Banana Bread

Banana Bread

5 from 2 votes
A delicious banana bread recipe with the ripest bananas. One of my most popular recipes is for this decadently moist loaf cake, which is best enjoyed in thick slices.

Make the finest banana bread recipe ever with those ripe bananas. It can be made quickly in one bowl without a mixer and is delicious and moist.

One of those traditional, all-American comfort food dishes that brings warmth to the whole family.

This rich breakfast recipe, which originated in the United States, is also ideal for brunch, served lightly warmed in the oven with butter and jams, or as a hearty snack.

This recipe has all the characteristics of traditional banana bread, it’s moist, flavoured with sweet ripe bananas, and enjoyed by both children and adults.

The banana bread is amazing immediately out of the oven and even better the next day when it’s been toasted.

Three overripe bananas are the first part of this delicious, hearty bread.

As bananas ripen, they become considerably sweeter and more delectably fragrant, so be sure the ones you use are thoroughly matured.

Use really ripe bananas to make moist banana bread. It’s okay if the skin has entirely turned brown. The bananas should at least be dark yellow with lots of brown dots.

Bananas come in a wide variety of shapes and sizes, but for this recipe, I’ll be using the long, curved, bright yellow variety that is sold in bunches.

When creating any kind of bread, it’s important not to overmix the ingredients because doing so can cause the gluten proteins to generate an elastic batter that might not rise well.

Although my family prefers it without any additions, you are welcome to include chocolate chips or nuts.

Kids will love helping you prepare banana bread, and they will love eating it, too!

I’m glad to share with you this very simple banana bread that I have enjoyed for many years and will continue to enjoy for a very long time.

You can add chocolate chips, roughly chopped nuts, or hazelnuts to my version of banana bread as desired.


Banana Bread

by Nabeela Kauser
Delicious banana bread recipe with the ripest bananas. One of my most popular recipes is for this decadently moist loaf cake, which is best enjoyed in thick slices.
5 from 2 votes
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 1 hr
Total Time 1 hr 10 mins
Course Baking
Cuisine American
Servings 8 Slices
Calories 280 kcal



  • Preheat the oven to 180°C (350°F) Gas mark 4, and butter an 8 x 4-inch loaf tin.
  • In a bowl, mash the ripe bananas and then stir in the melted butter.
  • Then stir in the baking soda, salt, sugar, egg, and vanilla extract.
  • Then gently stir in the plain flour and mix in until well combined.
  • Pour the batter into loaf tin.
  • Bake for 60 minutes. (See Note 1).
  • Remove from the oven and let it cool down in the loaf tin for a few minutes.
  • Then remove the banana bread from the tin and let it cool down.
  • Once the bread is cooled down, cut it into slices using a bread knife and serve.


Note 1 – If the loaf’s surface is browned but the middle is still moist, cover it loosely with foil and bake it for an additional few minutes, until baked properly.
Nutritional facts:
The provision of nutritional information is done so merely as a courtesy and should not be taken as a guarantee.


Calories: 280kcalCarbohydrates: 48gProtein: 4gFat: 9gSaturated Fat: 5gTrans Fat: 0.3gCholesterol: 43mgSodium: 212mgPotassium: 197mgFiber: 2gSugar: 24gVitamin A: 296IUVitamin C: 4mgVitamin D: 0.1µgCalcium: 12mgIron: 1mg
Keyword Banana, Bread, Cakes, Food, Recipe
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