Banana Bread Recipe

how to make banana bread
Sliced banana bread. © Lies Surya

This is a simple homemade banana bread recipe to make and a fantastic way to use any leftover bananas. This tasty spongy fruit bread is perfect for a weekend feast, this vegan-friendly snack/dessert only needs a few ingredients and can be ready in under 2 hours. 


  • All-purpose flour
  • Mashed ripe bananas (3 large bananas)
  • Baking powder
  • Unsalted butter
  • Vanilla extract
  • Apricot jam or orange marmalade
  • Ground cinnamon and nutmeg
  • Brown sugar
  • Salt
  • Honey
  • Eggs


  1. Lightly grease loaf/baking pan. Preheat the oven to 320°F.
  2. Get a large bowl, combine the butter, sugar, vanilla, cinnamon, nutmeg, baking soda, baking powder, and salt, mix until all smooth.
  3. Then combine with the mashed bananas, jam, honey, and eggs. Mix until smooth.
  4. Then add the flour, and stir just until smooth.
  5. Spoon batter into the prepared baking/loaf pan. Smoothing the top, and allow to rest at room temperature for about 10 minutes.
  6. Bake bread for about 40 minutes. To prevent over browning, gently lay a piece of aluminum foil across the top. Then bake for an additional 25 minutes.
  7. Remove bread from oven. Use long toothpick or cake tester and insert into the center should come out clean or with a few wet crumbs. However, the tester shouldn’t show any sign of uncooked batter. Otherwise bake bread for additional 5 minutes or more until its finely done.
  8. Allow bread to cool in the pan, then remove it from the pan, and cool it completely on a rack.
  9. Slice and service with your favourite drink, hot or cold.
  10. Enjoy!

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