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10 Best Banana Bread Recipes

We’re huge banana bread fanatics, and there’s room in our lives for more than one banana bread recipe, so we’ve rounded up the10 best banana bread recipes!


Banana bread loaf sliced on parchment paper shown next to a large knife.

All The Best Banana Bread Recipes in One Place!

As huge banana bread lovers, we’re here to tell you the big secret of the best banana bread recipe in the world! The big secret is that, well, there isn’t just one best banana bread recipe! If you’re really into banana bread, you’ll want a banana bread recipe for every mood. Sometimes you want something that’s kinda healthy, nutritious-ish and that you can gobble up for breakfast or a quick afternoon snack without feeling guilty. Sometimes you want a really classic banana bread—something moist, with lots of butter and cinnamon. And sometimes you want a banana bread that verges on cake—indulgent, frosted, and worthy of the dessert table. Well, for all of your banana bread making needs (and ours, too!) we’ve rounded up our ten favorite banana bread recipes! Classic, chocolate-studded, frosted, or healthy, we’ve got a banana bread recipe for you!

Banana bread slice shown on small plates topped with mascarpone and maple syrup.
Cream cheese banana bread on a plate

Classic Banana Bread Recipes

  • Banana Banana Bread with Maple Mascarpone. We took our very favorite homemade banana bread recipe and we made it even more decadent by topping it with sweet, creamy maple mascarpone.
  • Cream Cheese-Filled Banana Bread. Why frost the banana bread when you could put the frosting right inside the banana bread!? Holy cow, is this banana bread recipe ever indulgent and we love every minute of it.
  • Best Banana Bread Ever. Using sour cream makes cakes super, duper moist, and the folks at The Southern Lady Cooks clearly know that. A brown sugar-cinnamon swirl and a seriously yummy icing take their version of banana bread easily into actual dessert territory.
  • Browned Butter Buttermilk Banana Bread with Strawberry Butter. Averie Cooks makes her banana bread recipe totally moist and rich by using buttermilk AND brown butter. Then, as if that's not enough, she whips up a strawberry butter to slather all over it. YUM.
Cinnamon Swirl Banana Bread
Snickerdoodle banana bread

The Most Cinnamon-y Banana Bread Recipes

  • Cinnamon Swirl Banana Bread. While we love how truly, deeply, madly moist this banana bread recipe is—Sally's Baking Addiction always comes through—it’s the icing on top that really seals the deal for us.

  • Snickerdoodle Banana Bread. This snickerdoodle-inspired riff on banana bread doubles (or triples!) down on the cinnamon element, and the result is a super fragrant, moist banana bread that we're really crazy about.

Banana Crumb Cake Recipe
Coffee Cake Banana Bread Recipe

The Most Breakfast-y Banana Bread Recipes

  • Banana Bread Crumb Cake. Everything you love about crumb cake meets everything you love about banana bread for a gorgeous, satisfying crumb cake that's just made for snacking.

  • Coffee Cake Banana Bread. Clearly calling it "coffee cake banana bread" means that it's OK to eat this cake for breakfast, which is really all we need to know about this recipe. We're IN.

Banana bread with chocolate chips
Chocolate swirl banana bread

Chocolatey Banana Bread Recipes

  • Banana Bread with Chocolate Chips. Karina's banana bread recipe is pretty classic, but made just a little extra delicious by the addition of chocolate chips. Bananas and chocolate are a classic combo and we're definitely here for it!

  • Chocolate Swirl Banana Bread. Just what it sounds like, chocolate swirl banana bread is simply a classic banana bread recipe—made nice and moist thanks to a good pour of buttermilk—that's finished with a generous swirl of chocolate cake batter.

  • Best Ever Healthy Banana Bread Recipe. When you want to not just feel like you're being kinda virtuous because you're eating cake with fruit in it and instead feel ACTUALLY virtuous, whip up a batch of this ultra healthy banana bread! With yogurt to make it moist and absolutely no refined sugar, it's a treat you can feel good about.

10 Best Banana Bread Recipes

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