valmg’s Homemade Banana Bread Recipe

by Valerie Gray, From Val's Kitchen

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What do you do when your bananas are too soft or starting to turn? Make banana bread of course. Here’s my recipe for banana bread. It’s super easy to follow and comes out very yummy.

valmg’s Banana Bread

Valmgs Banana Bread Ingredients


  • 3 large (or 4 small) bananas
  • 2 cups of all-purpose flour
  • 3/4 cup of brown sugar
  • 1 stick butter (a 1/2 cup) – room temperature or softened
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda


Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.

Grease a 9×5 loaf pan or use a 9×5 silicone loaf pan.

Combine all ingredients and mix well.

Pour batter into loaf pan.

Bake for an hour, or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean.

Let cool for 15 minutes before removing from pan.

That’s it.

I had a bunch of bananas turning so I made three loves – banana bread, cinnamon banana bread and cinnamon chocolate chip banana bread. The recipe is super easy to adapt. My favorite thing about it is that you can control how much banana you taste by adding a little more or a little less. You can also add other ingredients, such as chocolate chips or nuts. For the cinnamon I just added 1/2 teaspoon of cinnamon into the batter. The recipe is easy to double or triple, in case you want to make multiple loaves.

Valmgs Banana Breads Three Types


Cherie Corey November 23, 2010 - 10:56 pm

Oh I am for sure going to use this recipie.. The only thing I just thought funny is that you dont put in there about mashing the bananas first… So I pictured in my head slicing the bread and seeing a single banana running through the middle, lol
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valmg November 24, 2010 - 8:47 am

I admit, I get a little lazy and throw them in for the mixer to take care of.

pat.navymom November 24, 2010 - 7:25 am

Very interesting and interested–just love banana bread although most breads are no-no’s for me.

valmg November 24, 2010 - 8:45 am

They are on my kitchen counter.

Ron Oliver November 24, 2010 - 4:58 pm

Thanks for posting your recipe, Valerie. I’m going to give it to my wife, so she can make us some. I’m not a baker man, myself. She’s better at baking than I am.

shel December 5, 2010 - 12:46 pm

What a great looking bread! I love Banana bread and never tried making it with brown sugar. Guess what I’m doing today?

Melissa Vaught December 13, 2010 - 3:22 am

ummmmmmm….yummmy! I love banana bread! Thanks for recipe. I have some bananas right now that I was about to throw out, but am going to try your recipe instead!

LAMusing December 17, 2010 - 1:35 am

Sounds simple and looks delicious! Thanks!


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