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Simple One-Bowl Banana Bread - texture is moist when baked
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Simple One-Bowl Banana Bread - moist and easy to make

Basic Banana Bread - a perfect canvas for you to create layers of other flavors. Add-on ingredients in notes below.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time50 mins
Total Time1 hr
Course: quick breads
Keyword: basic banana bread, one bowl banana bread, simple banana bread
Servings: 9 x5x3 loaf
Author: AmusingMaria


  • 1/2 cup oil
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 3 bananas
  • 1/8 cup milk
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 and 3/4 cup all purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda


  • Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees
  • Combine all wet ingredients (including bananas and sugar) with a whisk, smoosh bananas evenly with the ingredients
  • Do not whip/whisk ingredients, just mix calmly until evenly combined
  • Prepare sifter over a plate
  • Measure each dry ingredient and place inside sifter
  • Sift dry ingredients over wet ingredients, add any left over dry ingredients from plate
  • Fold ingredients together including add-ons (if any) until no trace of flour is seen
  • Prepare loaf pan by spraying or brushing lightly with oil and dusting all sides with flour or line loaf pan with parchment paper
  • Pour in loaf pan or loaf pans 3/4ths full to prevent spilling during baking
  • Bake for 45-55 minutes until cake tester comes out clean, or until top is caramel brown in color 


I recommend adding 1/2 cup if using one of the add-ons or 1/4 cup each if using 2 to 3 of the ad-on ingredients. Add-ons: nuts, dried fruit, chocolate chips, butterscotch chips, peanut butter chips