May 18, 2020

Moist Banana Bread Recipe

This easy and moist Banana Bread Recipe is loaded with bananas, pecans and incredibly soft crumb. It is simple to make and a great way to use those overripe bananas. This moist and delicious banana nut bread is so easy and makes a great breakfast on-the-go.

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This super-moist Banana Nut Bread Recipe is loaded with bananas, pecans and incredibly soft crumb. It is simple to make and a great way to use those overripe bananas. This moist banana nut bread is so easy and makes a great breakfast on-the-go. #banananutbread #moistbananabread #bananabread #banananutbreadrecipe #bananabreadrecipe #nutbread #olgainthekitchen

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Moist Banana Nut Bread Recipe:

This is a super easy recipe for banana bread that is on constant repeat in our house. The batter takes about 10 minutes to throw together and the bake time is about an hour. The bread stays moist for days and nothing beats the smell of freshly baked banana bread.

It is simple to make and a great way to use those overripe bananas. We like to enjoy it for breakfast quite often.

Make sure your bananas are extra ripe for best results. If you wish, you can leave the nuts out to make it nut-free and replace for dried cranberries, raisins or chocolate chips. We love the combo of banana and nuts (pecans to be exact) so no banana bread is made without nuts.

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Banana Bread Ingredients:

  • Butter – use softened butter for a soft texture and mouthwatering butter flavor.
  • Brown sugar and granulated sugar – I like to use a bit of both for extra moist bread. Ripe bananas are sweet and adding too much sugar makes bread too sweet and not as enjoyable. For healthier bread, swap sugar for honey.
  • Overripe bananas – add sweetness and moisture to the bread. The riper the bananas, the sweeter it is and the more moisture it will impart.
  • Eggs – provide structure and stability, as well as a tender texture. You will need 2 large room temperature eggs for this banana bread recipe.
  • All-purpose flour – you can use a combination of all-purpose and whole wheat flour. Just keep in mind that changing the flour will slightly affect the texture of the muffins.
  • Baking soda – will make the bread rise up nicely. I prefer baking soda over baking powder as this bread is moist and baking soda does better job at rising it.
  • Fine salt and vanilla extract – add flavor and make bread taste amazing.
  • Pecans – we love the combination of banana and pecans. You can use walnuts as well or dry fruits for a twist. Because we love pecans so much, we add even more on the top of the bread before it goes into the oven.

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How to Make Banana Bread Moist?

Here are few tips for achieving moist and tender banana nut bread.

  • Use very ripe or overripe bananas. Overripe bananas are extra sweet, moist and make bread rich in flavor. Underripe bananas will be difficult to mash and make bread flavorless.
  • Use room temperature ingredients. Eggs and butter must be room temperature and butter must be softened for easy mix.
  • Avoid over-mixing the batter. Once dry ingredients are added, mix just until combined. Stir pecans just until combined. A light and fluffy batter makes airy and moist bread.
  • Avoid overbaking. Test for doneness by inserting a wooden toothpick into the center of the bread at 50 minutes. Overbaking will lead to dry bread and it will not be as moist the next day.

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How to Make Banana Bread:

This is the easiest banana bread recipe that takes less than 10 minutes to throw together. I like to use a hand mixer, but you can mix it in stand mixer or even by hand whisk.

1. Preheat the oven to a 350°F. Grease a 9×5-inch bread loaf pan or line with parchment paper, leaving an overhang on the sides to lift the baked bread out.

2. Mash bananas. Slice or break bananas into large pieces. Mash with potato masher or a fork until chunky applesauce consistency. You can also use mixer to mash the bananas.

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3. Mix dry ingredients. In a medium mixing bowl, combine and whisk all-purpose flour and baking soda.

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4. Cream butter, sugar and salt. In a large mixing bowl, cream together unsalted butter, granulated sugar, brown sugar and fine salt until smooth.

5. Add wet ingredients. To the batter, add in large eggs, mashed bananas and vanilla extract. Beat on low just until combined.

