Photo: Antonis Achilleos; Prop Styling: Audrey Davis; Food Styling: Anna Theoktisto  
Active Time
10 Mins
Total Time
1 Hour 15 Mins
Serves 8 (serving size: 1 [1-in.] slice)

Our easy banana bread recipe is hands down the best. This classic recipe yields everything you want from a great banana bread: toasty sweetness, impeccable moistness, and a crispy top worth swooning over. Enjoy this go-to quick bread as a quick breakfast or a sweet afternoon snack; and for a real treat, try a warm slice slathered with softened cream cheese. 

How to Make It

Step 1

Preheat oven to 350°F. Spray an 8 1/2- x 4 1/2-inch baking pan with cooking spray.

Step 2

Whisk together mashed bananas, sugar, melted butter, egg, and vanilla in a large bowl until well combined.

Step 3

Stir together flour, baking soda, and salt in a medium bowl. Add flour mixture to banana mixture, stirring until combined. Pour batter into prepared pan.

Step 4

Bake in preheated oven until golden brown and a wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean, 50 to 60 minutes. Let cool in pan 5 minutes. Remove from pan, and cool completely on a wire rack.

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