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loaf of banana bread sliced on serving tray
World's Best Banana Bread with Einkorn Flour
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
50 mins
Total Time
1 hr

Hands down, the World's BEST banana bread - I've eaten a lot of banana bread in my life, and none has ever been able to top this favorite family recipe! Sweet, moist, and with plenty of ripe banana flavor, it's a classic comfort food that can served for breakfast or dessert. Made with ancient grain Einkorn flour. 

Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: American
Servings: 12
Author: Back To The Book Nutrition
  • 1/2 cup pastured salted butter, softened
  • 1 1/4 cups organic sugar (plus more for sprinkling on top - Note this is a pretty sweet recipe so you can cut the sugar down to 3/4-1 cup if you prefer)
  • 2 pastured eggs
  • 1 1/2 cups mashed ripe bananas (about 3 medium bananas)
  • 1 tsp pure vanilla extract
  • 1 1/4 cups Einkorn ancient grain flour
  • 1 Tbsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees, then line a large loaf pan or 9x9" square baking dish with parchment paper so you can easily lift the loaf out of the pan once baked.

  2. In a large bowl, cream butter and sugar. Add eggs and mix until well combined.
  3. Add mashed bananas and vanilla, stirring well.

  4. In a separate bowl, mix together dry ingredients, then gradually stir into the wet ingredients until just mixed. 

  5. Pour batter into prepared pan and sprinkle generously with additional sugar.  

  6. Bake for 50-60 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean. I always place a large rimmed baking sheet on the lower rack just in case it cooks over the edge of the loaf pan (mine never does, but it always comes close so I add the baking sheet every time just to be safe!).  If needed, cover with foil toward the end of baking to prevent the surface from overbrowning. 

  7. Cool completely before slicing.

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