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Craving a sweet treat that is easy to make and delicious? Try out my banana bread recipe for a fast, cheap, and easy baking adventure.

What you’ll need:

2 Cups of All Purpose Flour
1/2 Cup of White Sugar
1/2 Cup of Brown sugar
2 Eggs
3 bananas (overripe & brown are best)

Pro Tip: You can freeze any bananas you let get overly ripe and use them for a batch of dough later

1tsp Baking Soda
1tsp Salt
1-2.5 tsp Vanilla
1/4 Cup of Butter (you can use oil if you prefer)
1/4 Cup of Greek yogurt (since it’s getting closer to fall, I like to use pumpkin-flavored yogurt)
Bread Pan or something similar (Mine is 9.25 x 5.25 x 2.7 inches )
Cooking Spray or something to grease your pan, butter or oil will do just fine.

Optional toppings:
Powdered sugar
Chocolate chips, peanut butter chips, raisins, butterscotch chips, sprinkles, nuts, or whatever fun thing you want to toss in to boost the flavor or texture.

First, preheat the oven to 350 degree (Fahrenheit) and grease your pan.

Pour all your dry ingredients into a mixing bowl and combine.

In a separate bowl, add your peeled bananas and mash them up, then add your eggs, yogurt, softened butter, and vanilla. Mix until combined.

While stirring, gradually add your dry ingredients to the wet mixture.

Note: If you want to add some of your flavor and texture boosting bits into the bread instead or in addition to being on top, mix them in after you have combined your wet and dry ingredients, and gently stir in.

Pour and scrape your dough into the greased pan, and add any toppings you would like, then place it in the oven for approximately 50-60 minutes.

When you think your bread is done, pierce it with a toothpick or butter knife, if it comes back out clean, it’s done.

I like to add a light dusting of powdered sugar on top as the bread cools for a soft sweetness along the crust.

Slice your bread, then enjoy either plain, with butter, or with a spread of your choice!

I hope you enjoy this recipe. Banana bread was one of the first things my mother taught me to make, and it remains a staple for me.

Note: the greek yogurt adds a light, tangy, flavor and boosts the protein content of the bread. You can absolutely adjust the recipe to omit the yogurt, use different flour to be gluten free, omit the butter in favor of an oil for a dairy free version, and/or use an egg substitute if you’re vegan!

Banana bread is a very forgiving treat to bake I would encourage you to play with it and see how you can personalize this easy, tasty treat.

Enjoy!
BellaDonna De Wolf

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27 thoughts on “BellaDonna’s Banana Bread Recipe”

  1. November November says:

    It looks so yummy and came out perfect

    1. Thank you! It’s for sure one of the best looking loafs I’ve managed to make. Came out of the pan perfectly.

      1. Tygerheart Tygerheart says:

        I’ve been trying to figure out my mother’s recipe for cranberry pumpkin bread, this reignited my desire to do so

  2. Lunawhispurr Lunawhispurr says:

    Ooo yummy. I miss banana bread; sadly can’t eat bananas anymore.

    1. Oh no! Guess I will have to write up some different kinds of sweet bread recipes ♥️

  3. Erikarae Erikarae says:

    I love banana bread, thanks for sharing!

  4. Fredrick_Z Fredrick_Z says:

    Thank you. Banana bread is one of my favorites!
    I have a recipe from my Aunt Selma that I have been adapting for years.
    The current version is made with almond / coconut flour and zero sugar.
    Tossing on some chèvre, cacao / yogurt, or preserves can be yummy too.
    As I have a few bananas ripening, I might bake one in a few days…
    🙂

  5. Vetcos Vetcos says:

    A good recipe and it looks soo yummy. Miss making bread with my mom haven’t done it in years. Though I’ve been finding that my bananas get overly ripe rather quickly so I’m going to have to either start making bread or banana chips with a dehydrator.

    1. I actually prefer overly ripe bananas for the bread. It adds a bit more sweetness so you can cut back some of the sugar. My family would always let them get brown and then freeze any extra to use for the next batch.

  6. DeviantMynx DeviantMynx says:

    I absolutely LOVE banana bread. What’s great about this is that you can vary the recipe ingredients to make it low calorie or have it acceptable to other nutrition programs. Great looking loaf.

    1. Thank you! And yes it’s a very forgiving recipe that is super easy to modify. ♥️

  7. Banana bread is one of my favourite things to bake! So delicious!

  8. Lustfulpet Lustfulpet says:

    Oooh! I must try this banana bread is one of my favorites! Thank you for sharing.

    1. Absolutely! I hope you like it if you end up baking it!

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