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A loaf of banana bread on a wooden cutting board with a few slices cut, along with a small white plate holding one piece of banana bread.
Banana Bread
Prep Time
20 mins
Cook Time
1 hr 15 mins
Total Time
1 hr 35 mins
 
This banana bread recipe comes from my friend, Jeri, who is an amazing pastry chef and food stylist. It's moist, decadent and the sugar coating on the outside gives it just enough crunch to be interesting.
Course: Desserts/Sweets
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Breakfast/Brunch, Great Snacks
Servings: 8
Calories: 403 kcal
Author: The Blue Jean Chef, Meredith Laurence
Ingredients
  • butter and sugar for greasing pan
  • 3 very ripe bananas
  • 2 eggs
  • ½ cup + 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 1 cup sugar
  • cups all-purpose flour
  • ½ teaspoon baking soda
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • ½ cup chopped walnuts or pecans optional
  • turbinado sugar for dusting
Instructions
  1. Pre-heat the oven to 350°F. Butter the inside of a 1-pound loaf pan and dust with sugar - shake the pan to cover the bottom and sides with sugar and tap out any excess sugar. Set the pan aside.
  2. Mash the bananas with a fork. Add the eggs, oil and sugar, and mix until well combined.
  3. In a separate bowl, whisk together the flour, baking soda, salt and cinnamon. Add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients all at once. Mix by hand just until dry ingredients are incorporated into the wet. Do not overmix the batter. Gently fold in the chopped nuts, if using.
  4. Transfer the batter to the prepared loaf pan and sprinkle the top with the turbinado sugar.
  5. Bake at 350ºF for 60 to 75 minutes until a toothpick comes out clean in the center.
  6. Transfer the pan to a cooling rack and allow the banana bread to cool in the pan for 10 minutes. Then, remove the banana bread from the pan and cool completely on cooling rack before slicing and serving.

Recipe Video

Nutrition Facts
Banana Bread
Amount Per Serving
Calories 403 Calories from Fat 180
% Daily Value*
Fat 20g31%
Saturated Fat 12g60%
Cholesterol 41mg14%
Sodium 231mg10%
Potassium 231mg7%
Carbohydrates 54g18%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 31g34%
Protein 5g10%
Vitamin A 90IU2%
Vitamin C 3.9mg5%
Calcium 22mg2%
Iron 1.6mg9%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.