Banana Bread

It’s a classic banana bread that takes only a few minutes to prepare and tastes amazing every time. 

Course Breakfast, Snack
Cuisine American
Keyword banana bread, quick bread, sweet bread
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 5 minutes
Servings 8
Calories 478 kcal


  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter melted
  • 1 cup white granulated sugar
  • 2 eggs room temperature
  • 2 cups all purpose flour
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 4 medium bananas
  • 1 cup chopped walnuts
  • 1 tsp cinnamon optional
US Customary - Metric


  1. Preheat oven to 350° and grease a bread baking dish.

  2. Mash bananas with a fork in a large mixing bowl. Leave a few little lumps.

  3. Whisk in eggs, sugar, melted butter, and vanilla extract until all mixed.

  4. Add flour, baking soda, cinnamon, and salt and gently whisk until the batter is smooth and everything is evenly combined.

  5. Fold chopped walnuts to the batter.

  6. Transfer batter into the prepared baking dish. Bake for 55-60 minutes. If the top of bread is browning too fast, loosely cover with aluminum foil to keep direct heat away.

  7. Do a toothpick check and if need to bake longer, bake a few more minutes if needed.

  8. Take bread out and let it cool before cutting. Use serrated bread knife to slice the bread.

Recipe Notes

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Nutrition Facts
Banana Bread
Amount Per Serving
Calories 478 Calories from Fat 198
% Daily Value*
Fat 22g34%
Saturated Fat 8g50%
Cholesterol 71mg24%
Sodium 249mg11%
Potassium 324mg9%
Carbohydrates 64g21%
Fiber 3g13%
Sugar 32g36%
Protein 7g14%
Vitamin A 450IU9%
Vitamin C 5.4mg7%
Calcium 35mg4%
Iron 2.3mg13%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.