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This is the banana bread recipe you’ve been looking for!

Wanting to know how to make the best moist homemade banana bread recipe – here it is.

A banana bread recipe that is moist and full of flavor is all about choosing the right ingredients. Our super secret tip for the most flavorful banana bread is to actually — NOT use overripe bananas. If they’ve started to brown, it’s too late! Use super yellow bananas to get the most banana flavor in your banana bread!

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Banana Bread Recipe

Best Banana Bread Recipe

Prep Time 25 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 25 minutes


  • 6 bright yellow bananas (mashed (not over ripe))
  • 1 C buttermilk
  • 3 C sugar
  • 1 C butter (softened)
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 4 large eggs
  • 3 ½ C all-purpose flour
  • 2 tsp baking soda
  • ¼ tsp salt


  • Cream the sugar and butter together in a large bow, until light and fluffy
  • Mix in eggs and then vanilla
  • In separate bow, sift flour, salt, and baking soda
  • Combine two mixtures and add buttermilk
  • Stir just until it's combined
  • Fold in mashed bananas
  • Pour into prepared 9x13 baking pan and bake at 325 for approximately 60 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into center of the loaf comes out clean
Course: Bread
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Banana Bread, Bread, Buttermilk, Quick Bread

Now wasn’t this an easy banana bread recipe?


Photo by Whitney Wright on Unsplash


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  1. Thanks for sharing Best Banana Bread Recipe! It looks great!

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