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Best Banana Bread

It seems to me that claiming the best banana bread recipe is like saying you have the best cookie recipe.  It just depends on what you like!  But this is my favorite banana bread recipe, and I’ve tried several. 

Banana Bread by Crafting in the Rain

It’s changed up from an old church cookbook, and what I like best about it is that it doesn’t come out “mushy.”  That’s the best way I can describe it.  

I like the bread to be substantial, and if you put in too many bananas, or sour cream, the end result just seems undone to me.

Best Banana Bread Recipe by Crafting in the Rain

So if you like those versions of banana bread, fabulous.

If you want a slice that’s a bit denser that can support some butter smeared on there, or handle going through the toaster (which is also really good if you’ve never tried it!) then maybe this is the recipe for you.

Yield: 1 loaf

Banana Bread

not mushy banana bread

I love this banana bread because it doesn't get mushy.

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 10 minutes


  • 2 bananas, mashed well
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 4 Tbs melted butter
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1 1/2 cups flour
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 3/4 tsp salt
  • 1-2 Tbs Brown sugar


  1. Preheat oven to 325 F
  2. Grease loaf pan
  3. Mash bananas in a pie plate with a potato masher or fork
  4. Combine flour, baking soda, and salt
  5. Mix bananas, sugar, egg, butter, and vanilla
  6. Add dry ingredients and stir
  7. Pour into greased pan and sprinkle with brown sugar
  8. Bake for 1 hour


Recipe can also be baked in 6 mini loaves. Top with 1 tsp brown sugar each and bake for 30 minutes

Nutrition Information:

Serving Size:

2 slices

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 180Total Fat: 4.4gSaturated Fat: 2.6gCholesterol: 24mgSodium: 284mgCarbohydrates: 34gFiber: 1gSugar: 40gProtein: 2.3g

So tell me, how do you like your banana bread?

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sianny tjiang

Tuesday 24th of November 2015

how much put the brown sugar?

Bethany Harlan

Wednesday 8th of April 2020

It looks like the brown sugar is just for topping. The instructions say 1-2 Tablespoons sprinkled on top. I hope this helps!

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