6. Combine dry and wet ingredients. Add dry ingredients into the bowl with wet ingredients and beat on low or stir in with a spatula just until combined. Over-mixing will yield heavy and flat loaf.

7. Fold in pecans. Gently fold in coarsely chopped pecans into the batter using spatula.

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8. Bake it. Spread the batter evenly into the prepared loaf pan. To give the banana bread crunchy top, sprinkle coarsely chopped pecans over the top of the bread before it goes into the oven. Bake until the bread is golden brown and a toothpick inserted into center of the bread, comes out clean (about 50-60 minutes).

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9. Cool bread before slicing. Let the bread cool in the pan for 5 minutes. Run thin spatula around edges to loosen the bread. Transfer to a wire rack to cool completely before slicing.

How to Store Banana Bread?

Sometimes eating a whole loaf of banana bread in a day makes it impossible. Here are some tips for storing banana bread.

  • Store at room temperature. Wrap cooled banana bread in a plastic food wrap and store on the counter for up to 3 days. Longer than that, the bread gets too moist.
  • Store in refrigerator. Cool baked banana bread to room temperature. Slice it and transfer to a gallon-sized zip top bag and store in the refrigerator up to 5 days. Microwave for 15 seconds to make it taste just like freshly baked.
  • Freeze banana bread for up to 3 months. Banana bread freezes beautifully. Cool it, wrap in few layers (whole loaf or sliced), date and freeze.

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Can you Freeze Banana Bread?

I always have baked banana nut bread in my freezer and it happens to be one of our favorite breakfast treats. You can freeze banana bread using these instructions to preserve its fresh flavor and texture for up to 3 months! I prefer to freeze banana bread in slices because the slices thaw quicker and there’s never a waste of leftover whole bread.

  1. Cool baked banana bread completely.
  2. Tightly wrap slices (or loaf if preferred) in 2-3 layers of plastic wrap or aluminum foil.
  3. Place wrapped banana nut bread in a large freezer-friendly reusable container or storage bag.
  4. Date the container or bag for up to 3 months. Thaw wrapped or unwrapped bread in the refrigerator or at room temperature.

Tips and Substitutions for Banana Bread Recipe:

  • Use parchment paper for easier takeout of baked bread. If your oven usually bakes longer than recipes instruct, applying grease and flour to loaf pan and baking for prolonged time will brown the bread too much and bread crust will turn out dry and slightly burned.
  • Loosely cover the bread with aluminum foil after 30 minutes to help prevent the top and sides from getting too brown.
  • For healthier banana bread, replace sugar for honey and/or all-purpose flour for whole wheat flour.
  • Swap the pecans for any nut you like or omit them entirely. Raisins, dried cranberries and chocolate chips are other delicious variations for banana bread.
  • Use extra ripe bananas for best results. They should be very soft and have dark brown spots.
  • Avoid over-mixing the batter to avoid tough or gummy results.
  • Let bread cool completely before slicing for clean and beautiful slices.
  • You can turn this bread into banana muffins by baking the batter in muffin tins. Bake standard muffins for 20-25 minutes at 350 degrees Fahrenheit and check for doneness with a wooden toothpick.

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How to Freeze Overripe Bananas?

If you have overripe bananas and are not ready to use them, do not throw them away. Freeze bananas for later use in bread, smoothies or any baked desserts.

  • Freeze peeled bananas. Peel and slice bananas into 1/2-inch pieces. Place them onto baking sheet and freeze for 2 hours. Transfer frozen bananas to a freezer container or zip lock bag.
  • Freeze bananas in peels. Place them un-peeled in a freezer bag (remove any excess air) and freeze up to 3 months. Thaw bananas in peels completely at room temperature or in the refrigerator overnight before using. Frozen bananas tend to release more moisture so once peeled, lightly pat dry with paper towel to remove excess liquid.
  • Freeze mashed bananas. Mash 1 or 2 bananas (depends on what recipe you’ll be using it for later) and place it into zip top bag. Label the bag with 1 or 2 bananas and then zip removing all the air. When ready to use, simply allow to thaw or run under warm water.

