Classic Banana Bread
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Banana Bread

This Banana Bread is a classic recipe.  Simple, comforting and tastes like home.

Who doesn’t love a good old fashioned piece of banana bread?  Making banana bread is such a delicious way to use up those old bananas that no one will eat, and we get quite a few of those around here. No one will touch a banana if there’s even a speck of brown on them.  Picky picky. 

So this week I tackled my growing stash of ripe bananas and made some loaves. This is comfort food at it’s best, and perfect for any time of year.  This recipe makes 1 loaf, but if you wish to have 2, it is easily doubled.

Classic Banana Bread and Chocolate Zucchini Bread

I love making loaves…everyone here loves them, and I like being able to put one in the freezer for later.  It’s such a nice feeling to go to the freezer and be able to have something ready for snacking.  So every once in a while I spend a Sunday baking loaves for the week ahead.  Last week I was busy and made some banana loaves and chocolate zucchini loaves.  So good.

Classic Banana Bread and Chocolate Zucchini Bread

Yummmmm.  Can’t you just smell them?

Banana Bread

This banana bread recipe is my favourite.  It’s simple and classic and tastes just like how banana bread is supposed to.

Classic Banana Bread

Banana Bread Recipe Tips!

  • This recipe is easily doubled.
  • You can add a 1/2 cup nuts or chocolate chips to the batter after you have folded in the bananas.
  • It’s really delicious to generously sprinkle on Vanilla Bean Sugar to the top of the loaf before baking.
  • If you find you don’t have extra bananas around your house, most grocery stores have a section of more ripe bananas that are more inexpensive to buy than regular bananas, and are perfect for baking.
 
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Banana Bread

This recipe makes 1 loaf, but it is easily doubled if you would like 2.

  • Author: Jo-Anna Rooney
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 45 minutes
  • Total Time: 1 hour
  • Yield: 1 Loaf 1x

Ingredients

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  • 1 1/3 cup all purpose flour
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/4 tsp baking powder
  • 1/3 cup butter or margarine
  • 2/3 cup sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup mashed bananas (about 2 bananas)

Instructions

  1. Preheat your oven to 350 degrees.
  2. In a bowl whisk together the flour, salt, baking soda and baking powder. Set aside.
  3. In a separate bowl, cream together the butter and sugar.
  4. Then beat the flour mix into the butter mix, until it has the consistency of brown sugar.
  5. Beat in the eggs one at a time.
  6. Fold in the mashed banana.
  7. Bake for about 45 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the centre of the loaf comes out clean.

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**  This post has been updated with new photos!  **

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11 Comments

  1. Winter or summer (as it is here in Australia!) theres nothing like a nice fat slice of bananna bread. You can have a fat slice right, because its healthy, it has fruit in it 😉

  2. 5 stars
    Just made this classic recipe for breakfast. I was surprised that the instructions said to beat the flour mixture into the butter mixture. I followed them to a tee though and the banana bread turned out perfectly. Have a lovely weekend!

  3. Hi, i have tried your recipe, only subbed white sugar with brown. The taste was amazing. I usually don’t enjoy banana breads but this one I’m loving. I made one topped with choco chips, one topped with cinnamon brown sugar and another one i added in a little cocoa powder and some milk to maintain consistency of the batter. Took this for an outing that all of our frnds went together. Everyone loved it.

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