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This is the simplest and moistest banana bread - easy to make and yields 2 breads! #bananabread

The Best Banana Bread

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 1 hour
Total Time: 1 hour 10 minutes
Servings: 2 loaves
Calories: 181kcal
Author: Shinee
My go-to banana bread recipe since 2013! This recipe makes two moistest and most flavorful banana breads with simple ingredients and just a wooden spoon!
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Ingredients

  • 8 frozen medium-to-large bananas Note 1
  • 1 ½ cups (300g) sugar
  • ½ cup (115g) unsalted butter melted
  • 2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
  • 2 large eggs at room temperature
  • 3 cups (375g) all-purpose flour
  • 1 ½ teaspoons baking soda
  • ½ teaspoon coarse kosher salt
  • 1- 1 ½ cups (120-180g) chopped pecans optional

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 350°F (180°C).
  • Peel and thaw frozen bananas in a microwave. Reserve all the juices and everything.
  • Prepare two 9×5-inch bread pan and spray with non-stick cooking spray.
  • In a large bowl, mash the thawed bananas with a fork or potato masher until mostly smooth.
  • Add sugar, melted butter, eggs and vanilla extract. Using a wooden spoon, mix everything until combined.
  • Then add flour, baking soda and salt. Mix to combine.
  • Optional, add chopped pecans and/or other add-ins, like chocolate chips, dried fruits.
  • Divide the batter evenly into the prepared pans.
  • Bake for 60 minutes, or until the inserted toothpick comes out clean. Cool completely before serving.
  • Keep the banana bread in the bread pan, covered tightly, in the fridge for up to 3 days.

Notes

Note 1: About 3.5-4 cups of mashed bananas. Frozen bananas are key in this recipe for moistest and most flavorful banana bread. Do NOT discard juices from thawed banana, use everything to make the batter. Watch my video above on how I thaw my frozen bananas. It's really quick and easy!
Note 2: You can also make this recipe into muffins. This recipe will make 24 muffins, or follow my banana muffin recipe for half a batch.
For step-by-step photos and additional notes, read the post above.

Nutrition

Serving: 1slice | Calories: 181kcal | Carbohydrates: 33.5g | Protein: 2.6g | Fat: 4.5g | Cholesterol: 25.7mg | Sodium: 182.9mg | Sugar: 17.4g