Banana Bread

Transport yourself back to your childhood with warm, delicious banana bread, like my Grandma used to make. With just a few simple ingredients, this easy banana bread recipe will become a family staple!

banana bread recipe

Banana Bread Recipe

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Some foods bring you back to your childhood when you eat them. My Grandma Eve’s banana bread makes me think of a chilly Saturday morning sitting at my parents kitchen table with a blanket and a cup of cocoa to keep warm.

I’ve eaten a lot of banana bread recipes in my time and I’m not just being biased when I say that this is by far the most moist, delicious, best banana bread recipe that I’ve ever tasted.

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Banana bread

Tips for how to make banana bread

  • Disposable loaf pans will work, but I recommend that you have a couple good loaf pans to bake this in.
  • Sift the dry ingredients before mixing with the wet ingredients
  • This bread is delicious alone, or topped with butter or cream cheese.
  • This easy banana bread recipe splits well between two loaf pans, so you have one to eat and one to give.
  • Kick the decadence up a notch by adding chocolate chips or walnuts

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Frequently asked questions about making easy banana bread

  • Can you freeze bananas? Absolutely! Throw your overripe bananas into the freezer and thaw them whenever you’re ready to bake.
  • Can you freeze this bread? Yes, this moist banana bread recipe freezes very well, which I found out in the last couple months of pregnancy (when I was baking loaves of this each weekend while I waited for A to arrive)!
  • What’s the best way to store banana bread? I recommend you store it in an airtight container. Some people use plastic cling wrap or refrigerate it, but I find it keeps best on a cool part of the countertop.

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easy banana bread recipe

Banana Bread Recipe
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
45 mins
Total Time
1 hr 5 mins

Transport yourself back to your childhood with warm, delicious banana bread, like my Grandma used to make. With just a few simple ingredients, this easy banana bread recipe will become a family staple!

Course: Breakfast, Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: banana bread recipe
Servings: 8 servings
Author: Eve Repp
  • Cooking spray
  • 2 cups sifted flour
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1/2 cup softened butter (1 stick)
  • 1/2 cup buttermilk (you can always whisk a couple tablespoons of lemon juice or white vinegar with milk if you don't have buttermilk on hand)
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 3 ripe bananas, peeled and mashed (1/3 cup)
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees and grease 2 loaf pans.

  2. Sift flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt and ground nutmeg into a bowl and set aside.

  3. In a separate bowl, mix eggs, butter, buttermilk and sugar until smooth. Add bananas and continue mixing until well combined.
  4. Add dry ingredients to wet ingredients and mix until just combined.

  5. Pour into prepared loaf pans and bake for 45 minutes or until your cake tester comes out clean. Enjoy!

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  • Reply
    May 4, 2015 at 12:39 pm This recipe sounds totally delicious. I've never made banana bread, though I've seen a lot of recipes for it. May I ask, what is the difference between baking soda and baking powder? I'm not from the U.S. and these seem to be typically American products.
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    Amy Turberville
    May 4, 2015 at 12:52 pm Sounds delicious! I love family recipes and hearing the stories that accompany them. I am also a huge banana bread fan lol!
    • Reply
      May 4, 2015 at 10:35 pm Thank you! Family recipes are always the best :)
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    Heather @ The Nerdy Fox
    May 4, 2015 at 5:42 pm Banana bread is my favorite treat to make. I love it. I love it plain, with chocolate chips and nuts or one or the other. Yum!
    • Reply
      May 4, 2015 at 10:35 pm Yum, chocolate chips sound like an excellent addition!
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    jenn hecker
    May 4, 2015 at 6:31 pm Yummy will have to try it one day. I don't bake very often but it is usually breads when I do.
    • Reply
      May 4, 2015 at 10:34 pm I hope you enjoy!
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    Amy Ngai
    May 4, 2015 at 10:05 pm Yummy! I love banana bread. There is nothing that is quite as moist as banana bread. It's such an easy thing to make when I have over ripe bananas. Thanks for this recipe, it looks delicious.
    • Reply
      May 4, 2015 at 10:34 pm Thank you- I completely agree- it's a time-honored tradition :)
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    Erica Brooks
    May 5, 2015 at 7:53 am It looks delicious! I love Banana Bread. I'll have to give this recipe a try. Pinned.
    • Reply
      May 5, 2015 at 9:18 am Thank you- I hope you enjoy :)
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    May 5, 2015 at 8:06 am I am always on the look out for new banana bread recipes. I hate it when the center of the top gets gooey, this recipe doesn't seem to have that problem. Can't wait to try it out!
    • Reply
      May 5, 2015 at 9:18 am I noticed that when it was in one pan it did get gooey but once I split it between two pans it came out perfect. Enjoy!
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    Camesha | Mama Motivator
    May 5, 2015 at 4:24 pm I seem to be making banana bread every other week. My kids love it!
    • Reply
      May 6, 2015 at 8:41 am I'll bet they are- A has only tasted it once and she was immediately a fan!
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    May 6, 2015 at 10:50 am This looks incredible. Banana bread is definitely my weakness.
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      May 6, 2015 at 11:30 am Mine too and I love it that way!
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    May 6, 2015 at 10:52 am This looks delicious! Banana bread is a huge weakness of mine, so I'll have to try this one out!
    • Reply
      May 6, 2015 at 11:28 am Thank you- I hope you enjoy it!
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    Vicky Sipes
    May 8, 2015 at 4:12 pm I would love to try this recipe. I really enjoy banana bread. But I noticed you used buttermilk. I never have any of that on hand. Any way to get around that?
    • Reply
      May 10, 2015 at 12:17 am Hi Vicky- I rarely have butter milk in the house, I usually mix some lemon juice with regular milk to get the same effect (I've also heard white vinegar can work in place of the lemon juice). I have to imagine there's an actual measurement out there, but I'm lazy and usually just squirt a bunch in while whisking it. Joy The Baker has a few good recommendations. Good luck- let me know how it turns out!

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