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Banana Bread Recipe: A Delicious Twist on A Breakfast!

Banana Bread Recipe A Delicious Twist on A Breakfast!
3.93 from 27 votes
Banana Bread Recipe
Get ready for a banana bread that's bursting with flavor! This recipe is packed with ripe bananas, sweet raisins, and crunchy toasted walnuts. It's not just any banana bread – it's our absolute favorite for using up those super ripe bananas. Trust me, the overripe ones make it even better!

Hey there, meet the superstar of Simply Recipes – the banana bread that’s been stealing hearts for over a decade! Folks whip it up every day, and let me tell you why it’s such a big hit. First things first, it’s the ultimate banana bread recipe – no debate. What makes it so cool? Well, you throw everything into one bowl. No need for fancy mixers, just grab a mixing bowl, a fork for eggs, and a sturdy spoon to mix it all up. Easy peasy!

Feeling adventurous? Toss in a cup of chopped nuts, raisins, or chocolate chips. Fancy making banana nut muffins instead? Go for it! And if you’re really feeling wild, turn it into chocolate banana bread. Trust me; it’s a game-changer.

It’s a timeless recipe that becomes ingrained in your memory, Sourdough Bread or Spaghetti Stuffed Garlic Bread

Last month, I gave it a go, and let me tell you, it was a total blast! Seriously, you’ve got to try it for yourself. The whole experience was fantastic, and the banana bread? Absolute perfection. Don’t pass up the chance to make this delightful treat!

Overview: How To Make Banana Bread Recipe?

Dive into the world of irresistible banana bread with this kickass recipe that guarantees a moist, flavorful delight. Begin by preheating your oven to 350°F and preparing your loaf pan with a touch of greasing and flouring. Elevate the nuttiness by lightly roasting walnuts in a skillet, then coarsely chop and set them aside.

In a mixing bowl, blend softened butter, sugar (or honey), mashed bananas, and eggs until a sweet, creamy symphony emerges. Whisk together flour, baking soda, and salt in a separate bowl, gently folding this into the batter. Infuse the mix with vanilla extract, adding the roasted walnuts and raisins for an extra flavor kick.

Bake for 55-60 minutes, and if a toothpick comes out clean, you’ve achieved banana bread perfection. Let it cool for 10 minutes before transferring to a wire rack – a delicious symphony of flavors and textures awaits!

There you have it – a delicious homemade banana bread that’s as easy as pie (or, in this case, bread). Enjoy!

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How to Mash Bananas for Making?

Here’s an easy way to mash bananas for your baking adventures!

Grab some ripe bananas, and using a fork or a potato masher, mash them up really well. Doing this by hand works best because if you use an electric mixer, the batter might end up too thin. And trust me, we want that banana bread to rise nicely in the oven.

If the batter is too thin, your bread might turn out a bit mushy in the center or even a little sunken. So, stick to the fork or potato masher for perfectly mashed bananas and a delicious banana bread outcome!

Banana Bread Recipe A Delicious Twist on A Breakfast!

Banana Bread Recipe

Get ready for a banana bread that's bursting with flavor! This recipe is packed with ripe bananas, sweet raisins, and crunchy toasted walnuts. It's not just any banana bread – it's our absolute favorite for using up those super ripe bananas. Trust me, the overripe ones make it even better!
3.93 from 27 votes
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Course: Breads, Breakfast
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 1 hour
Total Time: 1 hour 10 minutes
Calories: 350kcal
Author: Anne Carter
Servings: 10 people


  • Mixing Bowl
  • Measuring Cups
  • Whisk
  • Bread Pan
  • Cooling Rack
  • Plastic Wrap


  • 3 ripe bananas
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter (8 Tbsp) at room temperature
  • 3/4 Cup granulated sugar
  • 2 large eggs, lightly beaten
  • 1/2 tsp Salt
  • 1/2 tsp Vanilla extract
  • Cups Flour
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1 cup Walnuts
  • 1 cup Walnuts


