This is my go-to banana bread recipe— with its moist texture, buttery banana flavor, and incredibly soft crumb, this is truly the best banana recipe that you'll ever have. With 5 star reviews from taste-testers you'll agree it is too!
2cupsmashed bananas (about 4 large)
1/2cup(1 stick) unsalted melted butter
2/3cuppacked light or dark brown sugar
2largeeggs, room temperature
1 and 1/2teaspoonsvanilla extract
Preheat the oven to 350°F. Grease a 9x5-inch loaf pan or spray with nonstick spray. Set aside.
Whisk the flour, baking soda, cinnamon, and salt together in medium bowl. Set aside. In a large bowl, whisk together the bananas, eggs, butter, sugar, yogurt, and vanilla. In a large bowl, whisk together the bananas, butter, sugar and yogurt. Then, whisk in the eggs and vanilla.
Add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients and whisk together until no flour pockets remain. Do not overmix. Fold in the nuts, if using.
Spoon the batter into the prepared loaf pan and bake for 60-65 minutes. Loosely cover the bread with aluminum foil after 30 minutes to help prevent the top and sides from getting to brown. When the bread is done when a toothpick inserted into the center of the loaf comes out clean or with a few moist crumbs. Allow the bread to cool completely in the pan on a wire rack.
Cover and store the bread at room temperature for 3 days or in the refrigerator for up to 1 week.
Make Ahead Instructions: This banana bread can be frozen for up to 3-4 months.
Banana Muffins: This recipe can be made into muffins as well (about 2 dozen). Pour the batter into a lined or greased muffin pan filling almost too the top and bake for 5 minutes at 425°F then, keeping the muffins in the oven, reduce the oven temperature to 350°F. Bake for an additional 16-17 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. The total bake time for the muffins is about 22-23 minutes.
Yogurt: Feel free to use any type of yogurt or sour cream.
Add Ins: You can add up to 1 and 3/4 cups total add ins such as walnuts, pecans, chocolate chips etc.