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Delicious and Moist Homemade Banana Bread

You’ll love this easy-to-make delicious and Moist homemade Banana Bread fresh from the oven. It’s simple, moist, and tasty and with just the right amount of sweetness. Perfect with a cold glass of milk,  hot coffee, tea or just eat as is!

Delicious and Moist homemade Banana Bread fresh from the oven

Banana Bread

This banana bread looks so appetizing after you pull it out from the oven. It has a delightful golden brown caramelized crust. It’s my go-to recipe whenever I have over-ripe bananas laying sitting on my countertop. Sometimes depending on my mood or the season of the year, I add some warm spices like Ground  Cinnamon or Nutmeg for a distinctive flavor.

You’ll love this easy to make delicious and Moist homemade Banana Bread

For this Banana Bread, I added some chopped pecans for a little extra crunch. However, you can add your own tweak to it like raisins, craisins, or walnuts.

It’s so easy to make this Banana Bread – simply mix the dry ingredients together in a bowl and set aside. Mix the wet ingredients together in another bowl. Then combine both the wet and the dry ingredients together. The result will be a thick sweet batter that is full of mashed bananas. Scrape the batter inside your prepared pan, bake and you are done!

Simple, moist, and tasty Banana Bread with just the right amount of sweetness.

This Banana Bread has a decent amount of bananas for a more moist loaf and more robust banana flavor. However, the banana taste is not too overwhelming. Be sure to let your bananas become fully ripe with lots of brown on the skin before you use it. You will need overripe bananas for this recipe in order to get that lovely, moist texture and abundant flavor. I usually freeze overripe ripe bananas until I have sufficient for a recipe, so there’s no need to throw out the odd black ones – and if you feel like making Banana Bread or banana muffins and all you have is just the yellow ripe bananas, you don’t have to wait for them to become overripe, simply place them in a baking tray and bake in a 350F preheated oven for about ten minutes or till the skin turns brown-black.


It’s very important not to over-mix the batter. The batter does not have to be smooth like a cake batter. Over-mixing it will result in tough, rubbery bread.

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Banana Bread can be eaten warm or cold. Though I prefer eating mine hot and fresh from the oven, however, the hubby believes the second-day cold banana bread tastes better!

Delicious and Moist homemade Banana Bread fresh from the oven

Delicious and Moist Homemade Banana Bread

This homemade banana bread recipe is moist, rich, and delicious. Loaded with layers of banana flavor, so simple, yet so good!
4.96 from 21 votes
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Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: banana bread, banana cake, homemade
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 45 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour
Servings: 1 Loaf
Calories: 2877kcal
Author: Lola Osinkolu


  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup Butter 1 stick at room temperature
  • 2 eggs large
  • 4 bananas
  • 2 cups all-purpose Flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon salt if using unsalted butter
  • 2 teaspoons Vanilla extract


  • Set oven to 350°F. Grease the baking pan with butter, dust with some flour, and set aside.
  • Prepare the dry ingredients: In a bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt (if not using salted butter).
  • Mash together 4 large ripe bananas in a medium bowl and set them aside.
  • Prepare the wet ingredients: In another bowl, cream the sugar and butter until it's combined, then add the eggs one at a time whisking after each addition. Then stir in the vanilla extract. Don't over mix.
  • Combine: Add half of the dry ingredients into the wet ingredient. Fold to combine. Add the mashed bananas, fold to combine again. Then fold in the remaining dry ingredients.
  • Pour the batter into the prepared loaf pan. Sprinkle with nuts/seeds if desired.
  • Bake: Place in a 350°F preheated oven for 45 minutes or till a skewer inserted in the middle of the bread comes out clean.
  • Allow to cool completely and enjoy!


Calories: 2877kcal | Carbohydrates: 452g | Protein: 42g | Fat: 104g | Saturated Fat: 61g | Cholesterol: 571mg | Sodium: 4370mg | Potassium: 2482mg | Fiber: 19g | Sugar: 209g | Vitamin A: 3615IU | Vitamin C: 41.1mg | Calcium: 311mg | Iron: 14.7mg

You might also want to check out these Banana recipes:

Banana Oatmeal Pancakes

Banana Oatmeal Pancake

Fried Bananas


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Recipe Rating

Rev. Sunday p. Agbo.

Wednesday 24th of April 2024

Beautiful,Educative and easy to learn.

Chef Lola's Kitchen

Saturday 25th of May 2024

Thank you.


Saturday 3rd of February 2024

Thanks Chef Lola for this amazing recipe. I made it and it came out so beautiful and tasty. I stumbled on your page from Google and I’m glad I did.

Chef Lola's Kitchen

Saturday 23rd of March 2024

Wow... Welcome to the page, Dami. You will learn more easy and tasty recipes here.

Joy Oladimeji

Saturday 28th of October 2023

Thanks for sharing I made it,it was marvelous. Please what can I use as preservatives ma. Ma please, can I produce for commercial?

Lola Osinkolu

Wednesday 13th of December 2023

I'm glad you enjoyed it Joy. I don't use preservatives on my food. I refrigerate/freeze leftovers.

Ibe Ibenu

Friday 21st of October 2022

I tried this recipe and it was perfect. Thanks Chef Lola

Chef Lola's Kitchen

Monday 19th of December 2022

Great, Ibenu. Love it.

gladys maya

Friday 24th of June 2022

Thanks bchef Lola for sharing these wonderful, yummy recipes