Banana Bread Recipe

Banana Bread. Linda Larsen
  • 85 mins
  • Prep: 25 mins,
  • Cook: 60 mins
  • Yield: 10 servings
Ratings (42)

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. Be sure to look at Step by Step: Banana Bread before you start.

What You'll Need

  • 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

How to Make It

1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. 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 degree oven for 45 minutes to one hour. Remove banana bread from oven, then remove from pan and cool on a wire rack. Store banana bread in plastic bag. 

Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)
Calories 213
Total Fat 11 g
Saturated Fat 6 g
Unsaturated Fat 4 g
Cholesterol 46 mg
Sodium 376 mg
Carbohydrates 28 g
Dietary Fiber 1 g
Protein 2 g
(The nutrition information on our recipes is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate. Individual results may vary.)