19+ Easy Banana Bread Recipes

Use up those ripened bananas to make a delicious loaf of banana bread!

From chocolate chips to strawberries, and everything in between, these banana bread recipes have extra ingredients and flavors that will make your mouth water.

Looking for the perfect recipe to make banana bread? From classic banana bread recipes to unique banana bread ingredients like chocolate chips, this list has it all! So many easy, moist banana bread recipes! #howtomakebananabread #bananaloafrecipe #bananabreadrecipe www.savoryexperiments.com


 

Looking for the perfect recipe to make banana bread? From classic banana bread recipes to unique banana bread ingredients, this list has it all!

It never fails that every time I buy bananas, at least one or two don’t get eaten and turn brown far too quickly. And what better to do with overripe bananas than to make an easy banana bread recipe!

Basic banana bread recipes typically use basic ingredients that you probably already have on hand. The dry ingredients include things like brown sugar, all purpose flour (or whole wheat flour,) baking soda and granulated sugar. The wet ingredients include things like mashed bananas, vanilla extract, sour cream, melted butter and a whole egg.

When making banana recipes like banana muffins, banana cake or these good banana bread recipes, it’s important to have bananas with plenty of brown spots. Extra ripe bananas help to ensure you get the maximum banana flavor!

And if your bananas aren’t fully ripe yet, here are a few ways to make that happen!

  1. Microwave– The quickest way, but least likely to produce super sweet results. Nuke it for 30 seconds to one minute. Basically, you are cooking it and allowing the sugars to release a little before you put it into the recipe.
  2. Oven- the same concept as the microwave. Heat to 350 degrees and bake for 5-30 minutes.
  3. Brown Paper Bag – My mother used this technique, but it still takes about a day. Place your bananas in a brown paper bag and roll it closed. Ethylene will build up and speed up the ripening process.
  4. Tropical Environment – Everything ages faster in the heat. Place your bananas someplace warm, like in a sunny window. It will still take up to a day, depending on how ripe the banana was to begin with.
  5. Single them out – lastly, pull your bananas apart. They ripen much faster separated than they do still hooked together.
close up of streusel topping on banana bread

Banana Nut Bread with Streusel Topping

4.89 from 17 votes
This Banana Bread recipe combines a moist quick bread with a crunchy streusel topping. It is a great way to use ripe bananas, is freezer friendly and always a winner.
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Whole Wheat Banana Bread is a healthier version of regular banana bread! Add pecans or walnuts for even more flavor! #wholewheatbananabread #bananabreadrecipe #bestbananabread www.savoryexperiments.com

Whole Wheat Banana Bread

4.86 from 7 votes
Whole Wheat Banana Bread is a healthier version of regular banana bread. Add pecans or walnuts or even more flavor!
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Sliced nutella banana bread on a white and blue towel

Nutella Banana Bread

If you need an easy and delicious dessert, this Nutella Banana Bread recipe is perfect! It is great for the whole family to enjoy.
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A slice of banana coconut bread on a floral plate

Banana Coconut Bread

Add some tropical flair to your next banana bread recipe with this Banana Coconut Bread! This bread is soft, moist and of course bursting with coconut flavor!
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Two slices of pumpkin banana bread on a stack of white plates

Starbucks Copycat Banana Bread

This Starbucks Copycat Banana Bread recipe is a delicious sweet bread loaded with walnuts and delicious bananas. It’s pure comfort and tastes amazing warm with a bit of butter!
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A loaf of strawberry banana bread with strawberries

Strawberry Banana Bread

This Strawberry Banana Bread is moist, flavorful and turns out every single time! A smooth texture with small chunks of strawberries, this strawberry banana bread will be a family favorite for sure.
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A loaf of carrot zucchini bread cut into slices

Carrot Zucchini Banana Bread

Use up not only those ripened bananas, but also your garden zucchini to make this Carrot Zucchini Banana Bread! A great way to make those banana bread recipes a little healthier.
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Blueberry banana bread with a pad of butter

Blueberry Banana Bread with Cinnamon Streusel and Lemon Glaze

This Blueberry Banana Bread with Cinnamon Streusel and Lemon Glaze has a flavor combination that will blow your mind!
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White chocolate cherry banana bread cut into slices

White Chocolate Cherry Banana Bread

White chocolate and cherries add an extra bit of “sweet” to this White Chocolate Cherry Banana Bread!
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Close up of a slice of pumpkin banana bread

Honey Glazed Pumpkin Banana Bread

This Honey Glazed Pumpkin Banana Bread combines the classic fall flavor of pumpkin, swirled with hints of banana, and then topped with a sweet honey glaze. This bread soft, moist, and bursting with just the right amount of flavor!
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Bourbon banana bread sliced on a wooden cutting board

Bourbon Banana Walnut Bread

This Bourbon Banana Walnut Bread has an extra kick to really sends one of the best banana bread recipes over the top!
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Banana split bread in a loaf pan

Banana Split Banana Bread

Looking for an excuse to eat a banana split for breakfast? Look no further! This Banana Split Banana Bread is flecked with strawberries, pecans, and chocolate chips!
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Ricotta banana bread cut into slices

Ricotta Banana Nut Bread

Ricotta Banana Nut Bread is a simple banana bread recipe that the whole family will love. A moist, sweet, cake-like quick bread that’s great for breakfast!
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Two slices of cookies and cream banana bread on a white plate

Cookies and Cream Banana Bread

This delightful Cookies and Cream Banana Bread combines a classic banana bread recipe with Oreo cookies! The result is a moist and sweet banana bread studded with chopped Oreos for a fun cookies & cream flavor everyone will love.
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Two slices of banana oat bread with butter

Oatmeal Banana Bread

Imagine waking up to a toasted slice of Oatmeal Banana Bread slathered in butter. Not a bad way to start the day! Especially when this delicious quick bread recipe is loaded with nutritious things like oats, bananas and whole grain flour!
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Banana bread sliced with bananas

Instant Pot Banana Bread

This Instant Pot Banana Bread will become your favorite new Instant Pot Dessert! Perfect for camping trips, pot lucks or anywhere there is not an oven!
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Lime in the Coconut Banana Bread Sliced with a lime

Lime in the Coconut Banana Bread

This Lime in the Coconut Banana Bread is the perfect combination of sweet & tart thanks to creamy coconut and a hint of fresh lime!
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White chocolate cranberry banana bread with an icing drizzle

Cranberry Banana Bread

Cranberry Banana Bread… filled with white chocolate chips and topped with a powdered sugar glaze. So soft and full of flavor!
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Storage

Homemade banana bread usually keeps pretty well for at least a few days. Store it in an airtight container or wrap tightly with plastic wrap is the best way to keep a moist banana bread recipe.

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Jessica Formicola

Jessica the mom, wife and chef behind Savory Experiments. You might see her on the Emmy- nominated TV show Plate It! or on bookshelves as a cookbook author. Jessica is a Le Cordon Bleu certified recipe developer and regularly contributed to Parade, Better Homes & Gardens, The Daily Meal and more!

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Questions and Reviews

  1. Whoah! All the great banana bread recipes in one place! I can hardly take it…and I can never get enough banana bread. Thanks for the roundup! cAn’t wait to try some of these 🙂

  2. It’s hard to imagine something as relatively simple as banana bread can have so many variations, but apparently it can! A few I’d definitely like to give a try.

  3. It is amazing how many different ways you can make banana Bread. This is quite a bonanza and I’ll be checking out the recipe for breakfast treats.