#94) My Favourite Banana Bread

Look no further because this is my favourite banana bread recipe :)
Moist, delicious banana bread that is a definite crowd pleaser!

I like bananas.  They're healthy, easy to pack in a lunch box, remind me of warmer climates when it feels a new ice age is beginning, and they are one of the most versatile baking ingredients you can get your hands on.  Seriously, everything from banana breads, to cookies, to cakes, to burritos and everything in between! 

I started out with a recipe from a great cookbook called "Bride & Groom: First and Forever Cookbook" and made a few little tweaks here and there.  After giving this recipe a few tries, adding in some small changes, and sending it out to different taste testers, I have to say that this recipe is a winner!  Give it a try and let me know how you like ;)


2 ¼ cups flour
1 tsp salt  
2 tsp cinnamon (less if you prefer a “hint” instead of a “kick”)

¾ cup vegetable oil
1 cup brown sugar
1 cup white sugar
3 eggs 

½ cup milk
½ tbsp vinegar
1 ½ tsp baking soda
2 cups mashed banana (about 5 small bananas)

*Don't be afraid to add some extras too, like a handful of chocolate chips or some toasted coconut :)


-Preheat oven to 350°F.  Mix together milk and vinegar and let stand while preparing batter.  Grease two loaf pans.
-Sift together flour, salt, and cinnamon in medium bowl.  Set aside.
-In large bowl, mix together oil, brown sugar, and white sugar.
-Add eggs and vanilla, mixing gently until incorporated.
-Stir baking soda into soured milk.
-Add 1/3 of dry ingredients to the mixer, followed by ½ of the milk.  Mix gently until incorporated.  Repeat.  Scrape sides and bottom of bowl.
-Add remaining dry ingredients and mashed banana.  Do not over mix.
-Pour batter into prepared pans and bake until golden brown and toothpick inserted in the centre comes out clean, about 1 hour.
-Cool in pans for 5 minutes, then remove and place on wire racks to cool.

Printable Recipe :)


  1. I love a good banana bread and this version sounds great! Also very simple to make, easy to just make on short notice. :)

    1. Thanks, Adina :D Let me know if you give this version a try!