11 of the Best Banana Bread Recipes

Don’t toss bananas when they get too black. The darker the better for banana bread! Made with only a few ingredients, it’s moist, sweet, and tender – a wonderful snack. What’s great about this quick bread is you can use a traditional recipe or put a twist on it by incorporating different add-ins. Next time you get the baking bug, try one of these banana bread recipes loaded with ripe bananas.

Mary's Blue Ribbon Banana Bread

Mary's Blue Ribbon Banana Bread

"I have been using this banana bread recipe for 30 years. It is the best banana bread I have ever tasted and everyone asks for it! I entered this in the County Fair back in the 1990s and won a Blue Ribbon. Actually I entered this a number of years in a row and it always took home the Blue Ribbon. It is a moist and flavorful bread." - Mary Louise
Caramelized Banana Bread

Caramelized Banana Bread

"I love banana bread and am ALWAYS playing with and revising recipes hoping to finally hit upon the perfect texture, crumb, and wow factor. This recipe will not disappoint. Caramelizing the bananas brings out the depth and intensifies the flavor. The brown sugar and butter work together well to further the caramel flavor." - Joan
Nutella Swirled Peanut Butter Roasted Banana Bread

Nutella Swirled Peanut Butter Roasted Banana Bread

"Nutella Swirled Peanut Butter Roasted Banana Bread is jam packed with sweet bananas, peanut butter, and Butterfinger candy bars. This banana bread recipe is then topped with Nutella spread making it extremely decadent and flavorful." - Paula
Extreme Banana Nut Bread Bread

Extreme Banana Nut Bread Bread

"This banana bread recipe made the Test Kitchen smell amazing! The dense, nutty bread is oh-so-moist and will win over even the non-banana lovers in your life." - The Kitchen Crew
Cranberry Banana Tea Loaf

Cranberry Banana Tea Loaf

"This delicious and moist banana bread will make a wonderful gift at the holidays ... if you don't eat it all first. This bread is not overly sweet. We loved the cranberry/banana combination. The tart cranberries add a pop of flavor you don't always get with banana bread." - The Kitchen Crew
Sesame Chia Banana Bread With Honey and Tahini

Sesame Chia Banana Bread With Honey and Tahini

"A moist, tasty and healthy banana bread with tahini, honey, sesame seeds and chia seeds!" - Kevin
Blueberry-Banana Streusel Bread

Blueberry-Banana Streusel Bread

"This banana bread recipe is yummy, moist and full of banana flavor! We love the addition of blueberries. They really complement the banana flavor. The streusel on top is what sets this banana bread recipe apart and makes it amazing" - The Kitchen Crew
Great Grandma's Best Banana Bread

Great Grandma's Best Banana Bread

"This recipe was given to my mother by my Great Grandma Armour back in the early 60's. It is the only recipe we have used in our family and for good reason. I have never found another recipe for banana bread that is as moist, easy, and delicious. I absolutely love tried and true old family recipes." - Jody
Apple Butter Banana Bread

Apple Butter Banana Bread

"Adding apple butter to basic banana bread couldn’t be a bad thing along with fall spices. This bread turned out like a banana bread with a fall flair and is simply delicious. The pecan streusel on top makes a nice sugary crust and is a nice touch." - Debbie
Easy Healthy Banana Bread

Easy Healthy Banana Bread

"This easy recipe shows you how good healthy can taste. You don't need a mixer, I just use a fork to mix. It makes the house smell so nice, people always smile when they come in. This is my son's favourite school snack." - Caroline
Aunt Lynda's Cream Cheese Filled Banana Bread

Aunt Lynda's Cream Cheese Filled Banana Bread

"When sliced, this makes a great presentation, and a delicious different banana bread with a cream cheese center." - Kim