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This by far is the best banana bread recipe in the world. No lie, it truly is.

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Let me explain. For years, I had been on the search for the best banana bread recipe in the world. I’d search the internet, find a recipe, try it out, and leave with the feeling of “meh.” Some were too crumbly. Others were too moist (Is that a thing?). A few had an off taste. While others had too many other ingredients other than banana. So for a while, I gave up my search for the perfect banana bread recipe and just settled on buying banana bread from Starbucks, which has some pretty good banana bread.

best banana bread recipe in the world sliced

Fact is, banana bread is just one of those recipes that should get made often, especially if you buy a bunch of bananas. In our house, we never eat all the bananas on the bunch when I buy them. On grocery day, I’ll eat one, my daughter will eat one, and the rest in the bunch will sit lonely on the kitchen counter, turning brown, and sometimes even black. Oh the shame.

So one day, I decided enough is enough and I will tackle the search again for the best banana bread recipe in the world…and I found it.

I came across this recipe in Simply Recipes and decided to give it a go. It had almost 1,000 positive reviews. So although I love the recipe, I threw in a few changes.

Why this is the Best Banana Bread Recipe in the World

Not just because I say it is, but it is in fact delicious and it gets requested a ton by my family and extended family. There is enough banana taste yet the perfect amount of sweetness to this recipe.

It also has the perfect amount of moistness. Banana bread shouldn’t be too moist to the point of gummyness but it also shouldn’t be dry. There is a perfect balance and this recipe provides just that.

best banana bread recipe in the world sliced from above

It does create one single 4×8 inch loaf pan that is perfect for eating immediatley or giving away to a loved one. Baking banana bread in a 4×8 loaf pan is a must in my opinion. It leads to the perfect portion size. Also, banana bread already takes near an hour to bake…Baking in a larger loaf pan would just take longer and won’t result in the perfect result.

In addition to having an amazing taste, it’s also super easy to make. I make everything in one bowl! No seperation on ingredients necessary in this banana bread recipe.

How to Make the Best Banana Bread Recipe in the WORLD

It’s simple. First you melt the butter in a large microwavable bowl. Add your other ingredients, and bake in a preheated 350F degree oven for about 1 hour.

Here’s to this delicious easy banana bread recipe. Hope you Enjoy 🙂

Looking for another way to use those leftover bananas? Try these Banana Fritters or these Banana Pancakes.

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The Best Banana Bread recipe in the World

This is the Best Banana Bread Recipe in the World. No seriously, it is.
Course Breakfast, Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword banana bread
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour
5 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 10 minutes
Servings 6
Calories 411kcal
Author Tanya

Ingredients

  • cup butter
  • 3 ripe bananas peeled
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • Pinch of salt
  • ¾ cup brown sugar packed
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 ½ cup All Purpose Flour
  • ½ cup sour cream
  • ½ tsp Ground Cinnamon

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Grease a 4×8 inch loaf pan. Set aside.
  • Place butter in a large microwavable dish and place in microwave to melt. Use 30 second increments until butter is fully melted.
  • Add in ripe bananas and mash with a fork, ensure that butter coats the bananas.
  • Add baking soda, salt, brown sugar, sour cream, cinnamon, vanilla extract, and large egg to bowl. Stir to combine. Stir in the flour.
  • Pour batter into greased loaf pan. Bake in preheated oven on center rack for 50 minutes to 1 hour, or until a toothpick entered in the center comes out clean.
  • Remove from oven and allow bread to cool in pan for about 5 minutes. Then place on cooling rack to allow to cool completely. Enjoy 🙂

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4×8 inch loaf pan
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Nutrition

Calories: 411kcal | Carbohydrates: 65g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 15g | Saturated Fat: 9g | Cholesterol: 64mg | Sodium: 334mg | Potassium: 318mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 34g | Vitamin A: 510IU | Vitamin C: 5.3mg | Calcium: 61mg | Iron: 2mg
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Texas Shrink

Monday 9th of November 2020

Finally some truth in advertising! Best banana bread I’ve ever made, hands down. I’m now baking loaf three in a week because my family is clamoring for it. Everything in the recipe is in the perfect ratio to other ingredients, and hand mixing prevents it from turning into a banana-flavored hockey puck. Thank you, Tanya!

Tanya

Monday 9th of November 2020

Aww, thank you so much! I'm thrilled you like it :)

Michelle

Wednesday 14th of October 2020

I added a chopped chocolate bar and doubled the recipe. Seriously the best recipe not too sweet. Yummy!

Tanya

Wednesday 14th of October 2020

Love the addition of the chocolate bar! So glad you liked the recipe :)

Wendy

Saturday 26th of September 2020

Hi Tanya, thanks for sharing this amazing Banana Bread recipe. I'm on my third loaf, I added walnuts...The family loves it; and doesn't last long in our household.

Tanya

Sunday 27th of September 2020

Yay! So glad you liked it Wendy! Our banana bread never lasts long either lol.

Wun Han Leong

Friday 7th of August 2020

What is the metric measurement in grams please?

Will be good to have a conversion table.

Thanks

Tanya

Saturday 8th of August 2020

Thanks Wun, I'll have to look into how to get a conversion table on the site.

Erin

Sunday 2nd of August 2020

This is a fantastic recipe. I didn’t have sour cream, so subbed whipped cream (yes from a can), and it is the best banana bread I’ve ever had. Ever. Thank you! :D

Tanya

Tuesday 4th of August 2020

I love that idea Erin. Thanks for letting us know. So glad it worked and you liked the recipe.

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