Best Banana Bread Recipe

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Banana bread plated with slices cut

I’m calling this the Best Banana Bread Recipe because it comes out moist and delicious every time.

I’ve been making this recipe for years. I hate anything going to waste so when I have 3 or 4 over-ripe bananas I grab out this recipe.

My family loves this classic treat and it’s a nice change to have warm banana bread with coffee in the morning.

Best Banana Bread Recipe whole loaf picture

I also try to make this recipe when I have other things going into the oven because it does require quite a bit of baking time.

The ingredients are basic staples you probably already have in your pantry and makes a great gift to give to that new neighbor or bring to a potluck.

Check out the recipe below and enjoy!

Best Banana Bread Recipe



Prep Time

15 min.

Cook/bake time

1 hr. 15 min.



Here's What You'll Need

5″ x 9″ Loaf Baking Pan or Pyrex
A large mixing bowl


3-4 medium size (ripe bananas)
1 cup sugar
1/2 cup butter (softened)
2 eggs
1/3 cup water
2 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/2 cup chopped walnuts (optional)


1. Preheat oven to 350-degrees
2. In a large mixing bowl mash the bananas.
3. Stir in the rest of the ingredients: sugar, butter, eggs, water, flour, baking soda, baking powder, salt, cinnamon and nuts.
4. Butter a loaf pan and flour lightly.
Banana bread batter being poured into loaf size pyrex dish
5. Pour batter into the loaf pan.
6. Bake at 350-degrees for 1 hour and 15-minutes or until baked through. I use a butter knife to polk the center to check doneness. If the knife comes our clean then Banana Bread is done.