Banana bread is one of my favourite treats, especially a nice homemade one, still warm from the oven, smothered in melting butter and a drizzle of honey! Yum! Banana bread is a quick bread made with mashed (over) ripe bananas which help keep the bread moist in addition to adding the amazing aroma and flavour of bananas to the bread! A quick bread is a bread that is made with baking soda and/or baking powder instead of yeast so it’s super easy to make with no kneading or waiting for anything to rise! You simply mix the wet ingredients into the mixture of the dry ingredients, pour the batter into a loaf pan and bake! I am a fan of the basic banana bread but it’s also nice to add chopped nuts, and/or chocolate chips or raisins, etc. The next time that you are looking for something special for breakfast or a treat, instead of running out to your favourite bakery or cafe, make this banana bread at home!
The best banana bread recipe! This banana bread, made with mashed bananas, is so easy to make and so nice and moist and tender!
- 3 overripe bananas, mashed
- 1/2 cup butter, melted
- 3/4 cup brown sugar
- 1/2 cup sour cream (or yogurt)
- 2 eggs, lightly beaten
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract (optional)
- 1 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon (optional)
- Mix the bananas, butter, brown sugar, sour cream, eggs and vanilla extract before mixing in the mixture of the flour, baking soda, baking powder, salt and cinnamon.
- Pour the batter into a greased 9×5 inch loaf pan and bake in a preheated 350F/180C oven until golden brown on top and a toothpick pushed into the center comes out clean, about 60 minutes.
- Let cool a bit before slicing and enjoying!
Option: Add 1 cup chopped nuts.
Option: Add 1 cup chocolate chips (or peanut butter chips, butterscotch chips, toffee chips, etc.)
Option: Top with sliced bananas!
Option: Use a cake pan and make a banana cake instead!
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