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Easy Recipe for Moist Banana Bread 

This Easy Recipe for Moist Banana Bread is the perfect snack with tea or coffee. Soft, warm, and perfectly sweetened, I love to make this banana bread recipe over and over again!

Banana bread sliced on a wire rack

Don’t resist making this easy recipe: you’ll be devouring this tasty banana bread before you know it! The texture of this banana bread is moist, tender, and slightly dense. It has a delicate crumb that melts in your mouth.

This warm, cozy, and familiar bread is a comforting home-baked treat that I make every fall. The banana flavor comes from the perfectly ripe (or overripe) bananas we always have at home. 

Key Ingredients:

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Flour: All-purpose flour provides the structure and texture for the banana bread.

Sugar: Granulated sugar sweetens the bread and helps it to brown in the oven.

Baking powder: This underrated ingredient helps the bread to rise and become light and fluffy.

Salt: Enhances the flavor and helps to balance the sweetness in any recipe.

Baking soda: Baking soda reacts with the acid in the bananas to help the bread rise.

Eggs: Eggs provide moisture and help to bind the ingredients together.

Unsalted butter: Melted butter adds richness and moisture to the bread.

Milk: Adds moisture and richness.

Walnuts: Chopped walnuts add a nutty flavor and crunchy texture to the bread.

Bananas: Ripe, mashed bananas provide natural sweetness and moisture to this moist banana bread recipe.

Find the full printable recipe with specific measurements below.

How to make this Easy Recipe for Moist Banana Bread

Preheat your oven to 350F.

Butter up your 4-inch loaf pan.

Buttered loaf pan.

Mash the bananas with a fork.

Mashed bananas on a white plate with a fork.

In a medium bowl, beat all ingredients together on medium speed for 2 minutes using a hand mixer.

Banana bread ingredients in a glass bowl.

Using a rubber spatula, transfer the batter to the prepared pan and put it in the oven for 1 hour. (Or until it passes the toothpick test.)

Banana bread batter in a loaf pan.

You will smell the wonderful aroma coming from your oven. Bananas and walnuts make an excellent combination in this super easy bread!

Baked banana bread in a loaf pan on a wire rack.

Expert Tips:

  • For even more moist and flavorful banana bread, you can add cinnamon to the batter! I love the comforting flavor it has. 
  • If your bananas are not ripe enough, you can speed up the ripening process by placing them in a paper bag for a day or two.
  • To keep your banana bread moist, store it in an airtight container or wrap it in plastic wrap and keep it at room temperature for up to three days.

FAQs:

Can I use brown sugar instead of white sugar in banana bread?

Yes, you can! Brown sugar will give the bread a richer, more caramel-like flavor, and it will also make the bread slightly more moist. Brown sugar has more moisture than white sugar, so if you want to adjust the liquids in the recipe, you can. 

Can I add chocolate chips to the batter?

Yes, you can add chocolate chips or other mix-ins like dried fruit or shredded coconut to the batter for extra flavor and texture.

Can I make banana bread ahead of time?

Yes, you can make banana bread ahead of time. To keep the bread fresh, wrap it tightly in plastic wrap or aluminum foil and store it at room temperature for up to 3 days.

Banana bread sliced on a wire rack

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If you tried this Easy Recipe for Moist Banana Bread or any other recipe on my website, please leave a 🌟 star rating and let me know how you enjoyed it in the📝 comments below. I love hearing from you!

Banana bread sliced on a wire rack.

Easy Recipe for Moist Banana Bread

Are your bananas starting to get soft? They will be perfect in a banana bread!
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Course: Desserts
Cuisine: American, Breads
Allergy: Vegetarian
Total Time: 1 hour 40 minutes
Servings8
Calories: 269kcal
Author: Marina Rizhkov

Equipment

Ingredients

  • ¾ cup flour
  • cup sugar
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • ½ tsp baking soda
  • 2 large eggs
  • cup unsalted butter, softened
  • 4 Tbsp milk
  • ½ cup walnuts, chopped
  • 2-3 bananas, mashed

Instructions

  • Preheat your oven to 350F.
  • Butter up 4-inch loaf pan.
    Buttered loaf pan.
  • Mash the bananas with a fork.
    2-3 bananas,
    Mashed bananas on a white plate with a fork.
  • In a medium bowl, beat all ingredients together on medium speed for 2 minutes.
    ¾ cup flour, ⅔ cup sugar, 2 tsp baking powder, ¼ tsp salt, ½ tsp baking soda, 2 large eggs, ⅓ cup unsalted butter,, 4 Tbsp milk, 2-3 bananas,, ½ cup walnuts,
    Banana bread ingredients in a glass bowl.
  • Using a rubber spatula, transfer the batter to the prepared pan and put it in the oven for 1 hour. (Or until it passes the toothpick test.)
    Banana bread batter in a loaf pan.
  • You will smell the wonderful aroma coming from your oven. Bananas and walnuts make an excellent combination in this super easy bread!
    Banana bread sliced on a wire rack.

Notes

  • You can make banana bread ahead of time. To keep the bread fresh, wrap it tightly in plastic wrap or aluminum foil and store it at room temperature for up to 3 days. 

Nutrition

Calories: 269kcal | Carbohydrates: 34g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 14g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 4g | Monounsaturated Fat: 3g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 62mg | Sodium: 267mg | Potassium: 180mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 21g | Vitamin A: 328IU | Vitamin C: 3mg | Calcium: 87mg | Iron: 1mg
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