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The Most Amazing Banana Bread Recipe

This simple and easy banana bread recipe will make your family think you have turned into a domestic goddess.

It is light, fluffy, moist and oh so incredibly delicious. Just the smell coming from the oven is enough to drive you crazy for it.This simple and easy banana bread recipe will make your family think you have turned into a domestic goddess. It is light, fluffy, most and oh so incredibly delicious. Just the smell coming from the oven is enough to drive you crazy for it.

My head want’s chocolate, it always wants chocolate, it’s the biggest weakness I have.

Every time I glance at the array of cakes in a bakery, my eyes are ALWAYS drawn to the sticky chocolate treat that just seems to have my name written all over it.

But let me tell you this taste buds….you are missing out on a whole lot of fun if you simply stick to chocolate.  You might not think it at the time, but it’s true….broaden the horizons we must.

I’m not necessarily saying not to buy those delicious chocolate cakes when standing in that bakery, but at least when I’m at home I can try and be adventurous.

But then we have my problem in the kitchen. I am NOT a baker.  Not by any stretch of the imagination.  I like my sweet treats delivered to me in an instant, no waiting and certainly as least preparation as possible.

Call me lazy, call me impatient, either way, baking and me are not the greatest of friends.

So when I tell you that this banana bread recipe is quick and easy to make….you can trust me on it!

See also:

  • Love your banana recipes?  You must try out this healthy banana cake.  It is also incredibly quick and easy to make….honestly it is!
  • Fried banana’s, they are super tasty and make an easy quick dessert for the entire family.

It is the most light, fluffy and moist banana bread ever and oh so incredibly delicious, I’m pretty sure you get the picture!

So if I HAVE to stray from my chocolate obsession, this is a pretty good bet to run with.

I was incredibly tempted to put chocolate chips in it too, but I did manage to resist it on this one occasion, but there are no promises for next time.

You could however also spread some Nutella on the top of the banana bread instead of butter.  Oh…now we are talking!

Banana Bread Recipe

So for those of you like me that LOVE your cake, but have either little patience in the kitchen or you just are simply not a fan of baking (which there is absolutely no shame in by the way), this IS the recipe that you need in your life.

Start baking this one and the family are going to think you have found a new love in the kitchen.

The kids and hubby will love coming home to the freshly baked smell of banana bread wafting from the kitchen and it is the prefect way to have all those domestic goddess fantasies come true.

Well, no promises on the domestic goddess fantasies, but at least it’s a pretty good start.

Banana Bread Slices

At the end of the day, it’s simple banana bread, but simple things in life are often the best don’t you think?

Take one bite and you will be guaranteed to go back for more.  Hopefully there will be at least some left when the family come home!

You have noticed the size of the slices I cut here right?  That was no accident trust me!

So are you ready for this easy and amazing banana bread recipe?  Absolutely you are….let’s get stuck in.

The Banana Bread Recipe To Beat All Other’s

Easy Banana Bread Recipe

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 60 minutes

Total Time: 1 hour, 15 minutes

Easy Banana Bread Recipe

Delicious, moist and fluffy banana bread. Easy to make and even easier to eat!


  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 4 bananas
  • 11/2 cups plain flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla essence


Cream together the butter and sugar.

Crush the bananas then add the eggs and vanilla essence. Mix together well.

Sift together the flour and baking powder.

Add the dry ingredients to the banana's and mix well.

Pour into a greased loaf pan.

Bake at 350 degrees for 60 minutes.

This is also definitely the perfect cake to whip up if you are having guests over for afternoon tea.

A big slice of banana bread with a hot cup of tea or coffee…yum.

Banana Bread

So if like me you are wanting to expand your taste buds horizons away from chocolate for once, but also need to have something simple, quick and delicious, this banana bread recipe is for you.

Easy Banana Bread Recipe

So now you know all things cake is my weakness, what’s yours?


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24 Responses to The Most Amazing Banana Bread Recipe

  1. Sinea Pies June 23, 2015 at 10:40 pm #

    What a gorgeous banana bread! Pinned it 🙂
    Hey, my Wonderful Wednesday Blog Hop goes live Tues eve 7pm ET.
    Would LOVE it if you’d stop by and share your posts.