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Moist Banana Nut Bread

5 from 62 votes
Servings: 1 loaf
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 50 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour

This super-moist Banana Nut Bread Recipe is loaded with bananas, pecans and incredibly soft crumb. It is simple to make and a great way to use those overripe bananas. This moist and delicious banana nut bread is so easy and makes a great breakfast on-the-go.  

Ingredients

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to a 350°F. Grease a 9x5-inch loaf pan or line with parchment paper, leaving an overhang on the sides to lift the baked bread out. 

  2. Mash 3 very ripe bananas with a fork or potato masher until chunky applesauce consistency. 

  3. In a medium bowl, combine and whisk 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour and 1 tsp baking soda. Set aside.

  4. In a large mixing bowl, cream together 8 tbsp softened unsalted butter, 1/3 cup granulated sugar, 1/4 cup brown sugar and 1/2 tsp fine salt until smooth (about 2 mins on high speed). 

  5. Add mashed bananas, 2 large eggs and 1 tsp vanilla extract to the batter. Beat on low just until combined, about 30 seconds.

  6. Combine dry and wet ingredients and beat on low or stir in with a spatula just until combined. 

  7. Gently fold in coarsely chopped pecans. 

  8. Spread the batter evenly into the prepared loaf pan. Sprinkle more coarsely chopped pecans over the top of the bread and bake at 350°F for 50-60 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center of the bread comes out clean. (My oven takes 55 minutes). Let banana bread rest 5 minutes before transferring to a wire rack to cool. 

Recipe Notes

  • Freezing Instructions: The best way to freeze quick bread is to tightly wrap the loaf or slices (individually or grouped) in 2-3 layers of plastic wrap or aluminum foil. Place wrapped banana bread in a large freezer-friendly storage bag or reusable container. Freeze up to 3 months. Thaw wrapped or unwrapped bread in the refrigerator or at room temperature.
  • Store bread at room temperature: Wrap cooled banana bread in a plastic food wrap and store on the counter for up to 3 days. Longer than that, the bread gets too moist.
  • Store bread in refrigerator: Cool baked banana bread to room temperature. Slice it and transfer to a gallon-sized zip top bag and store in the refrigerator up to 5 days. 
  • Muffins: Use this banana bread recipe to make standard-sized muffins. Pour the batter into a lined or greased muffin pan and bake muffins for 20-25 minutes at 350 degrees Fahrenheit and check for doneness with a wooden toothpick
  • Honey: Honey can be used instead of granulated sugar and brown sugar.
  • Applesauce: Can be used to switch some of bananas in same proportions.
  • Swap the pecans for any nut you like or omit them entirely. Raisins, dried cranberries and chocolate chips are other delicious variations for banana bread.
  • Aluminum foil: Loosely cover the bread with aluminum foil after 30 minutes to help prevent the top and sides from getting too brown.

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  • Janise

    What an amazing recipe. The bread turned out moist, not extremely sweet-definitely my kind of recipe. I made banana bread recipes in past that were loaded with sugar and it was too much, but your recipe is just perfect on the spot. It was so delicious. Will be making it again over the weekend!

    • Olga in the Kitchen

      Thank you Janise! I’m so happy to hear you enjoyed this bread recipe!

  • Christy

    This is my go to for banana bread and I’ve used several others. Sometimes I like to add almond extract instead of vanilla extract with a good pinch of cinnamon. Always amazing.

    • Olga in the Kitchen

      That’s wonderful, Christy! I’m so happy to hear you’re enjoying this recipe!

  • Liz

    I have made this recipe several times already, always with great results. My favorite is to add 3/4 cup of chopped walnuts or pecans and 3/4 cup of semisweet chocolate chips. Yesterday we picked blackberries from the backyard and added a cup of those into the batter. So yummy!!

