“The Best Banana Bread Ever”

One of my all time favorite indulgences is banana bread. As a matter of fact I love almost everything with bananas. From bananas with peanut butter to banana ice cream and cake…. you name it- if it has banana in it, I’m in!  I have done a lot of recipe testing for banana bread and I’ve always had a hard time finding the perfect one. It’s either too dry, doesn’t have enough banana flavor, doesn’t bake well… anyways, I think I’m on to something with this one. With a several failed attempts, I have finally come close to making the perfect banana bread. It is so tender and moist with just the right about of banana. I like to add cinnamon to my bread because I love the combination of cinnamon and bananas together. It works so well! You can make this bread as muffins if you’d like and add whatever else you want to them! I sometimes put chocolate chips in mine or when making it for my family I’ll add nuts (I’m not a nuts fan) but get creative! Hope you enjoy this recipe as much as I do!

“The Best Banana Bread Ever”

  • Prep Time: 15m
  • Cook Time: 1h
  • Total Time: 1h 15m
  • Yield: 1 banana bread loaf


  • 3 ripe bananas
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 c granulated sugar
  • 1/2 c light brown sugar
  • 1 stick butter (softened)
  • 1/3 c milk, I prefer buttermilk or almond milk
  • 1 tsp. vanilla (I usually use a little more since I love vanilla)
  • 1/4 c greek yogurt, you can substitute sour cream
  • 1 tsp. cinnamon
  • 1 tsp. baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 1 3/4 c flour


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. Place the softened butter in a mixer and add the granulated + brown sugar. Mix until combined and smooth.
  3. One at a time, add in the eggs. Once the eggs are incorporated, add the cinnamon, vanilla, sour cream, milk, baking soda, and salt.
  4. Smash the bananas in a large bowl with a fork. Add to the wet mixture and combine. Stir in the flour until it is just incorporated. You do not want to over mix here or the bread will come out tough.
  5. Pour into a greased loaf pan and bake for about an hour or until a toothpick comes out smooth. I like to serve mine warm with a dap of butter on top but it's good eaten any way! Sometimes I even make Banana Bread French Toast out of the leftovers... mmm it is delicious!

xo, Rachel

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