Our favorite dessert recipes are ones that can pass for breakfast, too. Extra points if they use ingredients you probably already have on hand! That’s why banana bread
is one of our staples. It’s so versatile, so easy and arguably, the most popular type of quick bread out there (though we love a good loaf of pumpkin bread
, too)! All you need are a few pantry staples and some ripened bananas to make this moist, cake-like bread.
If you’re bananas for banana-flavored treats, let your bananas get extra-ripe before baking, with brown skin and fall-apart peels. Then work them into this no-fail banana bread recipe, or try your hand at some of our other banana desserts
! Don’t have any extra-ripe bananas on hand? Toss them on a baking sheet and into the oven at 300°F, peel and all, for about 40 minutes.
Banana bread is so customizable, there’s a version for everyone! Try adding mix-ins like walnuts, chocolate chips, Nutella or peanut butter for an easy upgrade (you can thank us later). If you’re looking to make some healthier ingredient swaps, try using whole-grain flour or subbing yogurt + applesauce for the oil. Or, just stick to this foolproof recipe for guaranteed success!