Delicious and easy, this Classic Banana Bread Recipe has been in our family for years. Moist, easy to make, and freezer friendly!
An Old Fashioned Banana Bread
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 been in our family for decades..
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.
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How to Make Banana Bread
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.
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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Wow!! Just made this and it looks fabulous. The recipe was easy and I have two generous loaves – one to give away and one to keep!! ❤️❤️
Where did the banana oat bread recipe go? It was my favourite and now I can’t find it. 😭
I made the Snickerdoodle banana bread and it was amazing!!! Thank you!! Following you on Instagram and I tagged you on my story ! Thanks
Love this recipe! I have made a few times now with and without chocolate chips. Also, I have made this into a French Toast bake and it was a hit. Thank you!!
PS no butter lol
NO butter for me!
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!
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.
Definitely butter on banana bread! YUM!
My Gram used to add finely chopped dried apricots to her banana bread. So good!
Oooh, I may have to try that!
Add chocolate chips to the batter…you’re welcome.
Warm banana bread right out of the oven, slathered with melting butter…..doesn’t get any better than that!
Give me all the banana bread slathered with butter…it’s sooooo good that way!!!
Butter + Banana Bread = YUMMY! Do it all. the. time. You are not alone!
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!