Sandra's Banana Bread Recipe

Sandra’s banana bread is a simple and easy to make recipe. A healthy treat with just enough sweetness, that it could be dessert.

Sandra's Banana Bread Recipe
Baked Sweet Snack Vegetarian

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 1 hour

Total Time: 1 hour and 15 minutes

Origin of the dish

Banana bread is a type of cake made from very ripe mashed bananas. This recipe was originated in the United States in 1870s and it took a while for them to appear as ingredient items for desserts. By definition, banana bread is a quick bread because it does not contain yeast but does contain baking powder. However, culinary experts claim that it is more of a cake than a bread. This is because of the fact that it contains a great amount of sugar.

When is it typically served?

Banana bread is typically eaten as a dessert. However, it is also consumed by many people as an in between snacks paired with your preferred juice. This dessert is also typically served during special occasions like birthdays and Christmas. It is also sold in the canteens since this has been a loved snacks by most kids and even adults.

Kitchen Utensils you need!

You will be needing the following kitchen utensils in making or baking a banana bread:

  • Mixing bowls
  • Whisk or electric mixer
  • Spatula
  • Microwave oven
  • Loaf pan
  • Parchment paper
  • Fork used to smash bananas

Banana bread’s primary ingredients – Banana.

From the name itself, banana bread’s primary ingredients are bananas, particularly the very ripe ones. If you are planning on making a banana bread, its ingredients would not be a problem since bananas are very much available in almost all places because it is one of the most popular fruits in the world. You can buy it in a supermarket, convenient stores and malls. Banana bread is indeed beneficial to ones health because of the nutrients that the bananas contain. It boost digestive and heart health due to their fiber and antioxidant content. Bananas are also rich in potassium, fiber and natural sugars.

Interesting Facts

Today, bananas are the most consumed fruits in the United States, over 90% of the households in the US buy bananas at least once a month.

The very first banana bread recipe appeared in Pillsburry’s Balanced Recipes cookbook.

Banana bread became popular when rising agents like baking powder and baking soda were invented.

Tips and Tricks

  • Use the very ripe bananas in baking banana bread
  • If your banana bread is a bit dry after baking, you can add a coat of simple syrup to the top to make it a bit moist.


  • 3 ripe bananas (preferably slightly speckled with brown spots)
  • 1 stick of margarine or butter
  • 1 1/4 cup of sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 cups flour
  • 1 tsp of baking soda
  • 1 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1/4 cup chopped pecans or walnuts (Optional)


  1. Let butter soften slightly. Cream butter. Add sugar and eggs to butter and mix. Add sifted flour and mashed bananas alternating those 2 ingredients when adding.

    Prepare loaf pan using butter and dusting with flour or use parchment paper.

    If desired, two loaves can be made at one time.

  2. Then add baking soda, salt and vanilla. Add nuts last, if desired.

  3. After mixing all ingredients, transfer the mixture in a loaf pan. We recommend dusting the loaf pan with butter and flour to avoid sticking.

    Sandra's Banana Bread Recipe
  4. Preheat oven to 350°. Bake for 55 minutes to 1 hour or until toothpick inserted in the middle of loaf comes out clean.

    Sandra's Banana Bread Recipe
  5. Slice banana bread after cooling it down for about 30 minutes.

    Sandra's Banana Bread Recipe

Banana bread is one of the simplest and easiest bread to make there is. So, you can start it baking at home any time. Start simple using the basic ingredients, then once mastered, you can add more ingredients to add taste and make it more inviting like topping it with cashews or adding chocolate kisses to the recipes. Now you can impress your loved ones with this super easy recipe. I am sure your kids will absolutely love it!