1 Jul 2014

Best Ever Banana Bread Recipe

I have made many banana breads but this recipe is my most favorite of them all! And this is the simplest banana bread recipe. This loaf tastes absolutely yummy! It's so soft and moist and the flavor, aroma and texture of the loaf is amazing! You can do so much more with this recipe, change and adapt it to your preference. I have given some ideas is the notes section. 
The key to bake an awesome banana cake/loaf is in selecting the banana. 

Best Banana Bread Ever

Choose the ripest bananas, the ones that no one wants to eat! Those 'almost gone bad' bananas give you the best banana loaf!
I baked this loaf for my friend and her family and they loved it too! This recipe makes one 8x4 inch loaf but since I was gifting it, I baked it in disposable pans. The temperature given is for an 8x4 inch pan.

Preparation time 20 mins | Baking time 50 mins | Serves 8Recipe Source - Simply Recipes


  • Over Ripe Bananas - 3 to 4 medium sized
  • All Purpose flour / maida - 1 1/2 cups
  • Melted butter - 1/3 cup
  • Sugar - 1 cup (I used only 3/4th cup)
  • Egg - 1 (or) 1/4 cup thick yogurt for an egg free version
  • Vanilla - 1 tsp
  • Baking soda - 1 tsp
  • Salt - 1/2 tsp
  • Cinnamon - 1 tsp
  • Nutmeg - 1/4 tsp
Best Banana Bread Ever

Here are some other banana bakes

Best Banana Bread Ever

1. Preheat the oven to 175 degress C (350F). Line and grease an 8 inch loaf pan.

2. Mash the bananas and add the melted butter to it and mix well.
3. Add the sugar, egg and vanilla and beat again.

4. Sprinkle the baking soda and salt and mix in.
5. Sift in the flour, cinnamon powder and nutmeg or pre sift and add.

6. Fold the dry ingredients gently into the wet ingredients.
7. Pour into the prepared pan and bake for 50-60 minutes or until a tooth pick/ skewer comes out clean. Pour only to half or 2/3rd of the baking pan.

8. Cool for 10 minutes and remove from pan.

Best Banana Bread Ever

1. You can add 3/4 cup of nuts or chocolate chips.
2. You can also add whole wheat flour in a 1:1 proportion.
3. Instead of melted butter you can add any flavorless/odorless oil.
4. If you don't have nutmeg, leave it out. I love the flavor of cinnamon and nutmeg hence I added.
5. Each oven is different, mines takes about 50 minutes for an 8 inch loaf pan.
6. The temperature that I have given is for an 8x4 inch pan. It took a lot lesser time to bake in the disposable pans.
7. I used 3/4th cup of sugar since my bananas were very ripe. You can go upto 1 cup of sugar. 
8. I measured 3/4th cup of granulated sugar and then blitzed it in a mixer to make the sugar dissolve easily.

Until next time,
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  1. looks yummy,love the way u have presented

  2. Looks very easy to make!! Definitely the taste shud be the best!! Recipes that you tag "best" are always best of best :)

  3. Looks perfectly done soft and moist!!

  4. Looks so soft & yummy...well presented too

  5. nice bread , luks like cake , tempting pic ,,,,,

  6. that best ever tag is really tempting me... love banana breads... this looks awesome!

  7. MoiSt and yummy

  8. Perfectly baked banana bread. Loved these loaf as they super moist and soft.

  9. Banana bread esp this fabulous looking one; simply melted my heart and mind.

  10. Love to start my day with this fantastic dish.Banana bread looks alluring.

  11. Looks so moist and perfect...

  12. 1 cup is equivalent to 250g?

    1. Hi, I use only standard cup measures, try google for conversions.

  13. Moist delicious and so easy to prepare

  14. Thank you for the feedback Senthil :)


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