Banana Nut Quick Bread

Best Banana Nut Bread is such a family favorite! It's quick, soft, sweet and such a good way to use ripe bananas! Also great with chocolate chips!

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bread in a parchment lined loaf pan.

This recipe was photographed and updated 1/2023. The original recipe can be found here.

Banana bread always reminds me of my childhood. 

Whenever we had ripe bananas around, my Mom always made a couple loaves. I never liked it with any kind of nuts when I was a kid, but now I love making different ways every time.

This bread is simply the best. We've been making it for years and it turns out absolutely perfect every time. It's soft with a great texture from the nuts and perfectly sweet.

My favorite way to eat this bread is with some butter smeared on top. Such a perfect and delicious bite! It's great for breakfast with some coffee, tea or milk, in the lunchbox for work or school or an afternoon snack.

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Recipe tips:

  • We love this bread for grab and go breakfasts and for the lunchbox. After slicing, we wrap some slices individually in aluminum foil or saran wrap so they're ready to go.
  • This bread can be frozen for up to two months.

slices of bread stacked on parchment paper.

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Banana Nut Quick Bread on a white plate with pink napkin.
Yield 8 slices
Author Hot Eats and Cool Reads
Prep time
5 Min
Cook time
55 Min
Total time
1 Hour

Banana Nut Quick Bread


  • 3 medium sized ripe bananas
  • ½ cup butter, softened
  • ¼ cup granulated sugar
  • ¼ cup light brown sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 ½ cups all purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • ½ teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 cup chopped walnuts, pecans or almonds, plus more for optional topping


  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. Grease a 9x5 metal loaf pan or line with parchment paper, set aside.
  3. In a small bowl, mash the bananas, set aside.
  4. In a large bowl, use a stand or hand mixer to cream together the butter, granulated and brown sugar, until well combined, about 2 minutes.
  5. Add in the eggs, banana and vanilla, mix well.
  6. Using a fine meshed strainer, sift the flour, baking soda and powder into the wet ingredients, then mix until just combined.
  7. Stir in the chopped nuts.
  8. Pour the batter into the greased loaf pan.
  9. Sprinkle the top with additional chopped nuts, optional. Press slightly so the nuts settle into the batter.
  10. Bake for 50-55 minutes, or until bread inserted with a knife or cake tester comes out clean.
  11. Allow the bread to cool before removing from the pan, then cut into 8 slices that are about 1 inch thick.


Store in an airtight container for 2-3 days at room temperature. 

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  1. I love the combo of banana and almond! I need to put this on my must make list :)

  2. This looks so good! I love a good banana bread.

  3. This looks so easy and good! Would be great with a cup of tea or coffee. YUM!

  4. I love a great quick bread. I think this sounds fantastic. Making soon! Thanks!

  5. I sure do love a good quick bread. Heck. Who am I kidding? I love any kinda bread... a little too much! This looks delicious!

  6. We love banana bread here (especially Grumpy).

  7. This looks absolutely beautiful and delicious.

  8. I'm a sucker for banana bread but haven't ever tried it with almonds - looks delish!

  9. I seriously love anything that is baked with almond extract! It adds such a great flavor. This bread looks delicious!

  10. I love the idea of almond extract, which I've grown to love so much!

  11. I generally prefer my baked goods without nuts, but I haven't tried banana bread with almonds. I'll have to try it myself and maybe change my mind!

  12. I have been looking for a good banana bread recipe and this looks like it! I love the addition of almond extract!

  13. I'm a massive fan of almond cakes so I'm questioning why I have never added any to my banana bread! Thank you for bringing this to my attention. I love your idea =) p.s. found you via Foodie Fridays.


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