Banana Bread

Banana bread

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Prep: 25 mins
Cook: 60 mins
Total: 85 mins
Servings: 10 servings
Nutrition Facts (per serving)
213 Calories
11g Fat
28g Carbs
2g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 10
Amount per serving
Calories 213
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 11g 14%
Saturated Fat 6g 32%
Cholesterol 46mg 15%
Sodium 376mg 16%
Total Carbohydrate 28g 10%
Dietary Fiber 1g 5%
Protein 2g
Calcium 92mg 7%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)

This version of banana bread is the only one I make now. It is perfect - tender, flavorful, and it works every time. It isn't your typical quick bread but is made like a cake.


  • 1/2 cup butter (softened)
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 2 tsp. vanilla
  • 2 cups flour
  • 2 tsp. baking powder
  • 1 tsp. cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp. baking soda
  • 1/4 tsp. salt
  • 1 cup mashed banana (about 2 very ripe bananas)
  • 3 tbsp. buttermilk

Steps to Make It

  1. Preheat oven to 350 F. Spray a 9x5" loaf pan with nonstick baking spray containing flour and set aside. Cream butter with 1/2 cup sugar and brown sugar until light and fluffy. Add egg and vanilla and beat well. Sift flour with baking powder, cinnamon, baking soda, and salt. Mix banana with the buttermilk in small bowl.

  2. Add flour alternately with the banana/buttermilk mixture to the butter mixture, stirring after each addition until smooth. Pour batter into prepared pan. Combine 1/2 tsp. cinnamon with 2 Tbsp. sugar, mix well, and sprinkle over batter.

  3. Bake in 350 F oven for 45 minutes to one hour. Remove banana bread from the oven, then remove from pan and cool on a wire rack. Store banana bread in plastic bag.