Basic Banana Bread Recipe



  • 2 ripe bananas, mashed
  • 2 cups of all-purpose whole wheat flour
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 cup butter, room temperature
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 3/4 cup brown sugar
  • chocolate chips, nuts of your choice (optional)



  1. Using a hand mixer, whisk the 2 eggs in a separate bowl.
  2. In a large bowl, beat the butter and sugar together until softened.
  3. Add the eggs and mashed bananas to this mixture and blend well.
  4. Next, add the flour, baking soda and salt, and stir just to moisten.
  5. Preheat oven to 350 F, and grease a 9 x 5-inch loaf pan with butter.
  6. Pour the into the loaf pan, and set it to bake in the preheated oven for about 60 – 65 minutes.
  7. Insert a toothpick into the center of the bread to make sure it comes out clean, before removing it from the oven and setting it out to cool.

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