This One Bowl Banana Bread is so easy to make. It’s moist and delicious, and comes together all in one bowl! It’s the perfect breakfast or snack, and is the best way to use up ripe bananas.

For more recipes using ripe bananas, be sure to check out my Banana Cake with Vanilla Frosting, Banana Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies, and Butterscotch Banana Bread.

slices of banana bread on a wooden cutting board

Banana bread has always been one of my favorite snacks, and is one that my kids love to eat, too.

I buy bananas a lot because they are healthy, easily portable when you’re on the run, and delicious. But sometimes they get too ripe before we are able to enjoy them. When this happens, I like to make One Bowl Banana Bread.

slices of banana bread on a wooden cutting board

That’s right, I said ONE BOWL! 

All of the ingredients are mixed together in one large bowl, then baked in either a large loaf pan or into muffins. This is the perfect banana bread recipe because it’s simple, and did I mention how easy the clean-up is? One bowl!

slices of banana bread on a plate next to a fork

Ingredients for One Bowl Banana Bread (See measurements in recipe card below!)

  • ripe bananas
  • granulated white sugar
  • unsalted butter
  • eggs
  • vanilla extract
  • all purpose flour
  • baking powder
  • baking soda
  • salt

How to Make One Bowl Banana Bread – Step by Step

Step 1: Prepare pan

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Line a 9 x 5 inch loaf pan with parchment paper, or grease well with nonstick cooking spray.

a glass bowl of mashed bananas

Step 2: Combine wet ingredients

Mash the bananas with a fork in a large mixing bowl until smooth. Add the sugar, melted butter, vanilla extract, and eggs one at a time, and mix with an electric mixer on low speed until combined. 

a glass bowl of melted butter

Step 3: Add dry ingredients

Add the flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt to the wet ingredients. Mix on low speed until just combined. Don’t overmix.

a glass bowl of banana bread batter

Step 4: Bake

Pour the batter into the prepared pan. Bake for 50-55 minutes until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean, or with a few crumbs. Cool slightly before cutting and serving.

banana bread in a loaf pan.

One Bowl Banana Bread – Tips and Notes

  • Use very ripe bananas. For the best flavor, use ripe bananas that are very soft and have plenty of black or brown spots. This will add natural sweetness and moisture to your banana bread. The riper the bananas, the better!
  • Sugar substitute: you can sub brown sugar or raw sugar for the sweetener in this recipe.
  • Use room temperature eggs. This will help your ingredients to incorporate smoothly. If you haven’t had time to let your eggs come to room temperature, simply place them in a bowl of warm water for five minutes before adding to the batter.
  • Don’t overmix. To prevent your banana bread from becoming too dense or rubbery, mix your ingredients until everything is just combined and no more. 
  • Change up the flavor. You can easily add different flavorings to your one bowl banana bread. Add-ins like chocolate chips, butterscotch chips, peanut butter chips, chopped nuts, or dried or fresh fruit would all add great flavor. 1/2 – 3/4 cup of any of these would be a great place to start.
  • Make them into muffins. You can make this One Bowl Banana Bread into muffins instead of a loaf if you prefer. Fill muffin cups 2/3 of the way full then bake in the preheated oven for 20-25 minutes.

slices of banana bread on a wooden cutting board

How to Store Banana Bread

Store any leftover banana bread in an airtight container on the counter for up to 4 days.

a plate with slices of banana bread

How to Freeze Banana Bread

Banana bread is perfect for freezing for later use. Wrap the loaf tightly in plastic wrap before storing in a freezer ziplock bag or other freezer safe container. Freeze for up to 6 months. Place your banana bread on the counter to thaw for a few hours before serving.

slices of banana bread on a wooden cutting board

slices of banana bread on a plate next to a fork

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5 from 2 ratings

One Bowl Banana Bread

Yield: 12
Prep Time: 10 mins
Cook Time: 55 mins
Total Time: 1 hr 5 mins
This One Bowl Banana Bread is so easy to make. It's moist and delicious, and comes together all in one bowl! It's the perfect breakfast or snack, and is the best way to use up ripe bananas.

Ingredients

  • 3-4 large bananas, mashed (about 2 cups)
  • 1/2 cup white granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter, melted
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 large eggs, room temperature
  • 2 cups all purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt

Instructions
 

  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Line a 9 x 5 inch loaf pan with parchment paper, or grease well with nonstick cooking spray.
  • Mash the bananas with a fork in a large mixing bowl until smooth. Add the sugar, melted butter, vanilla extract, and eggs one at a time, and mix with an electric mixer on low speed until combined. 
  • Add the flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt to the wet ingredients. Mix on low speed until just combined. Don't overmix.
  • Pour the batter into the prepared pan. Bake for 50-55 minutes until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean, or with a few crumbs. Cool slightly before cutting and serving.

Notes

  • Use very ripe bananas. For the best flavor, use ripe bananas that are very soft and have plenty of black or brown spots. This will add natural sweetness and moisture to your banana bread. The riper the bananas, the better!
  • Sugar substitute: you can sub brown sugar or raw sugar for the sweetener in this recipe.
  • Use room temperature eggs. This will help your ingredients to incorporate smoothly. If you haven’t had time to let your eggs come to room temperature, simply place them in a bowl of warm water for five minutes before adding to the batter.
  • Don't overmix. To prevent your banana bread from becoming too dense or rubbery, mix your ingredients until everything is just combined and no more. 
  • Change up the flavor. You can easily add different flavorings to your one bowl banana bread. Add-ins like chocolate chips, butterscotch chips, peanut butter chips, chopped nuts, or dried or fresh fruit would all add great flavor. 1/2 - 3/4 cup of any of these would be a great place to start.
  • Make them into muffins. You can make this One Bowl Banana Bread into muffins instead of a loaf if you prefer. Fill muffin cups 2/3 of the way full then bake in the preheated oven for 20-25 minutes.
Cuisine: American
Course: Breakfast, Snack
Calories: 214kcal, Carbohydrates: 31g, Protein: 3g, Fat: 9g, Saturated Fat: 5g, Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g, Monounsaturated Fat: 2g, Trans Fat: 1g, Cholesterol: 48mg, Sodium: 155mg, Potassium: 175mg, Fiber: 1g, Sugar: 12g, Vitamin A: 295IU, Vitamin C: 3mg, Calcium: 26mg, Iron: 1mg
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