Super Moist Banana Bread Recipe

For all my banana bread loving readers, I would love you to try this recipe. It is a very dense and moist bread which turns out perfectly every time.

I added several tips to the recipe to ensure you make the very best bread possible. This recipe is a great way to use those ripe bananas taking up space on the counter, but the success to this recipe is to use very overly ripe bananas.

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  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon cinnamon
  • ½ teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • ½ cup butter
  • ¾ cup brown sugar
  • 2 eggs, beaten
  • 2 cups mashed overripe bananas (5 large or 7 medium bananas)
  • 1/2 cup walnuts or pecans (optional)


1.) Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Lightly grease a 9×5 inch loaf pan.

Banana Bread2.) In a large bowl, combine flour, baking soda and salt. In a separate bowl, cream together butter and brown sugar. Add vanilla, cinnamon and nutmeg to butter mixture.

     Tip: Do not over cream the butter, just slightly cream to yield a moister bread.

3.) Stir in eggs and mashed bananas until well blended.

     Tip: To get the best banana flavor, make sure the bananas are very overripe.

4.) Stir banana mixture with a wooden spoon into flour mixture or use a Kitchen Aid mixture on very low – stir just to moisten.

     Tip: Do not over stir the mixture, the bread can come dry if mixed too long.

5.) Pour batter into prepared loaf pan, sprayed with non stick spray.

     Tip: Sprinkle the top with additional brown sugar to get a crunchy layer.

Banana Bread-26.) Bake on the middle rack in preheated oven for 60 minutes, until a toothpick inserted into center of the loaf comes out clean. Let bread cool in pan for 10 minutes, then turn out onto a wire rack.

     Tip: Bake bread an additional 5- 10 minutes if using nuts in the recipe.

     Tip: Check bread at the 50 minute mark. If you feel the top is getting too brown, cover it with foil for the last 10 minutes.

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Banana Bread RecipeI hope you enjoy this recipe as much as our family does.

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