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Best Banana Bread

Food | October 24, 2019 | Nik Manojlovich
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When it comes to finding the BEST BANANA BREAD, this is it. Get ready for the perfect ratio of fruit to nuts, all spiced up and baked golden brown.

This BEST BANANA BREAD recipe never disappoints and always exceeds expectations. It’s a staple up here in cottage country, perfect for breakfast or brunch. Truthfully, it works any time, so don’t be surprised if you end up snacking on it midday or right before bed. When you have a moist banana bread that’s this good, you’re allowed to devour it!

If you’re new to baking, we should point out that this classic recipe comes with a caveat – you can make it with or without our suggested spices. Although the finished loaf will be delicious either way, we like the aroma and flavour profile of the spiced version way more. The choice is yours.

Here are some things to consider when you make it:

Best Banana Bread


None of the ingredients are difficult to source. The three we think most important are the bananas, mascarpone cheese and walnuts.

Use medium-sized bananas that are fully ripened to give the bread a nice, natural sweetness. The mascarpone cheese is a bit unusual, but it keeps the loaf extra moist and super crumby. Lastly, the walnuts give this BEST BANANA BREAD a bit of bite and buttery nuttiness.

Best Banana Bread


The quantity and mix of spices in this recipe offer a subtle flavour profile that doesn’t overpower the banana. Stirring the spices in with the other dry ingredients ensures the spice profile is evenly distributed throughout the batter.

Feeling spicy? Click HERE to check out the excellent Wiki article on culinary herbs and spices – fabulous!

Best Banana Bread


Banana bread is traditionally made in a loaf pan. Make sure to watch the video attached to this story for a simple trick on how to line your pans with a single sheet of parchment paper. It makes taking the loaf out of the pan a breeze.

Now, if reading up on how to make banana bread has you thinking about baking other things, you’ve come to the right place. After successfully making this BEST BANANA BREAD, why not try our SPICED ZUCCHINI LOAF, OMA’S APPLE CAKE or one of our cheat cakes like our WHISKY CAKE or our classic HARVEY WALLBANGER. Baking is fun and so is sharing!

Rich, moist and flavourful, this is the BEST BANANA BREAD ever. Make some today!

Best Banana Bread


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4 Responses to “Best Banana Bread”

  1. Bernice Devereaux says:

    Best banana bread I have made. I reduced the sugar a bit and it is still delicious.

  2. […] simply split on the skewer. If you only have overripe bananas on hand, you might want to make our BANANA BREAD recipe […]

  3. […] removing the loaves a cinch. This way of lining pans also works with our MOIST LEMON POUND CAKE and BANANA BREAD recipes. We’re just trying to make your baking life a little easier. […]

  4. […] somewhere – I LOVE THE STUFF! After all, I used it for the GRILLED PEACHES and also in our BANANA BREAD. I find the hint of sweetness and soft texture work perfectly in this […]


Ingredients & Amounts

  • cups of all-purpose flour
  • teaspoons of baking soda
  • ¾ teaspoon of kosher salt
  • ¼ teaspoon each of cinnamon, cloves, allspice, nutmeg (optional)
  • 4 tablespoons of butter, room temperature
  • 1 packed cup of light brown sugar
  • 3 tablespoons of mascarpone cheese (or yoghurt or sour cream)
  • 2 eggs, room temperature
  • ½ teaspoon of pure vanilla extract
  • 4 ripened bananas, peeled and mashed
  • ½ cup of chopped walnuts


  1. Preheat oven to 350°F. Lightly grease a glass or metal loaf pan and line with parchment paper.
  2. Whisk dry ingredients together and set aside. Mash peeled bananas and set aside.
  3. Using a hand mixer, cream butter, sugar and mascarpone together in a medium-sized bowl until light and fluffy. Add eggs and vanilla and mix until well combined. Add dry ingredients, then banana, mixing well after each addition. Gently stir in chopped nuts.
  4. Spoon loaf mixture into prepared pan and transfer to oven. Bake for 60 minutes or until a cake tester comes away clean from the centre.
  5. Allow loaf to cool in pan for 1 hour before removing it. Slice and serve.

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Nik Manojlovich

Nik is the creator, host and brains behind Weekend at the Cottage. He loves sharing his wisdom and experience about the things that interest him most.



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