Here is the absolute best banana bread recipe out there.
If you are looking for the best banana bread recipe, you have come to the right place!
This super easy recipe will have the aroma of ripe bananas and vanilla making the whole house smell so yummy and comforting. And it goes great with hot drinks like lemon verbena tea or old fashioned hot cocoa.
It's not hard to know why this is the very best and easy banana bread recipe you will ever need. This moist and classic banana bread recipe will make a double batch so that you have some to freeze for later.
1 Cup Butter (very soft but not melted)
1.5 Cups Sugar
2 Tsp Pure Vanilla
7 Bananas (If taking these out of the freezer, they should be at room temperature before you start)
3 Cups Flour
2 Tsp Baking Soda
1 Tsp Salt
Step 1. Preheat oven to 350°F (175°C).
Step 2. Butter a large cookie sheet (11x17 inches).
Step 3. Cream together the butter and sugar until creamy.
Step 4. Add in the vanilla and eggs and stir until creamy again.
Step 5. Add in the bananas. It will look curdled and that's ok.
Step 6. In another bowl, sift together the flour, baking soda and salt and then add into your banana mixture. Only stir until blended through.
Step 7. Pour onto your cookie sheet and bake for about 25 minutes or until a tester (like a fork or toothpick) inserted into the center comes out clean.
Step 8. Let the banana bread cool in the pan for a few minutes before removing.
If you are going to freeze the banana bread, be sure that it's completely cooled before putting it in the freezer to prevent condensation and ice crystals forming.
Step 1 - Let banana bread completely cool.
Step 2 - Wrap the banana bread in parchment paper.
Step 3 - Wrap the banana bread in cling wrap nice and tight so no air can get in.
Step 4 - Label the banana bread with the date. You can use freezer stickers found here on Amazon.
Banana bread will last for about 5 months in the freezer if wrapped nice and tight. You can also make this same recipe to make and freeze banana bread muffins too.
Feel free to alter this recipe and make it your own by adding chocolate chips, nuts or whatever extras you like.
This is a great banana bread recipe if you are feeding a crowd or have company coming over. If you have a ton of bananas or know that company is coming in from out of town, make two or three batches to freeze for later.
Aren't bananas perfect that you can use them this way?
Now that you have made the most delicious banana bread, you might want to head on over to our Zucchini Bread recipe. It's just as easy and tasty!
Be sure to check out our article How To Make EASY Homemade Butter to go with this banana bread recipe.
can’t wait to try the recipes for Passover!! Thanks for the great recipes. I appreciate it so much!!
Regards Hannah Flack
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DIY CRAFT CLUB ADMIN
April 12, 2020
Hi Hannah, so glad you found this recipe helpful! It’s our favorite and we make it all the time for our families. Have a wonderful day. – Shawna