The Best Banana Bread


The best recipes are the classics and this Banana Bread recipe is just that. This bread is moist and delicious! It’s also made in mini loaf pans so you can send it out as gifts to friends and neighbors. 

The best Banana bread is moist and buttery bread full of banana flavor. Life-in-the-Lofthouse.comI think the best recipes are the classics. Sure it’s fun to be creative and take a walk on the wild side with different ingredients, but it seems we always come back to the classics. This recipe for The Best Banana Bread is one of them. It is simple, yet mouth-watering delicious.

The banana flavor in this bread is perfect and not too overpowering. The texture is also awesome. It almost melts in your mouth! No joke. I also like that it’s baked in individual mini loaf pans. That way you can give it out as gifts (and so you won’t be tempted to eat it all yourself ) ha!

Last Friday I brought each of the girls in book club a loaf and they were so happy! They all loved it. Take my advice and print this recipe and then tuck it away in your recipe box. You will be so glad you did. I guarantee everyone you feed it to will ask you for the recipe!

The best Banana bread is moist and buttery bread full of banana flavor.

*Just a quick note on using buttermilk. I almost NEVER have it on hand. So when making this bread I always use the milk and vinegar trick. Just measure your milk out to just almost the one and a half cup it calls for, then add 2 teaspoons of distilled white vinegar to the milk. Let it stand for a few minutes until it slightly thickens and voila! You have homemade buttermilk. 😀

The Best Banana Bread

The most delicious, moist, melt-in-your-mouth banana bread you will ever eat!
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 35 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes
Author Life in the Lofthouse


  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 cups sugar
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 3 large eggs beaten
  • 3/4 cup butter room temperature
  • 1 1/2 cups buttermilk
  • 4 large ripened bananas, mashed
  • 7 mini disposable loaf pans you can find these in most grocery stores, I bought mine at Wal-Mart OR you can use two ( 9x5x3 inch) loaf pans


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Place 7 mini loaf pans onto a large cookie sheet. Grease each of the loaf pans with non-stick spray.
  • In a medium bowl mix together the flour, sugar, baking soda, baking powder and salt. Set aside.
  • In a seperate large bowl, add the beaten eggs, butter, buttermilk and mashed bananas. Mix together with an electric hand-mixer on low speed, just until combined. Or you can use a whisk and stir by hand until combined.
  • Slowly add the flour mixture into the wet mixture. Stir until just combined. Pour one cupfuls of batter evenly into each mini loaf pan. If there is any batter leftover divide it evenly among pans. Bake for 30-35 minutes. (If using regular-size loaf pans bake for 55 - 65 minutes.)
  • Remove from oven and let cool before serving. Enjoy!


Yields: 7 mini loaf pans or 2 regular size loaf pans.



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The best Banana bread is moist and buttery bread full of banana flavor.

The best Banana bread is moist and buttery bread full of banana flavor.


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10 thoughts on “The Best Banana Bread

  1. Dawn- Yes, I believe this would make 2- 9×5 loaf pans. I’m guessing you would bake it for about 45 minutes, and continue checking until done. I haven’t tried baking it in those loaf pans, so again, this is a guess! You can buy the disposable mini’s at grocery stores. I bought 20 for like $5! 🙂

  2. Nancy gave me a slice of your Banana Bread at her house on the 4th of July -YUMMY! I had to look up your blog and try the recipe myself! What a fun blog! Love it!

  3. I thought the ingredient list sounded perfect, but I was skeptical on the method. No creaming the butter and sugar? Even once it was mixed up, it still seemed odd. This recipe is a keeper, though! The breads turned out beautifully. I made two larger loaves and baked for 47 minutes. My new go-to recipe!

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