Easy Banana Bread Recipe

2013-04-21
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  • Yield : 1 loaf
  • Servings : 12 to 16
  • Prep Time : 10m
  • Cook Time : 60m
  • Ready In : 1:10 h

Nutritional Info

This information is per serving.

  • Calories

    209
  • Calories from Fat

    82
  • Total Fat

    9.1g
  • Saturated Fat

    1.3g
  • Cholesterol

    31mg
  • Sodium

    195mg
  • Total Carbohydrates

    28.9g
  • Dietary Fiber

    1.2g
  • Sugars

    12.8g
  • Protein

    4.2g
  • Vitamin A

    5%
  • Vitamin C

    2%
  • Calcium

    5%
  • Iron

    7%
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This banana bread recipe is so easy and delicious it will make you wonder why you don’t bake more often.

Everyone loves banana bread. It is one of the quintessential comfort foods that never goes out of style.

Ingredients

  • 2/3 cup sugar
  • 1/3 cup soft butter
  • 2 eggs, unbeaten
  • 1 3/4 cups all purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup chopped walnuts
  • 1 cup mashed bananas

Method

Step 1

Preheat your oven to 350ºF.

Step 2

Mix the sugar, butter and eggs for 3 minutes. Add the flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, walnuts and mashed bananas.

Step 3

Grease a regular size loaf pan. Pour the batter into the loaf pan and bake for 1 hour or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean.

Step 4

Cool, slice and serve.

Tips and Variations:

  • Replacing the sugar with a sugar substitute like Splenda or stevia turns this into a great Diabetic dessert or a treat that those of us watching our calorie intake can enjoy in moderation.
  • Add extra walnuts on top of the bread before baking for extra crunch.
  • See the tips and recipe variations from other visitors below.

Make it Healthier:

You can make this banana bread recipe even healthier by replacing 1/2 of the white all purpose flour with whole wheat flour. It won’t harm the texture of the cake if you sift the flour before you add it, and it ups the nutritional value of the recipe.

I love having a couple of loaves of this banana bread, sliced, in my freezer. That way, any time unexpected company arrives, I always have something delicious and homemade to serve them.

Baking this easy bread is a great way to use up those overripe bananas the family doesn’t want to eat any more.

This is an easy sweet treat that’s also a healthy food choice. Can’t beat that combination.

Best of all? Kids love it! It’s a great way to get fruit and nuts into picky eaters.

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  1. posted by Karen on April 23, 2013

    Here are some previous comments on this banana bread recipe:

    Chocolate Chip Banana Bread

    Chocolate Chip Banana Bread

    by selena
    (canada)

    2/3 cup sugar
    1/3 cup soft margarine
    2 eggs, unbeaten
    1 3/4 cups all purpose flour
    2 teaspoons baking powder
    1/4 teaspoon baking soda
    1/2 teaspoon salt
    1/2 cup semi sweet chocolate chips
    1 cup mashed bananas

    Preheat your oven to 350ºF.

    Mix the sugar, margarine and eggs for 3 minutes. Add the flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, walnuts and mashed bananas.

    Grease a regular size loaf pan. Pour the batter into the loaf pan and bake for 1 hour or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean.

    Cool, slice and serve.

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    Submitted by: christin

    YUMMY!
    Made this for my bf and he loved it
    so moist and so delicious.

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    Moist and Delicious

    by: Anonymous
    Rating 5 Star

    Really, easy, really moist, really delicious. Really good recipe.

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    Chocolate Banana Sandwich

    Ingredients:
    2 slices multigrain bread
    1/2 cup nutella
    1 banana

    Method:
    1. Place the slices of bread in the toaster.
    2. Spread on each slice of bread. Slice the banana into thin pieces.
    3. Place on top of the slices of bread. Place the slice on top of the other. Cut diagonally. Serve on a plate.

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    My Family Recipe.

    Hi. I haven’t tried this recipe before but I am looking quite forward to making it. It seems really easy and simple, so thank you for this recipe.

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    easy >>

    perfect recipe for a non_baker like me!! I have made it three times in a month now!!! try chocolate chips mixed in as well, or sprinkle some oat bran on top before baking for added fiber!!

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    Better suited as a muffin recipe

    by Savannah
    (Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada)

    I made this and it was very tasty but resulted in a very fluffy, crumbly loaf. I prefer a dense moist banana loaf, but think this recipe could work for muffins…

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    Great Banana Bread Made Simple

    I never thought banana bread would be this easy. I did not have to go out to the store to buy any ingredient at all.

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    Awesome Banana Bread

    by Lance Romance
    (Halifax)

    easy to follow taste good… add some cinnamon or sugar on top before baking…… guys one to use to impress the ladies.

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    Excellent.

    by Katie
    (Abbotsford BC)

    This was one easy peasy recipe. Thank you! Made and in the oven in less than 10 minutes. An hour later…a fantastic desert for the company that popped in unexpectedly. Thank you!!!
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    Banana Bread Variation

    What I did:

    *Replace sugar with honey
    *Add 1/4 vanilla for just a HINT of flavor
    *Replace salt with sea salt (not as sharp a saltiness)
    *Replace flour with whole wheat…healthier
    *Used almonds instead of walnuts…I was out :/

    jrhather

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    Nice and easy

    by Angela J
    (Manitoba)

    I enjoyed getting my recipes from this website because of the simplicity of it. Thank you

    From Karen:
    Thanks Angela. So nice to hear. And thanks for taking the time to write.

    Karen

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