October 10, 2014

Best Banana Bread

Best, Banana, Bread,  easy, recipe, 香蕉, 麵包
By Published: 2014-10-10
If you're anything like us you'll know what I mean when I say that you've got to keep the cookie jar supplied.  I don't like to buy sweet treats from the stores, preferring to make them myself.  But the family eats the sweet treats as fast as I can make them!  And oftentimes when I'm busy doing this and that it always feels like I don't have enough time.  

That's why I love, love, love this banana bread recipe so much!  It's really easy, quick and, best of all, this Best Banana Bread 香蕉麵包 comes out tender and moist and super duper yummilicious every time!

Best, Banana, Bread,  easy, recipe, 香蕉, 麵包

Really the only thing that's the least bit hard about this banana bread recipe is remembering 1) to buy banana and 2) remembering to bake the bread before your bananas get too black!  

Which is the only crucial technical part of making a really tasty banana bread, you gotta wait for the bananas to get all black and spotty all over.  (We love ugly bananas!)  At this point the banana don't make for perfect eating as a banana (unless you like soft mushy banana texture) but they sure are going to help you make the perfect banana loaf!

Tip:  If you're going to keep the bananas until they're overripe enough for this recipe, don't hang them from a hook like we used to.  We woke up one day to find our kitchen floor "banana bombed"  all over the place!

Best, Banana, Bread,  easy, recipe, 香蕉, 麵包
See the lovely caramelized crust?

As the bananas ripen, they get more and more sweet, and also more and more soft.  They should be spotted a bit all over but not completely black.  (I've been forgetful and discovered mummified black bananas before.  Do not use these!  It's too late, they''re dead!)  This extra sugar and tender texture inside will give your bread a wonderfully moist, tender, caramelized banana-y OMPH! that will hit your sweet comfort spot in just the exact right place!

I like a banana bread that's really quite moist and tender, not super sweet, with a nicely caramelized crust.  I can make this bread in 5 minutes flat and in it goes into the oven!  The very, very best part is when the banana bread is baking and the house is filled with that unique amazing heavenly aroma of the caramelizing sugars in the bread, it's crazy!  And sexy! And soooo satisfying!  Try out our recipe for this Best Banana Bread and let us know how you like it!

Best, Banana, Bread,  easy, recipe, 香蕉, 麵包
Down to the last piece already!
Best Banana Bread Recipe  香蕉麵包
(Prep time: 5 mins  Cook time: 1 hour)

  • 3 large bananas, ripe  (or four small)
  • 1/3 cup melted butter (75g)
  • 3/4 cup sugar (150g)
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1 1/2 cup flour (187g)
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1/4 tsp salt

Preheat oven to 350 F (175 C).

Melt butter.  Mash bananas (I use the end of my rolling rod) and mix the butter in.  Mix in sugar, egg, and vanilla.  In separate bowl, combine flour, baking soda and salt.  Add dry mixture into wet and hand mix until just combined.  

Pour into a 4" x 8" loaf pan.  Bake 1 hour.  Let cool in pan before removing.  Enjoy!



  1. Hi
    What flour did you use?

    1. Hey there, I just used unbleached all purpose flour. ~ellen

  2. Great way to use leftover bananas. Nothing like the smell of fresh bread coming from the oven, especially one as tasty as this banana bread.

  3. This sounds delicious and I love the Asian flavors and ingredients you have used here. This is the kind of meal my family loves. We'll be having it soon. I hope you have a great day. Blessings.

    1. Hi Hannah - hope you do like our banana bread and you have a great day as well! ~ellen