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!
4.6 from 5 votes
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Course: Breads and Scrolls
Cuisine: Baking, Healthy Snacks
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 1 hour
Total Time: 1 hour 5 minutes
Servings: 12
Author: Bake Play Smile

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-carb soda
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract

Instructions

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

 

Best Banana Bread

The Best Banana Bread - Thermomix Method

The very best banana bread made in the Thermomix! A delicious one-bowl banana bread that is so quick and easy to prepare!
4.34 from 6 votes
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Course: Breads and Scrolls
Cuisine: Baking, Healthy Snacks
Prep Time: 2 minutes
Cook Time: 1 hour
Total Time: 1 hour 2 minutes
Servings: 12
Author: Bake Play Smile

Ingredients

  • 120 g butter softened
  • 200 g brown sugar
  • 4 bananas the riper the better!
  • 2 eggs
  • 225 g plain flour
  • 1 tsp bi-carb soda
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract

Instructions

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

Best Banana Bread

Best Banana Bread

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Sammie @ The Annoyed Thyroid
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A good banana bread is hard to beat and this is one-bowl one-derful!

Lauren @ Create Bake Make
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I LOVE Banana Bread and we make it at least once a fortnight. It’s nice to know I’m not the only one who feels like they live in the supermarket!

Nancy | Plus Ate Six
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I LOVE banana bread! I like it toasted and smothered with butter and honey. And I hate washing up too so a one bowl banana bread is a winner 🙂

Emma @ Life, kids and a glass of red
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I’m a total sucker for a good banana bread! I’ll give your recipe a go 🙂