Gemma's Best-Ever Banana Bread Recipe

Prepare time: 20 mins
Cook: 55 mins
Ready in: 1 hr 15 mins

So let’s get making so warm banana bread .


  • Large Bowl Add In Flour
  • Sugar
  • Salt
  • Baking Powder
  • Baking Soda
  • Ground Cinnamon
  • Oats
  • Bread Crumbs
  • Coconut Oil


1Let’s get stuck into our banana bread into a large bowl add in flour sugar baking powder baking soda salt and ground cinnamon ok so now here is my secret the next ingredient we’re going to add in is what makes this cake so unbelievably moist and that is rolled oats the rolled oats soak up all the moisture and they make the bread really really soft if you’ve ever made meatballs before and you add in bread crumbs these do the exact same thing they soak up all the liquid and just keep it so incredibly moist so we’re gonna add those in there now I know it’s not a common ingredient that you will often see in a banana bread but believe me it works and then with a spatula just mix all of your dry ingredients together so they’re well combined when the oats bake in the banana bread they totally disappears we just add for the lovely soft Center so good okay that’s our dry ingredients now we’re gonna mix together our wet ingredients so now you can’t talk banana bread without bananas now the bananas that I like to use our overripe bananas so they’re dark in color they might not look like the best to eat but they are perfect for a banana bread also if you ever have loads of bananas in the house you have nothing to do with them pop them into the freezer and then.

2When you want to make banana bread or a recipe like a smoothie or something at another time you have bananas ready to go so it’s really handy thing to have so just pop them into your bowl they’re lovely and soft and then I’m just gonna take a fork and I’m gonna mash it really really well until there’s no more lumps so working as a pastry chef for over 10 years I bought this recipe all around the world and probably made it hundreds of times for breakfast buffets. for afternoon tea oh my gosh okay it’s about sour mash banana now we’re gonna add in the rest of our wet ingredients so into the mashed banana we’re going to add in some eggs milk vanilla extract and oil so now the oil in this recipe is another important factor to keep it lovely and moist so it’s kind of like my secret ingredient now you can use any type of flavorless oil and you can even use a coconut oil .

3I just don’t recommend you use olive oil because it’s too strong of a flavor okay that’s in there and we’re going to take our whisk and then whisk it all together so now if you don’t eat eggs you can still make this banana bread on my website I push an alternative for eggs so make sure you go check that out on the recipe okay great looking good now we’re going to add the dry ingredients into here so now all you want to do is take a spatula and fold these ingredients together now you know my rule about over mixing just mix it until it’s combined all the flour is disappeared and it’s mixed well but don’t over mix it because we want a nice soft banana bread if you’re a type of person that likes blueberries walnuts maybe chocolate chips and their banana bread this is the time to add it you can go really crazy with this and add whatever you like okay perfect it has just come together I’m gonna stop mixing and pour it into my prepared tin so I lined a loaf tin with parchment paper and I’m just gonna go ahead and pour my banana bread into us look at that as you can probably see by now this is a huge banana bread but you got to have a best ever banana bread.

4So this guy is ready to go into the oven bake your banana bread off at 350 degrees Fahrenheit or 180 degrees Celsius for 55 to 65 minutes. what going to happen it’s going to steam the cake it’s going to soften it it’s going to just make it really lovely and moist if you’ve ever had a gingerbread that has kind of like a sticky top and it’s really soft that’s by covering it so we’re gonna do the same thing for our banana bread and it is gonna make all the difference so my banana bread is cooled down I can’t wait to try it so just peel away the paper oh my gosh it’s like one of my most favorite things in the world and then cut nice thick slices no little weenie slices thick slices gorgeous do you see this you could tell just by cutting it it’s really soft this is not a dense banana bread either it’s still kind of light and fluffy but just Oh incredible hands-down the best banana bread recipe.