How to Make the Best Banana Bread Recipe (with an optional kick)

Best Banana Bread Recipe

How to Make the Best Banana Bread Recipe (with a kick)

 You want to make a healthy treat, but you're not sure what to bake. An easy banana bread might be the perfect solution!

This is the perfect banana bread recipe!

Looking for a recipe that is easy, fun and oh so delicious?

Look no further than this spicy and healthy banana bread.

The perfect combination of spices makes it not only enjoyable to eat but also really attractive. It's the ideal item to serve at brunch! Your guests will be asking for more! If you like to bake and are looking for a really simple way to make some delicious banana bread, keep reading.

You always want to have a healthy treat on hand and banana bread fits the bill perfectly.

It's easy enough for any kitchen novice and it tastes amazing so there's really no reason not to give this recipe a try!

The homemade banana bread smells divine as it bakes in the oven!

Mmm... The delicious smell of vanilla extract and cinnamon wafts through the air when you open up the lid- be careful not to get too close or you'll burn your nose hairs from all that yummy goodness!

This recipe, which makes one loaf of moist banana bread, is a breeze to make. It takes just 15 minutes of prepping time!

Banana bread process:

You can start with preheating your oven to 350 degrees and preparing a loaf pan with non-stick cooking spray or grease with butter.

Banana Bread Ingredients:

  • 1 Stick (½ Cup) Butter
  • 3 Large Ripe Bananas
  • 2 Large Eggs
  • 1 teaspoon Vanilla Extract
  • 2 Cups All Purpose Flour (wheat flour to substitute)
  • 1 Cup Granulated Sugar
  • 1 teaspoon Revved Up's Spicy Cayenne hot sauce
  • 1 teaspoon Baking Soda
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon cinnamon

Banana Bread Directions Summarized: 

1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. 

2. Grease bottom of loaf pan (9x5x3 works best for one loaf).

2. Place butter in microwave for 30 seconds. Mix butter, sugar, and eggs in large bowl. Mash in bananas with a fork until they are smooth. Add buttermilk, and vanilla. Beat until smooth. 

4. While stirring, add in the flour, baking soda, salt, cinnamon and Spicy Cayenne hot sauce. Pour into pan. 

5. For a 9 inch loaf, cook for 65-75 minutes at 350, or until a toothpick placed in the banana bread center comes out clean. 

Optional : If you cover the bread with aluminum foil loosely after 30 minutes, it helps prevent the top and sides from browning too much.

6. Let it cool on a wire rack before slicing. 

7. Wrap tightly to store. 

Other types of Banana Bread:

The banana bread craze is showing no signs of slowing down anytime soon. There are so many delicious and creative varieties that it's hard to decide which one you want to try first! There are a plethora of different banana bread recipes available.

1. Chocolate Chip Banana Bread -

  • The moist banana bread is made with fresh bananas, eggs, buttermilk and brown sugar. And the chocolate chips are mixed in for a sweet surprise.

2. Apple, Cranberry, Toasted Walnuts Banana Bread-

  • The smell of freshly baked bread fills the kitchen. We take a bite and taste cranberries, toasted walnuts, bananas, and apples in every fluffy morsel. This Cranberry Walnut Banana Bread is a special recipe made for only special occasions!


Picking the best Bananas:

When it comes down to picking the perfect banana, you want to make sure that your favorite fruit is at its peak ripeness.

  • If too green, they can be tart and unripe.
  • A banana is a type of fruit often used in baking. It can be used as an ingredient in numerous types of desserts, or to make banana bread.
  • An overripe banana will be mushy with a brown skin and spotty flesh depending on how long you have kept it in storage before eating. An overripe banana is great for turning into delicious treats like baked goods. Bananas can be baked and eaten in many ways with both sweet and savory dishes.
  • Picking the right banana for your needs can be difficult because of all these different factors!

 Best Banana Bread Recipe

Banana Bread Alternatives:

Instead of the traditional banana bread, try these recipes:

Banana Muffins:

  • Banana muffins are so good. Brown sugar, bananas, and cinnamon come together in a moist cake-like batter that is baked into a soft, fluffy muffin.
  • A spicy banana nut muffin is perfect for a chilly day.
  • Bananas and chocolate go well together, so try making them into muffins!

Ice cream:

  • You can also make your own ice cream and bananas with almond butter for an easy dessert!


  • Alteredart95

    I made this yesterday and do NOT hesitate to make it! OMG it truly is the BEST ever! Moist, flavorful and the texture is out of this world! This is now my go to recipe for banana bread!

  • Karen

    I have been searching for a banana bread recipe. This one looks easy and sounds delicious with a little spice. Bananas are now on my market list. Thanks Rebecca!

  • Alteredart95

    I would love to make this recipe but no where in it does it tell you what to do with the 1 stick (1/2 cup) of butter? thanks for any insight. Looks yummy

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