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Best Ever Banana Bread Recipe

Best Ever Banana Bread Recipe
how to make banana bread

the best banana bread recipe
banana bread recipe

Recipe adapted from : Taste of home,you can find the original recipe here.
Moist and delicious Banana bread,packed with banana flavor.
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook time: 70 minutes
Yields: 1 loaf

  1. All purpose flour- 1 and 3/4 cups
  2. Sugar-1 to 1.5 cup( see notes)
  3. Baking soda- 1 tsp
  4. Cinnamon powder- 1/4 to 1/2 tsp( optional)
  5. Nutmeg powder- 1 pinch( optional)
  6. Salt-1/4 tsp
  7. Ripe bananas ,mashed- 2 medium( 1 cup)
  8. Eggs-2
  9. Canola oil-1/2 cup
  10. Butter milk-1/4 cup plus 1 tbsp
  11. Vanilla extract-1 tsp
  12. Walnuts,chopped-1 cup(optional)


  • Preheat oven to 180 deg c.Line a 9″ x 5″ loaf pan with parchment paper.
  • In a mixing bowl mix together,all purpose flour,sugar,baking soda,cinnamon powder,nutmeg powder and salt,using a fork/whisk.keep aside.
  • In another bowl,add mashed bananas,eggs,canola oil,buttermilk and vanilla extract.
  • Add this to the dry ingredients and mix just until combined.( Do not over mix).Fold in the chopped walnuts,if using.
  • Pour the batter into the prepared pan and bake for about 1 hour 10 minutes or until a cake tester inserted into the cake comes out clean.( I halved the recipe and it was done in 40 minutes.)
  • Cool on wire rack.


  • Adjust the quantity of sugar according to your taste.If you like it less sweet ,use just 1 cup sugar.You can use brown sugar instead of granulated sugar,if desired.
  • I halved the recipe  and used 1/2 cup brown sugar and 1/8 cup regular sugar and it was just perfect.
  • Cinnamon powder and nutmeg powder gives a nice flavor to the bread.
  • I used just 2 tbsp chopped walnuts,adjust the quantity according to your taste.
  • Click here for Eggless Banana bread recipe.

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    February 24, 2014 at 4:03 pm

    omg thats an fantastic cake and looks awesome !!

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    February 25, 2014 at 5:05 am

    wow wow fantastic banana bread dear !!! looks super moist and perfectly baked 🙂

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    The quirk
    March 1, 2014 at 2:55 pm

    How is the buttermilk made? Is it readymade buttermilk store bought? or our typical moru? or adding vinegar to milk?

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      March 4, 2014 at 1:42 pm

      Buttermilk is the liquid left after butter is churned from cream.
      You can substitute buttermilk with moru /leban ,as you mentioned ..or add vinegar / lime juice to milk( add about 2 tsp vinegar to 1 cup milk,allow the mixture to stand for 5 minutes before using),both will work perfectly…
      Happy cooking

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    March 2, 2014 at 2:36 pm

    Just made the banana bread and it's awesome…feeling great having the warm bread ��
    Thanks a lot!!!

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      March 4, 2014 at 1:23 pm

      Thank you!! I m so happy that you liked it!!!

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    July 22, 2015 at 9:34 pm

    Hi what other flavours do you suggest we could use if I'm not particularly a fan of banana flavour

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