Banana Spice Bread

Prep Time
Cook Time
1h 25m
Ready In

"Very moist bread -- this will drive you nuts as it's baking in the oven. Do not use green or firm bananas in this -- the bananas need to overly ripe so don't toss out those that are "black" -- instead make some Banana Spice Bread."

Original recipe yields 14 servings


  • Serving Size: 1 (83.1 g)
  • Calories 210.9
  • Total Fat - 7.7 g
  • Saturated Fat - 4.5 g
  • Cholesterol - 47.2 mg
  • Sodium - 201.6 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate - 33.2 g
  • Dietary Fiber - 1.6 g
  • Sugars - 15.4 g
  • Protein - 3.3 g
  • Calcium - 13.1 mg
  • Iron - 0.5 mg
  • Vitamin C - 3.3 mg
  • Thiamin - 0 mg

Step 1

Preheat over to 350 and lightly grease a 9x5 loaf pan.

Step 2

In a large bowl, combine the flour, soda, cinnamon, nutmeg and salt. Mix well.

Step 3

In a separate bowl, cream together butter and brown sugar. Stir in eggs, vanilla and bananas until mixed.

Step 4

Stir the banana mixture into the flour mixture until just moistened. Do not overmix.

Step 5

Pour batter into prepared loaf pan. Bake in preheated oven for 60-65 minutes. Check doneness by inserting a toothpick into the center of the loaf. If it comes out clean, the bread is done.

Step 6

Let bread cool in pan for 10 minutes then remove from pan and place on a wire rack.

Step 7

Note: Optional -- you can add chopped nuts if you like. I have added raisins and blueberries as well.

Tips & Variations

No special items needed.



Very good bread -- we were able to make one medium sized loaf plus 4 mini loaves from this recipe. Made as directed for some delicious bread! Thanks for sharing!

review by:
(8 Jul 2017)


We really enjoyed your Banana Bread, Bobbie! It was so easy to put together, with ingredients I always have on hand. I added 1/2 cup of pecans which, IMO, put it over the top. An excellent recipe that now has a permanent home in my hard copy favorites. Thank you for posting!

review by:
(8 Jan 2012)


Very tasty banana bread. Loved the addition of the added spices. Very moist with great flavor. A recipe that will be made again soon. Thanks for sharing this recipe.

review by:
(7 Nov 2011)