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5 from 9 votes

Classic Banana Bread

This classic banana bread is moist and rich, ready in 1 hour and uses no mixer.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time50 mins
Course: Bread
Cuisine: American
Keyword: banana recipe, easy banana bread, quick bread recipe
Servings: 1 standard loaf
Calories: 1835kcal


  • 3 ripe bananas peeled
  • 1/3 cup unsalted butter melted
  • 2/3 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 large egg beaten
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp kosher salt
  • pinch ground nutmeg (optional)
  • 1 1/2 cups all purpose flour


  • Preheat oven to 350°F and lightly grease a 9x5" loaf pan. Set pan aside.
  • To a large mixing bowl, add bananas and mash with a fork until semi-smooth. Use a rubber spatula to stir in melted butter, sugar, beaten egg and vanilla.
  • Add in baking powder, baking soda, ground cinnamon, salt, nutmeg (if using), and stir to combine.
  • Add in flour and stir until just combined and no flour streaks remain.
  • Transfer batter to prepared loaf pan and bake for 45-55 minutes, until a toothpick inserted into the center of the loaf comes out clean or with just a few moist crumbs.
  • Let loaf cool in pan for a few minutes, then remove from pan and cool on wire rack.



Calories: 1835kcal | Carbohydrates: 281g | Protein: 26g | Fat: 68g | Saturated Fat: 41g | Cholesterol: 349mg | Sodium: 1929mg | Potassium: 775mg | Fiber: 6g | Sugar: 135g | Vitamin A: 2161IU | Calcium: 304mg | Iron: 10mg