The Best Traditional Banana Bread Recipe

For the purists. A traditional banana loaf recipe with a touch of spice. Feel free to toss a cup of nuts in this recipe. No chocolate for this one as the spice will compete too much.


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Yield: 1 good sized loaf


  • 1 cup sugar 
  • 1/3 cup butter, soft 
  • 3 bananas (ripe) 
  • 2 eggs 
  • 1 tsp soda, dissolved in 1 Tbsp cold water 
  • 2 cups flour 
  • 1 tsp baking powder 
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla 
  • 1/4 tsp cinnamon 
  • 1/4 tsp nutmeg


  1. Heat oven to 350
  2. Combine and mix all ingredients together in a large mixing bowl.
  3. Place batter in a greased bread pan (bottom only) or in muffin tins.
  4. Bake 40 to 50 minutes or until wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean.
  5. Cool for 10 minutes then remove from pan. Complete cooling on a wire rack