Lorilou's Quick N Easy Banana Bread

Total Time
1hr 10mins
Prep 10 mins
Cook 1 hr

A super easy, tried and true banana bread. No mixer required! Been making this for as long as I can remember. And now that I have bananas literally growing outside my front door, it's the most frequently made recipe in my house! It's equally good as a loaf or as banana muffins. The original recipe is by Anita Strauss, La Jolla, but I have changed it up to my taste. You can add 1/2 cup of chopped walnuts or pecans if you like nuts in your banana bread - I don't! This is a very versatile and forgiving recipe. Try adding crushed pineapple, coconut, raisins, craisins, chocolate chips, etc... You won't be sorry!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Preheat oven to 325.
  2. Sift together flour, soda and salt. Set aside.
  3. Mix bananas, sugars, butter, eggs, vanilla and cinammon together.
  4. Add dry ingredients and mix well.
  5. Stir in nuts, if using.
  6. Pour into greased loaf pan.
  7. Bake for 1 hour.
Most Helpful

This recipe was easy and came out very moist. I think next time I will add some walnuts.

Erica S. November 17, 2015

This recipe saved the day for me. I started making banana bread and halfway through realized that I was out of eggs and quickly found this recipe. Soooo delicious

carliaeubanks June 27, 2015

AMAZING!! Best banana bread I have ever had, even if I did make it myself. My mother is a master baker, and makes great banana bread, she said its better than hers ;) stamp of mom approval is the best!

Christine H. July 27, 2014