Round Up Your Ripest for These Banana Bread Recipes

Created January 10, 2017
Who knew there were so many great ways to use up very ripe bananas? We’ve rounded up every banana bread recipe you could ever need — really! From Betty’s top-rated classic banana bread to variations like whole grain, gluten-free and vegan, and flavor twists like blueberry or chocolate-peanut butter there truly is a banana bread recipe for everyone. Looking for a lighter version? Or an unexpected recipe like banana bread muffins or bundt cake? We’ve got those, too! MORE+ LESS-

Although the true origin of banana bread is not known, this enduring favorite has been around since at least the 1930s. Our heirloom banana bread recipe has appeared in every edition of the Betty Crocker Cookbook since its inception. These recipes are perfect for gifting around the holidays or as an unexpected treat.

As you can see, it’s easy to riff on the classic for a twist the whole family will enjoy or that’s perfect for gifting. No bananas? No problem! If you’re interested in other quick breads (with or without bananas!) we’ve got plenty more where these came from. And if you’re in need of a deep dive on how to make banana bread, we’ve got that, too!