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Banana Nut Bread

This Banana Nut Bread is nutty, super moist, and full of banana flavor. It’s perfect for breakfast or a snack!
Prep Time10 minutes
Cook Time55 minutes
Total Time1 hour 5 minutes
Course: Breakfast, Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: banana bread, banana nut, bananas
Servings: 12 servings
Calories: 262kcal
Author: Kasey Schwartz


  • 2 cups all purpose flour
  • 4-5 ripe bananas 2 cups mashed
  • ½ cup granulated white sugar
  • ¾ cups walnuts pecans or other favorite nut + more for decoration
  • ½ cup unsalted butter melted (sub with olive oil)
  • 2 large eggs room temperature
  • 2 tablespoons plain yogurt such as greek yogurt (or sub with buttermilk)
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • ½ teaspoon salt


  • Preheat the oven to 350 F.
  • Mash the bananas in a large mixing bowl until smooth. Few chunks here and there is fine.
  • Add sugar, butter, eggs one at a time and using a handheld mixer whisk on low until combined.
  • In a separate mixing bowl combine dry ingredients and add to wet ingredients. Mix on low until everything combines.
  • Fold in walnuts and pour into a 9 x 5 inch loaf tin (greased or lined with parchment paper). Top with more nuts as desired. Make a small cut lengthwise about ½ inch deep in the center of the bread.
  • Bake for 50-55 minutes until the toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean or with a few breadcrumbs.


  • For the best flavor, use ripe bananas full of black spots.
  • Sugar - can use less, if bananas are sweet enough. Brown sugar could also work here, especially muscovado.
  • Every oven is different, I recommend checking the bread towards the last 20-25 minutes. If the top gets too brown and nuts are burning, cover with parchment paper until the end.


Calories: 262kcal | Carbohydrates: 35g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 13g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 4g | Monounsaturated Fat: 3g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 21mg | Sodium: 192mg | Potassium: 237mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 14g | Vitamin A: 266IU | Vitamin C: 4mg | Calcium: 33mg | Iron: 1mg