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Best Banana Bread Recipe
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4.93 from 13 votes

Banana Bread Recipe

Grandma's best banana bread recipe is the easiest, tastiest, most foolproof banana bread recipe ever. 
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time50 mins
Total Time1 hr
Course: Breakfast, Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: easy, freezer, make-ahead, old fruit
Servings: 2 loaves

Ingredients

  • ½ cup (1 stick) salted butter
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 3 cups flour
  • 3 bananas, mashed
  • 1 cup nuts, chopped (optional)

Instructions

  • Cream butter. Add sugar, eggs, milk, and vanilla. Add dry ingredients. Add bananas. Mix well. Add nuts at the end (optional).
  • Bake in 2 full-sized, well-greased bread pans. Bake for 45 minutes to 1 hour at 350°F, or until the middle is no longer gooey. Test for doneness by using a toothpick! Once it comes out clean, your bread is ready to be devoured.

Notes

For mini loaves, set the timer for 30 minutes. Do the toothpick trick to check and see when they're ready.
For muffins, set the timer for 20 minutes. Do the toothpick trick to check and see when they're ready.
*They freeze SO WELL! Allow to cool completely, then wrap and store in a freezer-safe bag. Thaw on the counter the night before you want to eat it.