Joy’s Banana Bread Recipe: Bake Your Way to Happiness!

This easy Banana Bread recipe is a keeper! The instructions are super simple. You’ll love how moist and delicious it turns out, thanks to basic ingredients you probably already have in your pantry.

We make this Banana Bread every Christmas—it’s a hit for gifts or holiday meals. And if you’ve got an air fryer, you might want to try making Air Fryer Banana Bread too!

We’ve also used this recipe to whip up banana muffins for a tasty breakfast or snack. While it’s great plain, you can make it even more special by adding your favorite extras.

Joy's Banana Bread Recipe

Joy’s Banana Bread Recipe

This banana bread is amazing! It’s really easy to make in just one bowl, and wow, it’s moist, perfectly sweet, and full of banana flavor. Once you taste it, you'll love it! It’s so buttery, moist, and tastes just like bananas. And guess what? It’s a great way to use up those extra ripe bananas. With just a few basic ingredients and a little time, you’ll have a loaf of banana bread that’s so tasty. And let me tell you, it’s delicious on its own, but if you want to jazz it up, try adding some peanut butter, Nutella, or your favorite jam on top. It makes the banana bread even more delicious!
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 50 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 5 minutes
Course Breakfast
Cuisine American
Servings 4
Calories 428 kcal


  • Oven
  • Mixing bowls
  • Whisk or fork


  • 1 ½ cups Flour
  • 1 cup Sugar
  • ½ tsp Baking soda
  • 1 tsp Cinnamon
  • 1 tsp Ginger
  • ½ tsp Salt
  • 2 Eggs
  • ¾ cup Vegetable oil
  • 1 tsp Vanilla
  • 1 cup mashed Bananas about 2-3 bananas
  • ½ cup chopped Pecans optional


  • Preheat your oven to 350°F. Grease a loaf pan with vegetable oil spray.
  • In a medium bowl, mix the flour, baking soda, cinnamon, ginger, sugar, and salt. Set aside.
  • In a large bowl, mash enough bananas to get 1 cup. Add the vegetable oil, vanilla, and eggs. Whisk until well mixed.
  • Slowly add the dry ingredients to the banana mixture. Stir until smooth.
  • If you want, stir in the chopped pecans.
  • Pour the batter into the greased loaf pan.
  • Bake for 40-50 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.
  • Take the bread out of the oven and let it cool completely in the pan.
  • Once cool, remove the banana bread from the pan, slice it, and enjoy


  • Use ripe bananas for sweeter and moister bread.
  • Measure ingredients carefully, not too tightly packed.
  • Mix the batter gently, just until combined.
  • Start checking for doneness after 40 minutes of baking.
  • Get creative with add-ins like nuts or chocolate chips for extra flavour.

Nutrition Facts:

Calories428 kcal
Saturated Fat7g

Are My Bananas Ripe Enough to Make Banana Bread?

Are My Bananas Ripe Enough to Make Banana Bread?

Make sure your bananas are overripe, almost black and soft. They’re sweeter and easier to mash, making your bread taste better.

What Can I Add to Banana Bread?

You can add up to 1 cup of these extras to your banana bread:

    1. Walnuts

    2. Pecans

    3. Cinnamon chips

    4. White chocolate chips

    5. Blueberries

    6. Dried fruit (like cranberries or raisins)

    7. The swirl of peanut butter or Nutella

    How Do You Know When Banana Bread is Done?

    Your banana bread is ready when:

    •  The top is golden-brown and firm.
    • The sides start to pull away from the pan.
    • A toothpick inserted in the centre comes out clean or with just a few crumbs.

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