The Most Delicious Banana Bread

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Here is an Easy Moist Banana Bread recipe and in fact, the only banana bread recipe you will ever need! It is super moist, with so much flavor from the bananas and the special blend of ingredients.
It is the most delicious banana bread!
See a video below of me and my kids whipping up this moist banana bread. It is the most delicious!
Easy Moist Banana Bread Recipe
These days, I’m not even bothered when my bananas get all ripe and mushy. That gives me the perfect excuse to make something with bananas: banana fritters, banana puff puff, banana pancakes, or the most delicious banana bread.
There shall be no more waste in the land! The riper the bananas, the tastier the banana bread.
Slice of Banana Bread
This sweet bread or should I say cake is the very definition of perfect just like my perfect plain cake.
The taste hits all the right places in the mouth. A slice of this will send you straight to banana heaven where you will be singing banallelujah. Ehen! 
So last night when I found some overripe bananas lying in my fruit basket, I rejoiced because… banana bread to the rescue!
The bananas were without form and void and dark spots started to form on their skin. And I said, “Let there be banana bread.”

Ingredients for Easy Moist Banana Bread

Banana Bread Ingredients - the most delicious Banana Bread

For this easy moist banana bread recipe, you need:

  • 1 and a half cups flour
  • 3 overripe bananas
  • Half a teaspoon of baking soda
  • Half a teaspoon baking powder
  • A third cup of sugar
  • Half a teaspoon of salt
  • Eight tablespoons butter (or margarine)
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon powder
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 large eggs
  • Half a cup of whole liquid milk (substitute with evaporated milk)

How to Make Easy Moist Banana Bread

1. Peel some right bananas and place them in a bowl.
Bananas for Easy Moist Banana Bread Recipe
2. Mash up the bananas. It’s okay for your bananas to still have a few chunks in there.
Mashed Bananas for Easy Moist Banana Bread
3. Mix the mashed bananas with milk and set aside.
4. In another bowl, place room-temperature butter and sugar.
Butter and sugar for Easy Moist Banana Bread Recipe
5. Mix together butter and sugar until well combined.
Mixed Butter and sugar for Easy Moist Banana Bread Recipe
6. Add eggs to the butter and sugar and mix until just combined then add in the banana-milk mixture, the vanilla extract, and mix until just combined.
Mixing wet ingredients for Easy Moist Banana Bread Recipe
7. Add the flour, salt, baking powder, baking soda, and cinnamon powder.
Adding dry ingredients for Easy Moist Banana Bread Recipe
8. Mix everything until just combined to form a batter.
Batter for Easy Moist Banana Bread Recipe
9. Place batter in a greased loaf pan.
Loaf Pan for Easy Moist Banana Bread Recipe
10. Bake until a toothpick inserted in the middle of the bread comes out clean.
Easy Moist Banana Bread Recipe
While the banana bread bakes revel in the smell that will fill your house. I live for such smells!
I wish they could make a designer perfume that smells like freshly baked banana bread. I will buy it if it is under $5. Ha!
Banana Bread is great on its own but sometimes I slather some butter on top or homemade pineapple jam. So good!
I made a banana bread video with my kids! We totally had fun making this video. If you have not subscribed to my YouTube channel, be sure to subscribe now so you do not miss any of my cooking videos.

Watch how to Make Easy Moist Banana Bread

Hope you enjoy this Easy Banana Bread Recipe as much as we do!
Moist banana bread recipe

Easy Moist Banana Bread Recipe

5 from 2 votes
Here is an Easy Moist Banana Bread Recipe that you will want to make over and over again! The banana flavor in the bread is amazing. And with the right portion of ingredients as stated in this recipe, you get a bread that is sufficiently moist. This Banana Bread tastes even better the next day!
Prep: 15 minutes
Cook: 55 minutes
Total: 1 hour 10 minutes
Servings: 6 servings


  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour (180g)
  • 3 overripe bananas see Note 1
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/3 cup granulated sugar (66g)
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 8 tablespoons butter or magarine (1 stick, half cup or 114g) softened at room temperature
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon powder
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 large eggs
  • Half cup whole liquid milk


  • Grease a 5 by 9-inch loaf pan with about a teaspoon of oil (vegetable, corn, peanut or canola oil will work well here) and set aside. You could line the bottom of the pan with parchment paper just to ensure the banana bread comes out easily.
  • Preheat your oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit (180 degrees Celsius).
  • Peel your bananas and place in a bowl. Mash using a fork or potato masher. Add the milk and mix together.
  • Place butter/margarine in another bowl and add the sugar. Mix together using a wooden spoon until well combined.
  • Add the eggs to the butter and sugar and whisk together until just combined. Do not overmix.
  • Add the banana-milk mixture to the egg mixture. Add the vanilla extract and mix together until just combined. Do not overmix.
  • Add all the flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, and cinnamon to the wet ingredients. 
  • Mix all of the ingredients together until just combined to form a batter. Again, do not over mix.
  • Pout the batter into the greased loaf pan then level the top.
  • But in preheated oven and bake for 50 - 55 minutes until a toothpick inserted in the middle of the banana bread comes out clean.
  • Let it cool then remove the bread from the pan, cut and serve!


1. The bananas you use in this recipe should be absolutely overripe for best results. I love using bananas that are ripe till their skin starts turning black. This yields the best flavor and makes the banana bread super moist!
2. I have blended bananas together with the milk before for my banana bread and it turned out great. However, mashing the bananas allows for some banana chunks and when it bakes, it yields a great texture! My kids love finding little chunks of banana here and there in their banana bread!
3. The butter you use in this recipe could be salted or unsalted.
4. To keep banana bread, I usually just wrap it in foil paper and place it on my countertop. I usually keep it there for just a day because it never survives more than 2 days. To keep it longer, I suggest placing the banana bread in Ziploc bags since they are airtight then you place in the fridge. Not that exposure to air will make your banana bread dry out. Before serving banana bread out of the fridge, bring it to room temperature so it can be moist again and not hardened by the cold from the fridge.
This recipe was first published in May 2016. It has been updated with better photos, more tips, and a video. The recipe remains the same!


Calories: 254kcal | Carbohydrates: 25g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 17g | Saturated Fat: 10g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 4g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 95mg | Sodium: 462mg | Potassium: 239mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 18g | Vitamin A: 584IU | Vitamin C: 5mg | Calcium: 39mg | Iron: 0.5mg

Additional Info

Course: Breakfast, Dessert
Cuisine: International
Calories: 254
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  1. Thank you for this recipe , certainly intend to make this . Questions …..Can self rising flour be used , Will it change the taste ? Can cooking spray be used instead of oil to grease the baking pan ?

    Thank you,

    1. Hi Linda, I haven’t tested the recipe with self-rising flour. You could just omit the baking powder if using self-rising flour and see how it goes. Also, cooking spray would work.