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Banana Bread Recipes

Easy Recipes for Banana Bread of All Kinds


These banana bread recipes make a great breakfast, snack or dessert for kids. And if you enjoy cooking with the kids, these recipes are terrific, because they're super simple. For all of these recipes, you want to use the ripest bananas you can find. Black bananas or very spotted bananas are great for banana bread. The more ripe they are, the sweeter your banana bread will be. For variety, try adding spices, nuts, pineapple and sweetened flaked coconut to any of these recipes.

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1. Banana Bread Recipe with Chocolate Chips

Banana Bread
Stephanie Gallagher
This banana bread is a kid favorite because it is just bursting with moisture and texture. Walnuts and chocolate chips are the special ingredients in this recipe.

2. Moist Banana Bread Recipe

Banana Bread Recipe
Stephanie Gallagher

Sour cream in the batter makes this one of the moistest banana breads ever. I like to eat this bread warm, (let it rest about 15 minutes, then slice it) with a smear of cream cheese or butter. Or try one of my flavored butter recipes. The pineapple butter would be especially nice with this recipe. It gives it a tropical flavor.

3. Chocolate Banana Bread Recipe

Chocolate Banana Bread
Stephanie Gallagher

If you've ever tried frozen chocolate bananas or chocolate banana cake, you know what a winning combination chocolate and banana is. And this quick bread is no exception. If you're a chocolate-lover, this is the recipe for you.

4. Easy Banana Bread Recipe

Banana Bread
Stephanie Gallagher

This is one of those recipes that's perfect for beginning cooks, because it starts with a cake mix. A crunchy streusel topping gives this banana bread extra sweetness. I like to serve this bread for special occasion breakfasts in place of coffee cake.

5. Banana Bread with Cinnamon Chips

Banana Bread with Cinnamon
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Banana and cinnamon go together beautifully, which is why this recipe tastes so naturally delectable. Cinnamon chips can be hard to find in the grocery store. You can buy cinnamon chips (compare prices) online.

6. Moist Banana Bread Recipe with Coconut

Banana Bread with Coconut
Stephanie Gallagher

Coconut oil gives this recipe an incredibly moist texture (moister than butter) with less fat and sugar than most banana breads. Be sure to use virgin coconut oil for this recipe - it's a bit more expensive, but healthier for you.

7. Banana Muffins Recipe

Banana Muffins
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Though not technically a banana bread, these banana muffins will appeal to you if you're a fan of banana bread. The topping is sweet and crunchy and guaranteed to be a hit with the kids.

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