Classic Banana Bread Recipe

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Delicious and easy, this Classic Banana Bread Recipe has been in our family for years. Moist, easy to make, and freezer friendly!

Delicious and easy, this Classic Banana Bread Recipe has been in our family for years. It's the perfect way to start your day and the bread is freezer friendly too!

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Banana Bread is one of those classic treats that everyone should have a go-to, killer recipe.

I’ve been making mine this way since high school….when my mom handed me her recipe one day and asked me to bake some bread.

Not sure where her recipe came from? Grandma? Betty Crocker? But, it’s truly my favorite.

Depending on my mood, I’ll toss in some chopped walnuts for a little crunch. I personally prefer my Banana Bread with nuts, however, my family prefers it nut-free. Sometimes I say screw the family, momma’s making it her way…but not often, LOL.

How to Make Banana Bread

Delicious and easy, this Classic Banana Bread Recipe has been in our family for years. It's the perfect way to start your day and the bread is freezer friendly too!

Step 1: Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Grease and flour two 9-inch loaf pans. Very important!

Step 2: Beat butter with milk and sugar until blended. Add eggs and banana and combine completely. Add dry ingredients and mix well.

Step 3: Pour into prepared baking pans and bake for one hour.

Step 4: Remove from oven and cool in pans for ten minutes. Remove and cool completely.

TIP: Banana Bread is best when eaten cooled…or the NEXT DAY!

How to store Banana Bread

This recipe makes two loaves, which is great for my big family. But if two loaves of bread is too much to enjoy within a few days, freeze it!

Wrap the bread in foil and slide into a ziploc freezer bag. You can store for several months.

Thaw overnight and enjoy.

Delicious and easy, this Classic Banana Bread Recipe has been in our family for years. It's the perfect way to start your day and the bread is freezer friendly too!

How to serve Banana Bread

I have one question though….are you a butter fan?

I grew up spreading butter on my banana bread, and have only recently found out that not everyone agrees with this strategy of eating. I think the butter enhances the flavor, and I can’t imagine eating PLAIN bread.

So….butter or no butter?

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Delicious and easy, this Classic Banana Bread Recipe has been in our family for years. It's the perfect way to start your day and the bread is freezer friendly too!

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Yield: 2 loaves

Classic Banana Bread Recipe

Classic Banana Bread Recipe
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 10 minutes
Delicious and easy, this Classic Banana Bread Recipe has been in our family for years. It's the perfect way to start your day and the bread is freezer friendly too!

Ingredients

  • 3/4 cup unsalted butter, softened
  • 1/3 cup milk
  • 2 cups granulated sugar
  • 4 large eggs
  • 4 large bananas, mashed
  • 4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 Tbsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1 Tbsp cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp kosher salt

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350°F. Grease and flour two 9-inch loaf pans. Set aside.
  2. In a large mixing bowl, beat butter with milk and sugar until blended. Add eggs and banana and combine completely. Add flour, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon, and salt. Mix just until blended.
  3. Pour evenly into loaf pans. Bake for one hour.
  4. Remove from oven and cool in pans 10 minutes. Remove from pans and cool completely. Store in airtight container for several days, or freeze bread for later use.

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

16

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 339 Total Fat: 10g Saturated Fat: 6g Trans Fat: 0g Unsaturated Fat: 4g Cholesterol: 70mg Sodium: 266mg Carbohydrates: 58g Fiber: 2g Sugar: 29g Protein: 5g
*Nutrition facts are an estimate and not guaranteed to be accurate. Please see a registered dietitian for special diet advice.

recipe originally published May 12, 2016

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14 comments on “Classic Banana Bread Recipe”

  1. Mir

    I have never buttered banana bread! Honestly, never occurred to me. But PEANUT butter on banana bread is something I have often gotten behind. It’s so good! I’m guessing regular butter isn’t too shabby, either. This looks perfect!

  2. Butter + Banana Bread = YUMMY! Do it all. the. time.  You are not alone!

  3. Give me all the banana bread slathered with butter…it’s sooooo good that way!!!  

  4. Auntiepatch

    Warm banana bread right out of the oven, slathered with melting butter…..doesn’t get any better than that!

  5. Dave

    Add chocolate chips to the batter…you’re welcome.

  6. Definitely butter on banana bread! YUM!
    My Gram used to add finely chopped dried apricots to her banana bread. So good!

  7. Lauren

    Butter…hot out the oven and on the heels of the loaf!!  Peanut or almond butter after its cooled. Tried your recipe this time with a few substitutions… coconut oil for the butter, almond milk for the milk and 1cup honey for the two cups sugar.  Threw all the wet ingredients in my Ninja blender and gave it a whirl on puree. Subbed 1 cup of the flour for 1 cup of Kodiak cakes Super Foods flapjack and waffle mix.  Turned out well.  I have been trying to take some of my classic comfort food recipes and putting a healthier spin on them.

  8. Alexi

    I love this recipe! I can’t eat uncooked bananas due to a pollen allergy but I love the flavor, and this is my go to cooked banana recipe.

    If you’re cholesterol conscious, you can sub two of the eggs for unsweetened applesauce and it’s just as good!

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  12. Charlotte Moore

    NO butter for me! 

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