Banana Bread

Banana Bread

Banana bread is so easy to make, and a great way to use up any overripe bananas. Make this for a late-night snack or for a yummy breakfast.

It’s rare, but every now and then we have bananas that start to get overripe, and what better to make with them than banana bread? My boys would eat banana bread for breakfast, lunch, and dinner if I let them, so no worries about it not getting eaten here.

I only really like banana bread when it is fresh out of the oven, and will occasionally eat it the next day or two. We tend to eat it as a dessert or snack when it is first made, and then for breakfast until it is gone.

We have tried a few ways to make banana bread, but always end up going back to the same recipe that I got from my aunt, Shawn. She always loads hers up with cinnamon, which is what we prefer as well. We made it once without much cinnamon and it didn’t have as much flavor. I’ve also seen recipes with chocolate chips which, while it was yummy, added more sugar than we need since there is already a lot in the recipe.

As soon as we have bananas that start to get spotty the boys ask if we can save them to make banana bread. They both know that we need three, and will make sure to count them out properly before eating another to make sure there are enough.

Both of the boys also like to help make the banana bread. There are quite a few ingredients that have to be dumped into the stand mixer so they can easily help. I have them get their stools from the bathroom and then take turns pouring or dumping things in the mixer and turning it on. The only thing I usually do is the bananas just because they are squishy and messy.

I find using the stand mixer is the easiest way to make banana bread, but you can make it with an electric hand mixer or stir by hand. It’s quite a bit of stirring, but it gives a great arm workout!!

Step by Step

Start by preheating the oven to 350F and lightly greasing a loaf pan. Then use a mixer to combine the butter and sugar.

Add in the eggs and stir until it’s well blended.

Stir in the bananas and water and beat for at least 30 seconds or until the bananas are well combined.

Slowly add the flour, baking soda, baking powder, and cinnamon. Continue to mix until there are no more lumps, scraping the sides of the bowl as necessary.

Pour the bread batter into your prepared loaf pan and bake for about 70 minutes, or until a toothpick comes out clean. Recently, we have started sprinkling oats over the top of the bread and really like how it tastes.

Let the bread cool for about 20-30 minutes, then serve warm with a bit of butter, if desired. Cover and keep at room temperature for a few days.


Banana Bread

Banana Bread

Banana bread is so easy to make, and a great way to use up any overripe bananas. Make this for a late-night snack or for a yummy breakfast.
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour 10 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 20 minutes
Course: Breakfast, Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: banana, bread, cinnamon
Servings: 12 slices
5 from 1 vote


  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1/3 cup butter (melted)
  • 2 eggs
  • 3 bananas (overripe, smashed)
  • 1/3 cup water
  • 1 2/3 cup flour
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1/4 tsp baking powder
  • Cinnamon (to taste)


  • Preheat oven to 350
  • Grease loaf pan
  • Mix sugar and butter in bowl
  • Stir in eggs until well blended
  • Add bananas and water, then beat for 30 seconds
  • Stir in remaining ingredients
  • Pour into loaf pan
  • Bake about 70 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean
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Nutrition Facts
Banana Bread
Amount Per Serving
Calories 209 Calories from Fat 54
% Daily Value*
Fat 6g9%
Saturated Fat 3g15%
Cholesterol 40mg13%
Sodium 161mg7%
Potassium 144mg4%
Carbohydrates 36g12%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 20g22%
Protein 3g6%
Vitamin A 215IU4%
Vitamin C 2.6mg3%
Calcium 14mg1%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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12 thoughts on “Banana Bread”

  1. One of my very favorite smells is baking bread, banana, and pumpkin the very most. My son and I have been cooking together ever since he was little and needed a stool to reach too. He’s fourteen now and we still cook together all the time. It’s a great way to spend some quality time together.
    I can’t wait to try this recipe. Lots of cinnamon sounds fantastic to me!

  2. I loooooooooooooooooooooooooove making and eating banana bread with my mom when I was younger. But, since college, I have a banana allergy and it is really bad. I wish I could get rid of the allergy so I can make and eat all the banana bread in the world.

  3. I loooove banana bread!! Whenever we go to costco I always grab their banana nut bread. this recipe is everything I need in life right now

  4. My cousin make me a Banana bread last week. because banana bread is my favorite breakfast meal 🙂 This is really great post! Your banana bread look yummy <3

  5. My son’s favorite. One of the very first baking recipes I learned since I dread baking. I did it so that I can let my son bring it as a snack in school.

  6. Aww this is my all time favorite treat!!!! I used to love making this with my mama as a little girl so much! I’m going to try your recipe with my little boy !

  7. yum! Banana bread is the all time fave comfort food! This recipes looks amazing, I need to try it out! Tea and a good book with my banana bread and happy times!

  8. I’m in agreement with your boys, banana bread for breakfast, lunch and dinner! Did you add nuts or are those little chucks of banana? Either way- yum!

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