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Best Banana Bread Recipe

  • Author: Carissa Shaw for Mom Needs Chocolate
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 55 minutes
  • Total Time: 1 hour 5 minutes
  • Yield: 8 servings 1x


Looking for the Best Banana Bread Recipe? It’s here for you! This delicious bread is filled with sweet bananas and crunchy walnuts and will make every banana bread lover happy.



  • 1⁄2 cup butter, softened
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 3 large very ripe bananas, peeled and smashed
  • 1⁄2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 1⁄2 cups all purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1⁄2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup walnuts, chopped (optional)


  1. Preheat the oven to 350F.
  2. In a large mixing bowl, cream the butter and sugar together with an electric mixer until light and fluffy. Beat in the eggs. Stir in the smashed bananas and vanilla extract.
  3. In a medium mixing bowl, whisk together the flour, baking soda, and salt. Add the dry mixture to the wet ingredients in the large mixing bowl; stir well.
  4. Add 2/3 cup of the chopped walnuts; stir well.
  5. Pour the batter into a well greased loaf pan. Sprinkle the top of the batter with the remaining 1/3 cup of chopped walnuts.
  6. Bake the bread at 350F for 55 minutes until a knife inserted into the center of the bread comes out clean.
  7. Cool the bread for 10 minutes, then slice and serve.
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