    • Olga in the Kitchen

      Thank you for sharing that with us, Liz! I’m glad you enjoyed it!

  • Daneille

    The best banana bread ever!! It’s so yummy and super moist! I made it this morning and my family loves it so much. They said it’s the best banana bread I’ve ever made! Thanks Olga for the recipe. Your recipes never fail us ❤️

    • Olga in the Kitchen

      Thank you for the wonderful review, Daneille!

  • Janet

    Made this for my family and we all loved it! It’s definitely a keeper and now my go to banana bread recipe. Oh my goodness… I love it. Thanks for sharing!

  • Aria

    I just made this recipe this morning and oh my goodness this really is a winner!!! I left out the nuts because my daughter doesn’t like nuts. Thanks for the great banana bread recipe! YUMMINESS!!!

    • Olga in the Kitchen

      I’m so happy to hear you enjoyed this recipe, Aria!

  • Fern

    The best banana bread recipe I have tried. Since finding it, I do not even look for other. I usually like to add dried cranberries and always so good!

    • Olga in the Kitchen

      That’s just awesome! Thank you for sharing your wonderful review, Fern!

  • Gina

    Truly the best banana bread recipe!!! Moist and not too sweet, just what I was looking for.

  • Laurel

    Very tasty! I made mini loves and they turned out delicious. Thank you for such a simple and quick banana bread.

    • Olga in the Kitchen

      That’s wonderful, Laurel! I’m so happy to hear you enjoyed this recipe!

  • Lynnette

    Everytime I have brown bananas on my counter, this is my go-to recipe. We used to make the banana bread from and old recipe book and after trying this recipe, we never went back to the old book. It is super delicious.

    • Olga in the Kitchen

      That’s so awesome, Lynnette! I’m so happy to hear you’re enjoying this recipe!

  • Jennifer B

    Banana bread made easy. I love making this recipe. Turns out delicious, moist and really taste good after it has cooled. Taste so good with a hot cup of coffee.

    • Olga in the Kitchen

      That’s wonderful, Jennifer! I’m so happy to hear you enjoyed this recipe!

    • Olga in the Kitchen

      That’s wonderful! I’m so happy to hear you and your coworkers enjoyed this recipe!

  • Felicia

    Simply delicious! Love this recipe that I can make using my vegan butter. I can’t have dairy.
    I added an extra banana (small to medium size) and it worked out great. I didn’t want to have one banana leftover. Recipes are well written and easy to follow for a beginner like me, and the side notes are an added bonus to make it even easier. One of the main reasons why I love cooking from your site.

    • Olga in the Kitchen

      Thank you for sharing that with us, Felicia! I’m so happy to hear you’re enjoying our recipes!

  • martha

    This banana bread is SOO GOOD! We made the bread as written and used 3 mini loaf pans. Baked at 350 for 40 minutes. We can’t stop eating it.

    • Olga in the Kitchen

      Thank you for sharing that with us, Martha! I’m so happy to hear you enjoyed this recipe!

  • Bianca D

    I’ve tried so many banana bread recipes, but nothing compares to this one! It’s fluffy, it’s moist, it’s soft, it’s perfect! I don’t think I will use another recipe again!

    • Olga in the Kitchen

      That’s wonderful! I’m so happy you enjoyed this recipe, Bianca!

  • malinda

    Wow. Just wow. The reviews don’t lie. Also not extremely sweet like others. Just the right amount of sugar and salt. Balanced out deliciously.

    • Olga in the Kitchen

      Thank you for the great review, Malinda! I’m so happy to hear you enjoyed this recipe!

  • Joanne Morris

    This is the best banana bread recipe I’ve tried! So moist and yummy. Thank you!

    • Olga in the Kitchen

      I’m happy to hear you enjoyed this recipe, Joanne! 🙂

  • Stacy K.

