Mom’s Banana Bread

5 from 3 votes

Mom’s Banana Bread brings me back to my childhood. This Banana Bread is nice and moist! A delicious family recipe that you must try.

loaf on a plate

I might be biased but my Mom’s Easy Banana Bread is probably one of my favorites. There are so many ways to make banana bread but this one brings me back to my childhood. Which is probably why I like it so much.

banana bread batter in loaf pan
Batter in Loaf Pan

I will admit that I made one small change to her original recipe. This small change just made it a little moister. But please don’t tell her! You know how moms can get sometimes.

banana bread loaf fresh out of the oven
Loaf Fresh out of the Oven

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 folding down the top. The bananas should ripen in just a day or two using this method.

On average, 1 banana will yield about 1/2 cup mashed. So you will need approximately 4 ripe bananas for this recipe. For this ingredient, it doesn’t need to be super exact but 2 cups mashed yields the best flavor in my opinion

slice of banana bread on a plate

Instead of making a loaf, you can make muffins with this banana bread batter. They will most likely take less time to cook so if you are going to make muffins make sure you keep an eye on them and test with a toothpick early.

banana bread muffins
Muffin version of this Banana Bread Recipe

Tips

  • The easiest way to mash ripe bananas is with a fork or even better a potato masher. It’s much quicker if you use a potato masher.
piece of banana bread

I also can’t help but think of where Banana Bread comes from. So I looked it up and this is what I found. Check out this interesting article.

loaf with knife

You will need the following ingredients to make this Mom’s Banana Bread recipe (see recipe card for quantities): All Purpose Flour, Baking Soda, Baking Powder, Salt, Milk, Ground Cinnamon, Vanilla Extract, Greek Yogurt, Butter, Light Brown Sugar, Eggs and Bananas.

  1. Preheat the oven to 350°F.
  2. In a mixing bowl sift to combine Flour, Baking Soda, Baking Powder, and Salt.
  3. In a separate large bowl cream together butter and brown sugar. Stir in eggs one at a time and beat until incorporated.
  4. In a bowl, mash bananas, milk, cinnamon, vanilla, and yogurt. Add banana mixture to butter mixture and mix until combined. Slowly add flour mixture. Stir just to moisten.
  5. Pour into greased loaf pan.
  6. Bake for 50 to 60 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean. Let bread cool in the pan for 10 minutes, then put on a wire rack until cool.

Printable Recipe Card

moms banana bread

Mom’s Banana Bread

Mom's Banana Bread brings me back to my childhood. This Banana Bread is nice and moist! A delicious family recipe that you must try.
5 from 3 votes
Prep Time10 minutes
Cook Time1 hour
Total Time1 hour 10 minutes
Course Bread Recipes
Cuisine American, Canadian
Author Rodney
Servings 8
Calories 369 kcal

Equipment

  • Loaf Pan
  • Bowl for Mixing

Ingredients
 

  • 2 Cups All Purpose Flour
  • 1 Tsp Baking Soda
  • 1 Tsp Baking Powder
  • ½ Tsp Salt
  • ½ Cup Unsalted Butter
  • ¾ Cup Light Brown Sugar
  • 2 Eggs, lightly beaten
  • 2 Cups Ripe Bananas, mashed
  • 1 Tbsp Milk
  • 1 Tsp Ground Cinnamon
  • 1 Tsp Vanilla Extract
  • Cup Plain Greek Yogurt

Instructions
 

  • Preheat oven to 350°F.
  • In a mixing bowl sift to combine Flour, Baking Soda, Baking Powder and Salt.
  • In separate large bowl cream together butter and brown sugar. Stir in eggs one at a time and beat until incorporated.
  • In a bowl, mash bananas, milk, cinnamon, vanilla and yogurt. Add banana mixture to butter mixture and mix until combined. Slowly add flour mixture. Stir just to moisten.
  • Pour into greased loaf pan.
  • Bake for 50 to 60 minutes or until toothpick comes out clean. Let bread cool in pan for 10 minutes, then put on wire rack until cool.

Nutrition

Calories: 369kcalCarbohydrates: 58gProtein: 6gFat: 13gSaturated Fat: 7gCholesterol: 72mgSodium: 431mgPotassium: 352mgFiber: 2gSugar: 27gVitamin A: 450IUVitamin C: 4.9mgCalcium: 79mgIron: 2mg

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.

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One Comment

  1. G-Ma says:

    I love this banana bread and loved making it. Was easy to make. My family had a piece as their breakfast. I made a double batch and froze one loaf. A great addition when you have unexpected company. Loved it.

5 from 3 votes (2 ratings without comment)

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