Happy Banana Bread Day! This classic bread started out as a resourceful way to use over-ripened bananas, and is now a breakfast and brunch favorite. Best with coffee and tea, banana bread can be made so many different ways, and ingredients like chocolate chips, oats and nuts make a traditional recipe a little more personal (and delicious!).
Properly celebrating Banana Bread Day calls for more than one recipe, so we’ve looked back on three recipes that use banana to create a bread-like treat so you can celebrate with us. Leave your ideas for banana bread recipes in the comments and tell us your favorite way to bake with bananas!
Morning Glory Muffins
Banana may not be in the title, but its subtle flavor is definitely a delicious part of these muffins. With dates, walnuts, dried pineapple and more fun ingredients, you can opt out of some and add what you like for a truly glorious morning treat. Here is the recipe.
Banana Oatmeal Bread
A small twist on a classic recipe, the oats in this bread add a complementing texture to the softness of the end result. This is a great baked good to take to a brunch with friends or afternoon tea. Here is our recipe.
Chocolate Chip Banana Bread
We’ll admit – this one is our favorite. You can really add as much or as little chocolate as you like, and this recipe is great for pickier eaters who may cringe at the thought of bananas in bread. The serving size is a little smaller because of the sweetness, but it’s oh so good anytime of day. Check it out here.