    Easy to follow recipe and came out amazing! I doubled the recipe, as I had a lot of bananas. I 100% recommend this recipe because it is so deliciously easy and truly so fantastic to bake and eat.

    • Olga in the Kitchen

      Thank you for the wonderful review, Stacy! I’m so happy to hear you enjoyed this recipe!

  • Lea Ann

    Fantastic! I made it in a bundt pan and added pecans to the top. AWESOME banana bread. Thanks for the recipe!

    • Olga in the Kitchen

      Thank you for the wonderful review, Lea Ann! I’m so happy to hear you enjoyed this recipe!

  • Mira K

    Seriously the best banana bread recipe I have made. It’s so easy, moist and it rose all nicely. Wouldn’t change a thing about it. Best banana bread recipe on the web!

    • Olga in the Kitchen

      Thank you for the wonderful review, Mira! I’m so happy to hear you enjoyed this recipe!

    • Olga in the Kitchen

      Thank you for the wonderful review, Vera! I’m so happy to hear you enjoyed this recipe!

  • Natasha

    This recipe is delicious! Would highly recommend. I add raisins instead of nuts and the results are still great.

    • Olga in the Kitchen

      Thank you for sharing that with us and the wonderful review, Natasha!

  • Otilia

    This recipe is simply absolutely delicious. Made mine yesterday, enjoyed it and freeze a second loaf for later. Thank you!

  • Barbara Depree

    I never leave reviews but this banana bread is amazing. Very easy and simple ingredients. I only had self rising flour so I used it instead of all purpose; and left out the salt and baking soda. Added a handful of chocolate chips and walnuts and baked in a rectangular metal cake pan (more shallow than a loaf pan) and this cake came out incredible.

    • Olga in the Kitchen

      Thank you for the wonderful review, Barbara! I’m so happy to hear you enjoyed this bread recipe!

  • Denise Morgan

    This recipe is too simple to be this delicious! The most difficult thing about it is letting it cool before slicing it. We couldn’t wait that long! We had a hard time not eating the whole loaf in one sitting, so we took a 5 minute breather before we came back for more. I made a simple cream cheese frosting that I intended on using, but the bread was so delicious, it didn’t need it. This will be THE banana bread recipe that will be passed down for generations to come. Thank you for sharing. I baked for 40 minutes, then loosely placed a sheet of foil on top and baked for another 15. I let it rest for 10 minutes before slicing. It was perfectly cooked.

    • Olga in the Kitchen

      Thank you for such a great review, Denise! I’m so happy to hear you enjoyed this recipe so much. Sounds like you found a new favorite 🙂

  • Alexis

    First time making banana bread. I used this recipe and I am so impressed. Absolutely delicious. Followed to the letter and came out perfect.

  • Sophia

    Thank you for this recipe! This is definitely a keeper! I’ve made it twice within a week and it is delicious. The cake is so moist and not overly sweet. I added some chocolate chips and pecans, soooo yummy!

    • Olga in the Kitchen

      Thank you for sharing that with us, Sophia! I’m so glad you enjoyed this recipe!

  • Eli

    I have made many banana breads in the past but this one was super easy and so moist!My boys devoured it!!

    • Olga in the Kitchen

      Thank you for the great review, Eli! I’m so glad you enjoyed this recipe 🙂

    • Olga in the Kitchen

      Thank you for the great review, Betsy! I’m so glad you enjoyed this recipe 🙂

  • Naomi

    AMAZING recipe! This is my first attempt making banana bread and this recipe is the BEST! so soft, moist, and fluffy! Perfect amount of sweetness! Amazing website! Love these recipes!

    • Olga in the Kitchen

      Thank you for the wonderful review, Naomi! I’m so happy to hear you enjoyed this recipe 🙂

  • Gail

    Made four beautiful loaves. One in the freezer and half of one left. Nuts are imperative for us! Loved this recipe!

    • Olga in the Kitchen

      That’s awesome, Gail! I’m so glad you enjoyed this recipe!

