How to Make Banana Nut Bread

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Banana Nut Bread

I grew up eating this banana nut bread recipe.  It was something that was passed down from my grandma.  This recipe will make 1 regular loaf or 2 mini loaves of banana nut bread.

We like to eat it warm.  You can reheat it in your can microwave.  Just heat  piece for 15-20 seconds and then spread butter on it.  Make sure to have a glass of milk ready. This is a great way to have your kids eat fruit.

You can make mini loaves, wrap the loaves in aluminum foil and freeze (write the date on them and what bread it is).  You can also give these for gifts for Christmas and other holidays.  What neighbor would not like a warm loaf of banana bread?

Love banana bread like? You should bake banana muffins.

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What Do You Need To Make Banana Bread?

You need these ingredients to make bread:

  • soft butter
  • sugar
  • eggs
  • mashed bananas
  • lemon juice
  • flour
  • baking powder
  • walnuts (optional)
banana bread mix

When Are Bananas Best for Baking?

Do you know that when your bananas are ripe, not green is when they are prime to make banana bread?  They are sweeter (in my opinion).  And easier to mash!

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Homemade Banana Bread

Get this recipe to make delicious banana nut bread. Do you know what is the perfect banana to use to make bread? Make a mini loaf to share.
Course: Baking, Snack
Cuisine: American
Author: Regina Sober


  • 1/2 cup soft butter
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup mashed bananas
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice
  • 2 cups flour
  • 3 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 cup nuts optional


  • Preheat oven to 375 F.
  • In a large bowl, mix the butter and sugar and stir.
  • Add the bananas and lemon juice and mix.
  • Add the flour and baking powder (and nuts) and mix until combined.
  • Butter the pans or spray with cooking spray.
  • Pour the batter into the pan(s) and cook until a tooth pick comes out clean.
  • Cooking time is about 1 1/4 hours.
Get this recipe to make delicious banana nut bread. Do you know what is the perfect banana to use to make bread? Make a mini loaf to share.

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  1. Thanks for the timely reminder. I have a bunch of bananas that have to be used up. I guess I’ll be making this tonight.

    1. I hope you enjoyed your bread. You can always freeze the banana’s until you’re ready to use them in bread too!

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  4. mmmmm – you’re making me hungry! I just made my grandmommy’s recipe a couple weeks ago but yours looks even easier. I’ll have to try it!

  5. Mmmmmmm. . . . banana bread! Our bananas get too sweet and mushy always at this time of year and this would be a great way to use them!

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