I am arguably the biggest fan of Biscquick banana bread to the point that it is now a part of my weekly routine.
Thus it is safe to say that over the years I have tried and tested many different Bisquick recipes. The biggest problem I find when it comes to banana bread is how complicated and time-consuming some of the recipes are.
However, after years of experimenting with hundreds of different recipes, I have finally settled on this Bisquick Banana Bread recipe.
It is truly everything banana bread should be. It is not dry, but also not soaking wet; just the perfect amount of moistness. It also has a crispy crust which is a massive bonus as most recipes don’t give you that.
The flavors of this recipe are also very well balanced and unlike most sickeningly sweet loaves, this one has just the right amount of sweetness. The ingredients, like eggs and milk, for example, are also very easy to substitute without affecting the rest of the recipe.
Let’s be honest, weighing out ingredients is the most tedious, annoying and time-consuming part of a recipe, but luckily by using this Bisquick Original Mix you no longer have to waste your time.
This mix is honestly the best thing invented since the wheel. It makes your life so much easier and halves the amount of prep time. The mix also always gives perfect baked results.
There are only a few, very straight-forward steps that need to be followed and in minutes you have a batter that can be baked.
Quick, easy and delicious, what are you waiting for?!
How To Make Bisquick Banana Bread
Preheat your oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Line a 9x5x3-inch loaf tin with non-stick baking paper or a non-stick cooking spray.
In a large mixing bowl, combine the mashed bananas, eggs, sugar, milk, oil and vanilla essence. Mix all of these ingredients until they are well combined.
Fold in the Original Bisquick mix and fold until it has almost been fully incorporated. Then add all of the chopped nuts and continue folding in the Bisquick until you can have a batter.
Place the banana bread mixture into the tin and bake it for 50-60 minutes or until the bread is fully cooked through.
Serve warm or cold as is or with a delicious accompaniment.
10 servings per container
- Amount Per ServingCalories200
- % Daily Value *
- Total Fat 8g 13%
- Saturated Fat 5g 25%
- Cholesterol 70mg 24%
- Sodium 187mg 8%
- Potassium 156mg 5%
- Total Carbohydrate 27g 9%
- Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
- Sugars 15g
- Protein 5g 10%
* The % Daily Value tells you how much a nutrient in a serving of food contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
Tips & Tricks
- Ripe bananas are an essential part of any banana bread recipe. If you do not have recipe bananas, they are very easy to make.
Simply place your fresh bananas in the microwave for 30 seconds to 2 minutes until they are very soft.
You can also place them in a semi-warm oven for 15-30 minutes (depending on the temperature). The bananas shouldn’t cook or burn in the oven, only come up to temperature at a slow pace.
- The vanilla essence or extract can also be replaced with a different essence like almond essence. You can even use banana extract to enhance the banana flavor, although make sure to choose an essence that doesn’t taste too artificial.
- You can make this recipe in any sized baking dish you like. Small individual banana loaves are perfect for a party or high-tea. This recipe also makes a perfect cake.
- The banana bread is fully cooked when a testing needle or toothpick comes out clean, when the baked loaf has a nice brown color and when it has baked for the correct amount of time.
Place the loaf or slices in the freezer until they are completely frozen before placing them in an airtight container and freezing them for up to two months.
To defrost the loaf, simply allow it to thaw at room temperature for a couple of hours or you can slowly defrost the loaf in the oven at a very low temperature.
As you can see, this recipe is extremely easy and very versatile. You can easily substitute ingredients to create the perfect recipe for you and your family.
I know most of you probably already have “the-ultimate-banana-bread-recipe”, but trust me, this one will beat them all.