Banana bread is essentially cake that you can eat for breakfast or a snack – what's not to love?
There's nothing quite like the smell of freshly baked banana bread. Our uber creative bloggers know this well, that's why we've got such an extensive compendium of banana bread recipes. We've gathered our top 10 faves here – don't be scared to try them all!
1. Double-Banana Bread
This is an old school banana bread recipe made special with the addition of crushed banana chips to add texture and extra banana flavor. It's also packed with Oatmeal Crisp Almond cereal for even more crunchy goodness and nuttiness.
2. Buttermilk Banana Bread
The addition of buttermilk makes the final end product of this recipe super tender and moist, because the lactic acids in buttermilk help break down the flour's gluten. Better yet, it's packed with fiber and delish honey flavor thanks to the addition of Fiber One Honey Clusters cereal.
3. Banana Blueberry Bread
Chewy, fruity, sweet dried blueberries give this recipe for banana bread an edge, helping it stand in the crowd of berry-less breads.
4. Chocolate-Banana Bread
There's always money in the banana stand (Arrested Development, anyone?), not because the walls are lined with cash, but rather because the classic combo of bananas and chocolate is irresistible. Try this bread and see for yourself.
5. Chocolate Chip Banana Nut Bread
Walnuts and chocolate chips make just about any baked good better. Case in point: this recipe, which is a classic recipe for banana bread, amped up with brown sugar, crunchy nuts and rich chocolate chips.
6. Banana-Chocolate Bread Pudding
You’ve got us: This is not actually a banana bread recipe. But it's got bananas! And bread! Also, it's just so freakin' delish that we couldn't exclude it. If you're still mad at us, just give it a try. Nothing warms the soul like rich, warm bread pudding.
7. Chocolate Chip and Cherry Banana Bread
The addition of candied cherries makes this recipe super fun, so give it a try next time you're in the mood for a little extra color in your diet.
8. Hawaiian Banana Bread
Aloha, Tablespooners! This totes killer banana bread recipe is made even awesome-r with macadamia nuts and shredded coconut. It's also super simple to make, and will make your house smell like a luau/bake sale. Your guests won't know what to do with themselves.
9. Peanut Butter Banana Bread
This is a bread Elvis would surely approve of, may he rest in peace. As if the combo of peanut butter and bananas weren't enough of a draw, this recipe calls for Peanut Butter Cheerios for a little extra charm and crunch.
10. Nutty Dark Banana Bread
If you don't like bananas foster, well, you cray. The combination of brown sugar and bananas is really something to behold, as gloriously showcased in this recipe for sweet, sweet banana bread.