Easy Banana Bread Recipe at Home

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Overview of Banana Bread

In this article, we discuss the most demanding recipe right now which is banana bread. You can make banana bread at home by using our recipe. It’s very easy.

As you all get an idea about the recipe from its name. In this recipe, the main ingredient is bananas. Instead of that, the banana bread also contains walnuts and raisins. You can add any dry fruits whatever you like most. Everybody loved the banana bread.

Banana bread is a sweet mixture of different dry fruits that makes it so delicious. You have to be careful if somebody in your family has an allergy to nuts. But it is still super soft and a little moist. You can use chocolate instead of nuts to make banana chocolate bread.

If someone is a chocolate lover then this is the best option for you. Now, we gonna describe the recipe for banana bread in full detail. It includes everything that you need to make banana bread.

Basically, the total time you need to make the banana bread is 85 minutes.

  • Preparation time: 10 minutes
  • Baking time: 65 minutes
  • Cool time: 5 minutes
  • Total time: 75 minutes

This recipe is for an 8 * 4-inch pan. But if use the other pan that is a little bit smaller or longer then it’s fine. Normally, if you use the small pan then you can decrease the quantity and time of baking and vice versa.

I recommend you guys if want spongy banana bread then use the 8*4 inch pan or may a little smaller. The reason behind this is that if use the larger pan then your loaf will be flat.

List of Ingredients

Usually, the basic ingredients of every recipe like making bread are the same. After basic things, you can add your own flavors, color, and shape. You can do your customization. So, now talk about the ingredients needed to make banana bread.

There is a number of ingredients that you need to make tasty banana bread at home.

Here is the list of ingredients:

  • Take 2 to 3 bananas of medium-sized. Use the overripe bananas that make your bread delicious.

Note: If you get green bananas from the grocery stores then leave them for 3 to 4 days. It will automatically get ripen. It will also get black dark spots on the outer side that shows it is ready to use. Otherwise, buy the yellow bananas from the store if you want to use this recipe within the same day or the next day.

  • 1/2 tablespoon of baking soda. It helps to make your bread fluffy and spongy.
  • 1/2 cup of butter from any brand. You can use any salted or unsalted butter. Use the melted butter.
  • 1/4 tablespoon of salt.
  • 1 cup of sugar. (180g)

Note: Add sugar according to your taste. If you like more sweet then add 1 cup. Otherwise, you use half a cup of sugar.

  • 1/2 tablespoon of vanilla extract. It gives the vanilla flavor to banana bread and gives a delicious taste to it.
  • Take 1 egg. Break the egg first then use the yolk of the egg (the yellow part inside the egg).
  • Use 220g of flour of any kind that you have at home. You can use either white or brown flour. It all depends upon your choice and taste.
  • Use walnuts and raisins to make them more delicious. If you have an allergy to nuts then you can use chocolate instead of nuts. 

Steps to Follow

There are a few steps that you need to follow to make this recipe. Make sure that you follow this procedure step by step. If you miss any step, then you do not get proper results.

  • Servings: 4
  • Preparation Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 65 minutes
  • Total Time: 75 minutes


  • Take 2 to 3 bananas
  • 1/2 tablespoon of baking soda
  • 1/2 cup of butter
  • 1/4 tablespoon of salt
  • 1/2 tablespoon of vanilla extract
  • 1 cup of sugar. (180g)
  • Take 1 egg
  • Use 220g of flour
  • Add walnuts and raisins

1. Get Ready the pan and preheat the oven or microwave

Firstly, you need to prepare your pan which is used to make the bread. Oiling your pan from all sides. So, that your bread does not stick to the pan.

Second thing is that preheat your oven or microwave whatever you use. Heat up your oven to 350°F (175°C).

2. Crush the bananas

In this step, you have to crush your bananas in a bowl. Property smashes the banana and converts it into a fine paste. If your paste is not smooth then it leaves lumps. So, make sure that do this step very carefully.

3. Add the butter

Combine the butter into the banana mixture. Stir while mixing the melted butter into the mixture.

4. Mix the rest of the ingredients in the flour

The others ingredients include the egg, baking soda, salt, sugar, and vanilla extract. Mix the baking soda and salt into the flour. After that, add the sugar to it. Blend it properly. Then add the egg yolk and vanilla into the flour.

Transfer the mashed bananas to the flour and make a fine paste after mixing all ingredients. To ensure that there are lumps in the paste.

