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The Best Moist Banana Bread Recipe

Simple and classic banana bread recipe that is customizable with mix-ins or delicious plain. This bread has such a moist texture and delightful flavor!
Course Bread, Dessert
Cuisine American
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 55 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 5 minutes
Servings 16 servings
Calories 150kcal

Equipment

  • Mixing Bowl
  • Electric Hand Mixer (or whisk)
  • Wooden Spoon

Ingredients

  • 2 eggs
  • 3 ripe bananas
  • cup granulated sugar
  • cup vegetable oil
  • 1 ¾ cup all-purpose flour
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • ¼ tsp baking soda
  • ½ tsp salt
  • ½ cup walnuts (optional) chopped
  • ½ cup semi-sweet chocolate chips (optional)

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Grease a (8.5 x 4.5 x 2.5) glass loaf pan and set aside.
  • In a medium bowl, beat 2 eggs with an electric hand mixer until well-blended.
  • Cut 3 bananas into 1” pieces and put them into the bowl with the eggs. Mash them until well blended with eggs.
  • Add ⅔ cup granulated sugar and ⅓ cup vegetable oil to the banana mixture and beat until well blended.
  • Mix together 1 ¾ cup flour, 2 tsp baking powder, ¼ tsp baking soda, and ½ tsp salt together in a medium bowl. Gradually add this to the banana mixture, and beat again until well blended.
  • If desired, add ½ cup chopped walnuts and/or ½ cup chocolate chips and mix by hand until evenly dispersed.
  • Pour the batter into a greased loaf pan and bake for 55-60 minutes. Cool before cutting. Enjoy!

Notes

Recipe copyright The Foreign Fork. For educational or personal use only. 
  1. Bananas: Make sure your bananas are so ripe, they’re almost black. The more ripe the bananas, the more flavor they hold. 
  2. Eggs: I use large eggs.
  3. Oil: I use vegetable oil. You can sub olive oil if you want a crispier crust.
  4. Use a serrated knife to cut the banana bread into slices. 
  5. If you don’t have an electric hand mixer, you can mix this recipe by hand or use a stand mixer. 
  6. Feel free to add chopped up bananas into the batter if you’d like. 
  7. If the top of your banana bread begins to brown or burn before the center is cooked, tent some aluminum foil over the top of the pan as you bake. 
  8. You know your banana bread is done when a toothpick stuck into the center comes out clean.
  9. Use a serrated knife to cut the banana bread into slices. 
  10. If you don’t have an electric hand mixer, you can mix this recipe by hand or use a stand mixer. 
  11. Feel free to add chopped up bananas into the batter if you’d like. 
  12. If the top of your banana bread begins to brown or burn before the center is cooked, tent some aluminum foil over the top of the pan as you bake. 
  13. You know your banana bread is done when a toothpick stuck into the center comes out clean.

Nutrition

Serving: 1serving | Calories: 150kcal | Carbohydrates: 24g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 5g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 3g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 20mg | Sodium: 151mg | Potassium: 102mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 11g | Vitamin A: 44IU | Vitamin C: 2mg | Calcium: 36mg | Iron: 1mg