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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 / 24 slices
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 sugar
  • ½ cup unsalted butter melted
  • 2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
  • 2 large eggs at room temperature
  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 ½ teaspoons baking soda
  • ½ teaspoon coarse kosher salt
  • 1- 1 ½ cups chopped pecans optional

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 350°F (177°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 and vanilla extract. Using a wooden spoon, mix everything until combined.
  • Stir in eggs.
  • 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. Read the post 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 muffins 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