How to Make Banana Bread – Homemade Banana Bread Recipe

I’m making banana bread for the boyfriend tonight. Yummy!!

How to Make Banana Bread

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Homemade banana bread tastes superb – now you can make it at home yourself.


  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 3/4 cup brown sugar
  • 2 eggs, beaten
  • 2 1/3 cups mashed overripe bananas
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon banana flavoring


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Lightly grease a loaf pan with butter.
  2. In a large bowl, combine flour, baking soda and salt.
  3. In a separate bowl, cream together butter and brown sugar.
  4. Stir in eggs and mashed bananas until well blended.
  5. Stir banana mixture into flour mixture, add vanilla extract and banana flavoring, stir just to moisten.
  6. Pour batter into loaf pan.
  7. Bake in preheated oven for 60 to 65 minutes(depending on your oven type time may vary), or until a toothpick inserted into center of the bread comes out clean.
  8. Let bread cool in pan for 10 minutes, then invert onto cooling rack or plate.
  9. Bon Appetite!!

Alternative Banana Nut Bread Recipe


  • 2 or 3 Bananas
  • 1 Tablespoon of Butter (Melted)
  • 1 Teaspoon of Vanilla Essence/Extract
  • 1 Teaspoon of Baking Powder
  • 1/2 a cup of Sugar
  • 1 cup of Self-raising flour


  1. Pre-heat the oven to 170 Degrees Celcius.
  2. Peel the Bananas and mash them up into a pulp.
  3. Add the Melted butter and combine.
  4. Add the Vanilla Essence/Extract and combine.
  5. Add the Baking Powder and Combine.
  6. Add the Sugar and Combine.
  7. Add half of the Flour and combine. Once that’s well mixed, add in the other half of the Flour and combine.
  8. Take a Square Baking tin and line it with the left-over melted butter (there will be some left over in the bowl), then put the mixture in, spreading evenly.
  9. Put in Oven for 40-45 minutes and then check to see if it’s done.
  10. If it’s not done cooking, put in back in the oven for another 5 minutes, keep doing this until cooked. If it is done cooking, bring bread out of the oven and take it out of the Baking tin and put on a plate/cooking rack/tray.
  11. Wait 5-7 minutes for bread to cool down, then serve.
  • Get creative and add a 1/2 cup of nuts,sultanas,raisins or 1/4 cup of chocolate chips.
  • Eat fresh for better taste
  • Saving bananas – when a banana gets too mushy to eat, put it in the freezer; the skin will turn black. Take it out about half an hour before you start the bread; when it’s time to add the bananas, peel it (it will be almost liquid) and dump it directly into the mixing pan. Quick, easy and a good way to use up old bananas!


  • To check bread is ready, take a skewer and carefully push it down to the bottom of the Tin, right in the center. If it’s cooked, the skewer will come out clean. If it’s not cooked, the skewer will have some of the mixture on it.


  • You won’t get it right on the first try.

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