Classic Banana Bread Recipe

Banana bread is a traditional favourite that is moist, tasty, and ideal for using up overripe bananas. Ripe bananas and basic pantry items are combined in this recipe to make a sweet and filling loaf of bread. It’s simple to make and as it bakes, your kitchen will smell lovely. It’s delicious as a dessert, breakfast, or snack.

Banana Bread Recipe

Put those ripe bananas to use in this moist, delicious banana bread and you'll learn why it's the most popular recipe on Simply Recipes.
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour
Course Breakfast
Servings 2


  • 2 to 3 medium 7″ to 7-7/8″ long very ripe bananas, peeled (about 1 1/4 to 1 1/2 cups mashed)
  • 1/3 cup 76g butter, unsalted or salted, melted
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda not baking powder
  • 1 pinch salt
  • 3/4 cup 150g sugar (1/2 cup if you would like it less sweet, 1 cup if more sweet)
  • 1 large egg beaten
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 1/2 cups 205g all-purpose flour


Preheat the oven to 350°F (175°C):

  • Butter an 8×4-inch loaf pan.

Mash the bananas and add the butter:

  • In a mixing bowl, mash the ripe bananas with a fork until completely smooth. Stir the melted butter into the mashed bananas.

Mix in the remaining ingredients:

  • Mix in the baking soda and salt. Stir in the sugar, beaten egg, and vanilla extract. Mix in the flour.

Bake the bread:

  • Pour the batter into your prepared loaf pan.Bake for 55 to 65 minutes at 350°F (175°C), or until a toothpick or wooden skewer inserted into the center comes out clean. A few dry crumbs are okay; streaks of wet batter are not. If the outside of the loaf is browned but the center is still wet, loosely tent the loaf with foil and continue baking until the loaf is fully baked.

Cool and serve:

  • Remove from oven and let cool in the pan for a few minutes. Then remove the banana bread from the pan and let cool completely before serving. Slice and serve.
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