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5 from 7 votes

Easy Banana Bread

This easy banana bread recipe is ultra moist, perfectly dense, and has just the right amount of banana flavor! My take on a classic!
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time1 hr
Total Time1 hr 15 mins
Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: American
Keyword: easy, moist, ripe bananas
Servings: 12 slices (1 loaf)
Calories: 246kcal


  • 1/2 cup butter melted
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup dark brown sugar packed
  • 1/4 cup buttermilk room temperature
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 large eggs room temperature
  • 1 cup mashed bananas packed, about 3 large very ripe bananas
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F and grease a loaf pan with cooking spray.
  • In a large bowl, whisk together melted butter, granulated sugar, and brown sugar until well combined.
  • Whisk in buttermilk, vanilla, and eggs.
  • Stir in mashed bananas.
  • Fold in flour, baking soda, and salt. Don’t over mix!
  • Pour batter into prepared loaf pan.
  • Bake in preheated oven for 50-60 minutes or until cooked through, rotating the pan halfway through.*
  • Remove from oven and let cool in pan for 10 minutes.
  • Remove from pan and continue cooling on a cooling rack.
  • Serve warm, room temperature, or chilled with butter!
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*If the top starts to get too brown, feel free to cover with foil.


Serving: 1slice | Calories: 246kcal | Carbohydrates: 38g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 9g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Cholesterol: 56mg | Sodium: 278mg | Potassium: 125mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 20g | Vitamin A: 310IU | Vitamin C: 1.7mg | Calcium: 25mg | Iron: 1.2mg