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Moist Banana Bread Recipe

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 1 hour
Total Time: 1 hour 10 minutes

This Banana Bread Recipe is loaded with ripe bananas, tangy sweet raisins and toasted walnuts. It is one of our favorite ripe banana recipes and even better with overripe bananas.

Author: Natasha of NatashasKitchen.com
Skill Level: Easy
Cost to Make: $5-$8
Calories: 350 kcal
Servings: 10

Ingredients

  • 3 (medium/large) ripe bananas mashed with a fork
  • ½ cup unsalted butter (8 Tbsp) at room temperature
  • 3/4 cup white sugar
  • 2 eggs lightly beaten
  • 1 ½ cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • ½ tsp salt
  • ½ tsp vanilla
  • 1 cup walnuts
  • ½ cup raisins

Instructions

Recipe Prep:

  1. Preheat the oven to 350°F. Grease and flour a bread loaf pan (9.25 long x 5.25 wide x 2.75 deep). Lightly roast walnuts on a skillet, continuously stirring so they won’t burn. Coarsely chop and cool to room temperature. 

How to Make Moist Banana Bread:

  1. In a mixing bowl, cream together 8 Tbsp softened butter and 3/4 cup sugar (or honey if using honey).

  2. Mash bananas with a fork until the consistency of chunky applesauce and add them to the batter along with 2 eggs, mixing until blended. 

  3. In a separate bowl, whisk together: 1 1/2 cups of flour, 1 tsp of baking soda and 1/2 tsp of salt then add to batter.

  4. Add 1/2 tsp of vanilla extract and mix in chopped walnuts and raisins. Pour into prepared loaf pan. Bake at 350˚F for 55-60 min or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean. Let banana bread rest for 10 min before transferring to wire rack to cool.