Photo: John Autry; Styling: Cindy Barr
16 servings (serving size: 1 slice)

Look for whole ground flaxseed (sometimes labeled "flaxseed meal") on the baking aisle.

How to Make It

Step 1

Preheat oven to 350°.

Step 2

Combine first 4 ingredients in a large bowl; beat with a mixer at medium speed. Add granulated and brown sugars; beat until combined.

Step 3

Weigh or lightly spoon flour into dry measuring cups; level with a knife. Combine flour and next 5 ingredients (through ground allspice). Add flour mixture to banana mixture; beat just until blended. Pour batter into a 9 x 5-inch loaf pan coated with cooking spray. Bake at 350° for 55 minutes or until a wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean. Remove from oven; cool 10 minutes in pan on a wire rack. Remove bread from pan; cool completely. Combine powdered sugar and milk, stirring until smooth; drizzle over bread.

Ratings & Reviews

The Best Banana Bread Recipe!

October 22, 2017
I have used a few different banana bread recipes and this has been the best. I used one cup of all-purpose flour, a quarter cup of whole wheat flour, and a quarter cup of rolled oats. In addition, I cut both the granulated and brown sugars in half. Finally, I added a quarter of a cup of semi-sweet mini chocolate chip. It was very moist. I highly recommend this recipe.

cjbuddy's Review

December 24, 2011
Yummy! Made a few changes: light sour cream instead of yogurt, and about 4 oz of unsweetened applesauce instead of butter. Also I had 3 medium bananas which yielded about a cup of bananas but there was no issues with diminished banana flavor at all. Didn't make the glaze since I don't think it's necessary. Never making with butter again!

gastrocari's Review

November 04, 2010
Best and moistest banana bread I've ever made. I was a little worried because I only had about a cup of mashed banana, but it came out amazing - I can't wait to try it with even more banana. I had some trouble getting the glaze to spread the way it does in the picture, but oh well!

Dodger205's Review

January 25, 2011
This has replaced my old favorite banana bread recipe. Great flavour and healthy. As others mentioned I would skip the glaze, as it didn't add anything to the bread.

loddiedoddie's Review

August 26, 2012
This is my go-to banana bread recipe! The kids love it, it is very easy and tastes delicious! I usually do not even put the glaze on the bread; it is THAT good. Typically I use vanilla-flavored yogurt, but have also used different flavors in a pinch when I was out of vanilla. Works well as muffins, too!

meglink85's Review

August 18, 2011
In response to RoMark- The flour is measured by weight (6.75oz) rather than volume (1.5cups) for accuracy.

SydBlinks's Review

April 18, 2011
Really good! I used Oikos vanilla greek yogurt, and made muffins instead of a loaf. The recipe made a full dozen muffins, which baked for appx 20min. Liked them so much, I immediately made another batch for the freezer.

MarshaCF's Review

January 09, 2011
Such a great recipe! I used fat free Greek yogurt and skipped the glaze. Very moist and oh so yummy. I'll be making this a lot to send in lunches for the kiddos.

GODIVA1963's Review

April 22, 2011

paintedlady's Review

October 09, 2010
Best banana bread I ever made. Followed recipe exactly and it was perfect. I liked the use of yogert and ground flaxseed. I am into healthy recipes with extra calcium. I will make this again.