Today we're making our all-time favorite banana bread it's so soft moist and loaded with ripe bananas tiny raisins and toasted walnuts this is the best way to use overripe bananas

Ingredients for the Banana Bread

  1. 3 ripe bananas
  2. 1/2 cup butter 
  3. 3/4 cup white sugar (or use 1 scant cup of honey)
  4. 2 eggs
  5. 1 1/2 cups all purpose flour
  6. 1 tsp real vanilla
  7. 1 tsp baking soda
  8. 1/2 tsp salt
  9. 1 cup walnuts
  10. 1/2 cup raisins


  • you'll start with 1/2 a cup of unsalted softened butter place that in a large mixing bowl and add 3/4 cup of sugar
  • cream those together on medium-high speed 
  • in a second medium mixing bowl mash together 3 ripe bananas coarsely mash them up until you reach the consistency of baby food and there's no need for perfection here 
  • add the mashed bananas to the rest of your batter along with two large room-temperature eggs and mix those together until combined 
  • in a small mixing bowl whisk together one and a half cups of flour a teaspoon of baking soda and half a teaspoon of salt add those to the creamed mixture and stir to combine 
  • stir in 1/2 a teaspoon of real vanilla extract and last but not least add half a cup of raisins and one cup of coarsely chopped toasted walnuts 
  • using a spatula fold those together just until combined 
  • this batter looks and smells amazing 
  • use a little pat of butter to grease the sides and bottom of a loaf pan then dust with flour this will help keep the banana bread from sticking to the pan 
  • shake out any excess flour then transfer all of your banana bread batter into your prepared pan
  • lightly smooth out the top and bake in a preheated oven at 350 degrees Fahrenheit for 55 to 60 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the center of the loaf comes out clean 
  • once it's out of the oven let it rest in the pan for about 10 minutes before transferring it to a wire rack to cool to room temperature