Easy Banana Bread Recipe

easy banana bread recipe

A quick and easy banana bread recipe made with mashed bananas, eggs, milk, and butter. Serve this tasty banana bread for breakfast, brunch, a light snack, or dessert.

This bread has less sugar than some recipes. That way the flavor of the bananas can come through. Serve this dessert bread warm with a pat of butter on top or just plain. It is good either way.

This is a simple and easy banana bread recipe that can also help to teach basic baking skills to younger children. They will love helping mash up the bananas! Pack a slice of this quick bread in their school lunch for a homemade treat.


Serve with an orange buttermilk smoothie or a strawberry banana smoothie.

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Easy Banana Bread Recipe

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Easy Banana Bread Recipe
 
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A quick and easy banana bread recipe made with mashed bananas, eggs, milk, and butter. Serve this tasty banana bread for breakfast, brunch, a light snack, or dessert.
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Recipe type: Brunch
Cuisine: American
Serves: 8
Ingredients
  • 2 Tablespoons butter
  • ⅔ cup sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 3 Tablespoons milk
  • 1-3/4 cup flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 cup mashed bananas (about 2-3 medium bananas)
  • ½ cup chopped walnuts or pecans (optional)
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Grease and flour a 8" x 4" x 3" metal loaf pan.
  3. In a medium sized mixing bowl cream the butter and sugar together until smooth.
  4. Add the eggs and milk and beat well.
  5. In a separate medium sized bowl, sift together the flour, baking powder, and baking soda.
  6. Make a well in the flour and pour in the egg mixture. Stir to combine.
  7. Fold in the mashed bananas and chopped nuts.
  8. Pour into your greased and floured loaf baking pan.
  9. Bake for 50 minutes until golden brown and just starting to pull away from the edges of the baking pan. Test with a toothpick inserted in the center of the bread. It is done when the toothpick comes out clean.
Notes
This banana bread serves 8.
 

About the author

Laura Warnke

Laura Warnke is a mom, wife, and Midwest cook that enjoys sharing many of her family's favorite comfort food recipes. She grew up on a farm in Wisconsin and loves to bring that farm-style home cooking to your table.

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