The Top 5 Banana Bread Recipes on Pinterest Right Now

updated Apr 11, 2020
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Hello, friends. How is everyone doing? Have you baked a loaf of banana bread yet? Yes? Wow, me too. It seems like everyone and their mother (and their uncle, and their grandmother, and their school teacher) has been making banana bread to pass the time at home. Last week, Kitchn recently went as far as to dub the dessert (breakfast?) “The Official Comfort Food of the Coronavirus Quarantine.

Of course, we have our own banana bread recipe on the site that people are searching for en masse, but for the sake of research, we asked our friends at Pinterest for a few of the most popular options on their platform. Searches for “simple banana bread recipe” were up an astonishing 787% on Pinterest in the last couple weeks, so we were so curious to see what people were finding and making!

Here are the five most-pinned banana bread recipes on the site right now. (Apologies in advance for the number of times I say the word “moist” below.) And now, without further ado…

1. Best Banana Bread

This banana bread recipe is about as classic as they come. All you need is: butter, bananas (duh), eggs, vanilla, flour, sugar, baking soda, salt, and cinnamon. To achieve this banana bread perfection, Nichole from The Salty Marshmallow recommends using the most over-ripe bananas you can find. “The riper the bananas, the more moist your bread will be and the more banana flavor it will have!”

Get the recipe: Best Banana Bread from The Salty Marshmallow

2. Mrs. Myers’ Sweet and Moist Banana Bread

You will need eight, I repeat, eight (!!!) bananas to make Mrs. Myers’ famous banana bread. (FYI: Mrs. Myers is the mother of the blogger’s college friend.). If that seems like a lot of bananas to you, just know that that’s what makes these loaves so *moist.* Sorry!

3. One Bowl Banana Bread

You only have to dirty one dish (okay, and one loaf pan) to make this gorgeous banana bread. This recipe is speckled with chopped walnuts for an added, nutty flourish.

Get the recipe: One Bowl Banana Bread from House of Nash Eats

4. Cinnamon Swirl Banana Bread

The blogger behind the recipe at The Baker Mama says “it’s like a cinnamon roll crashed into a loaf of banana bread and it turned into one of my tastiest creations.” Just wait until you see the hypnotic cinnamon swirl made with just butter, sugar, and of course, cinnamon.

5. Chrissy Teigen’s Banana Bread

Remember that legendary Twitter exchange when Chrissy Teigen offered a pair of John Legend’s boxers in exchange for six brown bananas? Well, if you don’t, all you need to know is that the result of her desperate plea is now a delicious banana bread recipe, published for the whole world to see. Searches for the banana bread are up an incredible +3,790% in the last two weeks!

Do you have a banana bread recipe that you absolutely love? Share it with us below.