Best Banana Bread Recipes Of 2022

Nikhil Goswami

Lovers of banana bread know how important it is to prepare their meals using the right recipe. Banana bread, by the way, comes from mashed bananas and is often moist, cake-like, sweet, and easy to prepare. One good thing about banana bread and its recipes is that you can prepare the treats in little to no time. However, some banana bread recipes may require yeast-raised bread to prepare. 

Although banana bread preparation started in the United States and featured in renowned cookbooks in the 1930s, the meal is now enjoyed by several other people worldwide. Moreso, the meal is so recognized nowadays that we now celebrate National Banana Bread Day each February 23rd

You can find banana bread as a dessert option in reputable restaurants and eateries. Also, the meal features prominently on the menus of several families with secret ingredients they use to prepare the meal.

The onset of COVID-19 in 2019 helped several people realize the importance of the recipe, partly due to its cheap ingredients. Whether banana bread or banana cake, the preparation remains the same. 

Making the best banana bread meal is not that hard. However, you could face challenges if you do not have the appropriate recipes to guide you through the preparation. In our article, we will show you have to make different banana bread recipes in the shortest timeframes.

Variations of Banana Bread Recipes

There are several ways you could prepare banana bread. These variations require different but similar processes. Here are some of the most common banana bread variations you will find on the market today.

  • Classic banana bread
  • Banana raisin bread
  • Banana bread muffins
  • Banana nut bread (often features chopped nuts, including pecans, almonds, or walnuts)
  • Chocolate chip banana bread (contains chocolate chips) 
  • Banana crumble bread
  • Blueberry banana bread (you could use other fruits like oranges or raspberries to add flavor)
  • Vegan banana bread (without dairy products or eggs)

You will certainly enjoy the meal whichever way you prepare your banana bread. We will consider these various banana bread dishes and how you can flawlessly prepare each. 

  • Classic Banana Bread

The banana bread recipe contains the classic banana-flavored bread. You can prepare this banana bread recipe if you do not want to compromise the banana flavor in your dish. It takes a little over one hour to fix this meal. Additionally, the meal yields one 9×5 loaf of banana bread, which you could serve 12 people. One interesting thing about this meal is that it uses typical ingredients which you can easily find in your kitchen. Hence, you won’t need to stress yourself looking for ingredients to prepare your favorite dish. 


The ingredients used to prepare this banana bread recipe include: 

  • Two cups of all-purpose flour
  • One teaspoon of baking soda
  • Half a cup of butter
  • One-fourth teaspoon of salt
  • Three-quarter cup of brown sugar
  • Two large eggs (beaten)
  • A little over two cups of overripe, mashed bananas


To prepare this meal, preheat your oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Once preheated, proceed to grease your loaf pan lightly. It is preferable to use a 9×5 pan to get better results. Next, mix flour, salt, and soda in a large bowl. Add butter, cream, and brown sugar to a separate bowl while stirring. Next, add mashed bananas and eggs and stir until the mixture blends properly. Add the banana mixture from the other bowl into the flour mixture and stir to moisten. 

  Once moistened, add batter into your previously prepared loaf pan and bake in the preheated oven for over an hour. You can bake for approximately 60-65 minutes. However, you need to continue baking until an inserted toothpick in the center of the loaf comes out cleanly. Remove the loaf from the oven and let it cool in the pan for ten minutes. You can proceed to turn the bread onto a wire rack and serve it with drinks and other accompaniments.   

  • Banana Raisin Bread

There are several ways to enjoy banana raisin bread. One way is to prepare it as moist banana bread containing raisins, while the other is to prepare it as cinnamon banana bread with raisins. You can choose the type of raisin banana bread you want depending on your flavor preference. Additionally, you could choose based on the ingredients available to you. Let us begin with the moist banana bread with raisins. 

The first thing to note while preparing moist banana bread is the amount and state of the banana you use. It is always best to use overripe bananas. Furthermore, you could use about three medium-sized or two extra-large bananas to get the best possible results. 

It is also important to use a regular aluminum, metal, or Pyrex loaf pan available to you. While the choice of loaf pan does not matter as much, you must ensure that your oven can heat the moist banana bread within 45 minutes of baking. 


