A loaf of banana bread with a few slices cut.
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Our Favorite Banana Bread

Our family's very favorite Banana Bread Recipe is EASY, moist, simply perfection! Look no further for a fool proof banana bread recipe.
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time1 hr 10 mins
Total Time1 hr 25 mins
Course: bread, Snack
Cuisine: American
Servings: 12 slices
Calories: 223kcal
Author: Lauren Allen
Cost: $5-$6


  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 2 large eggs
  • 3 ripe bananas mashed (about 1 1/2 cups)
  • 1 Tablespoon milk
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon salt


  • Preheat the oven to 325 degrees F. Grease a 9 x 5 inch loaf pan (or similar size loaf pan). I also like to line the bottom of the pan with a small piece of parchment or wax paper.
  • Cream the sugar and butter in a large mixing bowl until light and fluffy. Add the eggs one at a time, mixing after each addition. 
  • Add the mashed banana and milk and stir to combine. 
  • In another bowl, mix together the flour, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon and salt. Add to the wet ingredients and stir everything just until combined. 
  • Pour the batter into the prepared loaf pan and bake for 1 hour to 1 hour 10 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. 
  • Set aside to cool on a wire rack for a few minutes before removing the bread from the pan and allowing it to cool completely.



Muffins: For banana bread muffins, bake them at 350 degrees for 18-25 minutes.
Other Variations:
  • Banana Nut Bread: Add your favorite nuts (I love to add walnuts) and gently stir them in the batter at the very end.
  • Chocolate Chip Banana Bread: Add one cup or more of chocolate chips to the batter at the end of preparation.
  • Healthy Banana Bread: I often make a healthy banana bread with a few small changes including cutting the sugar in half. Check out my Skinny Banana Bread or Skinny Banana Bread Muffins.


Calories: 223kcal | Carbohydrates: 33g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 8g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Cholesterol: 55mg | Sodium: 367mg | Potassium: 68mg | Sugar: 16g | Vitamin A: 285IU | Calcium: 28mg | Iron: 1.2mg