Classic Banana Bread Recipe
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Difficulty Easy

Classic Banana Bread Recipe: Banana bread is a true classic baking recipe. It is a quick bread, so….it is leavened by baking soda, not yeast. Breads like these make it super easy to enjoy something sweet quickly.

Use this recipe as a base: add chocolate! add nuts! add more cinnamon if you wish!

Bananas: you will need ripe ones for this recipe


Q: My bananas are not ripe, what do I do?

A: Put ’em in a brown bag for a couple days. You want ripe bananas = more flavor

Q: I do not have yogurt, what else can I use?

A: For this recipe, stick with yogurt. I like a low sugar yogurt, vanilla flavored yogurt

Q: My banana bread came out gummy!

A: There is a good chance you added TOO MUCH banana. This cause it float to the bottom and not really get baked. Next time, use slightly less bananas.

Q: What else can I add to it?

A: Chopped nuts! Chopped chocolate! Add my oat streusel topping on top

Want a new twist on banana bread? Bake my healthy chocolate peanut butter banana bread! Low sugar and no oil, too.

Classic Banana Bread

Recipe by Kimm Moore Course: BreakfastCuisine: AmericanDifficulty: Easy


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  • 3 medium ripe bananas (about 2 cups), mashed

  • 2 eggs

  • 3/4 cup vanilla yogurt (or plain yogurt)

  • 1/2 stick butter, melted

  • 2 cups all purpose flour

  • 1 cup white sugar

  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon

  • 1/2 teaspoon salt

  • 1 teaspoon baking soda


  • In a medium bowl, with a fork, mash 3 bananas until smooth.
  • To the bowl, add 2 eggs, 3/4 cup yogurt, 1/2 stick melted butter. Whisk with a whisk until smooth and combined. Set aside
  • Sift together in another bowl: 2 cups all purpose flour, 1 cup white sugar, 1 tsp ground cinnamon, 1/2 teaspoon salt, and 1 teaspoon baking soda. Add to wet ingredients. Stir with spatula until blended.
  • Grease a 9 inch by 3 inch loaf pan, line with parchment paper. Pour batter in.
  • Bake at 350 degrees F for 1 hour and 10 minutes. Insert a tooth pick or paring knife after time is done. If it is clean, it is done! If not, bake for 5 more minutes and test again.
  • Cool and enjoy.

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