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2 slices of banana nut bread on a white plate. A cup of coffee is in the background.

Banana Nut Bread

This easy Banana Nut Bread is rich, moist and flavorful.  It's a delicious way to use up overripe bananas and no mixer is required!
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 50 minutes
Total Time 1 hour
Servings 12 servings


  • 1 ¼ cups mashed overripe bananas 2 to 3 bananas - will depend upon their size
  • cup unsalted butter melted
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • ¼ teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • ¾ cup granulated sugar
  • 1 large egg beaten
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 ½ cups all purpose flour
  • 1 cup chopped walnuts or pecans


  • Preheat your oven to 350 degrees F. Spray a 9x5 loaf pan with cooking spray or grease pan.
  • Mash bananas in a large mixing bowl. Add melted butter and stir well to combine.
  • Add baking soda, salt, nutmeg, cinnamon, sugar, egg and vanilla extract. Stir to combine.
  • Gradually add flour while continuing to stir until flour is incorporated into mixture (do not over-mix).
  • Add walnuts and stir again just until combined.
  • Pour batter into prepared loaf pan. Bake for 45 to 50 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in the center is removed clean. Cool on a wire rack.


  • To store, wrap securely in plastic wrap or aluminum foil or place in an airtight container.  Store at room temperature for up to 3 days.
  • To freeze, wrap securely in aluminum foil and place in a resealable freezer storage bag.  Freeze for up to 3 months.
  • Adapted from Simply Recipes