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Perfect Banana Bread

Banana bread-lovers will adore this super-moist banana bread loaf, that's full of toasty nuts, and lots of banana flavor! This truly is the "perfect" banana bread.
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes
Servings 2 loaves (16 slices each)


  • 3/4 cup coconut sugar or brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup butter softened
  • 2 large eggs
  • 4 large bananas mashed (about 2 cups)
  • 1/3 cup buttermilk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 cups white whole wheat flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 3/4 cup chopped pecans or walnuts


  • Preheat oven to 350F. Lightly grease two 9-in loaf pans. Set aside.
  • In a large bowl, whisk sugar and butter until smooth. Beat in eggs, mashed banana, buttermilk, and vanilla until incorporated.
  • In a medium bowl, combine flour, baking soda, baking powder, salt, and cinnamon. Add dry mixture to liquid, gently stirring until just combined. Fold in chopped nuts.
  • Evenly spread batter into prepared pans and smooth tops. Bake banana bread at 350F 40-45 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in middle comes out clean. Cool bread in pans on a wire cooling rack 1 hour before removing from pans.


Store bread in an airtight container at room temperature up to 2 days. Bread may be frozen up to 2 months.