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Sliced Best-Ever Banana Bread next to some butter.
Best Ever Banana Bread Recipe
Prep Time
20 mins
Cook Time
55 mins
Total Time
1 hr 15 mins

Get my chef-tested secrets and make this easy Banana Bread Recipe featuring sweet banana flavor, a brown tender crust, and soft cake-like interior.

Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Servings: 8 people
Author: Gemma Stafford
  • cups (7 ½ oz/ 213g) all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • ¼ teaspoon baking soda
  • ¾ cup (2¼oz/64g) rolled oats (preferably quick-cooking)
  • cup (5oz/142g) sugar
  • 2 teaspoons cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 large eggs
  • cup (21/2floz/71ml) milk
  • ¼ cup (2floz/57ml) flavorless oil (canola, vegetable, sunflower oil)
  • teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 3 medium bananas
  1. Preheat your oven to 350°F (180°C). Prepare a 9x5 loaf pan with parchment paper.

  2. In a medium bowl combine the dry ingredients (flour, baking soda, baking powder, oats, sugar, cinnamon, and salt)

  3. In a large bowl, finely mash the bananas with a fork. Whisk in eggs, milk, oil, and vanilla.

  4. Pour the dry ingredients into the bowl with the wet ingredients and mix by hand just until combined. Do not over mix as this can make the banana bread tough.

  5. Pour the banana bread batter into the pan and bake for 55 minutes or until a toothpick or cake tester comes out clean. Enjoy!

  6. Store at room temperature wrapped in cling wrap for up to 3 days.

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