Best Ever Banana Bread

Carolyn James


Everyone I've ever made this for has requested more!
Unlike in most banana bread recipes, I leave my mixer running the entire time I'm adding ingredients. Despite being dense, the bread tastes "fluffier" after baking.


★★★★★ 1 vote

15 Min
1 Hr


  • 1 c
  • 1/2 c
    butter, softened
  • 2 large
  • 1 1/2 c
    mashed, ripe bananas (4 medium)
  • 1/3 c
  • 1 2/3 c
    all-purpose flour (do not use self-rising flour)
  • 1 tsp
    baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp
  • 1/4 tsp
    baking powder
  • 1 c
    chopped walnuts

How to Make Best Ever Banana Bread


  1. Heat oven to 350 degrees.

    Grease bottom only of loaf pan (9x5x3 inches). I use parchment paper for easy removal.
  2. Mix sugar and butter in large mixing bowl.

    Stir in eggs.

    Add bananas and water.
  3. Stir in remaining ingredients except nuts.

    Then, stir in walnuts.
  4. Pour batter into loaf pan and bake until wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean; about 60 mins.
  5. Cool 5 minutes, then loosen sides of loaf from pan and remove bread from pan.
  6. Cool completely on cooling rack before slicing.
    1 loaf = 20 - 24 slices

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About Best Ever Banana Bread

Course/Dish: Sweet Breads
Main Ingredient: Bread
Regional Style: American
Other Tags: Quick & Easy, Heirloom
Hashtag: #banana

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