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16 New Twists on Banana Bread for Spring!

Banana bread is a staple in our household year round. We usually make it for the kids lunchboxes. Sometimes I make it to take to friends. And sometimes I make it to serve when friends come over for tea. I am all about the classic banana bread recipe most of the time, but sometimes I like to change it up. Whether it be banana bread muffins, a cup of coconut, or an extra healthy dose of chia seeds, I am all for a new twist now and then. If you like to give your banana bread a new twist like I do here are sixteen ways in which you could do it. Have fun turning your old standby into a new favorite with any of these awesome recipes!

 


  • 16 New Twists on Banana Bread for Spring 1 of 17
    16 New Twists on Banana Bread for Spring
  • Avocado Banana Bread 2 of 17
    Avocado Banana Bread
    Classic banana bread gets a healthy makeover with the addition of avocado. Enjoy this lower-fat version without sacrificing any flavor!
    Make Avocado Banana Bread Photo: Julie VR
  • Banana Bread Mini Muffins 3 of 17
    Banana Bread Mini Muffins
    These awesome banana bread mini muffins are perfect for little hands at snack time. Take them to the park for a picnic!
    Make banana bread mini muffins Photo: Kelsey Banfield
  • Banana Bread Scones 4 of 17
    Banana Bread Scones
    These delicious banana bread scones are perfect for any spring gathering. The kids will love them too!
    Make banana bread scones Photo: Kelsey Banfield
  • Banana Bread Waffles 5 of 17
    Banana Bread Waffles
    These awesome banana bread waffles are the best way to have banana bread for breakfast!
    Make banana bread waffles Photo: Kelsey Banfield
  • Black Bottomed Banana Bread 6 of 17
    Black Bottomed Banana Bread
    This delicious banana bread has a rich chocolatey bottom and gooey banana top. It is the best of both worlds!
    Make black bottomed banana breadPhoto: Shaina Olmanson
  • Brown Butter Banana Bread with Fresh Ginger 7 of 17
    Brown Butter Banana Bread with Fresh Ginger
    This delicious banana bread is made with spicy fresh ginger and is perfect for spring!
    Make banana bread with fresh ginger Photo: Brooklyn Supper
  • Brown Sugar Banana Muffins 8 of 17
    Brown Sugar Banana Muffins
    These awesome brown sugar banana muffins are delicious treats for work or after school. They'd also be nice for a Sunday brunch!
    Make brown sugar banana muffins Photo: Brooklyn Supper
  • Buttermilk Banana Bread 9 of 17
    Buttermilk Banana Bread
    Buttermilk is a fabulous way to give regular bread a tangy undertone and extra moist crumb. Try this high-rising bread and fall in love.
    Make buttermilk banana bread Photo: Brooklyn Supper
  • Chia Seed Spelt Citrus Banana Bread 10 of 17
    Chia Seed Spelt Citrus Banana Bread
    Chia seeds add a delicious nutty flavor and health benefits to classic banana bread, while the citrus gives it bright flavor. Try serving this fabulous bread for breakfast with a side of yogurt.
    Make chia seed spelt citrus banana bread Photo: Kathy Patalsky
  • Chocolate Striped Banana Bread 11 of 17
    Chocolate Striped Banana Bread
    Banana bread truly becomes dessert when stirred into this awesome banana bread. Give it another twist by adding nutella instead!
    Make chocolate striped banana bread Photo: Julie VR
  • Funfetti Banana Bread 12 of 17
    Funfetti Banana Bread
    Kids will go WILD for this awesome funfetti banana bread. Seriously, you won't believe how easy it is to add a fun flair to your everyday bread.
    Funfetti banana bread Photo: Brooke McLay
  • One Bowl Chocolate Banana Bread 13 of 17
    One Bowl Chocolate Banana Bread
    This awesome banana bread is rich and chocolatey and a snap to make. Get your kids involved - it will be their new favorite snack!
    Make one bowl chocolate banana bread Photo: Kelsey Banfield
  • Peanut Butter Banana Bread 14 of 17
    Peanut Butter Banana Bread
    Peanut butter and bananas are a delicious snack, just imagine that taste imparted into moist, delicious banana bread!
    Make peanut butter banana bread Photo: Kelsey Banfield
  • Strawberry Banana Bread 15 of 17
    Strawberry Banana Bread
    Strawberries perfectly complement the luscious moist banana bread. Add a generous helping of ripe berries ripe from the field and enjoy the fresh summer twist!
    Strawberry Banana Bread Photo: Angie McGowan
  • Streusel Topped Banana Bread 16 of 17
    Streusel Topped Banana Bread
    You will love the sweet, crunchy topping on this awesome bread. It is truly the best twist on banana bread yet!
    Make streusel topped banana breadPhoto: Brooklyn Supper
  • Tropical Pineapple Coconut Banana Bread 17 of 17
    Tropical Pineapple Coconut Banana Bread
    Give your banana bread a twist by adding sweet tropical flavors and a hint of chewy coconut!
    Make tropical pineapple coconut banana bread Photo: Laura Levy

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