Classic Banana Bread

Learn how to make banana bread with this classic banana bread recipe

Classic Banana Bread
Recipe type: Bread
Banana bread is an all-time favorite. This is the classic banana bread recipe that will result in a loaf the is crispy and aromatic, while soft and moist inside.
Dry Ingredients
  • 2 Cups bread flour
  • 1½ Tsp Baking powder
  • ½ Tsp Baking soda
  • ½ Tsp Cinnamon
  • ¼ Tsp Nutmeg
  • ¼ Tsp Salt
  • ⅛ Tsp Ginger
Wet Ingredients
  • 1½ Cups mashed bananas
  • 1 Cup sugar
  • 2 Eggs lightly beaten
  • ½ Cup vegetable oil or melted butter
Other Ingredients
  • ⅓ Cup roughly chopped walnuts
  1. Heat your oven to 180c / 350f and grease a 9 inch loaf pan (22cm)
  2. Place the dry ingredients into a mixing bowl
  3. Add the wet ingredients list, and fold them into the mix until just moistened. The result should be lumpy
  4. Fold in the nuts
  5. Spoon the batter into the loaf tin
  6. Bake for 55-60 mniutes (test for doneness by pressing a toothpick into the center of the loaf. If the toothpick comes out clean, the loaf is ready)
  7. If the loaf is over-browning at the 45 minute mark, you can cover the tin lightly with foil for the remainder of the cooking time
  8. Remove the loaf from the oven and allow it to cool in the tin on a rack, before removing from the tin and letting it cool on the rack


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