Classic Banana Bread


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.

Classic Banana Bread
Photo: Marty Baldwin
Prep Time:
15 mins
Bake Time:
50 mins
Total Time:
1 hrs 5 mins
2 loaves


  • 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


  1. 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.

  2. 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).


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.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

115 Calories
6g Fat
15g Carbs
2g Protein
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.

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