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Baked Banana Bread straight out of the oven with a sugared crust.
Banana Bread
Prep Time
15 mins
Cook Time
1 hr
Total Time
1 hr 15 mins

Quick breads have their name for a reason. Easy and fast to make, but big on taste. This classic banana bread recipe is a family favorite, impossibly moist with a crunchy crust and loads of banana flavor. 

Course: Bread, Quick Bread
Cuisine: American
Keyword: banana bread
Servings: 8 Servings
Calories: 320 kcal
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 1/3 cup light brown sugar, packed
  • 1/3 cup butter, softened
  • 2 eggs
  • 3 Tbsp buttermilk
  • 1 1/2 cups mashed banana
  • 2 cups AP flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp kosher salt
  • 1 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 2 Tbsp turbinado sugar, for topping
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Coat a 9x5x3 loaf pan with nonstick cooking spray. Set aside. 

  2. Cream butter and both sugars with an electric mixer on med/high speed until light and fluffy, about 2 minutes.
  3. Add the eggs one at a time, beating well after each addition.
  4. Combine mashed banana and buttermilk in a small bowl.
  5. Add banana mixture to creamed mixture and beat on medium speed until just combined, about 1 minute.

  6. Add flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, and cinnamon to the bowl and mix until just combined.

  7. Stir in vanilla, being careful not to over mix.
  8. Pour batter into prepared pan and sprinkle the top with turbinado sugar.

  9. Bake for one hour or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean. Begin checking it at 50 mins to be sure not to over-bake.

  10. Let banana bread cool in pan for 10 minutes before removing to cool on a wire rack.
  11. Serve warm or cooled to room temperature.
Recipe Notes
  • Less mixing is more in this recipe.. Have a light hand when combining ingredients to ensure a tender crumb.
  • Don't have buttermilk handy? My Grandma called for "sour milk"...stir a light splash of plain vinegar into whole milk as an easy replacement.
  • Turbinado sugar is a large crystal grain sugar that adds extra crunch to the crust. It's perfection, but granulated sugar will work in a pinch!
  • Store the banana bread at room temperature for 3 days, after that pop it into the frig! It's delish toasted too!
Nutrition Facts
Banana Bread
Amount Per Serving
Calories 320 Calories from Fat 81
% Daily Value*
Fat 9g14%
Saturated Fat 5g31%
Cholesterol 61mg20%
Sodium 317mg14%
Potassium 282mg8%
Carbohydrates 54g18%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 25g28%
Protein 5g10%
Vitamin A 330IU7%
Vitamin C 3.6mg4%
Calcium 61mg6%
Iron 1.9mg11%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.