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thick sliced banana bread

Classic Banana Bread

Simple, classic, and oh so perfect! We like to serve our banana bread in thick slices, slightly warm, with a pat of salted butter.
Course Bread
Cuisine American
Keyword back to school, easy bread recipes, kid-friendly recipes
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 10 minutes
Servings 10 servings
Calories 303kcal


  • 2 cups flour
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 3/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup white sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 3 medium over-ripe bananas mashed


  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
  • In a medium bowl, combine the flour, cinnamon, baking powder, baking soda, and salt. Set aside.
  • In a large bowl, cream together the butter and sugars with an electric mixer until light and fluffy. Beat in the eggs and vanilla until combined. Mix in the bananas.
  • Slowly add the dry ingredients to the wet and stir until just combined.
  • Bake for 1 hour or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.
  • Cool in the pan for 10 minutes and then move to a wire rack to finish cooling.



Bananas should be very ripe for the best banana bread.
You can mix in up to a cup of chopped walnuts or chocolate chips, if desired.
Store banana bread, tightly covered, on the counter for 3-4 days.


Serving: 1slice | Calories: 303kcal | Carbohydrates: 49g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 11g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Cholesterol: 62mg | Sodium: 272mg | Potassium: 230mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 26g | Vitamin A: 360IU | Vitamin C: 3mg | Calcium: 47mg | Iron: 2mg