5 from 1 vote

Easy No Fail Banana Bread

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 50 minutes
Total Time 1 hour
Servings 10 large slices
Author Layla


  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup salted butter softened
  • 2 medium mashed overripe bananas
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1/3 cup sour milk or buttermilk or 1 teaspoon white vinegar + 5 tablespoons milk
  • 2 cups flour
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 cup chopped nuts chocolate chips, or dried fruit optional


  • Preheat oven to 350°F. Grease a 9x5x3” loaf pan with butter and coat it with a sprinkle of sugar and a sprinkle of flour; set aside.

  • In a large bowl, combine flour, baking soda and cinnamon. In a separate bowl, cream together butter and sugar. Stir in eggs and mashed bananas until well blended, add milk. Stir banana mixture into flour mixture; stir just to moisten. Pour batter into prepared loaf pan.

  • Bake in preheated oven for 45 to 55 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into center of the loaf comes out clean. The crust should be dark brown and crunchy. Let bread cool in pan for 10 minutes, then turn out onto a wire rack.