banana bread

Banana bread recipe | Moist & Tender | Easy to make

Doesn’t banana make you go bananas ? Bananas taste the best when fresh, but are you wondering how can you use those stale and overripe bananas which have some dark spots on it? Well, baking comes to save your bananas. This banana bread recipe will give you the most tender and aromatic banana bread which is really hard to resist.

Benefits of banana

  1. A good source of Vitamin B6, helps in production of red blood cells and improves metabolism.
  2. A good source of manganese, important for skin health.
  3. An appreciable source of Vitamin C, necessary to repair tissues and cells. Also promotes immunity.
  4. A good source of potassium, good for heart health and blood pressure.
  5. One of the best sources of natural sugar, gives energy without adding extra fats and cholesterol.
  6. Aids digestion and cures gastrointestinal issues.

To know other benefits and risks involved check out this article by Live Science.

Last week, after knowing so many benefits of banana, I decided to bring some of the overripe ones (which I had been procrastinating that I will eat one day) into my baking kitchen. Baking banana muffins (Check out the recipe) and banana bread were two of the most delicious recipes of the week. Everyone in my family loved them and it has become a regular healthy dessert which we enjoy after dinner.

3 reasons why you should use bananas in baking

  1. Bananas acts as the best substitute for butter. Check out other butter substitutes for healthy baking.
  2. Bananas add natural sugar to the recipe. Check out other natural sugar substitutes.
  3. Bananas add a fruity essence to the recipe together with making your home smell so good.

So, get ready to turn your useless bananas into something drool worthy that is going to be loved by all.

banana bread

Banana bread recipe

Moist and tender banana bread recipe to save your stale and overripe spotty bananas.
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 45 mins
Course Breakfast, Side Dish, Snack
Cuisine American, French
Servings 1 loaf
Calories 189 kcal


  • Oven
  • Mixing bowl
  • Loaf pan


  • 1 cup whole wheat flour
  • 2 large bananas overripe
  • 1/4 cup butter
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar/jaggery/molasses
  • 1/2 cup plain yogurt
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1 pinch baking soda
  • 1 pinch salt
  • 1/2 cup nuts optional


  • Preheat the oven at 220° C and prepare a loaf tray by spraying butter/oil.
  • Combine all the dry ingredients- flour, salt, baking powder and baking soda
  • Beat butter and sugar until fluffy. This process is known as creaming.
  • Add eggs to the butter and sugar mixer and beat well.
  • Blend bananas in a blender and add it to the mixture.
  • Lastly, add plain yogurt and mix well.
  • Gently fold the dry mixture into this wet mixture until no lumps remain.
  • Add nuts of your choice.
  • Bake in a preheated oven for 45 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean.
    banana bread


  1. Use overripe bananas for better sweetness and essence.
  2. If required you can replace some amount of butter with another banana or half.
  3. Adding nuts is totally optional. It gives a nice crunch to the bread.
  4. The amount of sugar can be adjusted as per your preferred taste.
  5. I have not used any essence to retain the natural essence of bananas.
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Tadaaa! Your moist and tender banana loaf is ready for you to dig in. Enjoy it with tea or any healthy frostings. Keep it wrapped and store it in a refrigerator for weeks. You and your family are definitely going to love this.

banana bread recipe

Let us know how you enjoyed your banana bread. Tell us about your first time banana bread making experience and share your own banana creations with us.

Rating: 5 out of 5.
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Hello! I am Mahita, a baking addict who loves to experiment with healthy alternative ingredients together with a pinch of love.

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