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Moist Banana Bread

Make our easy, moist banana bread recipe loaded with ripened banana, vanilla, brown, and sugar for maximum flavor. This recipe keeps it simple- no need for a mixer and two loaves are ready and on your table in about one hour. 

a sliced loaf of banana bread.
a sliced loaf of banana bread.

Moist Banana Bread

Tressa Jamil
Fill your house and your belly with this freshly baked, moist banana bread recipe our family loves.
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 1 hr
Resting Time 1 hr
Total Time 2 hrs 15 mins
Course Bread, Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 2 Loaves
Calories 184 kcal

Equipment

Ingredients
  

  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • ½ cup white sugar, granulated
  • ½ cup brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 stick butter, softened
  • 3-4 small bananas, peeled and cut into chunks
  • 3 eggs
  • cup yogurt, full-fat
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla extract

Instructions
 

  • Combine the dry ingredients in a mixing bowl. Set aside.
  • Add softened butter to a separate bowl, and mash it with a fork. Then, add the bananas and combine until the mixture is smooth.
  • Add the eggs, yogurt, and vanilla extract to the butter and banana mixture. Stir until fully combined.
  • Pour the bowl with the dry ingredients into the bowl with the wet ingredients, careful not to over mix. Instead, fold the ingredients together using a spatula until fully incorporated.
  • Cover the bowl and set it aside for 1 hour at room temperature.
  • Preheat the oven to 350,° then pour the mixture into two prepared loaf pans. Bake uncovered for 1 hour.
  • Allow the banana bread to cool before serving.

Nutrition

Serving: 1 SliceCalories: 184kcalCarbohydrates: 29gProtein: 3gFat: 7gSodium: 53mgFiber: 1gSugar: 14g
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a loaf of banana bread

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WHAT YOU NEED TO MAKE THIS RECIPE

  • All-Purpose Flour: All-purpose flour is a staple in most pantries; for luxury, use cake flour which yields a lighter, fluffier result.
  • Sugar: I use a combination of brown and white sugar to flavor the moist banana bread.
  • Baking Soda: Adding lift, baking soda makes banana bread light and fluffy.
  • Salt: Balance the sweetness with salt.
  • Cinnamon: Cinnamon is optional, but it adds a rich, brown coloring that makes the bread feel warm and cozy.
  • Butter: Other banana bread recipes use oil, but I prefer the flavor and texture butter lends to our moist banana bread recipe.
  • Bananas: The riper the banana, the richer the flavor will be.
  • Eggs & Yogurt: Eggs and milk bind everything together.
  • Vanilla Extract: Vanilla extract adds a boost flavor.

HOW TO MAKE MOIST BANANA BREAD

Dry ingredients in a mixing bowl for banana bread.

STEP 1

Combine the dry ingredients in a mixing bowl. Set aside.

mushed banana and butter in a bowl

STEP 2

Add softened butter to a separate bowl, and mash it with a fork. Then, add the bananas and combine until the mixture is smooth.

yogurt and egg in the mushed banana and butter puree.

STEP 3

Add the eggs and milk to the butter and banana mixture, and stir until smooth.

wet ingredients together in a mixing bowl for banana bread.

STEP 4

Combine the dry ingredients with the wet ingredients. Do not over mix. Instead, fold the ingredients using a spatula until fully incorporated.

cover the banana bread mixture with plastic wrap.

STEP 5

Cover the bowl and set it aside for 1 hour at room temperature.

banana bread baking in the oven.

STEP 6

Preheat the oven to 350°, and then pour the mixture into two prepared loaf pans. Bake for 1 hour.

a loaf of banana bread

STEP 7

Let the banana bread cool before serving.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

How ripe should bananas be to make a moist banana bread recipe?

Use bananas that have become a little too soft to snack on. The riper the banana, the richer the bread flavor will become.


What can I add to banana bread?

  • Chocolate Chips
  • Nuts: Walnuts, Pecans
  • Peanut Butter
  • Spices: Nutmeg, All Spice
  • Maple Syrup
  • Cocoa Powder
  • Orange Zest
  • Lemon Zest
  • Dried Fruit: Cranberries, Raisins, Apricots
  • Pumpkin Puree
  • Nutella

What’s the best way to store banana bread?

To keep your banana bread moist, allow it to cool completely and then wrap it in a layer of plastic. Next, store it in a Ziploc bag or a container with a tight-fitting lid. It will last on the counter for up to 3 days.


Can I freeze banana bread?

You sure can. First, allow the banana bread to cool completely and wrap it in plastic wrap, followed by foil. The banana bread will freeze for up to 2 months. When you’re ready to eat, defrost it at room temperature, and enjoy!

Recipe Rating




RJ

Saturday 14th of May 2022

I love this recipe. Always comes out moist with a delicious flavor. I keep going back for more.

Tressa Jamil

Sunday 12th of June 2022

Right? I feel the same way.