Easy Banana Bread

Easy Banana Bread

(6 servings)    Printable Version
  • 1 and 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 3 medium bananas
  • 8 Tablespoons butter or margarine
  • 1/3 cup chopped walnuts (optional)
Cream sugar and butter, mash the bananas and add to the mixture.

Beat and add the eggs. Slowly add the flour, salt, and baking soda. (If desired, fold in the walnuts at this point.) Pour into a loaf pan.

Bake at 350 degrees F for 40 to 50 minutes.

Easy Banana Bread

Cooking Notes:

This recipe makes one 9 1/2 X 5-inch loaf or three 6 X 3 1/2-inch mini loaves.

For an in-depth article (with video) about this recipe, please see Mr Breakfast's blog post called Banana Bread... So Easy, ItŐs Bananas!

The only hard part of this easy recipe is waiting 45 minutes while the beautiful aroma tempts your waiting nose.

Mr Breakfast would like to thank eaat4@aol for this recipe.

Comments About This Recipe
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Overall Average Rating = 5 (out of 5)
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Official Member: Team BreakfastFrom Lifer1 (Team Breakfast Member)
Rating (out of 5):  

Amazing. I never made Banana bread before. Made per directions without nuts. Turned out very moist. Making again for my neighbor this morning. Took her some yesterday. She loved it. Printing recipe for both of us. This recipe is a keeper.

Comment submitted: 2/22/2020 (#20918)

From Judes
Rating (out of 5):  

Easiest recipe and so delicious. This is the best. I will share it with many. Thank you.

Comment submitted: 1/13/2020 (#20901)

From C. Cassle
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Comment submitted: 8/26/2019 (#20838)

From B. Cool
Rating (out of 5):  

Super easy and turns out perfect every time. I added fresh blueberry, small amount of clove, nutmeg and cinnamon. Thanks for the recipe.

Comment submitted: 8/3/2019 (#20821)

From Brandi

Do I use the same cooking time and temperature for the 3 smaller loaf pans?

Comment submitted: 2/28/2019 (#20737)

From Village Bakery
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This is the best banana bread recipe. Thanks so much for sharing it :D

Comment submitted: 1/21/2019 (#20710)

From KLS
Rating (out of 5):  

Super easy recipe, left out nuts, added vanilla and cinnamon for extra zing and loved it!

Comment submitted: 10/30/2018 (#20661)

From Gypsyrio
Rating (out of 5):  

This is my go to banana bread recipe. I add a teaspoon of cinnamon. Never fails to be awesome!

Comment submitted: 10/27/2018 (#20660)

From HappyTeacher
Rating (out of 5):  

I made this with my 3 year old students today and it turned out amazing! No nuts in our bread though. The kiddos loved it and so did my fellow teachers who got to have a taste. Even printed out the recipe and sent it home with my kiddos.

Comment submitted: 10/3/2018 (#20640)

From Okie1957
Rating (out of 5):  

Instead of putting foil on top, I put a pan of water under the banana bread and it never burns or cracks on top! I also do that with meatloaf and it works. This recipe is awesome and we all love it!

Comment submitted: 9/13/2018 (#20628)

From MK
Rating (out of 5):  

So easy and delicious. Thank you!

Comment submitted: 3/16/2018 (#20537)

From Ohio Mom of 5
Rating (out of 5):  

Perfect every single time! This is my go to banana bread recipe. Doubles nicely. Thank you!

Comment submitted: 2/21/2018 (#20531)

From Mallory
Rating (out of 5):  

I tried this recipe last night and it turned out so good. I would highly recommend this even for your first time making banana bread. :D

Comment submitted: 10/4/2017 (#20421)

From Cookingfan
Rating (out of 5):  

Thank you for the recipe. My first banana bread turned out excellent. It sure deserves 5 stars.

Comment submitted: 3/11/2017 (#20218)

From Jimmy G.
Rating (out of 5):  

You definitely don't need to butter it. Very good just by itself.

Comment submitted: 2/20/2017 (#20204)

From Papineau
Rating (out of 5):  

I am constantly trying to find a banana bread recipe. So many failed recipes. Doesn't rise, raw in the middle or dense and bland. I decided to try one more time... when I came across your recipe. I doubled it, as I had 6 bananas in the freezer to use. I also used my food processor. I have to tell you... ITS THE ONE!!!! It made two perfect loaves. Thank you so much, I finally found a keeper!

Comment submitted: 1/29/2017 (#20187)

From Twisty
Rating (out of 5):  

I love it. It was super easy. My first time ever baking and the instructions were just great. Thanks.

Comment submitted: 11/10/2016 (#20115)

From Cook With Mam
Rating (out of 5):  

Very good! I just made this recipe with my grandma and it smells (and tastes) very good. It's cooking as I type. Only thing different I did was too add cinnamon.

Comment submitted: 9/29/2016 (#20063)

Official Member: Team BreakfastFrom harrymitchell29 (Team Breakfast Member)
Rating (out of 5):  

Very, very good.

Comment submitted: 2/7/2015 (#19252)

From happy husband
Rating (out of 5):  

I'm far from a professional baker but I am glued to using your recipe after trying numerous recipes over the years. Your recipe never fails to satisfy the hungry taste-buds of my husband. Also, I recently switched and always make it in a bundt pan, it just gives it that add extra beauty visually.

Comment submitted: 2/6/2015 (#19249)

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