Easy Banana Bread Recipe

Banana bread is a staple in most households since it’s easy to create from scratch, tastes amazing, and isn’t a challenge for even beginners in the kitchen. Enjoy a slice of banana bread with some freshly squeezed orange juice, a cup of coffee, or some green tea as a late afternoon snack – it never disappoints!

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Serves: 16


2 cups all-purpose flour

1 cup sugar

2 tsp baking powder

1/2 tsp baking soda

1/4 tsp salt

2 cups mashed ripe banana

1/2 cup margarine or butter, softened

3 tbsp milk

2 eggs

1 cup toasted walnuts


  1. In a large mixing bowl combine 1 cup of the flour, the sugar, baking powder, baking soda, and salt. Add mashed ripe banana, margarine or butter, and milk.
  2. Beat with an electric mixer on low speed until blended. Beat on high speed for 2 minutes.
  3. Add eggs and remaining flour; beat until blended. Stir in walnuts.
  4. Pour into one greased 8x4x2-inch loaf pan. Bake in a 350ºF (170ºC) oven for 50 to 60 minutes or until a wooden toothpick inserted near the centers comes out clean.
  5. Cool for 10 minutes. Remove from pans; cool thoroughly on wire racks. Wrap and store overnight, for easier slicing.

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