Overhead shot of Simple Basic Banana Bread sliced on a serving plate.

Simple Basic Banana Bread

Course: Baking
Cuisine: Canadian
Keyword: quick bread
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 50 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour 5 minutes
Servings: 10 servings
Calories: 272
Author: Gloria | Homemade & Yummy
This Simple Basic Banana Bread recipe is just like grandma used to make. Basic ingredients and simple to make. Delicious, moist banana bread every time made the old-fashioned way.
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  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup mashed banana (2 medium ripe bananas)
  • 1 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder


  • Preheat oven to 350º F. Prepare a 9-inch loaf pan and set aside.
  • Place all the dry ingredients (except the sugar) in a small bowl, and mix with a whisk to combine.
  • In a small bowl, mash the ripe bananas (enough to produce 1 cup) and set aside.
  • In a large bowl cream the butter and sugar. (I used a hand held mixer. Feel free to just use a spoon like the old-fashioned method).
  • Combine the eggs one at a time. Mix well.
  • Add in the mashed banana. Mix well.
  • Add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients. Mix well. 
  • Scrape batter into a prepared loaf pan. Bake for about 50 minutes until done. Bread should be nice and brown. Use a cake tester to make sure it is done in the middle.
  • Remove from oven and place on a wire rack to cool. Let stand for at least 10 minutes before removing from pan. 
  • Once cool (or until you can't wait anymore) slice and ENJOY!


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Calories: 272kcal | Carbohydrates: 42g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 10g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Cholesterol: 57mg | Sodium: 336mg | Potassium: 145mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 22g | Vitamin A: 345IU | Vitamin C: 2.1mg | Calcium: 23mg | Iron: 1.3mg
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