The Best Moist & Chewy Banana Bread Recipe Ever!



There’s banana and then there’s THE banana bread. This recipe makes the most chewy and moist bread that it’s almost like cake. The addition of turbinado sugar to the pan creates a crunchy caramel like crust that is irresistible. Turn this bread into a dessert by simply adding toppings such as vanilla ice cream, caramel sauce, candied walnuts and a pinch of sea salt!

Dry Ingredients:
1 1/3 cups all-purpose flour
1/4 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
2/3 cup white sugar
3/4 teaspoon kosher salt
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1/4 cup turbinado sugar

Wet Ingredients
3 ripe bananas
5 tablespoons unsalted butter, softened
2 eggs, room temperature

1. Preheat oven to 350 F
2. To a large mixing bowl add, 1 1/3 cups all purpose flour, 1/4 tsp baking powder, 1/2 tsp baking soda, 2/3 cups white sugar, 3/4 tsp kosher salt, 1 tsp cinnamon
3. Combine and set aside
4. To another mixing bowl, add 3 very ripe bananas and mash well with a fork (consistency almost like a paste with small lumps)
5. Add 5 tablespoons softened and unsalted butter and 2 room temperature eggs
6. Combine with a fork, mashing up the butter as you go
7. Combine wet and dry ingredients together and mix well with a spatula
8. To a greased loaf pan, pat turbinado sugar on all sides liberally
9. Pour batter into pan
10. Shake to distribute evenly and pat on counter to remove any air bubbles
11. Bake for 40-50 min (test with a toothpick around 40 min and if comes out cleanly, remove)
12. Let cool on a wire rack

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