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4.86 from 27 votes

Banana Nut Bread

This is simply The Best Banana Nut Bread recipe out there! We're talking moist, delicious, perfectly sweetened and nutty. No mixer needed and quick and easy to make!
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time45 mins
Total Time1 hr
Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: American
Servings: 12
Calories: 325kcal


  • 3 large bananas very ripe, peeled
  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil
  • 1/2 cup yogurt
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tbsp vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar packed
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1 cup walnuts chopped (or pecans)


  • Preheat your oven to 325 F degrees. Spray a 9x5 inch loaf pan with cooking spray. Set aside. 
  • Add the ripe bananas to a medium size bowl and mash them using a fork or a potato masher. Add the vegetable oil, yogurt, eggs, vanilla extract and quickly whisk everything together.
  • Whisk in the sugars then add the flour, baking soda, baking powder and salt and whisk until combined. Do not over mix. Fold in the walnuts.
  • Pour the batter into the prepared loaf pan and place in the oven. Bake for 45 minutes to 1 hour, or until a toothpick comes out clean.
  • Cool in the pan for about 5 minutes then remove the bread from the loaf pan and finish cooling on a wire rack.



Variations: Stir in about 1/2 cup dark chocolate chips for a chocolate chip banana bread. For a healthier version, use applesauce instead of vegetable oil. 
Storing: Wrap banana bread in plastic wrap while still a bit slightly warm, but not hot. This will keep it from drying out overnight. 
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Serving: 1slice | Calories: 325kcal | Carbohydrates: 41g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 16g | Saturated Fat: 8g | Cholesterol: 28mg | Sodium: 172mg | Potassium: 264mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 22g | Vitamin A: 70IU | Vitamin C: 3.1mg | Calcium: 56mg | Iron: 1.4mg