Banana Bread Recipe -- How to make Banana Bread

Banana bread recipe

Banana bread is a type of quick bread that is made with mashed ripe bananas, flour, sugar, and eggs. It is typically baked in a loaf pan, and is known for its moist and tender texture. The ripe bananas provide natural sweetness, moisture, and a subtle banana flavor to the bread.


  • 1 cup mashed ripe bananas (about 2 medium)
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/3 cup vegetable oil
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon (optional)
  • 1/2 teaspoon nutmeg (optional)
  • 1 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup chopped walnuts (optional)


  1. Preheat your oven to 350°F (180°C) and grease a 9x5 inch loaf pan.

  2. In a large mixing bowl, combine the mashed bananas, granulated sugar, brown sugar, vegetable oil, eggs, and vanilla extract. Mix well until all ingredients are fully incorporated.

  3. In a separate bowl, whisk together the baking soda, salt, cinnamon, nutmeg, and flour. Gradually add the dry ingredients to the banana mixture and stir until just combined.

  4. If desired, fold in the chopped walnuts.

  5. Pour the batter into the prepared loaf pan and smooth the top with a spatula.

  6. Bake for 60-70 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center of the loaf comes out clean.

  7. Allow the banana bread to cool in the pan for 10 minutes, then transfer it to a wire rack to cool completely.

  8. Enjoy your homemade banana bread warm or at room temperature, with butter or cream cheese spread on top if desired.


  • If you have overripe bananas, this recipe is the perfect way to use them up. Overripe bananas will make your bread extra moist and flavorful.
  • You can also add chocolate chips, raisins or other nuts to the batter to make a different variations of the recipe.
  • If you want to make mini loaves, divide the batter among greased mini loaf pans and bake for about 30-35 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the center of the loaf comes out clean.

This recipe makes 1 loaf of banana bread and it can be easily doubled or halved depending on your needs.

Banana bread is a classic and delicious treat that is perfect for breakfast, brunch, or as an afternoon snack. The recipe is easy to follow and the ingredients are readily available. The combination of ripe bananas, sugar, eggs and flour creates a moist, sweet, and flavorful bread. Enjoy it warm with butter or at room temperature, and it can be stored in an airtight container for up to 3 days.

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