Everyone seems to have a banana bread recipe passed down through the generations. It's not hard to see why. This beloved loaf is often prepared in many households and we can't seem to peel away from the tradition. It's okay, we can't either. That's why we're prepared to share our banana bread recipe with you!



  • 1/2 cup melted butter
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 large eggs, beaten
  • 3 medium ripe bananas, mashed and peeled
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt


  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Use butter or cooking spray to lightly grease your 9x5 inch loaf pan.

  2. In a large bowl, mix the butter and sugar until fluffy. Stir in the eggs, one at a time, and mix everything well. Add your mashed bananas and vanilla extract to the butter mix.

  3. In an additional large bowl, mix your flour, baking soda, and salt.

  4. Add the flour mix to the butter mix and thoroughly combine; do not over mix.

  5. Pour your mixture into the prepared loaf pan. Bake for 55-60 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean when inserted in the middle.

  6. Remove from the oven and let cool for several minutes before slicing and serving.


  • 9x5 inch loaf pan
  • 2 large bowls

Additional Ingredients

slices of banana bread on a cutting board

Everyone's banana bread recipe is a little different; each includes something special that speaks to their tastes. You can add a variety of ingredients that only serve to better your banana bread:

  • Chocolate chips; when you're mixing your dry ingredients together, stir in 1 cup of semi-sweet chocolate chips as well.
  • Sprinkle in some cinnamon or nutmeg with your dry ingredient mixture.
  • Crushed nuts of your choice; walnuts work very well in a banana bread recipe. You can fold the nuts into the combined dry and wet ingredients.

A significant change to make comes in the form of sour cream. If you're hoping for a hint of tart flavor, you can always add about five or six tablespoons of sour cream in with your eggs.

Looking for something sweeter? We've got you covered there, too. Layer your banana bread with Nutella or a chocolate spread! The recipe is quite simple and you'll be able to bite into a gooey, chocolaty loaf.

banana bread in a pan

This banana bread recipe can be altered to fit your tastes to a tee. Toss in some walnuts or sprinkle in some nutmeg to really shake things up!

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