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Easy Banana Bread Recipe

This banana bread recipe is moist, has a tender crumb and is deliciously flavored with ripe bananas and brown sugar. This easy to make banana bread is the absolute best!

Course Baking
Cuisine American
Keyword Banana Bread Recipe
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 10 minutes
Servings 8 servings
Calories 350kcal

Ingredients

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Grease a 9 x 5 inch loaf pan with butter or non-stick cooking spray.
  • In a large mixing bowl, whisk together the flour, baking soda, salt, and cinnamon.
  • In a separate bowl, using a handheld or stand mixer fitted with a paddle or whisk attachment, beat the butter and brown sugar together on high speed for about 2 minutes or until smooth and creamy. Add the eggs one at a time, fully incorporating the first egg before adding the second. Add the yogurt, mashed banana, and vanilla, and mix over medium speed until well-combined.
  • With the mixer on low. slowly add the dry ingredients into the wet ingredients and mix until there are no floury pockets left. Do not over mix.
  • Pour the batter into the prepared loaf pan and bake for 55 to 60 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center of the loaf comes out clean. Check the loaf past the 30 minute mark, if the top and sides are getting too brown, loosely cover the pan with aluminum foil.
  • Remove from the oven and set the pan on a wire rack and allow the bread to cool completely before removing from the pan.

Notes

  • Use ripe bananas that have many spots. They make the bread sweeter and more flavorful.
  • Do not over mix the batter. Over mixing results in drier crumb and denser bread.
  • To make banana bread muffins: Divide the batter into a paper lined or greased muffin pan. Bake at 350 degrees Fahrenheit for about 20 minutes or until toothpick inserted in the center of the loaf comes out clean. This recipe should make about 24 muffins.

Nutrition

Calories: 350kcal | Carbohydrates: 53g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 13g | Saturated Fat: 8g | Cholesterol: 72mg | Sodium: 236mg | Potassium: 222mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 25g | Vitamin A: 438IU | Vitamin C: 3mg | Calcium: 42mg | Iron: 2mg