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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


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


  • 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.