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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.

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 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

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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Julie A

Tuesday 13th of September 2022

Ok, so I made 2 loaves of this. One regular and one for my family using brown sugar Splenda to reduce the amount of sugar. I got RAVE reviews and was told time and again…”this is the best banana bread I have ever had!” 😋 Any thoughts on reevaluating the recipe secrets to develop the “World’s Best Pumpkin Bread since we are approaching the season???

Tanya

Wednesday 14th of September 2022

Thanks Julie A, I totally need to do that! I love a good pumpkin bread recipe.

Al

Monday 8th of August 2022

I make this about once every two weeks to rave reviews. Yesterday I made it but forgot to put the sour cream in! Had it out and ready, but just failed to add it, as I have always done. I expected a dry disaster but was shocked to find a still moist and perfect baked bread!

Jill O

Tuesday 24th of May 2022

I made this today, exactly as written, it’s fabulous. I tried a piece while still hot (couldn’t wait) but it’s even better when cooled. Do you think I could sub in whole wheat flour? I read the comments but no one mentioned trying that.

Rob

Friday 20th of May 2022

I made this banana bread today since I had three ripe bananas that would have to be thrown out tomorrow. The only change that I made was to bake in my Ninja Foodi at 330F for 40 minutes. My goodness this bread is so moist and delicious! Thank you so much for sharing!! Cheers

Tanya

Tuesday 24th of May 2022

Thanks Rob! So happy you like it.

Tina E Asher

Thursday 19th of May 2022

I have made quite a few different banana bread recipes, but yours is by far my favorit..Congrats Lady 🤌👏,it's awesome!!!

Tanya

Tuesday 24th of May 2022

Thank you so much Tina!