Better Homes & Gardens banana bread is a tried-and-true classic recipe that's perfect for using up those ripe bananas on your counter. Our Test Kitchen recommends letting your banana bread stand at room temperature overnight (wrapped in plastic wrap) before serving. The banana bread texture will be more evenly moist and less crumbly.
Roast for Flavor
The flavor of bananas gets deeper when you roast them first. Arrange the bananas, unpeeled, on a foil-lined baking pan. Prick banana skins with a for at 1-inch intervals. Bake in 350°F oven 15 minutes (banana skins will get very dark); cool bananas in pan. Split banana peels. Measure 1 1/2 cups of roasted bananas, pressing gently into measuring cups.