Classic Banana Bread

Classic Banana Bread - an easy recipe for perfectly sweet and tender, no-frills banana bread. |

A super-simple recipe for classic banana bread with a tender, moist crumb and just the right amount of sweetness. A perfect go-to recipe to add to your repertoire!

  • Cook Time: 1 hour 20 minutes
  • Total Time: 1 hour 20 minutes
  • Yield: 1 9"x5" loaf 1x


  • 4 1/4 ounces (1 cup, spoon and level) all-purpose flour
  • 3 1/8 ounces (3/4 cup, spoon and level) whole wheat pastry flour*
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 8 1/2 ounces (1 cup) mashed banana
  • 4 ounces (1/2 cup) unrefined coconut oil, melted and briefly cooled
  • 3 3/4 ounces (1/2 cup, packed) brown sugar
  • 3 1/2 ounces (1/2 cup) granulated sugar
  • 2 7/8 ounces (1/3 cup) low fat buttermilk
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 vanilla bean, split and scraped


  1. Preheat oven to 325ºF and grease a 9″x5″ loaf pan with nonstick spray.
  2. In a bowl, whisk together the flours, baking soda, and salt.
  3. In a separate, large bowl, whisk together the mashed banana, melted coconut oil, sugars, buttermilk, eggs, vanilla extract, and vanilla bean seeds until well-combined.
  4. Add the dry ingredients to the wet and fold in just until evenly incorporated. Pour batter into prepared pan.
  5. Bake in preheated oven for about 1 hr 20 minutes, until a toothpick inserted into the center of the loaf comes out clean. Cool in pan for about 20 minutes, and then transfer to a wire rack to cool completely.
  6. Wrap cooled loaf in plastic wrap or seal in a zip-top bag and store at room temperature.


*Feel free to substitute the whole wheat pastry flour with all-purpose flour if desired.

Recipe adapted from All Recipes