Here are the ingredients you need to get the moist banana bread recipe underway:

  • Two eggs
  • One teaspoon of vanilla extract
  • Two ounces raisins
  • One teaspoon of baking soda
  • Two large or 3 medium-sized mashed bananas
  • One and quarter (¼) cup of all-purpose flour
  • Three-quarter cup of cooking oil
  • Half teaspoon of salt
  • Three-quarter cup of granulated white sugar


You will need to preheat your oven to 340 degrees Fahrenheit. Next, beat your eggs in a mixing bowl and add the oil and bananas to the mix. Stir until the ingredients blend properly, then set aside. Mix flour, salt, baking soda, and raisins in a different bowl and stir thoroughly. Continue stirring until the ingredients mix properly. Adding eggs to your diet may be one of the easiest things to do if you’re trying to lose weight. Gradually add the banana mixture to the flour mixture. Continue stirring until the ingredients mix properly. Next, add your vanilla extract and mix. Grease your loaf pan and add the mixture to it. Bake your bread for 50 minutes and check if it passes the toothpick test we described earlier. Once completed, you can remove the bread from the oven and allow it to cool for ten minutes. Next, refrigerate your bread for two hours, then serve with chilled drinks. 

To make the cinnamon raisin banana bread, preheat your oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit, then grease your 9×5 loaf pan before setting it aside. Next, whisk your salt, flour, spices, and baking soda in a bowl. You will also need to mix butter and sugars in another mixing bowl. Also, ensure to beat in the eggs, one at a time, until fully mixed.  Add your vanilla and banana and mix properly, then add the raisins. Continue by adding your dry ingredients and mix slowly. Bake your bread for 60 to 70 minutes in the previously preheated oven. Once ready, cool the pan for ten minutes, then transfer the bread from the pan to a wire baking rack. Store your cinnamon raisin banana bread in a closed container at room temperature for two to three days before you can consume it.   

  • Banana Bread Muffins

Banana bread muffins are usually buttery, soft, and spiced with cinnamon. Furthermore, the muffins contain walnuts and, sometimes, chocolate chips. You will typically need three ripe bananas and some basic kitchen ingredients to prepare your banana bread muffins.  Although banana bread is wonderful, the muffins are easier and more convenient to make. Additionally, the muffins taste just as good as the banana bread themselves. You will know all about spotty bananas if you always have bananas in the house. Instead of throwing these bananas away, you can use them to prepare the easiest and tastiest muffins anyone could ever have.


There are certain ingredients you need to prepare these tasty banana muffins. These ingredients include

  • Two eggs
  • One tsp. baking powder
  • One pinch salt
  • One tsp. baking Soda
  • Two ripe bananas
  • 1/3 stick of butter
  • One tsp. vanilla
  • Walnuts, chocolate chips, or pecans (as per choice)
  • ½ cup milk
  • Half coconut and half brown sugar
  • Two cups of all-purpose or whole wheat flour


Only a few things separate the moist from dry banana muffins. If you want moist banana muffins, use a solid radio of wet to dry ingredients. If you fail to add liquid, you will have dry muffins. However, you could remedy this issue with a few tablespoons of milk. Additionally, you can use some butter (fat), plenty of bananas, and brown sugar for moisture and flavor.  First, preheat your oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit. Next, prepare a muffin pan containing 12 muffin liners. Mash some bananas in a large bowl. Continue mashing the bananas until you can only see small chunks. Add brown sugar and melted (and cooled) butter to the pan. Stir until the mixture combines properly. Add some beaten eggs and vanilla to the mixture and stir until the mixture combines properly. 

Mix flour, salt, baking soda, and powder in a different bowl and stir thoroughly. Next, mix the dry and wet ingredients into one container and stir until thoroughly mixed. However, note that you must not over-mix the ingredients. You can add some nuts if you so desire, then stir to mix properly.  Divide the batter between 12 muffin cups and place in the oven. Reduce the oven temperature to 350 degrees Fahrenheit and bake for approximately 20 minutes. You can remove them from the oven when the muffins turn golden brown. Next, allow the muffins to cool for five minutes. Remove the cooled muffins from the pan and serve.

  • Banana Nut Bread

The banana nut bread is like every banana bread you will taste. However, the difference is that the banana bread contains nuts. The meal takes about 1 hour 20 minutes to prepare and can serve 18 people. Additionally, you will get 18 muffins when you bake the banana nut bread. 


The ingredients required to bake the banana nut bread include:

  • Half a cup of margarine (or butter)
  • A little over one cup of sugar
  • One teaspoon of vanilla
  • Two beaten eggs
  • About one cup of mashed bananas
  • ¼ cup of milk 
  • Two cups of flour
  • Half teaspoon of salt
  • Half a teaspoon of baking soda
  • Half to one teaspoon of a cup of chopped pecans
  • Half to one cup of walnuts


Add cream, butter, sugar, vanilla, and eggs to a bowl. Mix dry ingredients to the bowl and stir. After that, you can add banana and milk. Furthermore, you could include nuts if desired. Add grease and flour to one bread pan (or two to three smaller pans).