    • Catherine Holt June 24, 2015 at 10:02 am #

      Thanks Sinea….it’s one of those banana breads that once you start….you can’t stop!

      Your blog hop sounds good….I’ll be heading over. Thanks for the invite 🙂

  2. jenn June 29, 2015 at 4:25 am #

    Love this recipe- will have to try. Thanks for linking up #bloggersbrags

    • Catherine Holt June 30, 2015 at 12:43 pm #

      It’s one of those easy family favourite recipes Jenn 🙂

  3. Dawn @ Words Of Deliciousness June 30, 2015 at 9:07 am #

    Banana bread is one of my favorite quick breads. This one looks really yummy!!

    • Catherine Holt June 30, 2015 at 4:52 pm #

      Thanks Dawn. I have to say that I am slightly addicted to this recipe. It’s far too easy to eat!!

  4. Amberjane July 6, 2015 at 6:14 am #

    Love banana bread it is a favorite here – Thanks for linking up to Pin Worthy Wednesday, I have pinned your post to the Pin Worthy Wednesday Pinterest Board.

    • Catherine Holt July 6, 2015 at 8:42 pm #

      It’s one of those incredibly mourish recipes…and we can kid ourselves that it’s healthy as it contains banana….lol. Thanks for pinning 🙂

  5. Ashley Mullen August 9, 2015 at 6:49 am #

    Banana bread is very hit and miss here. Sometimes it disappears the moment its out of the oven and other times no one touches it. Thank you for linking up to this week’s Tasty Tuesday. I am pinning it to the Tasty Tuesday Pinterest board.

    • Catherine Holt August 12, 2015 at 2:25 pm #

      Oh really Ashley? I guess on the times when no one in the house wants to touch it, it means you get to dig in more….lol 🙂

  6. Audrey February 5, 2016 at 8:22 am #

    This looks so incredibly moist. Thanks for sharing on the Creative K. Kids Tasty Tuesdays Linky Party. I hope you will join us again next week.

    • Catherine Holt February 5, 2016 at 11:52 am #

      Oh it totally is Audrey. Baking one loaf really wasn’t enough….lol

  7. Dee July 27, 2016 at 10:43 am #

    Did you mean baking powder instead of baking soda? I made this and my bread didn’t rise.

    • Catherine Holt August 2, 2016 at 7:37 pm #

      Oh noooo…so sorry Dee. Yes I did mean baking powder and I have now changed the recipe. Thanks for giving me the heads up!

  8. Terri August 17, 2016 at 2:55 am #

    It says baking soda in the directions, and baking powder in the ingredients.

  9. Beka October 11, 2016 at 1:18 am #

    Awesome recipe! Just FYI, “banana’s” means belonging to a banana, and “bananas” is the plural.

  10. Dianna November 12, 2016 at 1:46 am #

    Just popped a loaf in the oven! I’m excited to see how it turns out! I bake a lot and people r always asking me for a recipe. I have never had one that I used over and over! Let’s hope this will be the one!!

    • Catherine Holt November 17, 2016 at 1:27 pm #

      Oh, how did it go Dianna? I hope it will become one of your favorites 🙂

  11. Mary Nicholas November 17, 2016 at 2:23 am #

    Made this following the recipe and hard as a rock. Flour amount can’t be correct – 5 1/2 cups?

    • Catherine Holt November 17, 2016 at 1:26 pm #

      Hi Mary.

      did you find the recipe with 5 1/2 cups? Your right…this is far too much! You need to use 1 1/2 cups as written in the recipe above. I’m wondering if maybe you followed the recipe directly from Pinterest? For some reason, Pinterest is importing the recipe wrong…I don’t know why…and it’s nothing I have control over I’m afraid.

      I always recommend that you click through and follow the recipe from the blog rather than on Pinterest as then you know you are following the correct recipe.

      I hope you try it again following this recipe, as it really is yummy.

  12. Mayleen June 7, 2017 at 3:15 am #

    I only have 3 bananas,do i have to adjust the rest of the ingredients?

    • Catherine Holt June 7, 2017 at 9:27 am #

      Hi Mayleen. If you only have 3 bananas, I would go ahead and still use the same number of ingredients. It just might not taste as “bannary”….is that even a word?? Otherwise, maybe a quick run to the shops?

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