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: 3.5 stars 3221
It's the best because it's Martha's go-to banana bread recipe. She included the recipe in her first book, Entertaining, and has been making it ever since. The batter for this easy-to-make favorite is enriched with sour cream, which gives it a subtle tang and super-moist texture. Be sure to use very ripe (but not bruised) bananas, and add chopped walnuts or pecans—Martha always uses pecans. She says your family will "go bananas" for this old-fashioned quick bread.
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Morning Glory Muffins with Banana

Rating: 3.5 stars 1342
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: 3.5 stars 1055
Fresh zucchini and ripe banana add moisture to these muffins, ensuring they are soft and tender but low in fat.

Banana Chocolate Chip Muffins

What's even better than banana bread? These banana chocolate chip muffins! Kids of all ages will clamor for such a tasty breakfast bite. The muffins have plenty of banana and there are semisweet chocolate chips in an easy basic batter made with all-purpose flour, light brown sugar, egg, butter, and milk.

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.

Banana Muffins

Rating: 3.5 stars 421
These banana muffins are moist and delicious and take only a half hour to bake in the oven—making them ideal for breakfast.

Vegan Banana Bread

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

Banana-Walnut Loaf

Rating: 3.5 stars 384
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.

Banana-Chocolate Bread

Rating: 3.5 stars 251
Moist, and bursting with the flavor of bananas and chocolate, our variation on banana bread makes a dreamy dessert.
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Inspiration and Ideas

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-Blueberry Muffins
Rating: 3.5 stars 434

Plenty of people have their own go-to muffin recipe, but this light, moist rendition from Ellen O'Hara of Westwood, Massachusetts is hard to beat. They're made with whole-wheat flour, wheat germ, two ripe bananas, and one cup of frozen blueberries.