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Banana Bread

Banana Bread

This classic Banana Bread is moist, soft and delicious. It’s the best Banana Bread you will ever come across.

With some added nuts such as walnuts, it will add some crunchiness to it and turn it into a Banana Nut Bread.

But whether you add nuts or not (due to allergies), it taste delicious just plain as is.

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Now that I am a wife and mother, my family loves whenever I bake one with just one change, by adding some some nuts such as: walnut.

It is quite easy to make. After all, the main ingredient is banana and it is always right there in your kitchen.

So once my bananas start to ripe, I would immediately start planning which day I am going to bake a quick banana bread.

I would purposely purchase additional bananas just to bake this classic recipe.

Sometimes after dinner, I will feel like eating something sweet but not sugary, a slice of Banana Bread does the trick for me.

This moist banana bread recipe can be eaten for breakfast or put a slice of cheese on it and lunch is ready….of course with a glass of milk.

Different Types of Banana Bread

There are many different types of Banana Bread otherwise from the Plain ones with just bananas.

Two popular ones are Chocolate Banana Bread and Cheese-Filled Banana Bread.

I have seen where fruits such as: strawberry, blueberry, pineapple and even carrots are incorporated into making a some delicious ones.

Oh, and also pumpkin and zucchini, just to make it different and interesting.

However, all my life I have been eating the plain type and I can’t get tired of it. I just love it.

Can I freeze this Banana Bread?

Absolutely yes! Allow the Bread to cool first, then tightly wrap as a whole loaf or individual slices with plastic wrap or parchment paper.

Place the wrapped whole or individual slices into a freezer friendly bag and place in the freezer for up 3 months.

To defrost, leave on the counter top for it to come to room temperature. Then reheat in the oven or microwave if so desired.

How to make Banana Bread

I promise you that this is an easy Banana Bread recipe you will make… soft, moist and delicious.

Once you put this mixture in your oven, the fragrance that it gives, makes your whole house smells so good and yummy.

The scent will make you sit by the oven, just to capture it all.

Firstly, whisk all the dry ingredients together so that all ingredients combine evenly.

Secondly, cream the sugar and butter together with a few tablespoon of milk. Whether it whole milk or 1% milk, it’s your choice.

Thirdly, add the vanilla extract, eggs and mashed bananas to the creamed butter and then add the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients. Fold in the chopped walnuts, if using.

Finally, pour the mixture in a loaf pan and allow to bake for 60 minutes at 350 degrees.

See that was easy, right?

Banana Bread Recipe

Ingredients

  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 2 tablespoon milk
  • 3 ripe bananas, mashed
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 3/4 cup all purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/2 cup chopped walnuts (optional)

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Greased a loaf pan with butter and dust it with some flour.
  2. Beat granulated sugar, butter and milk in a medium bowl, with an electric mixer on high speed. and mix.
  3. Add the vanilla extract, bananas and eggs to the creamed butter.
  4. In a separate bowl, whisk together the dry ingredients: flour, salt, baking soda, baking powder and the ground nutmeg. Add the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients and mix. Add the chopped walnuts, if using.
  5. Pour the batter into the greased loaf pan.
  6. Bake for about 60 minutes or until a knife or toothpick is inserted into the center and it comes out clean.
  7. Let it stand for about 15 minutes, before removing it from the loaf pan.
  8. Once it’s cool to your desire, slice and enjoy.

Step by Step Pictures

All the ingredients  to make the Banana Bread, except for the 2 tablespoon of milk.
All the ingredients to make the Banana Bread, except for the 2 tablespoon of milk.
Left picture: butter, sugar and milk mixed together.
Right picture: eggs, vanilla extract and mashed bananas added to creamed butter.
Left picture: butter, sugar and milk mixed together.
Right picture: eggs, vanilla extract and mashed bananas added to creamed butter.
Left picture: flour, salt, nutmeg, baking powder & baking soda whisked together.
Right picture: wet ingredients added to the dry ingredients.
Left picture: flour, salt, nutmeg, baking powder & baking soda whisked together.
Right picture: wet ingredients added to the dry ingredients.
Left picture: the nuts (walnuts & pecans) added to the mixture.
Right picture: mixture in loaf pan but I forgot to leave some of the nuts to sprinkle on top. Silly me.
Left picture: the nuts (walnuts & pecans) added to the mixture.
Right picture: mixture in loaf pan but I forgot to leave some of the nuts to sprinkle on top. Silly me.
Three different pictures of sliced Banana Bread.
Banana Bread is ready to eat.

See it wasn’t so hard. I believe you can do it and your family or yourself will thank you. Go ahead and get these ingredients, and start baking away.

Additional Recipes

I hope you enjoy this recipe as much as how my family and I have over the past few years. You can also check these other recipes below.

Please let me know if you have tried my Banana Bread in the comment section below.

Thanks for stopping by and please come back again.

Blessings & Love, as you carry on, on your YouNique Journey!

A soft and moist Banana Bread sliced.

Banana Bread

Yield: 1 Loaf
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 1 hour
Total Time: 1 hour 10 minutes

I promise you that this is the easiest Banana Bread you will make. It is soft, moist and delicious...which make it to be a classic Banana Bread recipe.

Ingredients

  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 2 tablespoon milk
  • 3 ripe bananas, mashed
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 3/4 cup all purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup chopped nuts (optional)

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Greased a loaf pan with butter and dust it with some flour.
  2. Beat granulated sugar, butter and milk in a medium bowl, with an electric mixer on high speed. and mix.
  3. Add the vanilla extract, bananas and eggs to the creamed butter.
  4. In a separate bowl, whisk together the dry ingredients: flour, salt, baking soda, baking powder and the ground nutmeg. Add the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients and mix.
  5. Pour mixture in the greased loaf pan.
  6. IF YOU ARE ALLERGIC TO NUTS, PLEASE IGNORE THIS STEP. DO NOT ATTEMPT. If you are going to add chopped nuts, this is the time you put it on the top of the mixture.
  7. Bake for about 60 minutes or until a knife or toothpick is inserted into the center and it comes out clean.
  8. Let it stand for about 15 minutes, before removing it from the loaf pan.
  9. Once it's cool to your desire, slice and enjoy.
Nutrition Information:
Yield: 12 slices Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 258Total Fat: 12gSaturated Fat: 6gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 5gCholesterol: 52mgSodium: 271mgCarbohydrates: 35gFiber: 2gSugar: 16gProtein: 5g

The nutritional information that is provided, is computer generated and therefore it is an estimate. Please do your own research with the ingredients that are listed here, if you have any concern about any specific diet or your health.

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phylicia

Sunday 14th of February 2021

it came out great! i doubled the butter, the milk, and vanilla and used 2 cups flour and 1/4 tsp additional baking powder. It came out so moist and nice. I love your recipes!

Yanique Vincent

Monday 15th of February 2021

Awesome! Thank you for taking the time to share your feedback. I am glad it came out moist and you customized it to your liking. Enjoy. Thanks again for giving it a try.

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