Best Banana Bread

Best Banana Bread Recipe

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Linda Schaffner


This is a family favorite because it is so light and moist. All my kids are grown with families of their own and they still request this bread around the holidays. It's great as a breakfast bread, warmed with butter, or served as a side with a salad.


★★★★★ 1 vote

20 Min
1 Hr


  • 4
    ripe bananas
  • 1/2 c
    butter, softened
  • 1 c
  • 4 Tbsp
  • 1 tsp
    baking soda
  • 2
  • 2 c
    all purpose flour
  • 1/8 tsp
  • 1/2 c
    pecans, chopped (optional)

How to Make Best Banana Bread


  1. In a large bowl, mash bananas with your hands (best) or you can use an electric mixer.
  2. Add all remaining ingredients and stir with a spoon until all dry ingredients are blended. Do not over mix.
  3. Pour into greased pan(s): 1 large loaf pan, 2 mini-loaf pans, or muffin pans. (Do not use paper muffin liners as these muffins will stick to the paper. Grease each muffin cup)
  4. Bake large loaf for 60 minutes; mini loaves for 30-40 minutes; or muffins for 20-25 minutes. Use the toothpick test to be sure it's done. Don't over bake...this recipe does not brown as dark as most.

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About Best Banana Bread

Course/Dish: Sweet Breads
Other Tag: Quick & Easy

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