Recipes and Cooking Classic Banana Bread 4.1 (115) 3 Reviews Serve this moist banana-packed bread plain and delicious or top with honey butter for a special treat. If you're searching for a more classic banana bread recipe, this is the one. By BHG Test Kitchen BHG Test Kitchen The Better Homes & Gardens Test Kitchen has been in continuous operation for nearly 100 years, developing and testing practical, reliable recipes that readers can enjoy at home. The Test Kitchen team includes culinary specialists, food stylists, registered and licensed nutritionists, and other experts with Bachelor of Science degrees in food science, food and nutrition, or culinary arts. Together, the team tests more than 2,500 recipes, produces more than 2,500 food images, and creates more than 1,000 food videos each year in the state-of-the-art test kitchen. Learn about BHG's Editorial Process Published on June 14, 2011 Print Rate It Share Share Tweet Pin Email Photo: Marty Baldwin Prep Time: 15 mins Bake Time: 50 mins Total Time: 65 mins Servings: 32 Yield: 2 loaves Jump to Nutrition Facts Ingredients 2 cup all-purpose flour 1 cup sugar 2 teaspoon baking powder ½ teaspoon baking soda ¼ teaspoon salt 1 cup mashed ripe banana (2 to 3 medium) ½ cup margarine or butter, softened 3 tablespoon milk 2 eggs 1 cup toasted walnuts Directions In a large mixing bowl combine 1 cup of the flour, the sugar, baking powder, baking soda, and salt. Add mashed ripe banana, margarine or butter, and milk. Beat with an electric mixer on low speed until blended. Beat on high speed for 2 minutes. Add eggs and remaining flour; beat until blended. Stir in walnuts. Pour into two greased 8x4x2-inch loaf pans. Bake in a 350 degree F oven for 50 to 60 minutes or until a wooden toothpick inserted near the centers comes out clean. Cool 10 minutes. Remove from pans; cool thoroughly on wire racks. Wrap and store overnight, for easier slicing. Makes 2 loaves (32 servings). Tips Up to 1 month ahead, make and bake banana bread. Cool completely. Place each loaf in a freezer bag and freeze for up to 1 month. Thaw for 1 hour at room temperature before using. Rate it Print Nutrition Facts (per serving) 115 Calories 6g Fat 15g Carbs 2g Protein Show Full Nutrition Label Hide Full Nutrition Label Nutrition Facts Servings Per Recipe 32 Calories 115 % Daily Value * Total Fat 6g 8% Saturated Fat 1g 5% Cholesterol 13mg 4% Sodium 101mg 4% Total Carbohydrate 15g 5% Protein 2g Vitamin C 1.2mg 6% Calcium 30.3mg 2% Iron 0.5mg 3% *The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.