My Go To Classic Banana Bread Recipe

Banana Bread Recipe

Are you ready for the best banana bread recipe around? I thought so.

Nothing warms the house with the smell of deliciousness than a good old fashioned banana bread. It’s my go to for anytime my bananas turn a little brown. I’d say it’s the perfect excuse for a sweet treat, right? These also make a great gift for the holidays as well.  A little twine and ribbon is all you need to spruce up your loaf to bring it to a friends house.  

I used the best banana bread recipe there is from Martha Stewarts recipe and made a few adjustments. Plus, I didn’t have any canola oil on hand, so I just used olive oil and actually preferred the taste. In addition to the oil swap, I omitted the nuts and coconut.  The recipe will make two loaves but instead, I made one and the rest into muffins for a quick grab and go snack. Add chocolate chips for a little-added sweetness.

Need a little chocolate in your life? Try my chocolate banana bread here.
Banana Bread Recipe
Banana Bread
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
55 mins
Total Time
1 hr 5 mins

The best banana bread recipe you’ll ever make.

Servings: 8 servings
  • 3 c all purpose flour
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 3/4 tsp salt
  • 3 large eggs
  • 2 c sugar
  • 1 1/3 c canola oil
  • 2 tbsp vanilla extract
  • 3 mashed bananas
  • 1/2 c buttermilk
  • 3/4 tsp cinnamon optional
  • Mix ins – nuts chocolate chips, coconut (optional)
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees and coat your pans with cooking spray
  2. In a large bowl, whisk together all of the dry ingredients and set aside.
  3. In the bowl of an electric mixer, beat eggs, sugar and oil on medium speed.
  4. Beat in flour mixture, then add vanilla, banana, buttermilk and nuts/chocolate of choice
  5. Divide the batter into your loaf pans and bake.
  6. Rotate loaves half way through baking until a toothpick comes out clean (about one hour)
  7. Transfer loaves to wire rack to cool.

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  1. Mmmm looks amazing!

    The Style Storm
    <3, Christina

    Posted 12.19.13 Reply
  2. Andrea wrote:

    Mmmh this looks so good. I’ll definitely need to try this.
    xo Andrea
    Wonderful and Marvelous

    Posted 12.19.13 Reply
  3. Wendy Sy wrote:

    banana bread is the best!

    happy holidays xx

    Posted 12.20.13 Reply
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