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Banana Bread Recipes: 6 New Twists To Try

First Posted: 11/29/2011 8:36 am   Updated: 08/31/2012 10:48 am



If there were ever a contest to determine the best baked good of all time, banana bread might just win: fluffy and comforting, sweet (but not too sweet), it fills your home with lovely aromas for hours after it emerges from the oven and is a total cinch for even beginning bakers to make.

Plus, it's versatile. Bananas pair well with a laundry list of ingredients, from rich chocolate to fruity blueberries. So if you're craving something warm and sweet, try one of our six recipes below.

Want even more dessert ideas? Find out which ones are our editors' childhood favorites.

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  • Healthy Banana Bread

    Indulge your sweet tooth without consuming enough calories for two people. This healthy take on banana bread is made with whole wheat flour, carrot juice and crushed high fiber cereal flakes. <strong>Get the <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/10/27/healthy-banana-bread_n_1061052.html" target="_hplink">Healthy Banana Bread recipe</a> </strong>

  • Banana-Blueberry Buttermilk Bread

    Buttermilk lends a slight tanginess to the winning combination of bananas and blueberries baked into this bread. And if you're craving muffins, check out the recipe's muffin variation. <strong>Get the <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/10/27/banana-blueberry-buttermi_n_1062227.html" target="_hplink">Banana-Blueberry Buttermilk Bread recipe</a></strong>

  • Banana-Chocolate Marble Bread

    This bread is baked with whole wheat flour, but don't let that fool you: swirls of luscious chocolate make it a decadent treat. <strong>Get the <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/10/27/banana-chocolate-marble-b_n_1057080.html" target="_hplink">Banana-Chocolate Marble Bread recipe</a></strong>

  • Banana Bread With Toasted Walnuts

    Crunchy toasted walnuts add a dash of umami to this version of the sweet and classic favorite. <strong>Get the <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/10/27/banana-bread-with-toasted_n_1056779.html" target="_hplink">Banana Bread with Toasted Walnuts recipe</a></strong>

  • Favorite Banana Bread

    The secret to this extra-moist banana bread? Oh-so-silky cream cheese. It will taste even better the day after you make it. <strong>Get the <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/10/27/favorite-banana-bread_n_1058926.html" target="_hplink">Favorite Banana Bread recipe</a></strong>

  • Chocolate Chunk-Banana Bread

    Chocolate makes everything better, and banana bread is no exception. Enjoy this extra sweet dessert by itself or with a warm cup of coffee. <strong>Get the <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/10/27/chocolate-chunk-banana-br_n_1058945.htm" target="_hplink">Chocolate Chunk-Banana Bread recipe </a></strong>

  • Plus: Paula Deen Makes Banana Chocolate Gorilla Bread

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