Basic Banana Bread Recipe

Banana bread is perfect for breakfast or lunch. It's also a great way to use bananas that are brown and spotty. I like to double this recipe and make a big batch of banana bread on a lazy Sunday afternoon, that way I have a slice for every day of the week. Serve banana bread warm with a pat of butter, or dollop of cream or yogurt.

Basic Banana Bread Recipe
No Ratings
Prep Time
Cook Time
  • 4 ripe bananas
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 1 tablespoon canola oil
  • 3/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1 egg beaten
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • pinch of nutmeg
  • pinch of clove
  • 1 1/2 cups all purpose flour
  1. Preheat your oven to 350°F.
  2. Combine the butter and oil with the mashed bananas in a mixing bowl.
  3. Add in the egg, spices, salt, baking soda and vanilla. After those things are well incorporated, mix in the flour, and stir lightly a few times until just combined.
  4. Pour the mixture into a buttered loaf pan.
  5. Bake for about one hour or until a toothpick inserted in the center of the loaf comes out clean. 
  6. Allow to cool before slicing and serving.
  7. The Only Snickerdoodle Cookie Recipe You Need To Know
  8. Bourbon Whipped Cream
  9. Simple Baklava Recipe
Rate this recipe