Partially sliced banana bread on a blue plate with a coffee cup and plate

Easy Banana Bread

5 from 1 vote
Course: Breakfast, Dessert, Snack
Cuisine: American
Keyword: banana bread, banana bread recipe, easy banana bread
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 40 minutes
Servings: 6 people
Calories: 393kcal
Author: Nicole Shroff
Use up those ripe bananas with this wonderful banana bread which is moist and full of flavour. Your home will smell delicious!
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  • 4-5 over ripe bananas, mashed till smooth
  • 2 cups flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla essence
  • 1/2 cup softened butter
  • 3/4 cup brown sugar
  • 2 eggs, beaten


  • Preheat the oven to 345℉/175℃, and grease a 9x5 inch loaf pan.
  • In a large mixing bowl, sift together the flour, baking soda, cinnamon and salt. 
  • Separately, in a medium bowl, cream together the butter and brown sugar. To this, add the vanilla essence, eggs and mashed bananas, and mix well.
  • Fold the egg mixture into the flour till  just incorporated, taking care not to over-stir. 
  • Spoon the mixture into the tin and bake for 30 minutes, or till a skewer inserted into the middle comes out clean. Allow the bread to cool for 10 minutes before turning it out onto a cooling rack.


Cook's Tips:
  • Soft, over-ripe bananas are sweeter, have a stronger flavour, and impart more moisture than yellow bananas. Yellow bananas will result in a less sweet and drier cake!
  • Insert a clean skewer into the bread and if it comes out clean, it is ready.
Recipe Variations:
  • Add a cup of chocolate chips to the mixture.
  • Try this frosting with the banana bread
Vegan option:
  • Substitute eggs with 1/2 cup applesauce (adjust the amount of sugar in the recipe accordingly).
  • Replace butter with 1/3 cup vegetable oil.
To store:
  • Keep in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 3 days.
  • To freeze, wrap in bees-wax paper or clingfilm.


Nutrition Facts
Easy Banana Bread
Amount Per Serving
Calories 393 Calories from Fat 135
% Daily Value*
Fat 15g23%
Saturated Fat 9g45%
Cholesterol 40mg13%
Sodium 422mg18%
Potassium 81mg2%
Carbohydrates 59g20%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 26g29%
Protein 4g8%
Vitamin A 475IU10%
Calcium 37mg4%
Iron 2.1mg12%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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