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Banana Bread (The Best)

by Victor @ Taste of Artisan

Best tasting Banana Bread ever! No need for a mixer! Delicious, moist and simple classic banana bread recipe. | Taste of ArtisanThis banana bread is a staple at our home. We make it practically weekly or bi-weekly at least. Making the batter takes minutes and the bread is wonderfully moist and buttery soft. To make it, all you need is a handful of basic ingredients, a bowl and a whisk. No mixer is required. I find that using a mixer ruins the delicate texture of the banana bread due to easy over-mixing. And if you can’t whisk the bananas – they aren’t overripe enough. Overripe bananas make the most flavorful banana bread. That’s the key to making the best banana bread that anyone will love.

The Best tasting Banana Bread ever! No need for a mixer! Delicious, moist and simple classic banana bread recipe. | Taste of ArtisanAnother important thing with this banana bread recipe is the baking time. Over-baking the bread will cause it to lose moisture. This bread is very moist if baked just right. I would recommend checking for doneness early the first time around as everyone’s oven bakes differently. But once you know how it bakes in your kitchen, you can just go by time. I normally start preheating my oven at the same time as I start preparing the batter. I am done with the batter way before the oven is preheated and that’s when I put the pan in the oven. Setting the timer to 55 minutes at this point gives me perfect results.

The Best tasting Banana Bread ever! No need for a mixer! Delicious, moist and simple classic banana bread recipe. | Taste of ArtisanUnlike most banana bread recipes out there, there is no vanilla in this recipe.  I find that if you use really ripe, even overripe bananas, there will be plenty of flavor. Vanilla will only compete with banana flavor. If you insist though, feel free to add a teaspoon.

Best tasting Banana Bread ever! No need for a mixer! Delicious, moist and simple classic banana bread recipe. | Taste of Artisan

Banana Bread Recipe

5 from 6 votes
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Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Banana bread
Author: Victor

Ingredients

  • 3 bananas (very, very ripe, even overripe)
  • 1/2 cup butter (unsalted)
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 cup sugar (increase to 3/4 cup if you like your banana bread sweeter)
  • 1 Tbsp lime juice (or lemon juice)
  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp sea salt (or kosher salt)

Instructions

  • Soften butter by letting it sit at room temperature for a few hours, or microwave for 20-30 seconds, until soft but not melted. Add the sugar and cream the two together with a hand whisk, about 30 seconds.
  • Add the eggs, bananas and lime juice. Whisk for a little more, until all the ingredients are combined. The bananas should soft enough to be easily broken up with a whisk.
  • Mix the flour, baking soda, baking powder and salt in a separate bowl. Add to the creamed banana mixture and combine using the whisk. 
  • Grease a bread pan with some butter. Pour in the banana bread mixture, scraping every last bit of it from the bowl. A rubber spatula is best for this task.
  • Transfer the pan into an oven preheated to 350F and bake for 50 minutes or until a wooden stick come out barely clean. Do not over-bake as that will result in reduced moistness. 
    Tip: I often start preheating the oven at the same time as I start preparing the batter, which only takes minutes. I place the pan in the not fully preheated oven and set the time to 55 minutes, which gives me perfect results.
    As they say, everyone's oven bakes differently, so your timing may slightly vary.

Nutrition

Serving: 0g | Carbohydrates: 0g | Protein: 0g | Fat: 0g | Saturated Fat: 0g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0g | Monounsaturated Fat: 0g | Trans Fat: 0g | Cholesterol: 0mg | Sodium: 0mg | Potassium: 0mg | Fiber: 0g | Sugar: 0g | Vitamin A: 0IU | Vitamin C: 0mg | Calcium: 0mg | Iron: 0mg

 

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9 comments

Shauna October 13, 2019 - 8:48 am

This banana bread is very good, the flavor isn’t overpowering and my family loved it! I made two loaves and gave one to our friends. They loved it too. I will make this again for sure!

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Victor @ Taste of Artisan October 13, 2019 - 11:49 pm

So happy to hear that. Thanks for the feedback.

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Angela June 27, 2019 - 3:54 pm

Have just gone to make this banana bread a second time in a week as everyone has been asking for more. SO delicious! THANK YOU!

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Victor @ Taste of Artisan June 27, 2019 - 8:31 pm

You are very welcome.

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Lara June 2, 2019 - 7:06 am

This is the first Banana Bread recipe I have found absolutely delicious! I’ve made it several times already and I am sure I will be making more. Thanks for sharing!

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Victor @ Taste of Artisan June 5, 2019 - 4:41 am

You are very welcome, thank you for your feedback.

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Andrea April 8, 2019 - 10:55 pm

Hi Victor, I just wanted to say that I made banana bread following your recipe and it turned out so good that I made another one the following day. I used half a cup of sugar and it was plenty sweet, I don’t think it needs more. Anyway, this a great recipe that will go into my recipe box. Have a great day!

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Victor @ Taste of Artisan April 9, 2019 - 12:53 pm

Thanks for sharing your feedback, Andrea. Glad to hear that you liked my banana bread recipe.

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ern maitim April 5, 2019 - 11:36 am

I just love this banana bread recipe. Just what I was looking for. What I do is make several slices and toast them on a panini press. Yum!

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