Banana Bread Recipes

Either in its versions with nuts and chocolate chips, or in its healthy, low fat or gluten free versions, you can't go wrong with banana bread!

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The Best Banana Bread

Rating: 3.61 stars
The batter for this easy-to-make banana bread is enriched with sour cream, which gives it a subtle tang and super moist texture. In order to avoid this quick bread becoming tough and chewy, don't overmix the batter.

Morning Glory Muffins with Banana

Rating: 3.64 stars
These healthy morning glory muffins are surprisingly moist, even though they're low in fat, thanks to nutritious, flavorful add-ins like banana, carrots, oats, and raisins.

Banana Bread with Walnuts and Flaxseed

This healthy quick bread makes a hearty breakfast or snack with a scoop of yogurt or cottage cheese.

Zucchini, Banana, and Flaxseed Muffins

Rating: 3.57 stars
Fresh zucchini and ripe banana add moisture to these muffins, ensuring they are soft and tender but low in fat.

Banana Nut Muffins

Here's how to bake banana nut bread in quick and easy individual portions. Stash some in the freezer so you always have breakfasts and snacks ready to go.

Test Kitchen's Favorite Banana-Chocolate Chip Bread

Freezing and thawing over-ripe bananas before mashing creates a syrupy-thick juice, more like liquid gold, that bursts with sweet banana flavor and makes this loaf next-level delicious.

Vegan Banana Bread

Coconut oil, ground flaxseed, and almond milk keep this eggless, dairy-free banana bread nice and moist.

Banana Muffins

Rating: 3.39 stars
These banana muffins are moist and delicious and take only a half hour to bake in the oven—making them ideal for breakfast.

Streusel Banana Bread

A marvelous hybrid of coffee cake and banana bread, that's this moist loaf with its nutty cinnamon-brown-sugar-pecan-streusel topping.

Banana-Walnut Loaf

Rating: 3.4 stars
You can toast slices of this all-purpose loaf for breakfast, serve it for tea in the afternoon, or top a piece with vanilla ice cream for dessert.

Inspiration and Ideas

Banana Bread and Beyond: 17 Ways to Bake with Your Favorite Fruit
In the life of a banana, the time between "perfectly ripe" and "overripe" can be but a fleeting moment. That's why banana bread was invented! And that's just the beginning: Transform your past-prime fruit into first-rate muffins, cakes, cupcakes, cookies, and more.
Healthy Morning Muffins
Rating: Unrated
Full of nutrients, these healthy morning muffins make for a delicious breakfast

Sourdough Banana Bread

When you bake sourdough bread using a homemade starter, you'll eventually end up with so much of it that you'll need to discard some to keep the amount manageable.  You can compost the discard, or use it up in a recipe like this banana bread. You won't notice much difference in flavor; what you will notice is a slightly denser texture and an almost savory flavor from the use of olive oil, plus delicate sweetness from maple syrup.