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Easy Banana Bread Recipe

Easy Banana Bread Recipe

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Passed down to me from my mother, this easy banana bread recipe is easily the BEST you’ll ever have!

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This easy banana bread recipe is easily the BEST bread you’ll ever have! Passed down to me from my mother, I have a special place in my heart for this delicious recipe.

Growing up, my favorite snack to eat was my mother’s delicious banana bread recipe! I remember waking up in the morning to the smell of banana bread wafting from the oven vent and flowing through the house.

I always looked forward to Fall and Winter mornings when the air was a bit chilly in the house but the freshly made banana bread would warm our bodies up and get our family talking.

She’d make one of her delicious cappuccinos while my dad brewed his Folgers coffee from the can.

Coffee and banana bread would smell up our house, and to this day reminds me of home.

*This post contains affiliate links to help support my blog, however, all opinions are my own, as always!*

Mom’s Banana Bread Recipe

She recently shared this recipe with me, knowing full well I need help in the baking department.

I’ll be 100% honest with you guys – I’m terrible at baking!

I’m determined to overcome this, and I’m sure with enough practice I will get better over time. But the fact is that any dessert I try to bake is pretty much inedible.

I was so thankful to get the recipe from her, especially now that I have my own children. I want them to experience that sense of home just like I did with our special family recipe.

I was really nervous about trying this recipe given my current level of baking skills.

Thankfully there was no reason for me to be so worried, even with a really bad baking track record, I was able to make this easy banana bread recipe like a total pro!

So even if you aren’t as experienced in the kitchen, or feel like you are cursed when it comes to baking this recipe is as easy as it is delicious. If I can do it, so can you!

How Long Does Banana Bread Last?

Banana bread is best fresh out of the oven, however, it can be stored for a few days.

To store your banana bread, place it in an airtight container or wrap it tightly in plastic wrap.

How to Store Banana Bread

You can also freeze banana bread and thaw it out when you’re ready to eat. Just make sure to slice it before you freeze it so you can easily grab a piece when you want one!

Whether you are looking for an easy banana bread recipe or just want to know how to store banana bread, this article has everything you need to know!

How to Make Banana Bread

With this delicious and easy banana bread recipe, you’ll be able to treat your family and friends to homemade banana bread any time of year!

This recipe has become a staple in our home, and one that I hope my kids love as much as I did. My oldest son, Max, always swoons at the smell of the banana bread baking in the oven.

If you’re in a hurry and have bananas that are borderline going bad on your kitchen counters, feel free to jump down to the bottom of this post to print out the recipe!

Ingredients

banana bread recipe without butter

This recipe makes one loaf of banana bread without butter. To make this banana bread recipe, you’ll need bananas, sugar, flour, salt, baking soda, vanilla extract, eggs, and vegetable oil.

I love waiting until my bananas are as brown as can be. The riper the better!

Using brown bananas will give your bread a much sweeter taste.

Instructions

banana bread recipe no butter

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Mix the wet ingredients together, and then the dry ingredients.

Mix the two together, and pour into a baking pan that has been rubbed down with shortening or a light coat of vegetable oil.

Bake your bread in the oven for 50-60 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean.

Our oven is a bit older and takes the full 60 minutes to bake, but your oven may be more efficient and be done towards the 50-minute mark.

Allow your baked banana bread to rest for 3-5 minutes to complete cooking before slicing and serving.

simple banana bread

While I make this recipe for our family year-round, I make it much more often during the colder months we experience in the Midwest. It’s the perfect dessert to have cuddled up on the couch with a soft blanket and a cup of coffee!

The outer part of this banana bread is delicious and firm, while the inside is fluffy and moist.

easy banana bread

When it comes to using up bananas, this easy banana bread recipe is one of my favorites!

Banana Bread Variations

If you want to add in some mix-ins like chocolate chips, chopped nuts, or even a swirl of Nutella, go ahead and do it!

This banana bread recipe is versatile and can be changed to fit your family’s tastes. Here are a few creative ingredients you might want to try when you bake banana bread:

  • Coconut and white chocolate chips
  • Pecans or walnuts
  • Raisins and oatmeal
  • Chocolate chips and chopped nuts
  • A swirl of caramel or chocolate sauce

I’ve even made a version with diced apples mixed in, which my kids loved! Get creative and have fun with it. This recipe is hard to mess up!

I hope you enjoy this recipe as much as we do. If you end up trying it, please tag me on social media so I can see your beautiful creations!

Happy baking!

easy banana bread

Easy Banana Bread Recipe

Yield: 1 loaf
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 55 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour
This delicious banana bread recipe makes a perfect loaf of moist banana bread that is so easy to make and perfect for any time or season!

Ingredients

  • 4 whole bananas (soft, brown bananas make a sweeter bread!)
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 cups flour
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 1 tsp. baking soda

Instructions

    1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease baking pan with shortening or light coat of vegetable oil.
    2. Mash ripe bananas in a large bowl with a fork. In a separate bowl, combine eggs, vanilla extract, and vegetable oil. Beat egg mixtures, and then add to the bowl with bananas.
    3. Mix together dry ingredients (sugar, flour, salt, and baking soda), add into the banana mixture, and whisk to mix.
    4. Pour banana bread mixture into the baking pan, leaving room for the bread to rise. Bake for 50-60 minutes or until the toothpick comes out clean.
    5. Allow bread to cool for 3-5 minutes before slicing and serving. Enjoy!

