Easy Banana Bread Is My Favorite

by Alli

When life hands you overripe bananas, make easy banana bread! I’m sure you have a favorite banana bread recipe that you always use. So did I. But I think I like this one even better.

You dump all the ingredients in one bowl. Gently mix it all together. Pour it in the greased loaf pan. Bake it. This Easy Banana Bread is so easy to make. 

My husband said it was better than the recipe I’ve been using forever. It’s an easy banana bread that is really moist. 

You can see the glaze seeping into the bread in the photo below. Of course, this banana bread is perfectly good without the glaze but I have a thing for glazes. 

Easy Banana Bread

Easy Banana Bread With Lemon Glaze

For added flavor, I always top it with a simple lemon glaze. I was out of lemons when I made this easy banana bread, so I added just a dash of pure lemon extract to a cup (I guesstimated) of powdered sugar. Add a couple of tablespoons of milk and whisk it all together. 

If it’s too thin, add more powdered sugar. If it’s too thick, add more milk. You can’t mess it up.  

I use almond milk to make the glaze because I love almond milk. If you don’t like the taste of almond milk, use regular milk. 

Easy Banana Bread

Tips for Making Easy Banana Bread

These tips will help you make the best banana bread.

  • Use overripe bananas
  • Don’t overmix the ingredients
  • Don’t overbake the bread – Start checking for doneness 10 minutes before the bread should be done. When a few moist crumbs stick to a toothpick, the bead is done. 

How To Store Banana Bread

Keep banana bread moist by storing in an airtight container, plastic wrap or foil. Freshly baked banana bread will last for about 2 days when stored at room temperature. If kept in the refrigerator, banana bread will last about a week. 

Easy, Moist Banana Bread

Easy, Moist Banana Bread

Yield: 1 loaf
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 1 hour
Total Time: 1 hour 10 minutes

This easy banana bread is moist and delicious.

Ingredients

  • 3 overripe bananas
  • 1/3 cup melted butter
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 egg, slightly beaten
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract
  • Pinch of salt
  • 1 tsp. baking soda
  • 1-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • Glaze:
  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 Tablespoon fresh lemon juice OR 1/2 tsp. lemon extract
  • 2-3 Tablespoons milk

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350. Grease a loaf pan.
  2. In a large mixing bowl, mash the bananas until almost smooth.
  3. Mix in the baking soda and salt. Stir in the egg, sugar, melted butter and vanilla extract.
  4. Mix in the flour.
  5. Pour the batter into loaf pan and bake for approx. 1 hour. Check at 50 minutes. When a toothpick inserted in the center comes out with just a few moist crumbs, it's done.
  6. Let rest in the pan on a wire rack for 15-20 minutes. Remove bread from the pan. Serve with lemon glaze, if desired.
Nutrition Information
Yield 12 Serving Size 1
Amount Per Serving Calories 256Total Fat 6gSaturated Fat 3gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 2gCholesterol 29mgSodium 165mgCarbohydrates 49gFiber 1gSugar 29gProtein 3g
I really like how easy this bread is to make. Plus, cleanup is a breeze. 

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26 comments

zan June 6, 2016 - 8:17 am

We love banana bread here and I have been using an easy recipe. I usually keep the overripe bananas for that same reason. I usually throw in spices such as nutmeg, cinnamon and dash of clove. I have not thought of adding a lemon glaze over it – that would be something to try.

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Amanda @ Adorkablii June 6, 2016 - 9:19 am

I love banana bread! My whole house does. I have to make a bunch for my house or it wont last more than 24 hours.

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Franc Ramon June 6, 2016 - 9:56 am

It looks like an easy to follow recipe and I am sure to love your recipe. It does look so tasty.

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Terri Beavers June 6, 2016 - 11:48 am

Banana bread is always such a fave here with the grand kids. I will try your recipe this week as I was planning to make them some for snacking.

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Jenn @ EngineerMommy June 6, 2016 - 12:53 pm

Banana bread is one of my favorite homemade baked goods. My aunt used to make it for me all the time, but I’ve never tried it myself. I’ll have to follow your recipe! Sounds delicious.

