This Banana Bread recipe is super easy to make. Probably one of the easiest recipes that I've shared on this site. If you are new to making bread, this might be a good one to start with.
🍌 How to pick the right Bananas
The best bananas for banana bread are when they are overripe, not yellow but black. Or they're at least streaked with black/brown. The darker the better.
If you can't find overripe bananas, you can speed up the process by putting the bananas in a paper bag along with an apple and loosely fold down the top. The bananas should ripen in just a day or two using this method.
🍌 How to Freeze Bananas
Did you know you can freeze bananas? There are times when I don't get to use my ripe bananas before they go bad and I hate to waste food. What I like to do is remove the banana peel, mash up the bananas and put them in a freezer-safe plastic bag.
Instead of using a traditional loaf pan I decided to use my disposable mini loaf pans. They are so handy especially when you are giving your baked goods away. You can find them on Amazon.
🍌 How many Bananas
On average, 1 banana will yield about ½ cup mashed. So you will need approximately 2 ripe bananas for this recipe.
I find that freezing the bananas ahead of time actually makes the bread sweet even without using any vanilla extract. Might not be for everyone so you should experiment and see what you prefer.
📋 Gather your Ingredients
You will need the following ingredients to make this Easy Banana Bread recipe (see recipe card for quantities): All Purpose Flour, Baking Soda, Kosher Salt, Eggs, White Sugar, Bananas and Vegetable Oil.
🥣 How to make Banana Bread
Preheat oven to 350°F. Coat a loaf pan with nonstick spray. Set aside.
In a mixing bowl, whisk flour, baking soda and salt. Set aside.
In a large mixing bowl, whisk eggs, sugar, bananas, and oil until smooth.
Add dry ingredients to the banana mixture and stir just until combined. Scrape batter into prepared pan and smooth top.
Bake for 60-70 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean. Transfer to a wire rack and let the bread cool
Easy Banana Bread
- Bowl for Mixing
- Loaf Pan
- Wire Rack
- 1 ¾ Cup All Purpose Flour
- 1 ½ teaspoon Baking Soda
- ¾ teaspoon Kosher Salt
- 3 Eggs
- 1 ½ Cups White Sugar
- 1 Cup Ripe Bananas, mashed
- ¾ Cup Vegetable Oil
- Preheat oven to 350°F. Coat a loaf pan with nonstick spray. Set aside.
- In a mixing bowl, whisk flour, baking soda and salt. Set aside.
- In a large mixing bowl, whisk eggs, sugar, bananas, and oil until smooth.
- Add dry ingredients to banana mixture and stir just until combined. Scrape batter into prepared pan and smooth top.
- Bake for 60-70 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean. Transfer to a wire rack and let the bread cool
Nutritional information provided for this recipe is based on 1 serving. This information is an estimate and may vary based on several factors. If nutritional information is important to you and your diet, please verify this recipe with a Registered Dietitian.