Simple Banana Bread Recipe

I have never made banana bread before yesterday. Growing up my mom used to make it all the time and it was never something that I loved. As I grow up a bit, my taste buds have changed and I had some bananas on hand I figured I would give it a go. I have to say that it turned out better than I expected. In the mood for banana bread? Try this simple banana bread recipe.

Baked banana bread in a loaf pan lined with parchment paper.

Banana Bread Recipe

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With the bananas and the cup of sugar, this banana bread recipe has a fair bit of sugar. It’s an easy enough fix if you’re watching your sugar intake – you can cut the sugar by using 3/4 cups of sugar, or even by 1/2 cup. It depends on your taste buds. I have always thought of banana bread more as a banana cake, so I kept the sugar to the 1 cup and I’m calling it my treat.

Sliced banana bread

Some of my favorite supplies for making this simple banana bread recipe:

  1. Loaf pan
  2. Kitchenaid Stand Mixer
  3. Pure vanilla
  4. Nonstick coconut spray

Sliced banana bread, fresh out of the oven.

More delicious baked goods that you may like:

I’m not much of a baker, which is why you don’t see baked goods often on The Bewitchin’ Kitchen but here are some of my favorites.

Simple Banana Bread Recipe

Fresh banana bread sitting on a cutting board.

This simple banana bread recipe is an easy and delicious way to use up leftover bananas. It’s a classic dessert recipe! It doesn’t take much time in the kitchen to prepare either, so you can pay attention to the more important things (like family…or Netflix).

The caloric information below is for 1 of 8 thick slices, I like a nice thick slice of banana bread with my coffee but you can slice it thinner if you want to save a few grams of sugar and carbs.

This simple banana bread recipe is an easy and delicious way to use up leftover bananas. It's a classic dessert recipe! It doesn't take much time in the kitchen to prepare either!
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Simple Banana Bread Recipe

This simple banana bread recipe is an easy and delicious way to use up leftover bananas. It's a classic!
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword banana bread
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 50 minutes
Total Time 55 minutes
Servings 8 slices
Calories 320kcal


  • 1 cup of sugar
  • 1/3 cup butter
  • 3 bananas mashed
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tsp baking soda dissolved in 1 tbsp cold water
  • 2 cups flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/4 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp nutmeg


  • Pre-heat oven to 350 and spray a loaf pan with nonstick spray.
  • Combine ingredients in order of the list in the mixer.
  • Place batter in a greased loaf pan.
  • Bake 50-60 minutes or until you can poke it in the middle with a knife and it comes out clean.
  • Let cool.


Serving: 1slice | Calories: 320kcal | Carbohydrates: 55.8g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 9.7g | Saturated Fat: 5.3g | Cholesterol: 66.6mg | Sodium: 178mg | Fiber: 4.3g | Sugar: 29.7g
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Sliced banana bread stacked on a cutting board.

What’s your favorite way to use up leftover bananas?

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4 comments on “Simple Banana Bread Recipe”

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  2. My bananas are ALWAYS going brown before I can eat them! Thank you for the recipe – can’t wait to try it.

  3. Yum!  This looks like an amazing recipe and your pictures are incredible!  Thanks so much for sharing at the #HomeMattersParty !

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