THE BEST BANANA BREAD RECIPES

Noticed that everyone on social media is suddenly baking banana bread? It’s become the lockdown bake of choice, probably because it’s really hard to mess up and it saves your rotten bananas from going in the bin. Is it the most original thing to do? No. Is that gonna stop us from baking it anyway? Also no. If you’ve moved into the banana bread stage of the quarantine experience, then here’s the ultimate guide to finding the best banana bread recipe for you. Go eggless or flourless, add in chocolate chips or peanut butter, or even throw some bacon into the mix.

THE CHOCOLATE ONE

This is perfect if you can’t find flour as you just swap it out for rolled oats – throw in some chocolate and you’ve got a knockout banana bread, just like this from @fitfeedbyreed. To get in on the action, check out the full recipe here.


THE GLUTEN-FREE ONE

It’s all about the almonds in this vegan banana bread from @alphafoodie. Swapping your traditional flour for almond flour makes it gluten-free and it goes great with homemade chocolate hazelnut spread. For the full recipe and instructions, check out her blog here.


THE PEANUT BUTTER ONE

Ania from Lazy Cat Kitchen has an amazing banana bread that’s laced with peanut butter. It’s totally vegan and refined sugar-free. For the full recipe and method, head here.


THE DAIRY-FREE ONE

For a dairy-free take on the banana bread, Madeleine Shaw uses coconut oil and plant-based yoghurt in place of butter in this chocolate chip and walnut version. Get the full low down here.


THE MUFFIN ONE

Fancy breaking down your banana bread into mini-muffins instead? Well @londonpaleogirl has you covered. Get in on these banana chocolate muffins here.


THE PANCAKE ONE

Banana bread pancakes, oh yes. @HealthyLivingJames has these gluten-free, dairy-free and refined sugar-free banana bread pancakes on lockdown. Just look at them. For the full deets, head here.


THE BIRTHDAY CAKE ONE

How about dishing our birthday cake banana bread cupcakes for a special someone? These ones from @beachsidekitchen are nice and fluffy and gooey. If you want the secret to these bad boys, head over here.


THE BACON ONE

We all know thtat everything tastes better with bacon, right? So it’s now wonder this Elvis-inspired banana, bacon & peanut butter cake from cookery writer and GBBO baker 2012 winner @john_whaite caught our eye. It’s even inspired by Elvis. Get the full recipe here.