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Easy Banana Bread
Prep Time
15 mins
Cook Time
1 hr
Total Time
1 hr 15 mins
This Easy Banana Bread is a treasured family favorite! It's perfect without any extras or add some chocolate chips, nuts or cinnamon to make it your own. It's the BEST banana bread recipe ever!! 
Course: Bread
Cuisine: American
Keyword: banana, easy recipe, quick bread
Servings: 1 loaf
Calories: 3529 kcal
Author: Malinda Linnebur
  • 2 cups (260g) all purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup (110g) sugar
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 3 medium ripe bananas, mashed
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1/2 cup (115g) butter, melted (can also use oil of choice)
  • 1/3 cup (78ml) buttermilk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees (176 C). Grease bottom only of a 9x5 or 8 1/2x4 1/2 loaf pan. Or make a parchment paper sling and place in loaf pan, set aside. 

  2. In a large bowl combine the flour, sugar, baking soda, and salt. 

  3. In a medium bowl combine the mashed bananas, eggs, melted butter, buttermilk and vanilla. Add to flour mixture and stir just until moistened. Pour batter into prepared pan.  

  4. Bake for 55-60 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool 10 minutes in pan before removing to cool completely. Store completely cooled bread wrapped tightly in plastic wrap at room temperate for up to 4 days. Or refrigerate for up to 10 days.  

Recipe Video

Recipe Notes
  1. Some tasty additions you can add (choose one)
    • 1/2-3/4 cup chocolate chips (this is my favorite!!) the recipe pictured here used 1/2 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips with a few extra to sprinkle on top. 
    • 1/2-3/4 cup chopped nuts (toast nuts for even more flavor!)
    • 1 cup fresh or frozen blueberries
    • 1 teaspoon cinnamon (can use this in combination with any of the above suggestions)
  2. Freezer Friendly: Wrap tightly and freeze for up to 3 months. 
Nutrition Facts
Easy Banana Bread
Amount Per Serving
Calories 3529 Calories from Fat 1008
% Daily Value*
Fat 112g172%
Saturated Fat 66g413%
Cholesterol 590mg197%
Sodium 3324mg145%
Potassium 2001mg57%
Carbohydrates 565g188%
Fiber 21g88%
Sugar 167g186%
Protein 67g134%
Vitamin A 3790IU76%
Vitamin C 30.8mg37%
Calcium 257mg26%
Iron 24.4mg136%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.