This super moist banana bread is the perfect recipe to use up those over ripe bananas sitting on the counter! This easy banana bread recipe is perfect for anytime you are wanting banana bread.
Banana Bread Recipe
I don’t know what it is with my house but if I buy a few bananas they are gone that day. If I buy a bunch of bananas they sit there and start to freckle. It is like my family only wants to eat bananas when they are in limited quantity like they are going to run out. But if there is plenty of them they don’t even touch them.
I used to get annoyed with them for that, but now I look at those freckling bananas just sitting there and get excited to turn them into this moist homemade banana bread. Of course once I turn it into banana bread and they are eating the bread, they ask me where all the bananas went and why I used them all to make bread.
This homemade banana bread has been my go to recipe for years. Every time I make it it comes out perfect. Moist bread full of banana flavor and a hint of butter. Oh it is so good! I like to spread a little butter on top while it is still a bit warm, but this bread is so good you don’t even have to add anything on top if you don’t want to! This easy banana bread recipe is perfect for breakfast, lunch or a snack!
Easy Banana Recipes
Have Bananas to use up? Check out these recipe to make with ripe bananas.
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- Chocolate Banana Milkshake
- Pumpkin Banana Muffins
- Chocolate Covered Bananas
- Banana Peanut butter ice cream
- Chunky Monkey Muffins
- Banana Chocolate Chip Muffins
Tips for making the best banana bread
Make sure your bananas are ripe enough. You want them to have freckles and you want them to be getting soft. The sweetness comes from the banana getting ripe, you do not want to use bananas that have any green on them.
Mix ingredients in order. It is important to mix the ingredients in the order that the recipe calls for. Baking banana bread is not hard but following the step by step directions for baking banana bread is going to give you the results you want.
Measure the ingredients carefully. You do not want to add to much flour, or bananas or any other ingredient. To much flour will give you stiff banana bread, while adding to little will give you sticky banana bread.
Do not over mix. When you are mixing you do not want to over mix. Once the ingredients are all mixed together stop mixing. You want to mix them just until they are fully mixed together.
Greasing the pan enough. When you are greasing the baking pan be sure you grease it well. I like to use non stick cooking spray as I am able to easily get in the corners of the baking pan.
Bake long enough. I know having to wait for the bread to be done stinks because you want to enjoy it as soon as possible, but it will take 50-65 minutes at 350 depending on your oven to fully cook banana bread. It is important that the knife or toothpick comes out clean when you are checking to see if banana bread is fully cooked.
What is the best way to store homemade banana bread?
If you plan on eating the banana bread quickly then it can be kept at room temperature. All you need to do is wrap the bread tightly in plastic wrap or between paper towels and store in an airtight container. Using this method the paper towels will absorb any extra liquid and the bread will keep on the counter for about 4 days.
If you want the banana bread to last a bit longer you can store it in the fridge. wrap the bread tightly in plastic wrap or between paper towels and store in an airtight container. Fresh made Banana bread will keep in the fridge for up to 1 week.
Can you Freeze homemade banana bread?
Yes! One of the great things about this homemade moist banana bread recipe is that it is perfect for freezing. If you have a lot of bananas to use up, you can make a few loafs of this moist banana bread and freeze it to enjoy later.
There are a few different ways to go about freezing the bread. You can freeze the whole loaf or freeze it in slices.
To freeze the whole loaf allow the bread to cool completely. Once cooled wrap the loaf in tin foil, then place in a freezer bag and squeeze the air our before putting into the freezer. It will keep in the freezer for up to 4 months.
If you prefer to freeze it in slices, allow the bread to cool completely. Slice the bread into slices and wrap each slice in tin foil. Then put the wrapped slices into a freezer bag and squeeze the air our before putting into the freezer. It will keep in the freezer for up to 4 months.
Banana Bread Recipe Ingredients
- All purpose flour
- granulated white sugar
- baking powder
- baking soda
- ripe bananas
How to Make Moist Banana Bread Recipe
Heat the oven to 350 degrees.
Peel the ripe bananas and place them in a bowl, discard the deep. Then using a potato masher or a fork mash the bananas.
In a large mixing bowl combine the sugar, baking powder, baking soda, and salt.
Add mashed bananas.
Mix in the butter and the milk and beat together for about 2 minutes. You can use a stand mixer or a hand mixer.
Add in the eggs and the flour until well blended.
Pour batter into a greased bread loaf pan.
Bake in a 350 degree oven for 55 to 60 minutes or until a toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean.
Cool for 10 minutes on a wire rack and then remove from pan and finish cooling on the wire rack.
Easy Bread Recipes
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- Pumpkin Bread with Streusel topping
- Blueberry bread
- Pumpkin Apple bread
moist banana bread
- Heat the oven to 350 degrees.
- Peel the ripe bananas and place them in a bowl, discard the deep. Then using a potato masher or a fork mash the bananas.
- In a large mixing bowl combine the sugar, baking powder, baking soda, and salt.
- Add mashed bananas.
- Mix in the butter and the milk and beat together for about 2 minutes. You can use a stand mixer or a hand mixer.
- Add in the eggs and the flour until well blended.
- Pour batter into a greased bread loaf pan.
- Bake in a 350 degree oven for 55 to 60 minutes or until a toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean.
- Cool for 10 minutes on a wire rack and then remove from pan and finish cooling on the wire rack.