Easy Banana Bread

Easy Banana Bread Recipe

Easy Banana Bread Recipe: It's the secret ingredient that makes this banana bread so moist and so delicious. It's easy, quick, and an addictive recipe you'll make over and over. 
Course Breakfast, Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword classic banana bread, easy banana bread recipe, homemade banana bread
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes
Servings 8 servings
Calories 352kcal
Author Jessica Burgess


  • 1/2 cup buttermilk or you can combine 1/2 cup milk with 2 teaspoons lemon juice & set aside to curdle
  • 3/4 cup butter softened (1-1/2 sticks)
  • 1-1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1-1/2 cup very ripe bananas mashed, which is about 3 large bananas
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon salt

Mix-Ins (optional):

  • chocolate chips
  • nuts walnuts or pecans


  • Preheat oven to 325 degrees F
  • In a mixing bowl, cream the butter and the sugar.
  • Add in the mashed bananas and eggs. Mix together until well combined.
  • In a separate bowl. mix together the flour, baking soda, and salt.
  • Add the flour mixture and the buttermilk alternately to the wet mixture, and mix with a hand mixer on low or by hand until combined.
  • If you're adding chocolate chips/nuts, add to mixture and hand stir to combine
  • If baking in regular-size loaf pans (split batter in half between the two.) 
    If using mini loaf pans, fill each cavities about half way.
  • If baking in regular-size loaf pans, bake at 325 for 40-45 minutes. (Some have stated their ovens do better at baking for 50-55 minutes.) 
     If baking in mini loaf pans, bake at 325 and begin checking after 20 minutes with a toothpick to see if it comes out clean. (Because each mini loaf size is different like mentioned above.)


Serving: 1slice (1/8 loaf) | Calories: 352kcal | Carbohydrates: 40g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 19g | Saturated Fat: 11g | Cholesterol: 88mg | Sodium: 611mg | Potassium: 124mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 15g | Vitamin A: 625IU | Vitamin C: 1.2mg | Calcium: 33mg | Iron: 1.7mg