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Banana Bread

Classic 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.

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.

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


  • 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)


  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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Recipe from The Joy of Cooking
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Anyway, have a delicious day!

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

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  • Reply
    Leslie's Garden
    January 3, 2012 at 11:29 PM

    Yes please, I’ll have a piece of yummy banana bread! AFTER a plate of the delicious looking roast from yesterday!

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    Lindsay @ Delighted Momma
    January 4, 2012 at 1:22 AM

    I LOVE banana bread and so does my son!! Looks so moist and yummy

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    January 4, 2012 at 2:13 AM

    Mmm, I’ve definitely gotta give that a try – looks delish!

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    January 4, 2012 at 4:40 PM

    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 😉

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    January 6, 2012 at 3:18 AM

    Man, I love banana bread– thanks for reminding me! 😀

    Visiting from Fingerprints On The Fridge party,
    ~Suzanne in NW IL (whycuzican)

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    January 7, 2012 at 3:44 AM

    This looks so delicious! I will definitely have to try this recipe! I also LOVE your food photos!

    Would love for you to stop by my blog @


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    Andrea at Our Little Gems
    January 7, 2012 at 10:18 PM

    i agree! this is the best recipe. my little twist is to add cinnamon to the batter. or if i’m feeling particularly indulgent, i add coconut with chocolate chips. yum!

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    Roopa Iyer
    May 16, 2012 at 11:30 PM

    Amazing!!! The banana bread I have made in the past has been really dry, but I will definitely have to try this!

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    April 13, 2018 at 8:14 AM

    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!

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