Banana Bread Bonanza
Avocado Matcha Banana Bread
Avocado and matcha green tea powder may not be part of your regular baking routine, but not only do they dye banana bread a delightful deep green, they add earthy flavors that tone down the banana-ness of the loaf.
Miso Banana Bread with Yuzu Glaze
Miso and yuzu add a little flair to classic banana bread.
Eggnog Banana Bread
A mash-up of the retro holiday drink and the classic quick bread makes perfect sense: Booze, cream, and nutmeg pair perfectly with banana, vanilla, and brown sugar. These whole-grain mini loaves are a great alternative to cupcakes, and much easier to package without a dome of messy frosting. If you don't have mini loaf pans, you can use 12 muffin cups lined with cupcake liners. For a kid-friendly drizzle, you can swap the alcohol for fresh orange juice.
Chocolate-Tahini Banana Bread
Bananas and peanut butter are a likely duo, but bananas and tahini? Mind-blowing. For those with nut allergies, tahini is a great, slightly more complex, substitute. Try spreading Soom's chocolate-sesame spread over each slice for an extra tahini hit.
Basic Banana Bread
Add ground flaxseed to a traditional banana bread to add a hearty flavor and additional B vitaminds and healthy omega-3 fatty acids.
Jamaican Banana Bread
Photo: Howard L. Puckett Dark rum, lime, and flaked, sweetened coconut give this easy banana bread delicious Caribbean flair.
Eileen's Best Banana Bread
This top-rated banana bread recipe comes from a Cooking Light reader and has extra health benefits from flaxseed meal, walnuts, and yogurt.
Chocolate Banana Bread
What could make a loaf of banana bread better other than the addition of chocolate chips?
Peanut Butter Banana Bread
Peanut butter is whipped into the basic recipe for a moist banana bread with a hint of nutty flavor. A small amount of chopped roasted peanuts offers delightfully surprising crunch.
Marbled-Chocolate Banana Bread
Chocolate and bananas pair nicely in sweet desserts, so give them a try in this top-rated bread. Our reviewers went bananas for the flavor and moist texture of the loaf.
When company is in town, wake them up with the sweet aroma of freshly baked bread. Blueberries add an extra punch of tart flavor and a vibrant purple hue.
Try a favorite banana bread recpie and add fun ingredients, like dried apricots. Other favorite additions include dried cranberries, white raisins, or chopped nuts. Personalize the loaf and gift it to friends and family.
Classic Banana Bread
Even if you usually swear by icings, drizzles, and toppings, a classic banana bread recipe, perfect on its own, is hard to beat. With over 100 reviews, this is one of our top-rated favorites.
Chocolate chips, oatmeal, and walnuts come together to add something extra to this recipe. This hearty banana bread recipe is perfect for breakfast or snacking.
Mom's Banana Bread
My mom's recipe was the model for this banana bread. The new version is liked so much we make it all the time--at least every two weeks. I think the miniloaves would be a perfect holiday gift.
Bananas Foster Bread
This adult interpretation switches all of the sugar to brown sugar and cooks the mashed bananas with butter and cognac or dark rum. And it's topped with a slightly boozy glaze.
Turn a basic loaf of banana bread into a special treat with the addition of chocolate chip and chopped walnuts. Adding flaxseed to the batter gives the bread a hearty, nutty flavor and increases the omega-3 content of the bread.
Cinnamon Crisp-Topped Cream Cheese-Banana-Nut Bread
Dress up your banana bread loaf with a crumbly topping of cinnamon-flavored pecans, butter, and brown sugar.
Coconut Banana Bread with Lime Glaze
A top-rated favorite, this recipe updates the standard banana bread recipe with a coconut crunch and a tart lime glaze. Dark rum adds a festive Caribbean-inspired flavor.