Alternatively, you could use muffin pans for baking your banana nut bread. If you want a loaf of banana nut bread, you must bake it at 350 degrees Fahrenheit for 45 to 60 minutes. For muffins, however, you must bake at 350 degrees Fahrenheit for 20-25 minutes. Once prepared, you can allow cooling, then serve with assorted chilled drinks. 

  • Chocolate Chip Banana Bread

The chocolate chip banana bread is a good option once you get tired of eating the regular banana bread. Interestingly, the chocolate chip banana bread recipe combines two things into one. You will get to enjoy both chocolate and bananas in one sitting. 

Another good thing about this recipe is its ease of preparation. You can easily prepare chocolate chip banana bread with only a few ingredients. Moreover, you get at least six servings per chocolate chip banana bread you bake. 


The ingredients you will need to prepare this delicious banana bread recipe include: 

  • Three ripe bananas
  • One teaspoon of vanilla extract
  • One-third cup of melted butter (75g)
  • Half a cup of sugar (100g)
  • One egg (beaten)
  • Half a cup of mini chocolate chips (85g)
  • Salt
  • One teaspoon of baking soda
  • One and a half cups of all-purpose flour (185g)


Preheat your oven to exactly 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Next, add bananas to a bowl and mash until it becomes smooth. Add some melted butter into the bowl and stir until it becomes well combined. Add eggs, sugar, vanilla, flour, salt, and baking soda to the bowl and mix thoroughly. Continue stirring the mixture until the batter becomes smooth.  

Add the chocolate chips to the batter and pour into a greased loaf pan you had earlier prepared. You can add more chocolate chips if you so desire. Bake the mixture for 50 minutes to one hour until the bread passes the toothpick test. Ensure to cool the bread completely before serving. 

  • Banana Crumble Bread

The moist banana bread with crunchy streusel topping is one of the common dessert bread options on the menu. This bread is fluffy on the inside and crunchy on the outside. The bread ensures to leave your taste buds in awe. Additionally, you can try the recipe with a big glass of milk for the finest dessert experience. 

Another thing you will love about this recipe is that it is easy to make. You just have to spare ten minutes of your active time, and you will have the best banana bread you’ve ever eaten. You are in the right banana bread recipe if you love moist bread. The moister this bread is, the better!


There are several ingredients required to make this bread. For the bread, you will need:

  • Two cups of all-purpose flour
  • One teaspoon of baking soda
  • One teaspoon of baking powder
  • Half a teaspoon of salt
  • A half cup of nutmeg
  • One teaspoon of ground cinnamon
  • Half a cup of unsalted butter (preferably softened to room temperature
  • Half a cup of white sugar
  • Half a cup of brown sugar
  • Two large eggs
  • Four ripened bananas
  • ¼ cup of buttermilk
  • A teaspoon of vanilla extract 
  • Half of a cup of toasted and chopped walnuts

For the streusel topping, you will need: 

  • Three tablespoons of flour
  • ¼ teaspoon of cinnamon
  • ¼ cup of brown sugar
  • Two tablespoons of unsalted butter
  • ¼ cup of chopped walnuts


To get your perfect banana to crumble bread, you first need to preheat your oven to 325 degrees Fahrenheit. Next, grease and flour a loaf pan, preferably 9×5 in size. Set the greased and floured pan aside for later use.  You will prepare the streusel topping first. To make the topping, add the brown sugar, flour, and cinnamon to a medium bowl and stir until the ingredients combine. Next, cut the softened butter using a pastry blender or your fingers until it resembles some coarse crumbs. Mix the walnuts to the ingredients and set aside.  Add flour, baking soda, powder, cinnamon, salt, and nutmeg to another medium bowl and whisk. Set the bowl aside when completely whisked. Cream the sugars and butter in the large mixing bowl until they become light and fluffy. Add some eggs per time and beat well with each addition. Next, use a wooden spoon to add the mashed bananas, vanilla, and buttermilk. Slowly add the dry ingredients. Once the flour completely mixes, stop stirring and gently add the walnuts. You will notice a thick batter. 

Pour your batter into your prepared loaf pan and evenly sprinkle the streusel topping on the batter. Ensure to bake the bread for an hour to one hour, ten minutes, or until the bread passes the toothpick test. Remove the bread from the oven when it sets and cool for 10-15 minutes in the pan. Turn the bread on a wire rack and allow it to cool. Finally, ensure to serve the bread at room temperature with cold drinks. 

  • Blueberry Banana Bread

The blueberry banana bread consists of a moistened loaf of sweet and classic bread. In addition, the bread contains juicy blueberries that form the perfect dessert or snack option. One other excellent use of this bread is that you can freeze them for later use.

