Best Banana Breads
Cooking Light staffers divulge their all-time favorite healthy banana bread recipes.
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."
"I'm a sucker for a citrus glaze," says Associate Food Editor Julie Grimes. "It gives this bread an interesting twist."
A favorite of Special Publications Editor Mary Creel, RD, she praises this muffin for its versatility. "You can eat them for breakfast, as a snack, or for dessert."
"I'm not much of a baker, so I love getting my banana-bread fix without actually having to bake," says CookingLight.com Editor Kim Cross.
Like most banana breads, this recipe freezes well. Just be sure to slather on the glaze after you've thawed the loaf.