Soft Ricotta Banana Bread Recipe

Rich banana bread made with butter, ricotta cheese, and ripe sweet bananas. #bananabread

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Soft, rich slices of sweet ricotta banana bread made with creamy butter, ripe bananas, vanilla, a pinch of salt, and ricotta cheese.


  • 1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, (melted)
  • 3 very ripe bananas
  • 1 large egg
  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 3/4 cup whole milk ricotta cheese
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt


  1. Heat oven to 350°F and arrange a rack on the bottom. Grease a 9 x 5-inch loaf pan.
  2. Pour melted butter into a large bowl. Add bananas and mash into a pulp. Add egg and beat until smooth.
  3. Add sugar, ricotta, and vanilla and stir to incorporate.Add remaining ingredients and stir just until all flour is incorporated, don’t overmix.
  4. Scrape batter into prepared pan and place on the bottom rack of the oven.Bake until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean, 55-65 minutes.
  5. Remove to a cooling rack and let sit at least 20 minutes before removing from the pan.

Keywords: ricotta banana bread