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Super Moist and Delicious Banana Bread

Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time1 hr
Total Time1 hr 5 mins
Course: Breakfast or Snack
Cuisine: American
Keyword: banana bread, best banana bread, moist banana bread

Ingredients

  • 8 tablespoons (1 stick) unsalted butter at cool room temp
  • 2/3 cup light brown sugar
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 3 small to medium sized bananas mashed, about 1 1/2 cups
  • 1/3 cup applesauce no sugar added
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • 2 large eggs
  • 2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 fresh banana sliced in half lengthwise

Instructions

  • Preheat your oven to 350 degrees and line a baking loaf pan with parchment paper and spray.
  • Using a stand mixer fitted with the flat beater or paddle attachment, combine the butter, sugar, vanilla, cinnamon, nutmeg, baking soda, baking powder, and salt, beating until smooth. Add in the mashed bananas, applesauce, honey, and both eggs, again beating until smooth. Add in the flour and beat again just until all combined.
  • Pour the batter into the prepared loaf pan and smooth the top with a butter knife or spoon. Arrange the sliced banana on top, gently pressing into the batter just slightly. Let it rest at room temperature for 3 to 5 minutes. Bake the banana bread for 1 hour, or until a tester inserted comes out clean.
  • Allow the bread to cool for 10 minutes in the pan. Remove it from the pan, and cool it completely on a rack. Slice and enjoy!