Delicious, moist and easy to make, this banana bread recipe is absolutely the best – and it is freezer friendly too! Never waste overripe bananas again!
Banana bread was one of the first recipes I remember making on my own in college and it’s still a family favorite today. There’s something about a simple, classic banana bread that reminds you of home no matter where you are.
This banana bread is easy to make, moist and super delicious (thanks to all those over-ripe bananas). It’s important to use over-ripe bananas so the bread comes out moist and sweet. Another way to keep banana bread moist is to wrap it up tightly with plastic wrap once the bread has been cooled and then place it in a freezer zip top bag.
I hope you enjoy this classic banana bread as much as we do!Print
Delicious, moist and easy to make, this banana bread recipe is absolutely the best – and it is freezer friendly too!
- Prep Time: 15
- Cook Time: 50
- Total Time: 1 hour 5 minutes
- Yield: 1 1x
- Category: breakfast
- Method: baking
- 2 cups all-purpose flour
- 1 ½ teaspoons baking powder
- ½ teaspoon baking soda
- ¼ teaspoon salt
- 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- ¼ teaspoon ground nutmeg
- 2 eggs, beaten
- 4 over-ripe bananas (3 mashed, 1 cut in half lengthwise)
- ½ cup granulated sugar
- ½ cup brown sugar
- ½ cup melted butter
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- ¼ cup chopped nuts (optional)
- Sprinkle of granulated sugar (optional)
- Preheat the oven to 350°F.
- Grease one 9×5 inch loaf pan and set aside.
- In a large bowl whisk together flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, cinnamon, and nutmeg.
- In the bowl of a stand mixer, combine eggs, 3 mashed bananas, granulated sugar, brown sugar, butter and vanilla.
- Add flour mixture into wet ingredients until just combined. Do not overmix, batter should be lumpy. Fold in nuts if using.
- Transfer the batter to the prepared pan and smooth the top. Peel the remaining banana and cut in half vertically. Press the halves, cut sides up, into the batter so that they are slightly offset.
- Sprinkle granulated sugar on top (optional).
- Bake for 55 to 60 minutes until a wooden toothpick inserted near center comes out clean. Cool in pan on a wire rack for 10 minutes. Remove from pan. Cool completely on a wire rack.
Tip: Over-ripe bananas (with speckled brown peels) are the best for baking because they are sweeter, making this bread so delicious and rich.