Banana bread recipe (the classic version)

26471874 - homemade banana nut bread cut into slices

Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword banana bread, banana bread recipe, classic banana bread
Servings 6


  • 1 cup white sugar
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup butter softened
  • 2 whole eggs
  • 3 very ripe bananas mashed (bananas with brown peels are the best)
  • 2 whole eggs
  • 1/3 cup buttermilk
  • 2 cups all purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup toasted pecans chopped


  1. Preheat oven to 350°F.
  2. In the bowl of a mixer with a whisk attachment, add in the white sugar, brown sugar and butter, then cream them together until well combined. Add in the eggs, buttermilk, vanilla, and bananas, then mix together until well combined.
  3. In a separate bowl combine the flower, baking powder, salt, and cinnamon together.
  4. Slowly add the dry mixture into the wet mixture until it is all incorporated. Mix until the batter is together, then fold in the pecans.
  5. Pour the batter into a prepared 4×8 loaf pan, then bake for 55-60 minutes.
  6. Once baked, let cool before slicing to serve.