The 20 Best Banana Bread Recipes

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The 20 BEST Banana Bread Recipes – Have ripe bananas? These recipes are just what you need – including banana bread with blueberries, zucchini, carrots, pumpkin, in a slow cooker, in an air fryer – these recipes have you covered!! Bonus: every single recipe is a no-mixer recipe!!

The 20 BEST Banana Bread Recipes - Have ripe bananas? These recipes are just what you need - including banana bread with blueberries, zucchini, carrots, pumpkin, in a slow cooker, in an air fryer - these recipes have you covered!! Bonus: every single recipe is a no-mixer recipe!!

Cream Cheese-Filled Banana Bread — This is one of the BEST homemade banana bread recipes! This banana bread tastes like it has cheesecake baked in! Soft, fluffy, easy and tastes ahhhh-mazing!!

Cream Cheese Banana Bread - Banana bread that's like having cheesecake baked in! Soft, fluffy, easy and tastes ahhhh-mazing!

Six-Banana Banana Bread – Six bananas in one loaf of bread means an extremely soft, moist, and richly flavored bread! Super popular with readers and great when you have a literal bunch of bananas to us up!

sliced loaf of the best banana bread on a white platter

Peach Mango Coconut Oil Banana Bread — One of my favorite banana bread recipes because it tastes summery and tropical!

Peach Mango Coconut Oil Banana Bread - The softest, moistest banana bread that tastes like a tropical vacation! A new favorite!

Zucchini Banana Bread— This zucchini banana bread is so soft, tender, uber-moist, dense enough to be satisfying, but still light! It’s just sweet enough to taste like a dessert and not like you’re eating vegetables. It really is the BEST zucchini bread recipe!

This Zucchini Banana Bread is so soft, tender, uber-moist, dense enough to be satisfying, but still light! It’s just sweet enough to taste like a dessert and not like you’re eating vegetables. It really is the BEST zucchini bread recipe!!

Caramel Macchiato Banana Bread – Banana bread that tastes like a caramel macchiato!! Soft, tender, infused with salted CARAMEL and topped with a brown sugar glaze!! EASY and IRRESISTIBLE!! Do not let the photos fool you into thinking this could be ‘just another banana bread’, it’s incredible! A personal favorite!

Caramel Macchiato Banana Bread - Banana bread that tastes like a caramel macchiato!! Soft, tender, infused with salted CARAMEL and topped with a brown sugar glaze!! EASY and IRRESISTIBLE!!

Blueberry Banana Zucchini Bread — This is an easy zucchini bread recipe that’s packed with bananas and juicy blueberries. I guarantee this will be your new favorite quick bread! 

Sliced Blueberry Banana Zucchini Bread

Banana Carrot Bread EASY, no-mixer, super soft banana carrot bread that reminds me of carrot cake but healthier!! Great brunch idea or spring baked good! Hugely popular on Pinterest!

Banana Carrot Bread — EASY, no-mixer, super soft banana carrot bread that reminds me of carrot cake but healthier!! Great Easter brunch idea or spring baked good!

Banana Bread For Two (In An AirFryer)– You’ll never guess HOW this easy, no-mixer bread is baked!! It’s super soft, tender, moist, and the perfect little loaf for two!!

Banana Bread For Two - You'll never guess HOW this easy, no-mixer bread is baked!! It's super soft, tender, moist, and the perfect little loaf for two!!

Pineapple Coconut Oil Banana Bread – Buttermilk, bananas and coconut oil keep this bread super moist, tender and it tastes like a tropical vacation.

Sliced Pineapple Coconut Oil Banana Bread

Brown Sugar Blueberry Banana Bread – Blueberry coffee cake meets super soft banana bread!

three slices of Brown Sugar Blueberry Banana Bread on small white plate

Peanut Butter Apple Banana Bread — Jazz up regular banana bread with peanut butter and apples! A perfect combo that tastes amazing together!! Fast, easy, no mixer required, and a hit with everyone!

Peanut Butter Apple Banana Bread - Jazz up regular banana bread with peanut butter and apples! A perfect combo that tastes amazing together!! Fast, easy, no mixer required, and a hit with everyone!

Banana Bread with Vanilla Browned Butter Glaze — Classic banana bread recipe for when you have 2-3 bananas. Vanilla is used four times in this easy recipe that turns out moist and perfect every time. This is always popular with readers!

