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Banana bread on a wooden board with bananas in the background.
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5 from 20 votes

Simple Banana Bread Recipe

This simple banana bread recipe is deliciously moist and soft.  You'll love this easy & yummy banana bread that takes only 10 minutes to prepare!
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time45 mins
Total Time55 mins
Course: Bread
Servings: 10 people
Calories: 232kcal
Author: Meymi


  • 230 grams (1 cup and ⅔ cup) all-purpose flour, dip and sweep
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • ¼ teaspoon salt (optional)
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 2 large (270 grams peeled) ripe bananas
  • 75 grams (⅓ cup) melted butter
  • 60 grams (¼ cup) milk
  • 155 grams (¾ cup) granulated sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract


  • Preheat the oven to 350°F(177°C).  Grease 8 ½ * 4 ½ inch (21,5*10,5cm) loaf pan and line the bottom and sides with parchment paper, about 2 inches(5 cm) of overhang on each side.  If you like, you can grease and flour the dish instead of parchment paper. 
  • Mix the flour, cinnamon, baking soda and salt(if you are using) in a medium bowl, set aside.
  • Place the bananas in a large bowl and mash with a fork. If you slice the bananas, you can easily mash the bananas.           
  • Add the melted butter, milk, sugar and mix with a whisk or a spoon/spatula. Mix in the egg and add the vanilla and mix. Finally add the flour and mix until incorporated.
  • Place the mixture into the pan and bake for 40-45 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean that is inserted in the center. Let it cool in the pan for 10 minutes and then let it cool completely on a wire rack.  Slice when it completely cools.
  • Well wrapped banana bread stays fresh up to 2-3 days at room temperature and up to a week in the fridge.


Optional: You can add 90-120 grams (⅔ cup-1 cup) of walnuts or 90 grams (½ cup) of chocolate chips after you stir the flour mixture into wet ingredients. 
This is the serrated knife I used to cut the banana bread.
This is the measuring cup set  I used for the baking conversion chart.
The calorie information above is an estimate that is provided by an online nutrition calculator.


Calories: 232kcal