How to Make Moist Banana Bread

The difference between good banana bread and great banana bread is how moist your bread is. Overripe bananas and a little overnight patience are keys to success. See why!

Moist banana bread melts in your mouth and the great ones are over-the-top moist. The real secret to banana bread is one of convenience and recycling. Use the bananas that your kids won't even get near. You know, the ones with dark mushy spots. These over-ripe bananas have fully developed sugars and soft texture that make the best quick breads, cakes and muffins. Now, the second secret may be hard to handle for those of us who are impatient and love snacking on warm, out-of-the-oven banana bread. Bad news here, but let that banana bread sit before you slice. In fact, wrap it in plastic wrap while it's still a little warm and let it sit overnight. Bananas do their best work in this warm, tropical environment. It'll be worth the wait when you sink your teeth into that moist banana bread with big time flavor.