THE SECRET REVEALED: Nana's BEST Moist Banana Bread Recipe

Baker, BananaBread, Easy Banana Bread, Moist banana bread, Recipes, Yum -

THE SECRET REVEALED: Nana's BEST Moist Banana Bread Recipe

Breakfast On the Go

Nana knows best.

Those words couldn't be more true than with this delicious moist banana bread recipe. 

Walk into any coffee shop and you'll see banana bread alongside many other breakfast treats. What do you do when you're out camping or not wanting to sit in a long line at the corner coffee drive thru?

Make your own, of course!

Grabbing your favorite bag of coffee and a loaf of freshly made banana bread is the perfect way to enjoy on the go! (Pro Tip: THIS moist banana bread recipe can be frozen, thawed, and enjoyed like it was freshly made).

The Best Moist Banana Bread Recipe

Like most nana recipes, they often aren't the healthiest options (sugar, carbs, oil). I've taken the BEST moist banana bread recipe and, through trial and error, have perfected the healthier option that still tastes amazing!

This recipe substitutes applesauce for oil cutting the calories and fat as well as creating a different texture for the banana bread. We'll get in to this more shortly.

Moist Banana Bread

Fun little backstory:

This is my mother-in-law's recipe. When I first started making this moist banana bread, I could never get it right. The bread was always ruined someway somehow. As fate would have it, my mother in law "just so happened" to miss a few critical ingredients on the original recipe she provided. Anyone see the Everybody Loves Ray episode when Marie sabotages Deborah's meatballs by changing the label on the spices?? Yes, that happened to me in real life (though not really sabotage, but it sure felt like it!).

Solved the problem, so I'm sharing the correct recipe and can assure you, it's pretty fool proof and it's the BEST moist banana bread recipe out there. 

The Recipe: Nana's Best Moist Banana Bread 

Here's what you'll need to make this magical treat:

First, preheat oven to 365 degrees. Then, gather these items and follow the recipe below.

  • 4 organic eggs
  • 3 cups organic coconut sugar (or other high-quality sugar substitutes)
  • 16 oz (2 cups) mashed bananas
  • 1/2 cup of organic avocado oil
  • 1/2 cup organic applesauce
  • 2/3 cup water
  • 3 1/3 cups organic flour
  • 2 tsp baking soda
  • 1 1/2 tsp salt
  • 3 tbsp organic cinnamon

Beat together the eggs and sugar. Then, add the mashed bananas, avocado oil, applesauce, and water. Stir in the flour, baking soda, salt, and cinnamon. Mix until well blended.

Pour your mix into two bread pans lined with foil or parchment paper. Bake in preheated oven for 1 hour and 10 minutes. Note - oven times may vary. I typically only have my loaf pans in for about 50 minutes while the recipe says over an hour.  


Nana's best moist banana bread recipe is really easy and, for banana bread, healthy! We love this recipe and bring it with us as we're out camping!

Try this recipe out and let us know what you think! Enjoy!

Leave a comment

Please note, comments must be approved before they are published