Nutrition Information:
Yield: 1 loaf Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 3223Total Fat: 123gSaturated Fat: 12gTrans Fat: 3gUnsaturated Fat: 103gCholesterol: 372mgSodium: 2575mgCarbohydrates: 500gFiber: 19gSugar: 259gProtein: 44g

*Post originally published July 2019, updated May 2022. 

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Mary

Tuesday 3rd of November 2020

After I had everything mixed together, I realized that I used bread flour instead of ap flour. It's in the oven now, I hope it turns out ok. I will let you know the end result!

daniela

Saturday 13th of June 2020

I tried this banana bread recipe and its soo good !! I normally use a different recipe but today I didn't have any butter so I searched for one without butter in it and I must say this recipe is really good !!! the only thing I changed is that I used brown sugar instead of white sugar and it's even better !!

Collette

Sunday 26th of April 2020

I followed this recipe exactly and the majority of the bread was hard and darkened and the center/top was raw..

Corinne

Monday 27th of April 2020

Hi Collette, I'm sorry to hear that! Banana bread is my favorite, so I hate to hear the recipe didn't turn out well for you. I would try lowering your oven temp to 330 degrees Fahrenheit and cook for about 25 minutes longer. Be sure to test the bread with a clean toothpick to see if it's cooked all the way through! Also, try the recipe with just THREE bananas instead of four and bake in a glass or light-colored pan. I think that should solve your problem! :) Please let me know if that works better for you - sometimes a recipe needs a tiny bit of adjustment for some people with their particular ovens, pans, ingredients, etc.

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Private: Easy Banana Bread Recipe – Moist And Delicious!

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Passed down to me from my mother, this easy banana bread recipe is easily the BEST you’ll ever have! Follow this easy recipe to make moist, delicious banana bread the entire family will enjoy…

The BEST Easy Banana Bread Recipe Ever! #slayathomemother #bananabread

Growing up, my favorite snack to eat was my mother’s delicious banana bread recipe! I remember waking up in the morning to the smell of banana bread wafting from the oven vent and flowing through the house.

I always looked forward to Fall and Winter mornings when the air was a bit chilly in the house but the freshly made banana bread would warm our bodies up and get our family talking. She’d make one of her delicious cappuccinos while my dad brewed his Folgers coffee from the can. Coffee and banana bread would smell up our house, and to this day reminds me of home.

She recently shared this recipe with me, knowing full well I need help in the baking department.

I’ll be 100% honest with you guys – I’m terrible at baking!

I’m determined to overcome this, and I’m sure with enough practice I will get better over time. But the fact is that any dessert I try to bake is pretty much inedible.

I was so thankful to get the recipe from her, now that I have my own children who I want to experience that sense of home as I did with our family recipe. But, I was really nervous about trying this recipe given my current baking skills.

I’ll go ahead and tell you that, even with a really bad track record in baking, I was able to make this easy banana bread recipe like a total pro!

So even if you aren’t as experienced in the kitchen, or are cursed when it comes to baking, this recipe is as easy as it is delicious. If I can do it, so can you! 😉

*This post contains affiliate links to help support my blog, however, al opinions are my own, as always!*

Easy Banana Bread Ingredients

banana bread ingredients

If you’re in a hurry and have bananas that are borderline going bad on your kitchen counters, jump down to the bottom of this post to print out the recipe!

This recipe is for a loaf of banana bread without butter, by the way.

To make this banana bread recipe, you’ll need bananas, sugar, flour, salt, baking soda, vanilla extract, eggs, and vegetable oil.

I love waiting until my bananas are as brown as can be. The riper the better! Using brown bananas will give your bread a much sweeter taste.

How To Make Banana Bread

mashed bananas for banana bread

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Mix the wet ingredients together, and then the dry ingredients. Mix the two together, and pour into a baking pan that has been rubbed down with shortening or a light coat of vegetable oil.

Bake your bread in the oven for 50-60 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean. Our oven is a bit older and takes the full 60 minutes to bake, but your oven may be more efficient and be done towards the 50-minute mark.

Allow your baked banana bread to rest for 3-5 minutes to complete cooking before slicing and serving.
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baked banana bread


While I make this recipe for our family year-round, I make it much more often in the colder months we have in the Midwest. It’s the perfect dessert to have cuddled up on the couch with a soft blanket and a cup of coffee!

sliced banana bread on a white plate

The outer part of this banana bread is delicious and firm, while the inside is fluffy and moist.

easy banana bread

sliced banana bread with knife and spatula

Let me know if you try this recipe, I’d love to hear your thoughts!

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THE BEST Banana Bread Recipe Ever! Super Moist and incredibly delicious. #slayathomemother #bananabread #easyrecipes

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Easy Banana Bread Recipe
This delicious banana bread recipe makes a perfect loaf of moist banana bread that is so easy to make and perfect for any time or season!
easy banana bread
Course Snacks
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 55 minutes
Servings
loaf
Ingredients
Course Snacks
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 55 minutes
Servings
loaf
Ingredients
easy banana bread
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease baking pan with shortening or light coat of vegetable oil.
  2. Mash ripe bananas in a large bowl with a fork. In a separate bowl, combine eggs, vanilla extract, and vegetable oil. Beat egg mixtures, and then add into bowl with bananas.
  3. Mix together dry ingredients (sugar, flour, salt, and baking soda), add into banana mixture and whisk to mix.
  4. Pour banana bread mixture into baking pan, leaving room for bread to rise. Bake for 50-60 minutes or until toothpick comes out clean.
  5. Allow bread to cool for 3-5 minutes before slicing and serving. Enjoy!
Recipe Notes

Have you made this recipe? Feel free to tag me on IG or facebook @slayathomemother so I can see your finished banana bread!

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