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!
When it comes to a good banana bread, the main thing you need is some good, ripe bananas! Ironic, right? Haha! Ripe bananas create a moist, scrumptious banana bread. Here’s some other ingredients you will need for this recipe:
- Ripe bananas
- Vegetable oil
- Baking soda
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.
How to Customize this Recipe
There’s nothing I love more than some chocolate chips in my banana bread. Add them on in! Semi-sweet or dark chocolate work perfect for this recipe. You could even fold in additional nuts into the batter!
Don’t have walnuts on hand? Use pecans! I do this all the time!
How do you like to customize your banana bread? Tell me below! 🙂
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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This recipe was originally posted on March 24, 2019, but has been updated with new pictures and added words!
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