  • Crystal

    Turned out fantastic! I did add a teaspoon of nutmeg to mine and 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon. The result was a spiced banana bread that I’ll make again! Exactly 59 minutes in the oven for mine- came out moist and delicious. Totally perfect!

    • Olga in the Kitchen

      Thank you for sharing that with us, Crystal! Nutmeg and cinnamon do sound delicious 🙂

  • Alexis

    I made it yesterday and i found it the easiest one and most yummiest. Thanks Olga!

    • Olga in the Kitchen

      I’m so happy to hear you enjoyed this recipe, Alexis! 🙂

  • Caroline H.

    Seriously the best banana bread. I didn’t change anything and made this 6 times this month. So so good and the only banana bread recipe we use from now on.

    • Olga in the Kitchen

      I’m so happy to hear you enjoyed this recipe, Caroline! Thank you for the great review!

  • Hannah

    Just made this banana bread and it is absolutely delicious! I added dark chocolate chips and baked for just 50 minutes and it came out perfect. Such an easy recipe to follow and so so tasty – I will definitely be making it again!

  • Sean Henry

    My Family loves this banana bread. Every time it turns out perfect! Thank you for sharing your recipe with us.

    • Olga in the Kitchen

      You’re very welcome! I’m happy to hear your family is enjoying this recipe!

  • toni

    This is the MOST DELICIOUS Banana Bread I have ever baked, and I have probably tried about 8 different banana bread recipes, in my lifetime; And I’ve been baking for 45 years! It was the very first time that my banana bread didn’t get hard as a rock on the outside. I’m most certain that covering the loaf with foil after the 30 minutes, was a big plus! I am going to make 3 loaves today; For 2 loaves, I am using sour cream (your other banana bread recipe).

    • Olga in the Kitchen

      Thank you for sharing that with us, Toni! Sounds like you found a new favorite 🙂

  • Laurie

    This is delicious! I have made it twice now, and both times it came out perfectly. The second time, I made it for brunch with friends, and they devoured it. Thank you for sharing this recipe!!

    • Olga in the Kitchen

      That’s awesome, Laurie! I’m so happy to hear you enjoyed this recipe 🙂

  • Teresa Murray

    Great recipe! So many times I tried to make a great banana bread, with no good results, but your recipe changed everything! Thanks for sharing your recipe and tips! This bread recipe is amazing!

    • Olga in the Kitchen

      That’s awesome, Teresa! I’m so happy to hear you enjoyed this banana bread recipe!

  • Robin M

    This recipe is simply absolutely delicious Made mine yesterday and it took everything for hubby and I to freeze some for later. Thank you!

    • Olga in the Kitchen

      Thank you for the wonderful review, Robin! I’m so happy to hear you enjoyed this banana bread recipe!

  • Gladys

    I just adore this recipe! Made the loaf into muffins and added chocolate chips to half of the batch. Perfect for both breakfast or dessert (served with a side of vanilla ice cream), or even just a yummy afternoon snack – thanks!

  • Cindy

    Third time baking this..but I did a third mix of walnuts, pecans and chopped dates…worked very well with the dates. Everyone that’s eaten it, the eyebrows go up on their face and they leave with more for their supper! Excellent recipe

    • Olga in the Kitchen

      Thank you for sharing that with us, Cindy! I’m so happy to hear everyone enjoyed this recipe!

  • April

    I normally do not like banana bread. I went back for seconds on this one after my son and I made it. Will bake again, thank you so much for the recipe.

    • Olga in the Kitchen

      Thank you for sharing that with us, April! I’m happy to hear you and your son enjoyed this recipe!

  • Danielle

    It was delicious and just perfect. Made it for my family and they said it was the best banana bread they have ever tasted. Thank you so much for this recipe!!

    • Olga in the Kitchen

      You’re very welcome, Danielle! I’m so happy to hear your family enjoyed this bread recipe!

