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Best Banana Bread Recipe in the World

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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.

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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.

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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.

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


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


  • 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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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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Monday 29th of April 2024

I tried this recipe yesterday, this was my first time making it. My children and I absolutely loved it. It will be bookmarked forever


Monday 29th of April 2024

Thanks so much Cassy! So happy you and your children like the recipe.


Tuesday 2nd of April 2024

I was looking for a banana bread recipe using 3 bananas when I found this one. I really liked how you used common pantry items and one bowl. I made this tonight and couldn’t wait to try it. It did not disappoint. Loved it


Sunday 7th of April 2024

Thanks Cece, so happy you liked the recipe :)


Friday 29th of March 2024

Just made this and it was perfect. Crunchy exterior, moist in the middle. Not too sweet, so if you wanted cream cheese icing, it wouldnt make your pancreas call 911. Dont omit a good pinch of salt. We live in the Andes at 3k meters and I wondered if it would turn out. Glad I tried. I added pecans to mine. We get amazing bananas here and I used 4 of the red peel ones. This recipe is a keeper.


Monday 1st of April 2024

@Tanya, It was so good, I just baked two more loaves. This time, I made a crumble topping with flour, butter, brown sugar, pecans. Love the addition. Great recipe!


Monday 1st of April 2024

Thanks so much for the feedback Gigi, so happy you liked the recipe. I had to google what a red peel banana was lol. I'd love to get my hands on some and try it with this recipe.


Saturday 24th of February 2024

Can I use muffin pan? Don’t have a loaf pan


Saturday 24th of February 2024

Hi Deborah, yes, a muffin pan is fine, they will bake quicker.


Monday 28th of August 2023

It was my 1st time making your recipe and it is THE BEST BANANA BREAD EVER 🤩😍🤩😍 I loved it: delicious and so light!! My next time, I’ll add some walnuts and chocolate chips! Would you recommend? If yes, how much of each should I use? Thank you soooo much 🌻


Friday 1st of September 2023

@Tanya, thank you so much for your reply!! I will let you know how it turns out 😃


Tuesday 29th of August 2023

Thanks Raquel, so happy you like it! I would add about 3/4 cup each to the batter before baking.