Simple Homemade Banana Bread

Lily and Grandma make this simple homemade banana bread, a classic, no-frills, traditional recipe that has been around for years in my family!

Simple Homemade Banana Bread


4 ripe bananas

⅓ cup milk

3 tbsp butter, melted

1 egg

1 tsp vanilla

½ cup granulated sugar

½ cup brown sugar

2½ cups flour

3½ tsp baking powder

1 tsp salt


Preheat the oven to 350℉.

Grease bottom only of a loaf pan, 9x5x3 inches, or 2 loaf pans, 8½x4½x2 ½ inches.

Peel bananas and place in a blender cup.  Add milk, butter, egg and vanilla.  Blend until smooth.  Add sugars and blend again until smooth.

Whisk together flour, baking powder and salt.  Add banana mixture and mix with a hand or stand mixer until well blended.

Pour mixture into loaf pan(s) and bake until the internal temperature reaches 200℉ or until a toothpick inserted in middle comes out clean, 55 – 65 minutes (55 – 60 minutes for 8” loaves).

Cool for 5 minutes.  Loosen sides of the bread from the pan and turn onto a cooling rack.

Allow to cool completely before slicing.


8 servings, 475 calories per serving

Hack:  To make muffins, simply divide batter evenly between 12 greased standard-size muffin tins and bake for 25-30 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center of one comes out clean.  Check out the video here!

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