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How to Make Banana Bread

Prep Time
0h 30m
Cook Time
1h 0m
Total Time
1h 30m


For the Banana Bread Dough

  • 3 ripe bananas
  • 1/2 cup or 113 grams soft butter
  • 1/2 cup or 100g white sugar
  • 2 cups or 275g all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup firmly packed or 110g brown sugar
  • 4 eggs
  • 1/2 cup or 120ml buttermilk
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 teaspoons baking power
  • 2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 2 teaspoons cinnamon
  • 1/2 cup / 64g chopped walnuts

For the Topping

  • 1 sliced banana
  • 1/4 cup or 32g chopped walnuts


Step 1

In a large bowl peel the bananas and break them into small pieces.

Step 2

With a potato masher, mash the bananas. Set aside. In a separate bowl add butter, white and brown sugar, mix together with a wooden spoon until smooth and creamy.

Step 3

Stir in the beaten eggs and mix till smooth. Add in the buttermilk and vanilla, continue to mix until well combined.

Step 4

Add in the mashed bananas and mix until well blended. In a separate bowl use a wire whisk to combine the flour, salt, baking powder, baking soda and cinnamon.

Step 5

Without over mixing combine the flour and banana mixtures together. Fold in the chopped walnuts.

Step 6

Pour batter into a well greased 9x 5 loaf pan.

Step 7

Peel a banana and slice into pieces. Place the banana slices down the middle of the batter. Top the banana slices with chopped walnuts. Bake in a 350 degree oven for 55 - 60 minutes.

If you place a thermometer into the center of the loaf it should register between 180 to 190 degrees or until a skewer inserted into center of the loaf comes out clean.

Allow the banana bread to sit for 10 minutes before removing from the pan.

Cool on a wire rack.

Whereas this recipe does contain Walnuts, you could remove these if they are not to your taste or if you have allergies

Shane Jones

About Me

Hi, I'm Shane the person behind bakesomebread.com

I've been baking bread for about 10 years now and ever since mastering sourdough bread in 2020 I've decided to branch out into discovering every type of bread imaginable.

This website will document all of those bread types along with recipes as and when I've made them.

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