Easy Banana Bread Recipe
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This Easy Banana Bread is one of those recipes that I’ve made about a million times! Learn the trick to how to make banana bread extra moist and delicious.
With very few ingredients and only a few minutes of prep, this simple banana bread is the perfect way to enjoy your ripe bananas!
This banana bread recipe is so quick and easy to prepare, that it’s perfect for busy households! And it makes a most delicious afternoon snack for hungry kids after school or an quick and easy breakfast paired with a warm mug of coffee!
Banana bread is the perfect way to use up bananas that are too ripe to enjoy eating anymore. And in fact, more ripe is even better! This makes the banana super easy to mash and sweet in flavor. A great muffin recipe that uses mashed bananas is my Banana Nut Crunch Muffins. So delicious!
This Easy Banana Bread recipe is one of the more moist banana bread recipes I’ve ever tried. Not only is it quick and delicious, it turns out perfectly every single time (just read the reviews below)!
How to Make Banana Bread
This extra moist banana bread recipe is one of the easiest you’ll ever make. You’ll simply take your dry ingredients and mix them with bananas (of course), mayonnaise and egg.
I make a Chocolate Mayonnaise Cake which is to die for. If you have never had a bread or cake made with mayonnaise before, you MUST try it. I know it may sound a little bit strange, but mayo is made of oil and eggs which are basically staple ingredients in this quick bread anyhow. This is how to make banana bread soft and moist. The result is the most crazy moist bread!
How to Make Banana Bread Moist
How Ripe Should Bananas Be for Banana Bread? You want your bananas to be ripe with many black spots, this means they’re soft and full of sugars. Don’t let them get so ripe that they’re seeping liquid though. If you’re not going to get to your bananas before you have a chance to use them, peel them and freeze them. Just remember when you defrost them, put them in a bag or shallow dish because they will sweat and leak.
Tips for Moist Banana Bread
- The batter to this recipe is very thick and you may be tempted to add more liquid… trust me, you don’t need it. This bread is perfect just as it is.
- The key to making good quick breads is do not overmix.
- I love pecans in my banana bread but you can also use walnuts in this recipe or make Chocolate Chip Banana Bread by adding chocolate chips.
- Once cooled, serve it with Whipped Strawberry Butter, top it with an amazing Pecan Coconut Glaze or just keep it simple and spread it with a bit of butter.
Quick breads can sometimes be difficult to remove from the pan. A trick I have learned is to line my loaf pan with parchment paper leaving about 3 inches of paper folded over the top of the pan. This makes is super easy to hold onto and lift the loaf easily, and in one piece, out of the pan. Drop onto a cooling rack to finish cooling or straight onto a breadboard to slice and enjoy!
How to Store Banana Bread
I much prefer to store this banana bread recipe on the counter, I find that refrigerating quick breads dries them out.
How long does Banana Bread last? In my house, about an hour and a half. Joking aside, banana bread should last about 3 days tightly sealed on the counter.
Can You Freeze Banana Bread? Yes, of course, this easy banana bread freezes beautifully. You can either freeze the loaf as a whole or slice it and freeze the slices. To defrost a slice just pop it in the microwave for a few seconds or even just add it to the lunch box frozen, it’ll defrost in plenty of time for lunch!
More Recipes You’ll Go Bananas For
- Homemade Banana Pudding – Classic no bake dessert!
- Strawberry Banana Salad
- Coconut Banana Cream Pie – Easy favorite
- Banana Split Stuffed Strawberries
- Banana Cheesecake
- Banana Pancakes – Sunday morning favorite!
- Banana Nut Muffins – Reader favorite, this gets rave reviews!
Once you try it, this award-winning easy banana bread recipe will definitely be your go-to recipe!
This banana bread is one of the easiest recipes I’ve ever tried. Not only is it quick and delicious, it turns out perfectly every single time! I add pecans but feel free to substitute your favorite nuts (like walnuts) or even add in chocolate chips.
- 3 Medium Bananas mashed
- 1/2 cup mayonnaise or dressing
- 1 egg
- 1 1/2 cups flour
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 3/4 cup sugar
- 1/2 cup chopped pecans
Preheat oven to 350
In a bowl mix together mashed bananas, mayo and egg. In a separate bowl combine flour, sugar, baking soda, salt and pecans
Add flour mixture to wet mixture and stir just until combined. Note: The mixture will be very thick, do not over mix
Pour into a greased loaf pan. Bake 60-70 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean.
Remove from pan and allow to cool completely.
Nutrition information provided is an estimate and will vary based on cooking methods and brands of ingredients used.
(Nutrition information provided is an estimate and will vary based on cooking methods and brands of ingredients used.)