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Easily Adaptable Banana Bread Recipe


The Gourmandize Team

Yummy homemade banana bread that you can adapt to your own tastes and preferences, making this the perfect recipe for you!

Rate this recipe 4/5 (68 Votes)


  • 2 eggs
  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil
  • 1 cup mashed overripe bananas (about 3 medium)
  • 1/2 cup plain yogurt or sour cream (low-fat or regular) 125 mL
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 tsp each of baking powder and baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 cup chopped walnuts or chocolate chips (optional)


Servings 12
Level of difficulty Average
Preparation time 15mins
Cooking time 55mins
Cost Average budget


Step 1

In large bowl, whisk the eggs then mix in sugar, oil, bananas and yogurt; blend with electric mixer or whisk until combined.

Step 2

In small bowl, mix together flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt. Add to banana mixture; stir until combined. Add walnuts or chocolate chips if you like.

Step 3

Pour into greased and floured loaf pan. Bake in 350F (180C) oven (or 325F/160C for glass or dark nonstick pan) for 55 to 60 minutes or until tester comes out clean; don't overbake. Let cool in pan for 5 minutes, then turn out onto rack to cool completely.

Step 4

If desired, garnish with a simple buttercream frosting, an icing sugar glaze, or chopped nuts (the latter prior to baking).

Spiced Banana Coconut Bread variation: Add 1/2 cup (125 mL) flaked or finely shredded unsweetened coconut and 1/2 tsp (2 mL) each cinnamon, nutmeg and allspice to flour mixture.

Banana Muffins variation: Spoon batter into paper- lined muffin tins, filling almost to top. Bake in 375F (190C) oven for 20 to 25 minutes or until tester comes out clean. Makes about 12.

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