Moist & Chewy Banana Bread – Food Storage

I love this banana bread recipe. I’ve worked at it for a while and tweaked it to be just how I like it – moist, chewy, and flavorful.

I’ve really been hoping it would turn out well with THRIVE ingredients so it can be a true food storage banana bread recipe. I finally got it there, and am thrilled I have a recipe that will work in an emergency.

banana bread on cutting board

Moist Chewy Banana Bread Recipe

This recipe is made with mostly food storage ingredients from THRIVE.


  • 2 cups all purpose  or whole white wheat flour
  • 3/4 cup sugar (can replace with real maple syrup if you have it. It will make it more moist)
  • 3/4 tsp. baking soda
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 2-2 1/2 cups THRIVE freeze dried bananas
  • 1/3 cup THRIVE sour cream powder
  • 2 T. THRIVE whole egg powder
  • 6 T. THRIVE butter powder
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup water


  • Preheat oven to 350.
  • Whisk flour, sugar, baking soda and salt together.
  • Soak bananas in 2 cups water for 5-7 minutes then drain excess water.
  • Place bananas, egg powder and 1/4 cup water in blender and blend until smooth.
  • Place banana mixture in bowl and dd sour cream powder, butter powder, vanilla and the other 1/4 cup water.
  • Mix well.
  • Fold in dry ingredients.
  • Pour into loaf pan and bake 45-55 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean.
  • Makes one small loaf or 4 mini-loaves
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Becky is a wildlife enthusiast and pet and livestock care expert with a diploma in canine nutrition. With over a decade of experience in animal welfare, Becky lends her expertise to Simple Family Preparedness through insightful info about pets, livestock, bee keeping, and the practicalities of homesteading.

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