This Copycat Banana Bread recipe from Starbucks is on point. Easy to make using simple ingredients you should have in your pantry if you bake on a regular basis.
While Starbucks is mostly known for its Gourmet Coffee, they also offer tons of delicious baked goods. We've posted Copycat Recipes from Starbucks in the past and have never been disappointed.
Why spend a bunch of money on their baked goods (and coffee) when you can make it in the comfort of your own kitchen.
Adding nuts to banana bread is always a highly debated issue. Some love their banana bread with nuts while others despise it. Personally I can take it or leave it. I've made it both with and without walnuts and this banana bread is delicious either way.
🥛 Buttermilk Substitution
If you don't have Buttermilk on hand, you can use this trick as a substitute: Add one tablespoon of lemon juice to a measuring cup. Add milk and fill to the 1 cup measurement line. Stir the mixture together and let sit for 5 minutes. Since this recipe calls for 2 tablespoons you will need to adjust accordingly.
Another option is to use a cultured buttermilk blend. All you need to do is add water. I was very skeptical at first but in a pinch it works great!
🍌 How to pick the right Bananas
The best bananas for banana bread are when they are overripe, not yellow but black. Or they're at least streaked with black/brown. The darker the better.
If you can't find overripe bananas, you can speed up the process by putting the bananas in a paper bag along with an apple and loosely fold down the top. The bananas should ripen in just a day or two using this method.
⭐ Copycat Rating
Since the goal of a Copycat Recipe is for it to taste exactly like the original, it's only natural to rate this recipe against the original. This Copycat recipe rates a solid 8 out of 10 in my opinion.
🥜 Nut Allergies
This recipe may contain peanuts or other nuts and seeds as one of its ingredients. Please take the appropriate precautions.
For more great recipes with Ripe Bananas, I suggest you check these awesome recipes out:
📋 Gather your Ingredients
You will need the following ingredients to make this Copycat Banana Bread recipe from Starbucks (see recipe card for quantities): All Purpose Flour, Baking Soda, Salt, Eggs, White Sugar, Vegetable Oil, Buttermilk, Vanilla Extract, Ripe Bananas and Chopped Walnuts.
🥣 How to make Copycat Starbucks Banana Bread
Preheat the oven to 325°F.
In a small bowl, combine the all purpose flour, baking soda and salt. Set aside.
In a large mixing bowl, add the egg, sugar and oil and stir until well combined. Add the dry ingredients to the wet and stir well.
Add the buttermilk, vanilla extract and mashed bananas and stir until all the ingredients are well incorporated. Optionally fold in the chopped walnuts.
Pour the batter into a lightly greased loaf pan.
Bake for 60 minutes, until browned and a toothpick comes out clean.
Copycat Starbucks Banana Bread
- Loaf Pan
- 2 Cups All Purpose Flour
- 1 teaspoon Baking Soda
- ¼ teaspoon Salt
- 1 Egg
- 1 ⅛ Cup White Sugar
- ½ Cup Vegetable Oil
- 2 tablespoon Buttermilk
- ½ teaspoon Vanilla Extract
- 3 Ripe Bananas, mashed
- ½ Cup Chopped Walnuts, optional
- Preheat the oven to 325°F.
- In a small bowl, combine the all purpose flour, baking soda and salt. Set aside.
- In a large mixing bowl, add the egg, sugar and oil and stir until well combined. Add the dry ingredients to the wet and stir well.
- Add the buttermilk, vanilla extract and mashed bananas and stir until all the ingredients are well incorporated. Optionally fold in the chopped walnuts.
- Pour the batter into a lightly greased loaf pan.
- Bake for 60 minutes, until browned and a toothpick comes out clean.
Nutritional information provided for this recipe is based on 1 serving. This information is an estimate and may vary based on several factors. If nutritional information is important to you and your diet, please verify this recipe with a Registered Dietitian.
This banana bread is delicious!