The Best Basic Banana Bread

The Best Basic Banana Bread is the classic banana bread recipe that we all love. This banana bread is decadent, moist and sweet from the ripe bananas. Before baking it away in the oven, I topped it off with crushed walnuts and sugar to create a crunchy, caramelized topping. If you have ripe bananas sitting on your countertop, this is the recipe that you need!

The Best Basic Banana Bread - KJ & Company

Not only is this banana bread recipe delicious the way it is, but it can easily be adapted to how you love your banana bread! Are you a fan of chocolate chips in your banana bread? Me too! Fold in a cup of your favorite chips before putting it in the oven.

The Best Basic Banana Bread - KJ & Company

If you ask me, banana bread and vanilla are best friends. And this recipe does not lack on the vanilla side! It pairs perfectly with the sweet bananas and keeps you going back for another slice. Banana bread should be effortless and delicious. A simple recipe that fills your house up with warmth and deliciousness.

Life Hack:

After the banana bread is baked and cooled completely, slice it and package each slice individually into small zip baggies for an easy grab-and-go breakfast in the morning! Packaging the slices this way also keeps them from drying out.

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If you make this recipe and love it as much as I do, I’d love to hear from you! Comment below, rate the recipe, or share a picture tagging @kjandcompany or using #kjandcompany so that I can see your fun pictures ? Thanks for following and baking along with me!


The Best Basic Banana Bread

The Best Basic Banana Bread - KJ & Company
The Best Basic Banana Bread - KJ & Company


  1. Whitney March 24, 2019

    Your recipe sounds incredible! Love the pictures too!!

    • KJ March 28, 2019

      Thank you so much, Whitney!

  2. Playful Cooking March 25, 2019

    I think we all need a Banana bread up our sleeve! I will let banana over ripe on purpose so every other week I can bake a bread 🙂

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