Best Banana Bread Ever – All in One Bowl

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Are you in search of the perfect banana bread? You know, the one that’s moist but fluffy, healthy but packed full of flavor too. If so we’ve got you covered with this recipe which can all be prepped in just one bowl.
 
And like a lot of our home baking recipes, there’s no refined sugars in it, only maple syrup and bananas. Goodness and flavor in every slice.

 

Summary

Prep: 5 minutes
Cooking: 40 minutes
Ages: Toddlers to Teens
Difficulty: Easy peasy
Makes: 1 loaf banana bread

How to Make One Bowl Banana Bread?

One bowl banana bread is as easy as it sounds and all the ingredients can be added to one bowl and mixed together before baking in a greased loaf tin.

It does help if you put everything in in the right order though.

We prefer to start with the bananas so that we can mash them evenly in the bowl. Then it’s easy to add the maple syrup and softened butter to mix it all together.

We follow with the eggs which we beat in, and then stir in the dry ingredients to complete the batter.

Banana bread likes to be cooked gently for a longer time so we put it on the middle shelf of the oven for 40 minutes at a slightly lower temperature.

Best banana bread ever - one bowl banana bread - healthy banana bread

Best Ever Banana Bread

Ingredients

Wet ingredients:

  • 4 very ripe bananas
  • ⅔ cup unsalted butter (150 grams), softened
  • ¾ cup pure maple syrup (180 ml)
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • 1 tablespoon Greek yogurt (or natural yogurt)

Dry ingredients:

  • 2 cups self-raising flour (240 grams)
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • ¼ teaspoon salt (remove if using salted butter)

Toppings (optional)

  • ¾ cup chocolate chips (100 grams)

Or:

  • ¾ cup raisins
  • 75 grams crushed hazelnuts

 

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 160°C (320°F) fan setting and grease a loaf tin with butter or oil spray.
  2. Take a large mixing bowl and mash the ripe bananas with a fork until they’re an even puree.
  3. Stir in the softened butter, maple syrup and eggs and mix well.
  4. Add the remaining wet ingredients: the vanilla extract, vegetable oil and the Greek (or natural) yogurt. Stir it all together again.
  5. Add in the dry ingredients: the self-raising flour, baking powder, baking soda, ground cinnamon and salt.
  6. Mix until everything’s evenly distributed.
  7. If you’re adding in any extras like chocolate chips, crushed hazelnuts or raisins, add these in now and carefully stir them into the batter.
  8. Pour the batter into your greased loaf tin.
  9. Bake on the middle shelf of the oven for 40-45 minutes until golden on top and a knife comes out clean. Enjoy with a cup of tea for an afternoon treat or as a mid-morning energy booster.

Best Banana Bread Ever

Step by Step Guide

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Mash the Bananas with Maple Syrup and Butter

When you’ve set the oven to 160°C (320°F) fan setting, grease a loaf tin so that you’re ready to go. (You can also line it with greaseproof baking paper if you prefer)

Start with the ripe bananas and mash them together in a bowl.

Then add in the butter and maple syrup and keep mixing it together until it’s all an even puree.

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Add in the Wet Ingredients Then the Dry Ones

Start by adding in the rest of the wet ingredients which are the vanilla extract, vegetable oil and Greek yogurt.

When they’re stirred in you can add the flour, baking powder, baking soda, ground cinnamon and a pinch of salt.

Stir everything gently so that it’s all mixed together.

If you’re adding in any extras like chocolate chips or raisins or crushed nuts, you can do this now.

You can also sprinkle some over the top of the loaf when it goes in the tin.

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Bake on the Middle Shelf of the Oven for 40-45 Minutes

Pour your mixture into the greased loaf tin.

Bake in the oven for 40-45 minutes. The top should be golden and a toothpick should come out clean.

Let it cool and then you can enjoy a warm slice with your favorite cup of tea or morning coffee.

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Best Banana Bread Ever – All in One Bowl

The perfect banana bread is moist but fluffy, healthy but packed full of flavor too. This recipe is the best banana bread ever and it's all prepped in just one bowl. Try it out today and enjoy as an afternoon treat or mid morning snack.
Course Dessert, Snack
Cuisine American
Keyword best ever banana bread, healthy banana bread, one bowl banana bread
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Servings 8 slices
Author Mas & Pas

Ingredients

Wet Ingredients

  • 4 ripe bananas
  • cup unsalted butter (150 grams) softened
  • ¾ cup pure maple syrup (180 ml)
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • 1 tablespoon Greek yogurt (or natural yogurt)

Dry Ingredients

  • 2 cups self-raising flour (240 grams)
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • ¼ teaspoon salt (remove if using salted butter)

Toppings (optional)

  • ¾ cup chocolate chips (100 grams)
  • ¾ cup raisins
  • 75 grams crushed hazelnuts

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 160°C (320°F) fan setting and grease a loaf tin with butter or oil spray.
  • Take a large mixing bowl and mash the ripe bananas with a fork until they’re an even puree.
  • Stir in the softened butter, maple syrup and eggs and mix well.
  • Add the remaining wet ingredients: the vanilla extract, vegetable oil and the Greek (or natural) yogurt. Stir it all together again.
  • Add in the dry ingredients: the self-raising flour, baking powder, baking soda, ground cinnamon and salt.
  • Mix until everything’s evenly distributed.
  • If you’re adding in any extras like chocolate chips, crushed hazelnuts or raisins, add these in now and carefully stir them into the batter.
  • Pour the batter into your greased loaf tin.
  • Bake on the middle shelf of the oven for 40-45 minutes until golden on top and a knife comes out clean. Enjoy with a cup of tea for an afternoon treat or as a mid-morning energy booster.

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