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tanya June 6, 2016 - 2:10 pm

I have some overripe bananas in the freezer for smoothies. Would frozen bananas work in this?

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Travel Blogger June 6, 2016 - 3:14 pm

Mmmm I love banana bread! I usually put walnuts in ours.

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Pam June 6, 2016 - 3:17 pm

I love banana bread! It’s a great dessert or a really tasty breakfast. This looks like a great recipe.

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Liz Mays June 6, 2016 - 3:57 pm

I could really go for some of this bread. I’d love to try your recipe. Banana bread is a favorite of mine.

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Sarah June 6, 2016 - 4:45 pm

I love that this is an easy way to make banana bread, it really does seem like a great recipe to try!

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Noel Barnwell June 6, 2016 - 5:44 pm

I’ve never made banana bread without overripe bananas! It tastes so much sweeter this way!

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April Mims June 6, 2016 - 6:58 pm

Yum! I am craving some banana bread now! I love how simple it is to just throw together and it’s perfect for breakfast, dessert or snack.

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Bella June 6, 2016 - 9:14 pm

Banana bread is such a great treat! It is perfect for every occasion and everyone love it.

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kayla June 7, 2016 - 3:48 am

Yay! I have 4 over-ripe bananas sitting on my counter right now! I’ve also never tried adding a glaze so will have to give that a go! Thanks for sharing xx

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michele d June 7, 2016 - 6:38 am

I could eat banana bread all day long. I love it! I’ll be trying your recipe soon.

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Shirley Wood June 7, 2016 - 6:48 am

Now I want some banana bread with my coffee this morning. I just put a whole bunch of bananas in the freezer for smoothies, I should have made some banana bread too! I’m making plans. Your recipe sounds good. I haven’t tried almond milk yet but know I should. I use a recipe from way back which stirs by hand also. That lemon glaze sound delicious.

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Robin Ruehrwein June 7, 2016 - 6:59 am

Banana bread is one of my favorites to make because it is so simple. Your recipe sounds amazing!

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Kita June 7, 2016 - 2:23 pm

I love banana bread. I always make it as a one bowl cake. I’ve never added a glaze but now I want to bake one this weekend and add your glaze to it. I’ll let you know when I make it.

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Nikka Shae June 7, 2016 - 3:27 pm

I love me some banana nut bread! I love the mix from the store, but now I can make my own thanks to you!!

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Jasmine Watts June 8, 2016 - 11:21 am

I have never tried this recipe before but definitely I would love to try this recipe today! Thanks for sharing!!

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Anosa June 9, 2016 - 1:34 pm

I wish I had heard this post earlier as I just threw away my overripe bananas as didn’t think I would have the time to bake. Thanks for the recipe keeping it for next time

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jumbo April 27, 2017 - 4:42 am

i love banana bread.thanks for the information on bread ingrdients

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Tricia September 8, 2018 - 5:11 pm

I read the recipe several times to learn when to add the melted butter…..to no avail. I simply added the melted butter to the batter. It smells delicious. The bread is moist enough and there is no need for the lemon icing….my family complained that with the icing they could not taste the banana. to each his own.
next time the icing will be served on the side. perhaps that is what this recipe stated. oh well. the bread, regardless, is delicious. thank you for this wonderful recipe! 🙂

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Alli September 8, 2018 - 8:19 pm

Oops – sorry for leaving out where to add the melted butter. Thanks for your comment and for letting me know about the butter. I fixed it. The glaze can be served on the side and you’re correct, this bread doesn’t even need a glaze. Thanks again!

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Marion Deen February 21, 2019 - 5:56 pm

I mixed the batter, tasted it and it’s already a winner! It’s in the oven and can’t wait to serve it to my family!! The last time I made a banana bread was 10yrs ago and couldn’t remember the recipe after becoming a health nut addict. Today I’m indulging and happy to do so! I added raisins and maraschino cherries and reduced the sugar 1/2 C. Yes sire, it’s a winner!! Thank you.

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