Super Simple Sweet & Salty Banana Bread

I love me some banana bread. With nuts-without nuts...it doesn't make a difference to me. I started experimenting with it way back in the beginning of my cheffing days, when I was forced to use boxed mixes. I would always add different syrups and honey's to try and dress up the bland-box flavor. I continued that experimenting into life. The quest for the perfect banana bread. I found it.

So dramatic, huh? In reality it's just down right good, and super easy. You just start with your basic recipe and add a couple of twists.


1/3 cup melted unsalted butter
4 very ripe bananas
3/4 cup plus 2 Tbs sugar
1 beaten egg
1 tsp good vanilla
1 tsp baking soda
Pinch of salt
3 Tbs molasses
1 1/2 cups flour
Kosher salt
1/2 cup chopped walnuts (optional)

Preheat oven to 350

In mixing bowl, melt butter. Add bananas and smash them in.

Add sugar, egg, vanilla and molasses. Mix with wooden spoon.

Sprinkle on the pinch of regular salt and baking soda. Mix in with spoon.
Mix in flour. If using nuts, fold in after flour is incorporated.

Pour into loaf pan sprayed with cooking spray. (I use butter flavored)
And here's where the magic happens. Sprinkle the top with kosher salt. I didn't use quite a whole tablespoon. You don't want a solid layer of salt-just a good sprinkling.

Bake at 350 for 1 hour. Check after 50 minutes to see if you need the full hour.

I also made mini loafs. These cooked in about 35 minutes. I might increase the recipe by half next time so they are a little bigger.

It is a perfect combination of sweet and salty. Moist and tender. Give it a shot and let me know what you think!

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  1. I love banana bread, and this sounds sooooooooo good. Thanks for the recipe. Thanks also for linking to Inspire Me. Hugs, Marty

  2. Yum!!!! I can't wait to try your recipe i never would of thought to add kosher salt! Thanks for this post :) Michelle

    1. Thanks, Michelle! Let me know what you think after you make it!

  3. Looks delicious... I will have to try this recipe! I love the combo of sweet and salty! Found you at That DIY Party!


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