Best banana bread I've had. Intense banana flavor and dense moist texture.
I made one loaf pan and 12 muffins, as that was the pans I had. they were very good.
This banana bread is super moist and very delicious. I made the orange-pecan glaze, my husband's favorite:) Need to try the muffins, they are always a perfect size.
PART 2 (afterthoughts): To all who gave this recipe high ratings, maybe you could tell me why my loaves turned out so dry. Is there a stage in the beating process where one might overbeat the batter? I'd love to know because I believe you when you say it's such a good recipe. After my batter was all mixed, it was extremely thick. It appeared to be missing liquid -- like buttermilk. I followed all the measurements to the letter and I used my Kitchen Aid stand mixer. The bread cooked perfectly through and through and was a lovely brown on top. Maybe more bananas would have helped? I used very very ripe bananas and exactly the amt. called for. I'm flummoxed.
This is the best banana bread...I put a powdered sugar glaze on the top of each loaf when I pulled them out of the oven, spreading it very thin. It tasted like a banana cake doughnut... delicious... I Love that it makes two loaves, so that I can give one away to someone who can also enjoy it as much as we do...
This is a special recipe. I consider myself a bit obsessed with banana breads and cakes and this is one I return to again and again. I love the cinnamon crisp topping. The picky eater son does not like any fancy toppings so i also make these as muffins, using more vanilla 1tsp., a bit more than a cup of toasted (!) finely chopped pecans and a sprinkling of chocolate chips in the batter. wonderful.
Very good muffins - moist and flavorful. I did this exactly per the recipe except that I mixed all the wet ingredients first (including banana and vanilla), then added in dry ingredients. Skipped nuts entirely and topped with cinnamon crisp topping (sans nuts). Boyfriend LOVED these. Says they are the best ever and banana muffins are his favorite. I thought they were just a touch too sweet, so will reduce sugar slightly next time. But definitely a keeper recipe - and easy to make, too.
I don't bake that often, but I do enjoy banana bread and wanted to find a good recipe. I followed the recipe exactly using half the batter for a loaf and the other half for muffins. I found that I liked the muffins better than the loaf-style, a fluffier texture. It was very moist, and not too much banana flavor.
I keep trying other recipes, but coming back to this one. It's just the best banana bread recipe out there. The cream cheese makes it really moist. Everyone raves about it.
This is one of the best breads I've ever made! I cut the recipe in half and lightened it up by using egg substitute, fat free cream cheese and applesauce in place of the butter. I also added flaxseeds and a bit of shredded coconut, and spiced it up with nutmeg, ginger, cinnamon and allspice. Fabulous!
My husband didn't want to throw away 2 over-ripe bananas so he found this recipe & halved it. It is the best banana bread that we have ever eaten--by far. On a scale of 1 to 10, it is an 11. We did not ice it; it is too good on it's own. I even took left-over thin steak slices and made a sandwich; lunch and dessert together.
Usually I make a lighter version of banana bread, but decided to spluge & make a full fat, full sugar version. I've got two loaves cooling right now, but we couldn't resist & have already had a taste. Delicious!
This bread is so good! However I did make a few modifications. First, I halved the recipe b/c I only needed 1 loaf. Then I did 1/2 tsp of baking powder, 1/4 of baking soda. I added 1/2 tsp of cinnamon and 1/8 of ginger (next time I will add 1/4). I also added 1/4 cup of applesauce, used about 1/2 tsp salt and 1/2 tsp of vanilla. For the topping I halved it as well, but used 1/4 tsp of cinnamon. The bread came out a little less dense, but fluffy and moist. It is delicious! Honestly the best banana nut bread I have ever had. Will definitely make next time I've had bananas which are too ripe to eat!
Very good. Very moist. Good banana flavor. I used an extra banana totaling a cup and a half of mashed banana. This recipe is a keeper.
taste is just so-so. i baked it twice, once with banana and again with persimmon puree, the persimmon puree tasted better and had a better texture than the banana. used the toasted coconut-cream cheese on the banana, the glaze was pretty good.
I have only made the muffins and they are OUTSTANDING; very flavorful and moist. Before I put the muffin tin in the oven, I sprinkled the batter with cinnamon sugar. YUMMY!!
This is the best Banana Bread I have ever made. The used the cinnamon pecan topping and it was delicious!
This is definitely the fluffiest, most non-oily banana bread I have ever tasted. The flavor is nice and not overly banana. I followed the recipe pretty strictly and found it to be easy.
AMAZING! I have made this at least 10 times so far. With two loaves we always share one with neighbors, friends or coworkers. Each person says it is the best they have ever had. Only the very best make it into my family recipe book and this one passed the test. I have yet to try one of the toppings - the bread alone is wonderful.
This recipe was absolutely delicious! Everyone loved the bread and muffins. Will definately make regularly. I had tried the orange cream topping and loved it! next will try the coconut topping!
I've been making this bread since it's publication. I use lime zest instead of orange for the glaze and always get rave reviews! Just recently tried the coconut topping...YUMMY!!!
I've had much better banana bread... this one was "fine" but nothing I would make again. Oh well.
Outstanding... moist...delicious! I've tried many recipes on this site for perfect banana bread and I've finally found it. Everyone loved it. They also make excellent muffins.
This recipe was great! I enjoyed every minute of eating this tasty treat! I had compliments on it for a week! Highly suggested!
Of all my banana bread recipes this is my family favorite; it's so yummy, light and delicate.
This bread had great flavor. The pecans made it drier and more dense than I would have liked. Next time I will omit any nuts. I served with goat cheese and apricot jam and it was really good on it. I may try dried cranberries in place of the nuts next time. I didn't put any topping on it since we were serving with goat cheese and Jam.