10 Banana Bread Recipes That Aren’t Just for Weekend Comfort

Any type of bread made in the comfort of your own home is great. Really – who doesn’t like coming home to the aroma of freshly baked bread? Better yet, fresh banana bread? Count us in! Contrary to what you may believe, there are more ways to spice up this traditional baked good, and we’ve got just what you’re looking for.

Whether you’re looking for a fresh and healthy spin or one of pure decadence, we’ve got you covered.

1. Snickerdoodle Banana Bread

Shugary Sweets
Shugary Sweets

This sugary sweet treat will be an immediate companion to your morning coffee. Don’t want the sugar overload? Try subbing out regular sugar for coconut sugar, and focus more on the cinnamon when combining the two for a toned down treat.

Get the recipe here.

2. Double Chocolate Zucchini Banana Bread

Running With Spoons
Running with Spoons

This isn’t your typical banana bread in the slightest. You might be wondering why people are adding zucchini into baked goods as of late. Well, shredded zucchini gives added moisture without the heaping amount of oil loading it down.

In the case of this bread, some unsweetened cocoa powder mixed with one cup of shredded zucchini lets you give into temptation with half the guilt.  Get the recipe here.

3. Pumpkin Spice Caramel Banana Bread

Sparkles of Yum
Sparkles of Yum

Pumpkin spice never looked so good as it does dressed with caramel in this spicy twist on banana bread. What a better way to welcome a crisp fall morning than by buttering up a slice or two of this beauty.

Get the recipe here.

4. Gluten-Free Banana Bread

The Flexible Chef
The Flexible Chef

For our gluten intolerant friends, this banana bread is spiced for you. Made with gluten free flour, cinnamon, and flax seeds to name a few ingredients, you won’t even notice the absence of the gluten beast.

Get the recipe here.

5. Kahlúa Banana Bread

A Spicy Perspective
A Spicy Perspective

This banana bread is far from the Sunday morning norm. The addition of a Kahlúa glaze boozes this banana bread right up, making it perfect for a girls brunch or a tailgate.

Get the recipe here.

6. Apple Banana Carrot Bread

Shugary Sweets
Shugary Sweets

Think of this bread as a less sweet alternative to carrot cake in the sense that yes, there is shredded bits of carrot here. The carrots lend a complimentary hand to the sweetness of the apples and the moisture of the banana. Then the cream cheese frosting? We are in love.

Get the recipe here.

7. Chocolate Chip Peanut Butter Banana Bread

Delightful E Made
Delightful E Made

It’s like Reese’s Puff cereal in banana bread form. And of course there’s actual peanut butter in the mix. How could you resist this any day of the week? There need be no further explanation.

Get the recipe here.

8. Apple Cinnamon Banana Bread

Just a Taste
Just A Taste

With the triumphant arrival of fall, of course we had to have apples, spice, and everything nice. By everything nice, we of  course mean cinnamon and sugar. Pair this with hot apple cider, and your tastebuds will thank you. Get the recipe here.

9. Death by Chocolate Banana Bread

Delish
Delish

If there were ever a time for indulgence, it’s definitely now. This rich blend of buttermilk, cocoa powder and chocolate chips are sure to make every chocolate connoisseur drool.

Get the recipe here.

10. Paleo Banana Bread

The Frosted Root
The Roasted Root

If you or anyone you know follows the Paleo lifestyle, this is the perfect recipe for a brunch or dinner that is grain free. A common concern when adhering to the Paleo diet is lack of flavor and texture.

This bread breaks down those boundaries with the addition of pure maple syrup, cinnamon and nutmeg. Sign us up! Get the recipe here.

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