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

Another family classic, easy and yummy! The riper the bananas the better. I quite often throw in a handful of chocolate chips. In a pinch, you can use ordinary vegetable oil (not olive oil) instead of the melted butter.


  1. Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees F or 180°C.
  2. Grease and flour one loaf pan.
  3. Mix ingredients in the order given.
  4. Pour into loaf pan and bake for one hour or until the loaf tests clean.
  5. If the top starts to brown too much, cover with aluminium foil and continue cooking until bread is done.
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5 5

I have now made this bread three weekends in a row, only using oil instead of butter, and it has been wonderful every time. Easy, very few steps and ingredients, perfect for this busy mom of four. thanks much!

5 5

Of all the recipes for banana bread, this has consistently been the best. The recipe is simple, and the results are moist, banana-ful, and delicious.

One way to clean out the freezer of frozen bananas!!! I doubled the recipe and put it in 3 small loaf pans. I like doing it this way 1) the loaves cook better and does not burn the tops before the inside is cooked and 2) because I can freeze them and cut off a piece of bread when I need it. I like to have banana bread made up ahead of time, so if needed I could make a simple dessert of Banana Bread Pudding. This recipe was fast, easy and had a wonderful intense banana taste! I took the suggestion of other reviewers by using vegetable oil instead of butter and added some vanilla extract. Thanks for the posting!!