Moist Banana Bread

Scott Wettleson


I always triple the recipe because making 3 loaves is just as easy as making 1 loaf and I usually give one or two away so…..
Also, I'm not exactly sure on the prep time because I know I'm not the fastest in the kitchen.


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Depends on how hungry you are!
30 Min
55 Min


  • 2 c
    all purpose unbleached flour
  • 3/4 c
    white sugar
  • 3/4 tsp
    baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp
  • 3 or 4
    very rip bananas , mashed really well
  • 1/4 c
    plain yogurt
  • 2
    large eggs lightly beaten
  • 6 Tbsp
    unsalted butter, melted and cooled
  • 1 tsp
    vanilla extract
  • 1 1/4 c
    chopped walnuts (optional)

How to Make Moist Banana Bread


  1. Adjust an oven rack to the lower-middle position and heat the oven to 350°F (175°C) degrees. Grease the bottom and sides of a 9 by 5-inch loaf pan; dust with flour, tapping out the excess.
  2. Spread the walnuts on a baking sheet and toast until fragrant, 5 to 7 minutes. Set aside to cool.
  3. Whisk the flour, sugar, baking soda, salt, (and walnuts if you choose) together in a large bowl; set aside.
  4. Mix the mashed bananas, yogurt, eggs, butter, and vanilla with a wooden spoon, or spatula in a medium bowl. Lightly fold the banana mixture into the dry ingredients with a rubber spatula until just combined and the batter looks thick and chunky. Scrape the batter into the prepared loaf pan(s).
  5. Bake until the loaf is golden brown and a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean, about 55 minutes. Cool in the pan for 5 minutes, then transfer to a wire rack.

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About Moist Banana Bread

Course/Dish: Sweet Breads
Main Ingredient: Bread
Regional Style: American

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