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Brown Sugar Banana Bread

  • Author: debsdailydish
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 60 minutes
  • Total Time: 1 hour 10 minutes
  • Yield: 8 1x


This banana bread is delicious and sweetened with brown sugar and warming spices.  It’s so easy to make, no mixer required!




1 cup brown sugar

1/3 cup softened unsalted butter

2 large eggs

34 ripe bananas, mashed

1/3 cup milk

1 teaspoon vanilla

1  2/3 cup all purpose flour

1 teaspoon baking soda 

1/2 teaspoon baking powder

1/2 teaspoon salt

1/2 teaspoon nutmeg

1/2 teaspoon cinnamon


Preheat oven to 350°.  Grease a  9 x 5 inch loaf pan with baking spray or lightly with shortening.

Whisk all dry ingredients together in medium bowl and set aside.

In a large bowl, mix the sugar and butter until fully combined. Add in the eggs, bananas, milk and vanilla.  Stir together until all is incorporated.

Pour the dry ingredients into the banana mixture and mix together.  

Pour into the prepared loaf pan and bake for approximately 1 hour.  Test with a toothpick in center of bread.  It is done when the toothpick comes out clean or with just barely a crumb on it.

Place the bread on a wire rack to cool completely. Remove from pan and it can be covered and stored at room temperature.  I prefer to refrigerate or freeze the bread after a few days, if there is any left.


*The amount of bananas used in the recipe will depend on how large they are. But I have used 3 average sized bananas without any problems.

**Some people like to add chocolate chips or nuts to their banana bread.  I haven’t but you could definitely add  a 1/2 cup of either, or both!  I would just check the time, it may vary from what I listed.

*** If you are using a darker loaf pan, the bread may brown a bit too much before it is finished baking.  Just lightly cover with aluminum foil and that will help.


  • Category: bread
  • Method: baking
  • Cuisine: American

Keywords: brown sugar banana bread desserts recipe