Moist Banana Bread Recipe is a rich, flavorful, and mouth wateringly good treat. This simple banana bread recipe is packed with warm buttery flavor and has just the right amount of sweetness!
With this ultimate banana bread recipe in your arsenal, you will never have to worry about dry or sunken banana bread again. Every bite of this sensational banana bread is soft and is loaded with delightful flavor.
Most Moist Banana Bread EVER!
This recipe is an easy one to make banana bread using those ripe bananas on your counter top. We love banana bread around here and have countless recipes using those ripe yellow fruits. This one is a tried and true all time favorite. The trick to having amazing and moist break is thanks to the creamy butter in the recipe, every bite will be delectable and moist. We even blended the bananas a bit so that the crumb of the bread is soft and fabulous! This recipe is so easy to make, using basic ingredients and just a few simple steps you will have the most delicious and moist banana bread ever.
Banana Bread Ingredients
-Bananas: You will need 3 large and ripe bananas to get a great banana flavor throughout the entire loaf.
-Sugar: With ¾ cups of brown sugar this will add sweetness and a depth of flavor thanks to the molasses!
-Butter: You need ½ cup (one stick) of melted butter to add fats and the much needed moisture to this bread.
-Egg: Using 1 large egg will help to make the binder for the bread. It will also help a little with the leavening and crumb of the bread too!
-Vanilla extract: You will need 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract to help enhance all the flavors of this recipe.
-Leavening agents: With 1 teaspoon of each baking soda and baking powder this will help the bread rise so that it is fluffy and soft.
-Salt: Adding ⅛ teaspoon of salt will help balance all the amazing flavors of this banana bread recipe.
-Cinnamon: Using ¼ teaspoon of cinnamon will make the banana bread taste fantastic!
-Flour: You will need 1 ½ cups of flour to get a good gluten filled base for this recipe.
Step by step on how to bake Banana Bread
Start by preheating your oven to 350 degrees F.
Then, line a loaf pan with parchment paper. This will make it much easier to perfectly remove your loaf later!
Next, in a food processor, add your bananas, sugar, melted butter, egg, and vanilla extract. Blend at low speed until all the ingredients have been well combined.
After that, add in the flour, baking powder, baking soda as well as the ground cinnamon and salt.
Continue to blend together until there are no streaks of flour remaining in the batter.
Proceed to pour the batter into your prepared bread loaf pan.
Bake for 60 minutes or until a toothpick can be inserted and come out clean. You can also test it by using a cooking thermometer, the internal temperature should read between 190 degrees F and 200 degrees F.
Be sure to let the bread cool in the pan for 15 minutes then turn it over onto a wire rack to finish cooling completely.
Slice into 12 even slices, serve and enjoy!
Moist Banana Bread
- 3 large ripe bananas
- ¾ cup brown sugar
- ½ cup butter melted
- 1 large egg
- 1 tsp vanilla
- 1 ½ cups all-purpose flour
- 1 tsp baking powder
- 1 tsp baking soda
- ⅛ tsp salt
- ¼ tsp ground cinnamon
- Start by preheating your oven to 350degrees F.
- Then, line a loaf pan with parchment paper. This will make it much easier to perfectly remove your loaf later!
- In a food processor, add your bananas, sugar, melted butter, egg, and vanilla extract. Blend at low speed until all the ingredients have been well combined.
- After that, add in the flour, baking powder, baking soda as well as the ground cinnamon and salt.
- Continue to blend together until there are no streaks of flour remaining in the batter.
- Proceed to pour the batter into your prepared bread loaf pan.
- Bake for 60 minutes or until a toothpick can be inserted and come out clean. You can also test it by using a cooking thermometer, the internal temperature should read between 190 degrees F and 200 degrees F.
- Be sure to let the bread cool in the pan for 15 minutes then turn it over onto a wire rack to finish cooling completely.
- Slice into 12 even slices, serve and enjoy!
How do I avoid having sunken bread?
The easiest and best way to avoid sunken bread is to use a cooking thermometer to check the inside of the loaf. Fully cooked bread will register 200°F on a thermometer. My all-time favorite thermometer is the Thermapen. It is super fast and incredibly durable. Another great cooking thermometer is the ThermoPop which is a more basic version that works just as well.
Can I freeze banana bread?
Absolutely! Banana bread can be frozen after it has cooled completely. Just wrap it in wax paper and then store it in a ziplocked plastic bag or airtight container, for up to 3 months. This will prevent some freezer burn and help to get it to last even longer. Just thaw before eating and enjoy!
Can I use green bananas to make banana bread?
No, they are not a great option. Green bananas are not very sweet and are naturally a little more fibrous and harder to mash. The yellow bananas become more naturally sweet the softer they become, making them perfect for baking. Bananas are perfect when they’re a deep yellow and starting to become speckled with brown spots on the peel. That is a great indicator that they are ready for baking!
Looking for more banana bread recipes? Check these out!
- Gingersnap Banana Bread
- Mango Banana Bread
- Apple Banana Bread
- Strawberry Banana Bread
- Zucchini Banana Bread
- White Chocolate Chip Banana Bread
- Double Chocolate Banana Bread
- Easy Banana Bread
- Yogurt Banana Bread
- Cranberry Banana Bread
- Raspberry Banana Bread
- Caramel Banana Nut Bread
Super moist banana bread is a wonderful and delicious recipe that you are going to love. With a soft and rich banana bread like this, you won’t want to wait long for your next baking session!
Rhonda Worrell says
Did you really mean only 1 and 1/2 tsp plain flour?
Oops! NOPE. Fixed it- it’s 1.5 CUPS flour. LOL. THANK YOU!
What do you mean by 1.5 cups what is that
One full and one half cup
Kim Good says
Can the same measurements be used to make in a bread machine?? Thanks
I’ve honestly never made quick bread in my bread machine, so I’m no help! I’m sorry!