Easy And Moist Banana Bread Recipe

Here’s just one more banana bread recipe to be put out there among the rest, but it’s a very good one!

We all end up with extra ripe bananas at one time or another, right?

I put mine in a zip-top bag in the freezer until I have enough to make banana bread. Don’t you?  

Well, if you don’t you can now start saving those overripe bananas. You will be happy you did and so will your neighbors, friends, and co-workers.

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Moist Banana Bread Recipe

banana bread in loaf pans

This recipe makes 2 loaves. So share one with a neighbor or co-workers.

Preheat oven to 325 degrees F.

Prepare two loaf pans with non-stick spray and parchment paper slings.

You might also be interested in our Apple Butter Bread!

banana bread in a parchment paper lined loaf pan

This is a moist and perfectly dense bread. Some people like to add sour cream to their recipes. We like the addition of buttermilk as it adds the perfect amount of moisture.

Whisk flour, salt, baking powder, and baking soda together, set aside.

In a large bowl, cream sugar, and butter.

Mix in eggs, one at a time, then add the bananas.

Add dry ingredients and the room temperature buttermilk, alternating until incorporated, ending with the dry. Do not over mix. If you like add some chopped walnuts or pecans at this point.

Pour the batter in the prepared loaf pans, dividing equally.

banana bread sliced

Bake for one hour or until a toothpick inserted in the middle comes out clean. Watch carefully, all ovens are not the same.

Cool completely on a wire rack.

This texture makes it really simple to slice a piece and pop it in the toaster to warm slightly. You could also toss in a small handful of nuts if you’re so inclined.

This easy recipe has all the things you look for in moist banana bread. The texture, the denseness, and the full banana flavor all come together perfectly.

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Simple Banana Bread Recipe

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5 from 5 votes

Easy And Moist Banana Bread Recipe

An easy to make, moist banana bread recipe that will thrill your friends and family every time.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time1 hr
Total Time1 hr 10 mins
Course: Bread, Breakfast
Cuisine: American
Keyword: banana, bread, classic, moist, simple, sweet
Servings: 18
Calories: 244kcal
Author: DSTR

Ingredients

  • 3 cups flour
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • teaspoon baking powder
  • teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 cup sugar
  • ½ cup unsalted butter softened
  • 2 large eggs room temperature
  • 1 cup buttermilk room temperature
  • 5 – 6 very ripe bananas

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 325 degrees.
  • Prepare two loaf pans with non-stick spray and parchment paper slings.
  • Whisk flour, salt, baking powder and baking soda together, set aside.
  • In a separate bowl, cream sugar, and butter.
  • Mix in eggs, one at a time, then add the bananas.
  • Add dry ingredients and buttermilk, alternating until incorporated, ending with the the dry. Do not over mix.
  • Bake in prepared 9×5 loaf pans for one hour or until a toothpick comes out clean. Watch carefully, all ovens are not the same.

Notes

This recipe makes two loaves.

Nutrition

Calories: 244kcal | Carbohydrates: 44g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 6g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 33mg | Sodium: 223mg | Potassium: 339mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 21g | Vitamin A: 252IU | Vitamin C: 6mg | Calcium: 41mg | Iron: 1mg

Recipe adapted from kitchenconfidante

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Comments

  1. Reply

    I just told my daughter last night that we need to make some banana bread! Thanks for the recipe!

  2. Reply

    I’m obsessed with collecting banana bread recipes and I can’t wait to add this to my repertoire! Thank you for taking the time to share this with all of us! – Jerusha, TheDisneyChef.com

    1. Reply

      Thank you, Jerusha!

  3. Reply

    Oh that does look yummy, if I baked this though I’d end up eating it all myself because no one else in our house likes bananas!
    #AllAboutYou

  4. Reply

    Yum! LOVE the idea of using buttermilk. Naturally: do I have a single overripe bananas anywhere in my house right now when I normally have about 10? No. But I will soon. Have printed your recipe for when my bananas cooperate!

    1. Reply

      Thank you, Elizabeth! I always have overripe bananas in my freezer, always. 🙂

  5. Reply

    Banana bread is a personal favorite of mine! Thanks so much for sharing your recipe! Look forward to trying it 🙂 Pinned and tweeted.

  6. Reply

    5 stars
    Looks like a great banana bread. I’m looking forward to trying it. Thank you.

    1. Reply

      Thank you, Diana!

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      Thanks, Megan!

  7. Reply

    I love making banana bread! two things though – 1, i didn’t know you could freeze bananas! 2, i have not thought about toasting it either! thanks for the tips! #brillblogposts

    1. Reply

      Rachel, I freeze them all the time. We usually only have one or two at a time, so I just put them in a ziploc bag in the freezer. Thanks for stopping by!

  8. Reply

    I have my own banana bread recipe that has been passed down through the generations of my family. However, I love branching out and trying others’ recipes! I added this one to my list! Thanks for linking up with Delicious Dishes Recipe Party!

    1. Reply

      Thank you, Rose!

  9. Reply

    Gotta love a great banana bread recipe! I love that this recipe makes 2 loaves so you have on for sharing. I keep my bananas in the freezer too if we don’t get to them in time. Thanks for sharing at From the Archives Friday

  10. Reply

    Banana bread is looks delicious, thanks for sharing with Hearth and soul blog hop, pinning and tweeting

  11. Reply

    5 stars
    Oh I have a soft spot for banana bread. Yum! Thanks for linking up to #ShareWithMe.

  12. Reply

    I can almost smell it, it looks so good! Pinning and thanks for sharing! I love banana bread 🙂

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  14. Reply

    mmm. I like the buttermilk in there. I’ve gotta try this. Thanks for sharing at #SaucySaturdays.

    1. Reply

      I hope you enjoy it, Christine!

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  16. Reply

    5 stars
    very delicious. I just baked it and couldn’t resist having a slice. thank you for sharing the recipe/

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