  • Bonnie

    This was delicious! My family devoured the whole loaf soon after it came out of the oven. I make banana bread quite often and I don’t even know what prompted me to try a different recipe, but I’m glad I did… this one is a new staple!

    • Olga in the Kitchen

      Thank you for the wonderful review, Bonnie! I’m so happy to hear your family enjoyed this recipe!

  • Gigi

    I have made this for the third time I brought it to a group of friends they couldn’t stop eating it so good thanks for sharing.

    • Olga in the Kitchen

      That’s wonderful, Gigi! I’m glad your friends enjoyed this recipe 🙂

  • Eve

    Made this bread yesterday and today again. It is soooo good. We don’t like nuts in the dough so we did only on top of the bread. It’s so easy, moist and fluffy at the same time. Wouldn’t change a thing.

    • Olga in the Kitchen

      Thank you for the beautiful review, Eve! I’m so happy to hear you’re enjoying this banana bread recipe. Sounds like you found a new favorite 🙂

  • Florence

    Recipe came out great. Not too sweet but very moist. I doubled the recipe because I had 8 bananas and i added some almonds and chocolate chips. So yummy!

    • Olga in the Kitchen

      Thank you for sharing that with us, Florence! I’m glad you enjoyed this bread 🙂

  • Alicia

    Thank you for this recipe! I have made Banana Nut bread before in the past and it was always extremely dry. This recipe I followed it to the tee and my banana bread is amazing nice and moist so much so I made it last night and my husband has already eaten half the loaf and I just made another one. This will definitely be my go to recipe. Thank you again!!!

    • Olga in the Kitchen

      That’s wonderful, Alicia! Sounds like you found a new favorite!

  • Avina

    Just made this bread this morning….Couldn’t wait for it to cool completely before diving into it! It was perfect. Not too sweet, moist with a nice crumb. You are always my go to. Thanks!!!

    • Olga in the Kitchen

      Thank you for the wonderful review, Avina! I’m glad you enjoyed this bread recipe!

  • Rosalyn

    Truly the BEST banana bread EVER. I will never make another. This banana bread recipe brought me to you and now you’ve gained another loyal follower. Thank you Olga! I’m so excited to try more of your recipes, the no knead bread is my priority. Question – can I use oil in this recipe?

    • Olga in the Kitchen

      Thank you for the wonderful review, Rosalyn! You can use oil instead of butter and it will be just a tad more moist even when cooled. I tried it myself. Or I also have the Cranberry Banana Bread recipe here that uses sour cream and oil. You can add another banana if you like more banana in bread, swap cranberries for nuts.

  • Cris

    Just made this banana bread this morning and it came out delicious. Love this recipe. Thank you for sharing.

    • Olga in the Kitchen

      That’s wonderful, Cris! You’re very welcome!

  • Stacy

    Very good banana bread. Moist and flavorful. Only thing I added was 1 tbsp of lemon juice to the mashed bananas to keep them from browning.

    • Olga in the Kitchen

      I’m so glad you enjoyed this recipe, Stacy!

  • Sherry

    Just made this banana bread and it is amazing! Didn’t make any substitutions, cooked for 50 minutes and it turned out wonderful! Never thought to put nuts in my banana bread. Thanks for the great recipe 🙂

    • Olga in the Kitchen

      Love it! Thanks for sharing that with us and for giving a great review, Sherry!

  • Geraldine

    Amazing easy to make.
    I love it… I used walnuts and raisins. I used 4 bananas and 2 cups flour. Perfect!

    • Olga in the Kitchen

      Thanks for sharing and for the great review, Geraldine! I’m so glad it was a success!

  • Rose Marie

    I’ve baked many banana breads in my lifetime, and this is by far the best banana bread ever! Thank you Olga for another great recipe!!! Keep them coming, looking forward to making your next recipe!

    • Olga in the Kitchen

      Love your feedback! Thank you so much for your kind words, Rose Marie! So happy that you enjoyed this recipe 🙂

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