5. Baking of bread

The second last step is baking. Put all mixture in the pan that you prepared to use. The baking temperature should be set at 175°C (350°F).

The time of baking is 50 to 65 minutes. Then put the pan in the oven. Leave it for 50 minutes then check until its become brown. Sometimes, from the outside, the loaf becomes brown but from the inside, it is still wet. You can use the toothpick and insert it into the center of the loaf to check it. If the loaf is wet from the inside. Then again, put the foil on the pan and continue the baking process for further few minutes.

6. Cool and Ready to Serve

After baking, the last step is to take the pan out of the oven and leave it few minutes to let cool down the loaf.

After that, slice the loaf. The size of the loaf depends upon you. You can use a knife to slice the loaf.

Storage Tips

1. If you store the banana bread for 2 to 3 days then store the banana bread in air-tight containers at room temperature. They are still soft and moist from the inside if covered with them and protect from the air.

2. If you want to store them for 2 months then you can freeze them. Use air-tight containers to pack them. It is still good for two months.

3. You can reheat the banana bread if you want. Just microwave the banana bread for 40 seconds then it is ready to eat.

Nutritional value

  • Nutritional value depends upon the quantity of the ingredients that you used. It may be estimated.
  • Proteins: 4g
  • Fat: 7.5g
  • Calories: 240
  • Carbs: 40g
  • Cholesterol: 37mg
  • Sodium: 86mg

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Frequently Asked Question

Do you put eggs in banana bread?

The answer is Yes. You can use the 2 to 3 eggs in the banana bread. Break the egg and use the yellow part of the egg and through the rest of the material of the egg. Put the egg yolk and vanilla extract together. Mix it properly in the flour. It gives a good taste to banana loaf.

Is baking soda necessary in banana bread?

Yes. Baking soda is necessary for banana bread. It helps to make your bread fluffy and spongy. It means that your loaf is rising properly. It also elevates the pH of the batter that you used to make a loaf.

How do I know if my banana bread is done?

Usually, the two things that help to know that your banana bread is ready. The First thing is the color of the bread. If the color of the bread is dark brown. It means that your bread is ready. The second thing is to know that sometimes bread has changed its color but from the inside, it is still wet. Then you can use the toothpick and insert it into the center of the bread if the toothpick comes out clean and just a few crumbs. It means that your loaf is ready to serve. So, these two things help to know whether your bread is done or not yet. The next time, you can use these small tricks.

Why is my banana bread not fluffy?

There are a few reasons that your bread is not fluffy. The first thing is that you have to mix the batter properly. It helps the yeast to rise completely in the batter. If yeast works properly in the batter then it makes your bread fluffy and spongy. The second thing is that baking soda. While adding the baking soda to the flour stir it simultaneously. It gives the proper form to the bread.

Should I cover banana bread after baking?

The answer is Yes. The main purpose to cover the banana is to keep it fresh. When you get the banana bread out from the oven then let it cool down for a few minutes. Make sure that before covering it your banana bread must be completely cooled down. Otherwise, it’s gonna be spoiled. If you cover the loaf with foil paper then you can store it for a few days and it is still fresh to eat.

How long is banana bread good for?

It depends upon you whether you want to store it few days or for a longer period of time. Normally, the shelf life of banana bread is 4 days at room temperature. But you can refrigerate it for 2 months in the freezer.

Why does my banana bread not done in the middle?

There are plenty of reasons behind it. The first thing is that your oven is not hot enough that requires to cook the bread. The second thing is that your oven is too hot which bakes the bread from the outside faster than inside. If want to avoid these things then you buy the cheap small thermometer that helps to take the temperature of the oven. In this way, you are aware of this problem.

Why does my banana bread dry?

As you all know that moisture is necessary to make the bread soft and tender. If your banana bread is dry. It is because of the quantity of the ingredients used to do this recipe. If you use the quantity of flour too much, then you get dry bread. The texture of the flour is dry and vice versa. So, that is why I recommend you guys measure the ingredients of the recipe before going to use it. All recipes depend upon the ingredients, if you use the ingredients properly then you will get good results.

How do you keep banana bread moist?

You can keep your banana bread moist by storing it in air-tight containers or tightly covered with plastic. It’s your choice what you want to use. I recommend you guys store your bread in air containers that are made from glass. Plastic may react with your food. It is not good for health. So, stay away from plastic as much as you can. This is all about the recipe for the banana bread. You can try this recipe at home. If your friends and family needed this recipe on special occasions. You can share this recipe with them.

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