Perfect Banana Bread Recipe

Perfect Banana Bread Recipe

Banana bread is a classic and comforting baked good that is easy to make and always a crowd-pleaser. It’s a great way to use up overripe bananas that might otherwise go to waste, and the bread itself is moist, flavorful, and satisfying. Whether you’re an experienced baker or just starting out, you’ll love this recipe for classic Banana Bread.


  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter, softened
  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 cup mashed ripe bananas (about 3 medium bananas)
  • 1/3 cup milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract


  1. Preheat your oven to 350°F (180°C). Lightly grease a 9×5-inch loaf pan with cooking spray or butter.
  2. In a medium bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt.
  3. In a large mixing bowl, beat the butter and sugar together with an electric mixer until light and fluffy. Add the eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition.
  4. Add the mashed bananas, milk, and vanilla extract to the butter mixture and mix until well combined.
  5. Gradually add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients, mixing just until the flour is absorbed. Be careful not to overmix.
  6. Pour the batter into the prepared loaf pan and smooth the top with a spatula.
  7. Bake for 60-70 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center of the bread comes out clean.
  8. Remove the bread from the oven and let it cool in the pan for about 10 minutes, then transfer it to a wire rack to cool completely.

Optional: For an extra special touch, you can sprinkle the top of the bread with some coarse sugar before baking, or drizzle it with a simple glaze made of powdered sugar and a little bit of milk or lemon juice once it’s cooled.

Enjoy your delicious Banana Bread!

by Annie