Overhead of sliced Banana Bread with Vanilla Browned Butter Glaze

Browned Butter Buttermilk Banana Bread with Strawberry Butter — The browned butter and buttermilk add richness, softness, and moisture, and the strawberry butter makes it that much better.

Sliced Browned Butter Buttermilk Banana Bread with Strawberry Butter on cutting board

Flour’s Famous Banana Bread – Made with Flour Bakery’s famous recipe to see if it lives up to the hype. Verdict? Totally fabulous! Make it!!

Flour's Famous Banana Bread - Made with Flour Bakery's famous recipe to see if it lives up to the hype. Verdict? Totally fabulous! Make it!!

The BEST Strawberry Banana Bread — This strawberry bread is packed with fresh, juicy strawberries in every bite! This is an easy, no-mixer quick bread recipe you’re going to love!

Close up of sliced pieces of The BEST Strawberry Banana Bread

Slow Cooker Banana Bread Cake with Brown Sugar Sauce — Soft, tender CrockPot banana bread with a caramely, brown sugar sauce that develops while the bread cooks!! If you’ve never made a slow cooker dessert, start with this easy recipe!!

Slow Cooker Banana Bread Cake with Brown Sugar Sauce — Soft, tender CrockPot banana bread with a caramely, brown sugar sauce that develops while the bread cooks!! If you've never made a slow cooker dessert, start with this easy recipe!!

Carrot Pineapple Banana Bread with Browned Butter Cream Cheese Frosting –Is so delicious you’ll want to make all year round but especially great in the spring and summer!

Sliced and stacked Carrot Pineapple Banana Bread with Browned Butter Cream Cheese Frosting

Pumpkin Banana Bread— This pumpkin banana bread is topped with a homemade browned butter frosting. It’s super moist thanks to the mashed bananas, pumpkin, yogurt, and melted butter in the batter! 

Pumpkin Banana Bread recipe

Banana Bread Donuts with Browned Butter Caramel Glaze – Banana bread in the form of soft, fluffy baked donuts and donut holes!! No-mixer recipe that’s as easy as making muffins! The glaze makes them IRRESISTIBLE!!

Banana Bread Donuts with Browned Butter Caramel Glaze - Banana bread in the form of soft, fluffy baked donuts and donut holes!! No-mixer recipe that's as easy as making muffins! The glaze makes them IRRESISTIBLE!!

Upside-Down Banana Bread Cake — Don’t settle for making another loaf of plain banana bread when you can have caramelized banana slices on top of soft banana cake!! A decadent spin on banana bread! The BEST use for your ripe bananas!!

Upside-Down Banana Bread Cake - Don't settle for making another loaf of plain banana bread when you can have caramelized banana slices on top of soft banana cake!! A decadent spin on banana bread! The BEST use for your ripe bananas!!

Love banana recipes? Here are 40+ banana bread recipes and banana desserts to keep you going!

The 20 BEST Banana Bread Recipes - Have ripe bananas? These recipes are just what you need - including banana bread with blueberries, zucchini, carrots, pumpkin, in a slow cooker, in an air fryer - these recipes have you covered!! Bonus: every single recipe is a no-mixer recipe!!

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  1. I love love love your banana bread recipe and am dying to try all the other versions you have created. Keep em coming

    Rating: 5
    1. Thanks for the five star review and glad you are loving all the versions and hope you get to try them!

  2. Hello, your recipes all look amazingly delicious! One question though (as I am having the same problem with my oven at home), most of the cakes in the photos look as if they are not baked througroughly and are still “raw” at the bottom, or is it just the photo? Do the baking times then in your recipies need to be extended? Thank you so much :-)

    1. That isn’t rawness. It’s the density of the bananas ‘sinking’. It is rich and delicious that part, but it’s not raw.

    1. I never have so I can’t say for sure. Start with a cup-for-cup style replacement of AP with GF flour intended for baking would be for starters. From there I cannot advise.

  3. I think toppings, fillings and extra ingredients can be added to any recipe, but getting the basic right counts first and foremost. Banana bread seem to come in several basic forms, light cake like, to denser firm but moist, and also vary from quite light sponge like in colour to ginger bread brown. So, what baking and recipe changes lead to these differences in the basic recipe?

    1. Every change causes an impact in the results based on sugar level, amount of eggs, amount of bananas, flour, etc. You have to experiment and see what you like best for your tastes and based on what you have on hand, i.e. if you only have 2 ripe bananas but the recipe call for 3-4, that’s not your recipe on that particular day.