Easy Banana Bread Recipe – Just Like Grandma’s

 

This easy banana bread recipe is moist and delicious and rich with nutmeg and cinnamon. My grandmother used to make the best banana bread recipe on the planet and this one has the same exact flavors!

easy banana bread recipe

I am someone who loves to get the Starbucks Banana Nut loaf when I run out to get my morning tea and I have to admit that this breakfast treat has the same kind of taste. Would I call it a copycat Starbucks Banana Nut Bread? No! Because I didn’t add any nuts to this recipe! 

But if you admit the fact that I don’t have any nuts, I would say that this breakfast treat has the same kind of vibe. And I am a Starbucks fanatic. 

A banana loaf is perfect to make during the weekend for brunch with friends. And guess what? This dish is something you can make ahead of time and wrap tightly to preserve freshness. I’ve done it. 

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So, plan ahead. Go food shopping. Bake the day before and thank me later! A simple banana bread recipe you will be remembered for – I promise! 

If you like bread recipes, be sure to check out my Irish Soda Bread recipe , my Spiced Pear Bread Recipe, Pumpkin Cider Bread Recipe, Chocolate Chip Banana Bread Recipe, and my Cranberry Pecan Pull-Apart Bread Recipe.  Yum and Yum! 

Moist Banana Bread Recipe Ingredients:

  • 2 cups flour
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1-1/2 cups mashed bananas (3-5 bananas depending on their size)
  • 1 cup white sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 cup oil
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How To Make Banana Bread From Scratch 

One thing I want to note is that this recipe calls for 4 bananas which sounds like a lot but that’s what makes this simple banana loaf so moist! And believe me, that’s what you are looking for as a hostess. 

As basic banana bread recipes go, you really don’t need many staples – just bananas, nutmeg, cinnamon, and your foundation. Don’t shy away from the amount of fruit we are putting into to this mix. It will work out! 

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Preheat oven to 350 and grease a loaf pan with nonstick cooking spray.  In a small bowl, add flour, baking soda, salt, cinnamon, and nutmeg and mix well. Set aside.

In a larger mixing bowl, add sugar, oil, eggs, and bananas and mix well. Add flour mixture to loaf pan and mix just until combined. Pour into prepared pan.

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Bake for 45-55 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean. Remove from oven and cool the banana loaf completely.

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The Perfect Recipe To Keep On Hand 

If you are like me, you usually end up with too many bananas after food shopping. I always buy a bunch with great intentions and then nobody eats them! It can’t just be my house! Well, now you know what to make when you start to see your bananas going. This quick and easy banana bread is the solution. 

How To Mash Bananas

If you have no idea how to mash bananas, I wanted to give you a little tip. There are some blogs that suggest whipping out a food processor or mixer and that sounds exhausting to me. I suppose you could do that, but then you have to clean everything!

Just use the back of your spoon or fork and push down on all of your bananas in a large bowl. A little at a time until you have a consistency you like. Go old school. It will work. 

How To Keep Your Banana Bread Moist And Fresh?

Ok, here’s the real secret to moist banana bread – you have to really wrap it up tightly! Saran wrap will do. Plastic wrap will do wonders if you really secure your leftovers. I wouldn’t recommend Reynold’s Wrap in this case. 

Can You Freeze Banana Bread?

Honestly, I don’t think you will have any leftovers – but I will play along. Yes, you can freeze banana bread. But you need to double wrap your leftovers if you do. 

So, first you need to wrap it up tightly in plastic wrap and then you need to wrap it up in Reynold’s Wrap. Once you have your banana loaf SAFE, you can store it for up to two months. 

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easy banana bread recipe

Easy Banana Bread Recipe - Just Like Grandma's

Yield: 8
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 55 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour 10 minutes

Ingredients

  • 2 cups flour
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1-1/2 cups mashed bananas (3-5 bananas depending on their size)
  • 1 cup white sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 cup oil

Instructions


    Preheat oven to 350 and grease a loaf pan with nonstick cooking spray.  In a small bowl, add flour, baking soda, salt, cinnamon, and nutmeg and mix well. Set aside. 

    In a larger mixing bowl, add sugar, oil, eggs, and bananas and mix well. Add flour mixture to loaf pan and mix just until combined. Pour into prepared pan.

    Bake for 45-55 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean. Remove from oven and cool completely before cutting for pudding.

Nutrition Information:
Yield: 8 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 404Total Fat: 16gSaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 13gCholesterol: 47mgSodium: 352mgCarbohydrates: 62gFiber: 2gSugar: 32gProtein: 5g

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