The Best Banana Bread | One Bowl Recipe

This is the best Banana Bread recipe you’ll ever make. It’s perfectly moist and makes a great breakfast on the go, lunchbox snack or morning tea treat.

Best Banana Bread

Bananas would probably be my favourite fruit… although I’m a bit of a fruit-aholic, so it’s a hard choice! But anyway, they’re one thing that we always have in our fruit bowl.

Best Banana Bread Usually I buy a few extra bananas and leave them to go really ripe and then pop them into the freezer so that I’ve always got bananas ready to go when the cooking bug comes a-callin’. And it comes a LOT! Umm… did someone say double choc chunk banana muffins… or strawberry banana and yoghurt muffins!!??
Best Banana Bread When it comes to cooking with bananas, the riper the better! They may not look the prettiest anymore, but super ripe bananas will give you the best flavour.

Best Banana Bread

This banana bread recipe has been my ‘go-to’ one for years. There’s three reasons I love it so much:

  1. It’s made in one bowl, which means hardly any washing up (I HATE doing dishes!!);
  2. All of the ingredients are pantry and fridge staples which means no extra trips to the supermarket (I swear I live in that place enough as it is!);
  3. It’s the most deliciously fool-proof banana bread recipe ever… yep I promise that you can’t stuff it up!

Best Banana Bread

Now this banana bread is pretty fab all on it’s own. I mean it IS called ‘the BEST banana bread’!! But if you want to take it a step further, you could add a slather of butter OR heat it up under the grill with a little bit of honey. Oh boy, oh boy…. now that really is the breakfast of kings (or queens!).

Are you a banana bread lovin’ kinda gal too?

PS. If you’re after a totally decadent (and naughty-ish) recipe… please check out my most popular Double Chocolate Banana Fudge Loaf (it’s pretty much the devilish sister to this classic banana bread!)

Best Banana Bread

The Best Banana Loaf

A delicious one-bowl banana bread that is so quick and easy to prepare!
5 from 19 votes
Print Pin Rate
Course: healthy snacks
Cuisine: sweet breads and loaves
Keyword: banana bread
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 1 hour
Total Time: 1 hour 5 minutes
Servings: 12 serves
Calories: 250kcal

Ingredients

  • 120 g butter softened
  • 200 g brown sugar
  • 4 bananas the riper the better
  • 2 eggs
  • 225 g (1 1/2 cups) plain flour
  • 1 tsp bi-carbonate of soda
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract

Instructions

Conventional Method

  • Preheat oven to 170 degrees celsius (160 if using fan-forced). Grease a loaf tin well (if you're not using a non-stick loaf pan, you may also want to line it with baking paper).
  • Place the softened butter and brown sugar into a bowl. Beat with a stand mixer or hand-held beaters for 2 minutes or until pale and fluffy.
  • Mash the bananas into a small bowl.
  • Add the mashed banana and the eggs to the creamed butter mixture. Beat for 30 seconds or until well combined.
  • Sift the plain flour and bi-carb soda into the bowl.
  • Add the salt and vanilla extract and fold together with a spoon.
  • Pour the mixture into the prepared tin.
  • Cook for 1 hour or until a skewer inserted into the middle comes out clean or with a few crumbs.

Thermomix Method

  • Preheat oven to 170 degrees celsius (160 if using fan-forced). Grease a loaf tin well (if you're not using a non-stick loaf pan, you may also want to line it with baking paper).
  • Place the softened butter and brown sugar into the TM bowl. Mix for 20 seconds, Speed 4. Scrape down the sides of the bowl and repeat for a further 20 seconds.
  • Add the bananas and mix for 5 seconds, Speed 5. Scrape down the sides of the bowl.
  • Add the eggs and mix for 5 seconds, Speed 5.
  • Add the plain flour, bi-carb soda, salt and vanilla extract and mix for 5 seconds, Speed 5. Scrape down the sides of the bowl and repeat for a further 5 seconds.
  • Pour the mixture into the prepared tin.
  • Cook for 1 hour or until a skewer inserted into the middle comes out clean or with a few crumbs.

Notes

* If you notice the banana loaf over-browning during cooking time, simply cover with foil and continue cooking.

Nutrition

Calories: 250kcal | Carbohydrates: 40g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 9g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Cholesterol: 49mg | Sodium: 386mg | Potassium: 193mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 21g | Vitamin A: 315IU | Vitamin C: 3.4mg | Calcium: 25mg | Iron: 1.2mg
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Best Banana Bread

Best Banana Bread

53 thoughts on “The Best Banana Bread | One Bowl Recipe”

  1. Emma L Appelby says:

    5 stars
    My house is smelling so delicious right now, Thank you. I usually bake a cake but this way is so much easier.

    1. Lucy says:

      Yay! There’s nothing better than the smell of banana bread baking!

  2. Isini Muthumuni says:

    5 stars
    Hi! I had some overripe bananas and decided to make this recipe and let me tell you – it’s so delicious!! It’s very easy and I had all the ingredients in the pantry.
    I added some cut up almonds on top and it tasted amazing and not too sweet – and this is coming from a person who doesn’t usually like bananas or banana bread.

    Thank you so much for the recipe! I’m sure to make it again soon 🙂

    1. Lucy says:

      That’s absolutely fantastic! Thank you so much for the feedback!

  3. Kelly says:

    5 stars
    Absolutely Delicious! Thankyou for this recipe! Eating a yummy slice fresh out of the oven now!

    1. Lucy says:

      Yay! I’m so glad you’re enjoying it! xx

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