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Easy Banana Bread

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This Easy Banana Bread is made with bananas and spices to make wonderful bakery-style bread. Topped with brown sugar, it is sure to be a hit with your family. 

This is one of our favorites to make year-round.  Perfect for a morning snack or even as a dessert. Be sure to check out my time-saving tips after the recipe.

banana bread


Hello Friends! I hope this week finds you well. We have been doing a lot of zoom meetings with the family. We have also been watching a lot of movies on Netflix and the Hallmark Channel. I find that these shows, as crazy as some of them are, help me escape all the news for a while. 

Today’s recipe is an easy one when you are looking for a tasty sweet bread to put together quickly. I love simple recipes like this one, because I can use ingredients I already have on hand and the amount of clean up is minimal. I also love the way all the flavors come together in a wonderful snack.

Easy banana bread recipe with nuts


Ingredients for Banana Bread

Flour – I use all-purpose flour.

Milk – I use low-fat (2%) milk because that is what we usually have on hand. Whole milk skinned milk and canned milk also work well.

Bananas – This is the ingredient that brings this recipe all together. 

Nuts – Of course, this is optional, but I feel that nuts really add to the bread. I used Pecans as they are my favorite for baking. Walnuts, Macadamia nuts, or almonds will also work in this recipe.


Easy Banana Bread


I make banana bread all year round, but this time of year I find myself making them more often. There is just something comforting about an old-school sweet bread that brings some comfort to the table. 

how to make banana bread


Variations on this recipe.

As I mentioned above, you can use a variety of nuts for this recipe and it will come out great. Or, if you do not want to include nuts, you will have a loaf of wonderful banana bread without nuts.

You can also make Chocolate Chip Banana Bread by adding 1/2 cup of chocolate chips to the batter.

TASTY TIP – Sprinkle the batter with brown sugar before baking for a light, sugary crust. 

Brown Sugar banana bread

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  • Easy Golden Corn Bread -this easy Cornbread Recipe from Cornmeal is so easy to make and is delicious! It takes the same time as a mix and tastes so good
  • Classic Zucchini Bread – Made with fresh zucchini for a wonderful way to celebrate the season.

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Easy Banana Bread


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Banana Bread

A lovely light banana bread recipe
Course bread
Cuisine American
Keyword banana, breads, breakfast., brunch, side dish
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour
Servings -8


  • 3 ripe bananas
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/3 cup sour cream
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1 3/4 cup flour
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 cup melted butter
  • 1/2 cup chopped nuts
  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar (optional)
  • butter, shortening or oil for greasing pan


  • Preheat oven to 350°.
  • Grease a loaf pan with butter, shortening or oil
  • In a large bowl, peel and mash bananas.
  • Add to bowl, eggs, butter and sour cream . Mix well.
  • Add flour, sugar, salt, melted butter, baking soda, baking powder and nuts and blend.
  • Pour into loaf pan.
  • Sprinkle with brown sugar, if desired.
  • Bake for 1 hour or until toothpick comes out clean.

timesaving tips to streamline recipes

  • Chop the pecans ahead of time and keep them in the freezer until ready to use. This is a great tip for using nuts in other recipes.
  • You can use mini loaf pans for this recipe. They will bake a little quicker and they are great to freeze or pass on to friends and neighbors.
  • This can also be used to make muffins, just bake for around 20 -25 minutes.

More Easy Banana Recipes

Banana Pudding Cheesecake.   So easy and absolutely delicious!

Easy Banana Bread – Super simple bread recipe you’ll love. 

Banana Smoothie – Use up those leftover bananas for this smoothie recipe.

Banana Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting – So good!

Creamy Banana Smoothie.  This smoothie is so creamy it tastes like a desert!

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Monday 30th of March 2020

I've been craving banana bread for days! Cassidy instead made banana cake. Boo! I like my banana bread warmed with butter and made with chocolate chips, but I'll take it any which way!