  • Preheat your oven to 350°F.
  • Grease and flour a bread loaf pan. It's the one that's about 9.25 inches long, 5.25 inches wide, and 2.75 inches deep.
  • Throw some walnuts into a skillet on low heat. Keep stirring so they don't burn. Once they're lightly roasted, chop them up coarsely and let them cool to room temperature.
  • Grab a mixing bowl and soften up 8 tablespoons of butter. Mix it with 3/4 cup of sugar (or honey if that's your thing).
  • Mash up some bananas with a fork until they look like chunky applesauce. Toss them into the butter-sugar mix.
  • Crack in two eggs and give it all a good mix until everything's blended together.
  • In another bowl, whisk together 1 1/2 cups of flour, 1 teaspoon of baking soda, and 1/2 teaspoon of salt.
  • Pour this into your banana batter and mix it all in.
  • Add in 1/2 teaspoon of vanilla extract, and throw in those chopped walnuts and some raisins if you fancy them.
  • Pour the batter into your prepared loaf pan.
  • Stick it in the preheated oven and let it bake at 350°F for about 55-60 minutes. Check if it's done by poking a toothpick into the center – if it comes out clean, you're good to go!
  • Once it's out of the oven, let the banana bread chill in the pan for about 10 minutes.
  • Then, transfer it onto a wire rack to cool completely.


No mixer is necessary for this recipe, and clean-up is a breeze since you can mix everything in one bowl.
For optimal banana bread, use overripe bananas. Look for yellow peels that are at least half browned, and the bananas inside should be squishy and browning.


Calories: 350kcal | Carbohydrates: 45g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 18g
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What to Serve with Banana Bread Recipe?

How to Store Your Freshly Baked Banana Bread to Keep It Moist and Delicious?

How to Store Your Freshly Baked Banana Bread

First, let it cool to room temperature right in the loaf pan. Once it’s cooled, pop it into an airtight container, or wrap it up snugly in foil or plastic wrap. That’s the secret to maintaining that moist goodness. You can keep it at room temperature for up to 3 days.

Some Tips for Making Banana Breads

  1. Customize with Nuts or Chocolate Chips: When making banana bread, elevate the flavor by adding 1 cup of coarsely chopped nuts or chocolate chips. Lightly toasted chopped walnuts or semisweet chocolate chips work well, but feel free to get creative with your choices. If you’re a fan of pecans, there’s even a dedicated recipe for Butter Pecan Banana Bread.
  2. Choose the Right Pan: Opt for a light-colored METAL 9 by 5-inch loaf pan for baking banana bread. Dark-colored pans may scorch the edges. Glass and ceramic pans take longer to bake, around 15 to 20 minutes more, and there’s a risk of the bread collapsing in the center and being underbanked. Stick to the recommended size, as using a smaller pan can result in overflow and an underbanked loaf.
  3. Mind the Pan Size: The size of the loaf pan matters. While an 8 ½ by 4 ½-inch pan may seem similar, the 15% difference in volume capacity can significantly impact the final loaf. To avoid spillage and underbaking, stick to the recommended 9 by 5-inch size.
  4. Prevent Spillage with a Smaller Pan: If you only have a smaller pan, like an 8 ½ by 4 ½-inch size, you can make it work. Just withhold about 15% of the batter from the pan to prevent spillage over the edges and ensure even baking.
  5. Ensure Proper Cooling: After baking, let your banana bread cool to room temperature in the loaf pan before transferring it to an airtight container or wrapping it in foil or plastic wrap for storage. Proper cooling helps maintain the bread’s moisture and flavor.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Q1: Can I add frosting to banana bread?

A1: Yes, you can add frosting to banana bread for a sweet and indulgent twist.

Q2: How to turn banana bread into muffins?

A2: Simply pour the banana bread batter into muffin tins and adjust the baking time for delicious banana bread muffins.

Q3: How to freeze banana bread?

A3: Wrap cooled banana bread in plastic wrap and store it in an airtight container in the freezer for later enjoyment.

3.93 from 27 votes (27 ratings without comment)
Recipe Rating

Louisa huyser

Friday 23rd of February 2024

Sounds good & easy to make

Anne Carter

Friday 1st of March 2024

Thank you so much! for trying this recipe. We hope you will be visiting our website in the future for more recipes.