Classic Banana Bread


If you’re looking for a way to use up your old bananas, this classic banana bread recipe is easy and delicious. Keep in mind that the smaller the banana, the sweeter. So contrary to what it sounds like, a bigger, browner banana is better for cooking with!


  • 1 cup (125 g) all-purpose flour
  • ¼ teaspoon baking soda
  • pinch of salt
  • ½ cup (100 g) sugar, plus extra for dusting
  • 6 tbsp (85 g) butter, softened to room temperature. If you are using salted butter, just make sure to add a little more sugar to make up for it!
  • 2 large bananas, mashed well using a fork or potato masher. Make sure they aren’t too ripe! Sometimes if they start turning black around the edges when I peel them off the bunch and put them in a baggie in my fridge overnight before making this recipe, they don’t taste very good in banana breads…so just keep an eye on it while you’re peeling 🙂

Homemade banana bread is a sweet treat for sharing.

Homemade banana bread is a sweet treat for sharing. It’s easy to make, an excellent breakfast or snack, and it can be made into muffins if you’re looking for something on the go.

Growing up, we had fresh banana bread each week.

Mom was always creating new combinations with chocolate chips, toffee, and other sweet treats. Use your imagination and add anything you’d like.

A great way to use up your banana’s instead of throwing them away.

If you have a bunch of bananas that are getting brown, don’t throw them away! Instead, turn them into banana bread. It’s one of my favorite things to make when I have too many ripe bananas lying around.

You can use this recipe as a guide for making banana bread in either a loaf pan or muffin tins. The only difference is that if you want to bake the banana bread in muffin tins then be sure to spray each cup with nonstick cooking spray before adding batter and baking as directed on package instructions until golden brown on top (approx 20 minutes).


There’s nothing like the smell of banana bread in the oven. In our house, we always had it for breakfast and as a snack. It was warm and comforting, especially on cold winter days. I hope you enjoy making this recipe as much as I do!

Classic Banana Bread

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour
Course Breakfast
Servings 14 servings


  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 3/4 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup butter softened
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 1/2 cups ripe banana mashed
  • 1/3 cup plain yogurt
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract


  • Combine the flour, baking soda, and salt with a whisk.
  • Place sugar and brown butter in a large bowl. Beat with a mixer until well blended. Add the eggs, 1 at a time, beating well after each addition. Add banana, yogurt, and vanilla; beat until blended.
  • Add flour mixture with the mixer and beat until just combined.
  • Spoon batter into a bread pan coated with cooking spray. Bake at 350 F for 1 hour. Cool for 10 minutes in pan and then transfer to wire rack.

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