread?

It doesn’t take anything fancy to make Grandma’s Banana Bread. You’ll need 3 ripe bananas, sugar, butter, eggs, flour, baking soda, milk, and cinnamon. Feel free to add nuts, too!

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Simply mash up the bananas, add in eggs and sugar, mix well. Mix in your flour and baking soda, your cinnamon and your milk. Pour into a prepared loaf pan and bake for one hour.

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Baking Banana Bread with the Kids

When my kids were little, we would make this together. I mean what kid doesn’t like mashing bananas with a potato masher?!

We would follow the recipe and mix it together and I would say, “There’s one ingredient that isn’t on the recipe.”

I told them it was “my special ingredient” and I would whisper that they needed to keep a secret.

As I looked over both shoulders to make sure that no one was watching, I sprinkled in cinnamon to the batter.

Ok… I’m not so cool to you guys, but my kids thought I was telling them something very top secret!

Well, my secret is out…and it’s safe with you, right? This amazing recipe only gets better when you add the cinnamon.

Thank you, Tonja, from me, and from all of the others who that recipe that was just “okay.”

Thisone is a treasure!

Other Quick Bread Recipes:

I have lots of bread recipes here on my blog. I thought I would share a few of my other favorites with you?

  • Blueberry Orange Bread (pictured above)
  • Grandma’s Zucchini Bread
  • Pear Bread
  • Cherry Cheese Bread

Don’t waste those bananas when they go brown! Toss them in your freezer, and use them when you need them!

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It is seriously the Last Banana Bread Recipe You Will EVER Need! Let’s get to that recipe!

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The BEST Banana Bread

Everyone has a banana bread recipe, right? But does everyone have a banana bread recipe that gets RAVE reviews every time? Well, this one does, and I promise you it will be the very last Banana Bread Recipe that you will ever need!

Prep Time5 minutes mins

Cook Time1 hour hr

Total Time1 hour hr 5 minutes mins

Cuisine: American

Keyword: banana bread recipe, BEST Banana Bread, how to make the best banana bread

Servings: 1 Loaf

Calories: 251kcal

Author: Michaela Kenkel

Ingredients

  • 3 ripe bananas mashed
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 stick butter softened
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 2 cups flour
  • 6 Tablespoons milk
  • 1 /2 teaspoon of cinnamon

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Spray a loaf pan with non-stick cooking spray, set aside.

  • In a mixing bowl, mash bananas. Add in eggs, butter and sugar and mix to combine.

  • Stir in flour and baking soda. Mix in cinnamon and milk.

  • Pour into prepared pan and bake for one hour.

Nutrition

Serving: 1g | Calories: 251kcal | Carbohydrates: 40g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 9g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 52mg | Sodium: 182mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 20g

This recipe was originally posted on October 21, 2011, and updated on March 24, 2020, to improve user experience.

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