The Best Banana Bread Recipe


– 3 medium, ripe bananas, mashed – 1/2 c. vegetable oil – 1 c. granulated sugar – 2 eggs – 4 1/2 tsp. lemon juice (juice of 1/2 of lemon) – 2 c. all purpose flour – 1 tsp. baking soda – 1/2 tsp. baking powder – 1/2 tsp. salt – 1/2 c. chopped walnuts or pecans Crumb Topping: – 1/3 c. softened butter, (not melted, just softened) – 1/3 c. light brown sugar – 2/3 c. all purpose flour


Step 1

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line two 8" x 5" loaf pans with parchment paper. Helpful tip: secure paper to edges of pan with binder clips. This prevents paper from sliding when batter is added to pan. Set pans aside.

Step 2

In mixing bowl, combine mashed bananas with oil, eggs, sugar and lemon juice. Mix until all ingredients are well combined.

Step 3

In another bowl, whisk together the dry ingredients; flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt. Gradually add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients, using a large whisk to combine. Stir the batter until just combine and until there are no more lumps.

Step 4

With a rubber scraper, fold in the chopped nuts. Evenly divide the batter into the two prepared pans.

Step 5

For the crumb topping; in a bowl, combine the softened butter, brown sugar and flour. Mix the a fork until crumbly. Sprinkle over the top of each loaf.

Step 6

Remove the binder clips from the edges of the pans (if you were using to secure the parchment paper) and place loaves in oven. Bake at 350 degrees for 45-50 minutes or until a toothpick inserted comes out clean and crumb free.

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