Moist Banana Bread Recipe

Using this moist banana bread recipe will make your banana bread nice, moist and delicious. Banana bread never gets dry as some other breads and cakes do. If you are making it the first time you might think that you need to bake it more, but that is not necessary.

For This Moist Banana Bread Recipe You Will Need:

- 4-5 mashed bananas (use ripe ones)
- 1 cup sugar (you can use less)
- 2 large eggs
- 1/2 cup shortening or vegetable oil
- 2 cups all purpose flour
- 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- 1/2 cup nuts (this is just an option, you can also add cinnamon or something else)

1. Preheat oven to 350 F (180C) and grease your loaf pan.

2. Take a large bowl and add sugar, shortening (or oil), and eggs. Mix for a while and then add mashed bananas and mix some more. OK, now add all the dry ingredients - flour, salt, vanilla, baking powder and baking soda and mix some more. You should get a nice and very thick batter. This is also the time to mix in the nuts of you want them.

3. Pour the batter into the loaf pan and bake for around one hour. When you stick a toothpick in your banana bread and it comes out clean, you are finished. Leave it to cool for a few minutes and - eat! :)

If you want this moist banana bread recipe even moister, add more bananas.

05.02.2008. 09:02


Chanei 01.03.2008. 04:56

thanks so much for this recipe! it helped me and nikala soo much!
we would be lost without you!
Love chanei and nikala babes forever!

ninnie 946 24.06.2008. 18:36

wow wonderful and so very easy a new staple to add to my kitchen thanks

Shanno 29.08.2008. 10:04

Thanx heaps for having this web site, luv moist b/bread

thanks again

Sue 12.02.2009. 20:54

Awesome Banana Bread!!! All I added was 1 1/2 tsp cinnamon, 1/2 tsp nutmeg, and a dash of allspice.

Eliz 15.03.2009. 20:26

Amazing bread!

Lisa 01.05.2009. 10:13

I'm an FRG (Family Readiness Group) Leader for an Army Reserve unit in MN. My Soldiers LOVE this recipe. I sell treats on drill weekends and I never have left over banana bread

CARMELLA 17.05.2009. 15:20


Bananaman 20.05.2009. 07:21

@Carmella: self rising flour might be a bit strong on baking powder, if you want a dense moist banana bread you don't want it to rise too much, but then again it would probably turn out just fine.

KissiLee 02.06.2009. 18:14

This is the best banana bread recipe EVER!!

Everyone i share my banana bread with loves it!

Thanks sooo much for sharing.


Poopsandwich 17.06.2009. 13:24

Thnx fur the recipee it waz delishous

Bob the builder 17.06.2009. 13:27

I added chocolate chips......... maybe it was squirrel poop i don't know

Alex 25.06.2009. 22:09

How long would you need to bake if you made this recipe into muffins instead of bread?

bm 29.06.2009. 04:28

around 20 minutes I think... just test them the same way you would test banana bread - stick a toothpick in and if it comes out clean they're done.

AJ 03.07.2009. 16:26

WOW!! This was a simple and easy recipe!! My kids and I devoured it!! Then they pleaded MMOOORRREEE!! This bread is a winner in our house!

Yomo 14.08.2009. 22:13

Awesome recipe!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Kara 20.08.2009. 11:39

Do you need the baking powder for this?

bobbie bredehoeft 02.09.2009. 19:05

I put it in a bundt pan, it's in the oven now. I am not sure on the time to bake so, I will be watching it closely...My first time to make this, thanks for the wonderful recipe, the batter was yummy! I know it's going to be great!!!

Jess 16.09.2009. 05:45

1.) Can someone indicate the size of the loaf pan? 2.) Does this recipe call for a mixer or just mix by hand will do?
3.) If by hand, should the 2 eggs be beaten first before mixing them with the sugar and oil?

Hope to hear from someone.


Lisa 01.10.2009. 03:20

Jess, loaf pan looks something like this -
You can mix it by hand, but mixer will do it faster. Don't over mix if you are using a mixer. Beat the eggs first... but it doesn't really matter. Banana bread is easy to make and it comes out great even if you don't stick to the recipe 100% :)!

Lorrie Craven 07.10.2009. 23:32

Whipped-up and had this fantastic banana bread recipe in the oven in less than 10 minutes. My gang love muffins I made 24 muffins instead. WOW!

Ellie Akin 22.11.2009. 11:56

I made this recipe for my cousins and they loved it!!!!1!!!!

BARBARA 10.01.2010. 13:29


ted 17.01.2010. 13:29

@Barbara: sure, just make two loafs instead of one biger one.

Anne 29.01.2010. 10:23

I've used many banana bread recipes from many different place, but this is the best one so far! Thanks.

Debbie 24.02.2010. 19:10

I made this recipe tonight. I substituted applesauce for the oil and used graham wheat flour instead of white. I just pulled it out of the oven and my kids loved it. It is not as sweet as I would have liked it but is a lot more healthy than the one I grew up on. My girls were devouring it and saying "this tastes just like bananas!" Next time I might use 1/2 wheat flour and 1/2 white flour and up the sugar by 1/2 cup..... even though I shouldn't. Thanks for the ideas.

Andrea 17.03.2010. 23:43

Would I be able to use butter instead of shortening?

cook 26.03.2010. 09:18

@Andrea: yep, you can use melted butter

Laura 13.04.2010. 19:23

Just made this...used 1/2 cup brown sugar and 1/2 cup wild honey. Also substituted olive oil for vegetable oil and only used 1/2 cup. For 1/3 of the flour I used whole wheat and the rest white. It smells wonderful.

Lita 20.04.2010. 12:26

How long will it take to cook if I use mini loaf pans?

Ben 26.04.2010. 06:38

Lita, just test it with a toothpick or a knife.

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