The Secret to Making Perfect Banana Bread? Choosing the Correct Banana Ripeness! Watch This.

One of my personal favorite snacks? Banana nut bread. It’s so versatile! You can enjoy it for breakfast (toasted banana bread with butter is my jam), a snack, or even as a dessert, especially when topped with Nutella. Then again, isn’t everything better topped with Nutella? But I digress. If you’re looking for a really spectacular banana nut bread recipe, this one from the Food Network definitely takes the cake…or the bread. Watch the video below to see how this Food Network favorite is made, then go make this sweet treat for yourself.

The best thing about banana bread is not just how great it tastes straight out of the oven (which is amazing, by the way) but how great it tastes the NEXT day! Somehow this bread manages to be even better after settling for a day. The magic of banana bread.

The great thing this recipe teaches us is how to chose the best ripeness of banana for the perfect banana bread. Turns out, for perfectly moist, flavorful bread, you don’t just want ripe banana…you want REALLY ripe bananas. The more you know!

Do you make banana bread in a particular way? Share your ideas in the comments section below.


– 1 1/4 cups flour
– 1 tsp. baking soda
– 1/2 tsp. fine salt
– 2 eggs
– 1/2 tsp. vanilla extract
– 1 stick of butter
– 1 cup sugar
– 3 very ripe bananas
– Walnuts


1. Sift the dry ingredients together into a separate bowl.
2. Combine eggs and vanilla. Whisk.
3. In a mixer, mix butter and sugar. Add the egg mixture.
4. Mash 3 very ripe bananas and add those to the egg mixture. Also add flour to the mixture.
5. Take the mixture off the blender and fold in walnuts.
6. Bake at 350 F. for 55 minutes. Let cool before serving.