The Best Banana Bread Recipes

24 of the very best banana bread recipes to use up overripe bananas!

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Banana Bread is one of the very most classic recipes for making a quick bread. Overripe bananas are mixed in with a handful of pantry staples, then baked to golden, soft perfection. Another great thing about banana bread is it is so versatile. You can toss in chopped nuts, raisins, or even chocolate chips to add even more flavor. 

Tips for Making the Best Banana Bread

How to Ripen Bananas

For any good banana bread, you want the bananas to be very ripe; which means they are covered in the brown/black spots. If you’re bananas are not ripe yet, there are a couple of ways you can speed up the process.

Counter Method – this one will take an extra day so you have to start the process the day before you want to bake the bread. Place the bananas still bunched together in a brown paper bag, cover and leave sitting on the counter. Bananas emit a chemical that causes ripening, so keep them sealed allows the chemical to speed up the process.

Oven Method – to ripen the bananas quickly, place them on a baking sheet and bake in the oven at 350 degrees for about 15 minutes. Allow them to cool completely before proceeding with the recipe.

How to Store Fresh Baked Banana Bread

Once your banana bread has cooled, wrap it tightly in plastic wrap and store in an airtight container or Ziploc bag. The best place to store the bread is at room temperature on the counter. You want to avoid putting the bread in the fridge – the cool air tends to dry out the bread more quickly.

Cake Mix Banana Bread

Did you know you can make banana bread with cake mix? It’s quick and easy and it turns out delicious every time!

This Banana Bread with Caramel Apple Topping is a great way to turn banana bread into a treat!

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If you love chocolate, you need to try this chocolate banana bread. It’s so yummy!

Have you tried baking with banana flour? This banana flour banana bread is extra tasty!

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