 This blueberry banana bread recipe resembles many other recipes on our list. However, it has a few changes that make a big difference. One such change is the addition of a generous amount of blueberries. You will also notice the use of yogurt for added moisture.

Alternatively, you can make this bread with frozen blueberries. The only problem with the frozen blueberries is that they tend to turn purple as they melt in your mixture. You can prevent the melting and sinking by immersing the blueberries in some flour before adding them to the butter. Although most people use blueberries to make their banana bread, you could customize the fruits based on your preferences. Some great alternatives or additions you could make to the recipe include lemon and orange zest. Additionally, you could use white chocolate chips, sliced almonds, and coconuts. Interestingly, the original recipe yields 15 servings and will only take about 15 minutes of your active time. 


The ingredients you need to prepare this meal include:

  • Two cups of all-purpose flour
  • Half a teaspoon of salt
  • One teaspoon of baking soda
  • Half a cup of softened butter
  • One cup of white sugar
  • Two eggs
  • Two teaspoons of vanilla extract
  • One cup of fresh blueberries
  • Two ripe and mashed bananas


Preheat your oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit and grease three small loaf pans. Next, mix your baking soda, flour, and salt in a bowl. Beat sugar and butter using an electric mixer in a bowl until it becomes fluffy and light. In addition, the mixture should be lighter in color. Next, add one egg to the mixture and allow it to blend before adding the second egg. 

You can add the vanilla extract after that. Beat the mashed bananas thoroughly into the mixture and add your flour mixture slowly while beating. Ensure that the mixture becomes a thick batter after stirring. Fold the blueberries into the batter and pour them into your prepared loaf pans. 

Bake your batter in the preheated oven until the bread passes the toothpick test. It should take about 30 to 35 minutes for the bread to set. Cool the bread in the pans for ten minutes before transferring it onto a wire rack for more cooling. 

  • Vegan Banana Bread

We have also included a banana bread recipe that vegans can enjoy. This recipe is tested and trusted. In addition, the recipe does not contain eggs or dairy. You will also not find oil in the mixture. You can consider many variations when looking for vegan banana bread options.  Always use extra bananas since you want to make vegan banana bread. You need to use extra bananas because they are the binder replacing eggs.

Additionally, the extra bananas ensure you only need a lesser quantity of sugar. To ensure you get the best quality, use riper bananas for your vegan bread. If you must use butter, ensure to use vegan shortening or butter. However, if you want to skip the fats for healthier vegan banana bread, you can use unsweetened applesauce to replace your fats. 

You can add more ingredients and toppings to your banana bread to make it more exciting. Hence, you can use ingredients like cinnamon, chocolate chips, pecans, or walnut for the batter. Additionally, you could use some rolled oats, sesame seeds, or sunflower seeds, adding more texture and protein. 


These are the ingredients you will need for your perfect vegan banana bread recipe:

  • Three large, mashed bananas
  • Plain flour
  • Vanilla extract
  • Cinnamon
  • Baking soda
  • Walnuts


Add your bananas to a medium bowl and mash properly. Next, add the remaining wet ingredients and stir until they mix well. Upon mixing, you can add the dry ingredients to the wet ones and stir until they homogenize. Note, however, that you must not overmix the ingredients. Once the batter becomes slightly thick with a few lumps, you can proceed.  Pour your batter into a greased 9×5 loaf pan and bake for 50-55 minutes. You can remove the bread from the oven once it passes the toothpick test or turns golden brown. Allow your banana bread to cool, then slice and enjoy. Always allow the bread to cool before slicing to avoid gumminess on the knife. 

If you would like to spice things up a notch, you can have several other recipes such as weed butter, you can learn how to make weed butter. For dessert we hope you would like something chocolaty, we also have the recipe on how to make weed brownies if you would like to check that out.

Conclusion: How To Make Banana Bread?  

We have included only the best banana bread recipes to help you enjoy your dessert or treats. The recipes we have included in our article do not take much to make. You only need a few ripened bananas and several ingredients to prepare a mouth-watering banana recipe. You can use the recipes on our list for breakfast, lunch, or dessert options. Interestingly, these banana bread recipes do not take much of your active time to prepare. Additionally, you could have your banana bread ready in over an hour.  We also included a recipe for vegans who want to enjoy banana bread.

Thus, vegans can also follow these recipes because these ingredients do not contain dairy or gluten. Another perk of enjoying these banana bread recipes is their many health benefits. What’s better than improving your health while enjoying your favorite snack? There are several options you could consider. Each option offers variety. If you are unsure which recipe to consider, you can try them all and pick your favorite.  

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