Half buttered slice of banana bread on a marble cutting board

Banana Nut Bread Recipe

Moist banana nut bread recipe. Check out the video and tips just above the recipe! 
Course bread
Cuisine American
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Total Time 1 hour
Servings 12 servings
Calories 207kcal
Author I Heart Eating


  • 1 cup mashed banana1
  • 1/3 cup butter melted2
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar packed
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 ½ cups all-purpose flour properly measured³
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2-2/3 cup chopped pecans or walnuts plus extra for sprinkling on top4


  • Preheat the oven to 350F. Grease an 8x4-inch loaf pan. Set aside.
  • In a large bowl, whisk mashed banana and melted butter together until well-combined.
  • Whisk in sugars until incorporated.
  • Add egg and vanilla, and whisk until well-combined.
  • Stir in flour, baking soda, salt, and cinnamon until combined.
  • Add nuts, and whisk until just incorporated.
  • Pour the batter into your prepared loaf pan, and sprinkle with additional nuts.
  • Bake for 40-60 minutes, or until a wooden toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean. I check the bread around 35 minutes and tent with foil if it is browning too quickly.
  • Let cool in pan for a 5-10 minutes.
  • Remove bread to wire cooling rack, and let cool completely before slicing.



  1. About 2 very ripe bananas, peeled
  2. The butter should just barely be melted. I melt it about 80% of the way and then whisk it until its completely melted. 
  3. To properly measure the flour, stir it to break it up. Then lightly spoon it into the measuring up and level it off. 
  4. Be sure to finely chop the nuts if sprinkling them on top. If nuts aren't finely chopped, the weight can keep the bread from rising properly.
  5. Nutrition facts are estimates.


Serving: 1serving | Calories: 207kcal | Carbohydrates: 30g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 8g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 27mg | Sodium: 193mg | Potassium: 119mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 15g | Vitamin A: 190IU | Vitamin C: 1.7mg | Calcium: 18mg | Iron: 1mg