Cooking Light staffers divulge their all-time favorite healthy banana bread recipes. These easy banana bread recipes are the perfect way to use up over-ripe bananas and are delicious served toasted for brunch or room temperature for a quick snack. Whenever you find yourself with over-ripe bananas but without time to make a banana bread loaf, peel the bananas and freeze them, then simply defrost and add to your banana bread recipe when you're ready to make it. Don't miss the Banana Chocolate Walnut Bread, Bananas Foster Bread, or the Buttermilk-Banana Pancakes.
Classic Banana Bread
One of our most basic banana breads, this recipe lives up to its name; it's a classic. Choose very ripe fruit―the browner the better―for the most intense flavor and a soft texture that mashes and blends easily.
The Classic is a favorite of Executive Food Editor Ann Taylor Pittman. "It's pure banana flavor," she says. "You can't go wrong with this one."