Banana bread

Many families have their own signature banana bread recipe. It's one of those baked goods that gets passed down through the generations. Some have nuts, others sprinkle in chocolate chips, but, hopefully, most have a tender texture with crisp corners and edges. If you're looking to veer away from your family's traditions to try something new, turn to Food & Wine's guide to banana bread. We have tons of delicious loaf ideas that use up your supply of overripe bananas. And if your bananas aren't ready yet? We also have a trick to speed up the ripening process

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Brown-Butter Banana Bread
Rating: Unrated 2
Brown butter adds a deep, caramel-like note of nutty richness to this decadent make-ahead banana bread. To hit the proper note, 2020 F&W Best New Chef Lena Sareini insists on waiting until your bananas are extremely ripe—very speckled and mushy. “Be patient,” she says. “That’s the only way the banana flavor is going to show through.” For an easy next-level topping, make this Banana-Caramel Sauce.
Smashed-Banana Bread
At Dovecote Café in Baltimore, this banana bread is one of many awesome baked goods served on a daily basis. The recipe comes from owner Aisha Pew’s mother, Gilda Bain-Pew, and includes super-ripe bananas and a hit of banana liqueur (but it’s still quite good without the liqueur).    Slideshow: More Banana Bread Recipes 
Miso Banana Bread
Rating: Unrated 2
The miso in this supremely delicious banana bread adds deeper, robust flavor. The bread is fantastic the day it's made, but it tastes even better the following day. Slideshow:  More Banana Bread Recipes 
Old-Fashioned Banana Bread
Rating: Unrated 3546
This extraordinarily simple and tasty banana bread (with a moist center and crispy crust) is a Ritter family heirloom. "The recipe has been in our family for generations," Lisa Ritter says.Plus: F&W's Best Banana Bread Recipes
Mom's Banana-Apple Bread
Rating: Unrated 6042
Melissa Murphy's mother taught her how to make banana bread before she could recite the alphabet. They never believed in putting nuts in their loaves, but caramelized apples are another story. More Brunch Ideas Beautiful Desserts
Banana Nut Bread
Rating: Unrated 6392
If you've got mushy bananas, you're just a few steps away from this easy, delicious banana nut bread. In this recipe, the walnuts get toasted just to bring out their nutty flavor and take away their raw edge. A touch of cinnamon and vanilla round out the banana nut flavor.Related: Our 14 Best Quick Bread Recipes
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Banana Brioche Bread Pudding
Rating: Unrated 1215
The only thing better than banana pudding is this banana brioche bread pudding. Enjoy! Slideshow: More Delicious Bread Pudding Recipes