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Banana Nut Bread

Yields1 ServingPrep Time25 minsCook Time50 minsTotal Time1 hr 15 mins

The best way to use ripe bananas! Classic Banana Nut Bread is moist, delicious and full of chopped nuts.

 4-5 ripe bananas (2 cups mashed)
 ½ cup granulated white sugar
 ½ cup unsalted butter, melted and cooled
 2 large eggs
 2 tablespoons plain yogurt, such as greek yogurt (or sub with buttermilk)
 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
 2 cups all purpose flour
 1 teaspoon baking powder
 1 teaspoon baking soda
 ½ teaspoon salt
 ¾ cups walnuts or pecans

Preheat the oven to 350 F. Line a 9x5-inch loaf pan with parchment paper or spray with baking spray.


Mash the bananas in a large mixing bowl until smooth. Few chunks here and there is fine.


Add sugar, butter, eggs one at a time and using a handheld mixer whisk on low until combined. Beat in yogurt and vanilla.


In a separate mixing bowl stir together flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt.


Add the flour mixture to the banana mixture. Mix on low until everything combines.


Fold in walnuts.


Transfer to prepared pan. Top with more nuts as desired. Make a small cut lengthwise about ½ inch deep in the center of the bread.


Bake for 50-55 minutes until the toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean or with a few breadcrumbs.


Cool in pan for about 10 minutes and then invert onto a wire rack to cool completely.

Nutrition Facts

Amount Per Serving
Calories 361
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 17g27%

Saturated Fat 7g35%
Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 63mg21%
Sodium 313mg14%
Total Carbohydrate 45g15%

Dietary Fiber 3g12%
Sugars 18g
Protein 8g16%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily value may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.