Easy Banana Bread Recipe

This easy banana bread recipe is quick, moist and simple to make. Tender with a touch of almond flavoring, this bread will take you back to childhood. Makes one loaf of bread.
Course Breakfast
Cuisine American
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 55 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 5 minutes
Servings 8 servings
Calories 441kcal
Author Stephanie Stiavetti


  • 1/2 cup butter at room temperature
  • 2 large eggs beaten
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 1/4 teaspoon almond extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 4 medium ripe bananas mashed
  • 2 cups flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup chopped almonds (optional)


  • Preheat oven to 350°F (176°C). Generously grease a large loaf pan with butter and coat with flour.
  • Wish an electric beater or stand mixer, mix butter, eggs, sugar, almond extract, vanilla extract, cinnamon, and mashed bananas.
  • In a separate bowl mix flour, baking soda, baking powder, and salt. Add dry ingredients to wet ingredients, mixing well. If using nuts, add them now.
  • Pour into a greased and floured loaf pan, filling until 3/4 full. Bake at 350ºF (176°C) for 55 minutes, or until the crust is a deep, dark brown color (but not burnt!). When done, loosen bread from pan and lay on it’s side on cooling rack. Once cool, put in plastic bag and refrigerate for up to 1 week.


Calories: 441kcal | Carbohydrates: 65g | Protein: 7g | Fat: 18g | Saturated Fat: 8g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 7g | Cholesterol: 84mg | Sodium: 519mg | Potassium: 358mg | Fiber: 3g | Vitamin A: 550IU | Vitamin C: 7.4mg | Calcium: 100mg | Iron: 2.5mg