How to Make Easy Banana Bread Recipes 

There are many ways to learn how to make easy banana bread recipes. The following are easy recipes to make and are also delicious. Of course the bananas contribute to the moistness of these breads but also the buttermilk and sour cream will also help with moistness and flavor. When you bake these recipes experiment with different type of nuts like black walnuts which adds a lot of flavor. Also you might want to try some with raisins or cranberries for another flavor.

Perfect Banana Ripeness for RecipesPerfect Banana Ripeness for Recipes

How to make easy banana bread recipes? Most of the recipes are easy just because they are “quick breads”. Unlike using yeast as a leavening, most banana breads use baking powder, baking soda or a combination. This type of leavening makes the preparation much easier and quicker. Most of these recipes are easy also because they only require a few basic ingredients. Easy recipes also can be made by using ingredients like self rising flour, biscuit mix and other prepared foods; OR by using a bread making machine.


This easy banana bread recipe is delicious with the chopped nuts.

  • 2 Cups sifted flour
  • 1 Teaspoon soda
  • ¼ Teaspoon salt
  • ½ Cup soft butter
  • 1 Cup sugar
  • 2 Eggs
  • 1 Teaspoon vanilla
  • 4 Mashed ripe bananas
  • 1 Cup chopped nuts

Preheat oven at 350F degrees.

Measure and sift flour, soda and salt. Cream butter and sugar together; Add eggs and vanilla and blend well. Stir in mashed bananas. Fold in the dry ingredients and nuts. Dump into a well greased loaf pan.

Bake for 55 minutes or until pick comes out clean.


  • 2 Cups flour
  • 1 Tablespoon baking powder
  • ½ Teaspoon salt
  • ½ Teaspoon nutmeg
  • 8 Tablespoons unsalted softened butter
  • ½ Cup sugar
  • 1 Egg
  • 2 Large ripe mashed bananas
  • 1 Teaspoon vanilla
  • 2/3 Cup seedless raisins
  • ¼ Cup chopped pecans

Preheat oven to 350F degrees; butter an 8 ½ X 4 ½ inch loaf pan.
Combine flour, baking powder, salt and nutmeg; set aside.
Cream butter, sugar and egg; cream in vanilla and mashed bananas.
Blend in dry ingredients, raisins and pecans
Pour batter into prepared pan; bake about 1 hour or until pick comes out clean.


How to Make Easy Banana Bread Recipes with Sour CreamHow to Make Easy Banana Bread Recipes with Sour Cream

This sour cream is a favorite recipe. It is popular for its moistness and rich texture which comes from using sour cream.

  • ½ Cup softened butter
  • 1 Cup sugar
  • 2 Eggs
  • 1 Cup mashed bananas
  • ½ Teaspoon vanilla
  • ½ Cup sour cream
  • 2 Cups sifted flour
  • 1 Teaspoon baking powder
  • ¼ Teaspoon salt
  • 1 Teaspoon baking soda

Preheat oven to 350F degrees.

Grease heavily 1 bread loaf pans.

Cream together butter and sugar; beat in eggs one at a time.

Mix in bananas, vanilla and sour cream.

Sift together flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt.

Combine flour mixture with creamed mixture stirring only until moist.

Spoon batter into greased loaf pan.

Sprinkle topping over batter.

Bake for 60 to 75 minutes until pick comes out clean.

This bread is great to make ahead and put in freezer.


  • 1/4 Cup chopped nuts
  • 1/4 Cup sugar
  • 1/4 Teaspoon cinnamon


Make easy banana bread recipes using self rising flour.

  • ½ Cup vegetable oil
  • 1 Cup sugar
  • 2 Eggs
  • 2 Cups self rising flour
  • 3 mashed ripe bananas
  • ½ Cup chopped nuts
  • ¼ Cup raisins

Preheat oven to 350F degrees; grease and flour a large loaf pan (5X9 inches).

Combine all ingredients and mix to blend.

Spoon batter into prepared pan; bake 45 to 50 minutes until pick comes out clean.

Cool in pan 10 minutes; remove from pan.


  • ½ Cup water
  • 1/3 Cup mashed bananas
  • 1 Tablespoon softened butter
  • 1 Egg white
  • 2 Cups Gold Medal Better for Bread flour
  • 2 Tablespoons sugar
  • ¾ Teaspoon salt
  • 1 ½ Teaspoons Fleischmann’s Bread Machine Yeast
  • 1/3 Cup mini chocolate chips

Place all ingredients EXCEPT CHOCOLATE CHIPS in bread machine pan in the order recommended by the manufacturer.

Add chocolate chips at the “raisin/nut” signal or 5-10 minutes before last kneading cycle.

Select Sweet or Basic/White Cycle.  Use medium or Light Crust Color. Do not use Delay Cycles. Remove baked bread from pan and cool on wire rack.

NOTE: Depending on ripeness of bananas, dough may require more flour than recipes recommend. Five minutes after cycle begins, check consistency of the dough. If dough is not forming a ball and seems wet, add additional flour; 1 tablespoon at a time until soft dough forms.


  • 3 Over ripe bananas mashed
  • 1 Cup sugar
  • 1 Egg
  • 1 ½ Cups flour
  • ½ Teaspoon salt
  • 1 Teaspoon baking soda
  • ¼ cup oil

Preheat oven to 325F degrees; grease 8 ½ X4 ½ inch loaf pan.

Sift flour, salt and soda together; set aside.

Mix bananas, egg and oil together; add sugar.

Add dry ingredients and blend; pour into prepared pan.

Bake about 1 hour until pick comes out clean.