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Easy Banana bread recipe

Banana Bread Recipe (aka Two Way Banana Bread)

This recipe makes two loaves of banana bread. I like to make Banana Bread two ways when making this recipe so have fun and get creative with your favorite toppings!

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 50 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 5 minutes
Servings 6


  • 1 stick of butter ½ cup
  • 2 cups of granulated sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup of milk
  • 1 ½ teaspoons of vanilla
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 3 cups of flour
  • 2-3 large mashed bananas

Optional Toppings – Walnuts, Pecans, Chocolate Chips, Bananas, Get creative.


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Mash 2-3 large Bananas with fork or potato masher and set aside.
  2. With a hand mixer Cream the butter and sugar together until well combined. Add in eggs mixing well in between each one then add in milk and vanilla and mix until well combined.
  3. Mix in all dry ingredients with a spatula or large spoon then add in mashed Bananas. Mix until all ingredients are combined.
  4. Grease two large bread pans with cooking spray or butter. Add half of mixture to each pan and add desired toppings to each loaf. We like to use walnuts on one loaf and sliced bananas and some chocolate chips on the other loaf.

  5. Bake for 45-55 minutes or until each loaf is not jiggly in center and toothpick inserted in middle comes out clean. Sprinkle tops of each loaf with granulated sugar right after removing from oven, if desired. Let cool for 5 minutes then move each loaf to a cooling rack.

    Enjoy a slice while still warm. Make this recipe? Be sure to #moerecipes and let me know what toppings you chose!