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Classic American Banana Bread

Classic American Banana Bread

Course Cake, Dessert
Cuisine American
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour 10 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 20 minutes
Servings 1 loaf


  • ¾ cup sugar (*)
  • 1 butter stick (8 tablespoon), melted
  • 2 eggs at room temperature
  • 3 ripe bananas, peeled and coarsely mashed
  • 1 tablespoon milk 
  • 1 teaspoon  vanilla
  • 1 ½ cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon  baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon  baking soda
  • ½ teaspoon  salt
  • 1 teaspoon  ground cinnamon


  • Preheat the oven to 325 degrees F.
  • Butter and flour a 8.5 x 4.5 x 2.5- inch loaf pan. Set aside.
  • In a large mixing bowl, mix the sugar and melted butter with an electric mixer about 4 minutes.
  • Add the eggs one at a time, beating well after each addition.
  • In a medium bowl combine flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, and cinnamon.
  • Add the mashed bananas to the wet mixture with the milk, and vanilla. Stir with a spatula until well combined. Mixing in the dry ingredients until the flour disappears.
  • Pour the batter into the prepared loaf pan and bake for approximately 1 hour to 1 hour and 10 min. or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. 
  • Before removing the cake from the mold, let it cool for 15 minutes on a wire rack. Wait until it is completely cooled before slicing.


(*) The bananas being ripe I reduced the amount of sugar from 1 cup to ¾ cup.