Banana bread is a classic, moist, and delicious baked good that’s perfect for breakfast, a snack, or a dessert. Here is a simple recipe you can try at home:
- 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 cup butter, softened
- 3/4 cup granulated sugar
- 2 large eggs
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 4 ripe bananas, mashed
- 1/2 cup chopped walnuts or pecans (optional)
- Preheat your oven to 350°F (180°C). Grease a 9×5-inch loaf pan and set aside.
- In a medium bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt.
- In a separate large bowl, beat the butter and sugar together until light and fluffy. Add the eggs and vanilla extract and beat until well combined.
- Add the mashed bananas to the butter mixture and mix until well combined.
- Add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients and mix until just combined. Stir in the nuts (if using).
- Pour the batter into the prepared loaf pan and smooth the top.
- Bake the banana bread for 60-70 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean.
- Let the banana bread cool in the pan for a few minutes, then transfer it to a wire rack to cool completely.
- Slice and serve the banana bread warm or at room temperature. Enjoy!