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Banana Bread Recipe

This Banana Bread Recipe is a classic! Simple, comforting and tastes like home. Perfect for using up ripe bananas.

If you’re looking for a classic banana bread recipe then look no further! This loaf is moist and so flavourful. It really is the best banana bread recipe!

Perfect for using up ripe bananas.

Who doesn’t love a good old fashioned piece of banana bread? Making banana bread is such a delicious way to use up those ripe 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 haha! 

Classic Banana Bread and Chocolate Zucchini Bread

This recipe is easily doubled.

This recipe makes 1 loaf, but if you wish to have 2, it is easily doubled. I always double it because I like being able to put one loaf in the freezer for later. It’s such a nice feeling to go to the freezer and be able to have something homemade to enjoy.  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? 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:

  • Pan Size: I use 1.5 L loaf pans (8.5 inch loaf pan).
  • Double it! This recipe is easily doubled.
  • Optional Additions: You can stir in a 1/2 cup nuts (pecans or walnuts) 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.
  • Cinnamon: If you like, whisk in 1 tsp cinnamon with the flour and proceed with the recipe.
  • Don’t have ripe bananas? If you don’t have extra ripe bananas around your house, most grocery stores have a section of ripe bananas that are perfect for baking.
  • Storage: This bread can be kept at room temperature in an airtight container or wrapped in aluminum foil or plastic wrap to keep it moist.
  • Freezing: This bread freezes well. Store in an airtight container or ziplock bag and freeze for up to 3 months.
  • Looking for a banana bread with sour cream? Try this Banana Bread Sheet Cake.

Banana Bread

This Banana Bread Recipe is a classic! Simple, comforting and tastes like home. Perfect for using up ripe bananas. 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
  • Category: Bread
  • Method: Baking


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  • 1 cup mashed bananas (about 2 bananas)
  • 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 at room temperature
  • 2/3 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 large eggs


  1. Preheat your oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. Using a fork mash the bananas and set aside.
  3. Prepare a loaf pan by lining it with parchment paper or lightly spraying it with cooking spray. Set aside.
  4. In a bowl whisk together the flour, salt, baking soda and baking powder. Set aside.
  5. In a separate bowl, cream together the butter, sugar and vanilla until creamy.
  6. Then add the flour mixture to the butter mixture and mix until it has the consistency of brown sugar.
  7. Beat in the eggs one at a time.
  8. Fold in the mashed banana.
  9. Bake for about 45 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the centre of the loaf comes out clean.
  10. Let the bread cool in the pan for about 10 minutes, then remove and let cool on a wire rack.

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  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.