Nanny's BEST Banana Bread is a lovely soft, moist cake and absolutely delicious with the glaze poured over! A nice, easy recipe and freezer friendly too!

Nanny's BEST Banana Bread is a lovely soft, moist cake and absolutely delicious with the glaze poured over! A nice, easy recipe and freezer friendly too!

Nanny's BEST Banana Bread is a lovely soft, moist cake and absolutely delicious with the glaze poured over! A nice, easy recipe and freezer friendly too!

Nanny loves to bake, and here, Nanny has kindly shared her super easy peasy Banana Bread recipe along with one of her favourite glazes.

Nanny hopes everyone will enjoy it as much as she does and will go on to make this recipe a 'keeper'. It's so popular with Nanny's grandkids, often requested, so please enjoy everyone! So let's see how to make Nanny's BEST Banana Bread

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Nanny Pat

Ingredients

2 Cups Sugar
2 Cups Flour
1 tsp. Baking Soda
½ tsp. Salt
3-4 mashed Bananas
1 Cup Vegetable oil
3 Eggs (lightly beaten)
1 Cup chopped Walnuts or Pecans (optional, or a must for Papa)

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The Glaze

½ stick or ¼ cup of UNsalted butter, melted
½ Cup of Powdered Sugar
1 tsp. Vanilla
2 Tablespoons Milk
½ tsp. salt

Instructions

1. Preheat oven to 350 F and grease a bundt pan.

2. In a separate bowl, sieve the flour together with the salt and baking soda. Set aside.

3. Mash bananas in a mixing bowl then add oil, then Eggs, then Sugar, and mix well, and then add a little at a time, the flour mixture, stirring so it is combined well.

Nanny's BEST Banana Bread, bananas peeled

This photo below shows the addition of macadamia nuts. You choose whichever nuts you prefer, or leave them out completely. Whichever suits you!

Nanny's BEST Banana Bread, with macadamia nuts

4. Transfer the batter to your baking pan (if using a loaf pan, don't forget this makes 2) and cook for 40 - 45 minutes or until toothpick comes out clean.

Nanny's BEST Banana Bread is a lovely soft, moist cake and absolutely delicious with the glaze poured over! A nice, easy recipe and freezer friendly too!

5. Allow to cool for 5-10 minutes then turn out on cooling racks and let cool completely before you add the glaze.

6. To make the glaze, melt the butter then add the remaining glaze ingredients to the bowl and stir until all combined. Place some parchment or a plate under the bread to catch the drips, then drizzle the glaze all over the cooled bread.

Nanny's BEST Banana Bread is a lovely soft, moist cake and absolutely delicious with the glaze poured over! A nice, easy recipe and freezer friendly too!

Nanny's Notes:

This bread freezes very well so you could cut into slices and freeze or make up a batch and freeze whole.
Papa enjoys this bread when it is still warm, either cold or warm is nice but don't forget, the glaze should be added once the bread has completely cooled.

If you happen to have a few slices of Nanny's best banana bread left over, make our delicious Banana Cream Cake Trifle. It's quick, easy and soooo good!

Easy Banana Cream Cake Trifle is amazing! Delicious layers of creamy custard, bananas and homemade banana bread, topped off with freshly whipped cream and a sprinkling of white chocolate. Simply delicious!

We'd love to hear from you and what you thought of Nanny's Best Banana Bread recipe. Did you make any changes or add some other goodies? Let us know in the comments below. Thanks for reading and happy cooking!

Here are some more of Nanny's very popular recipes:

Nanny's Chocolate Fudge Brownie Cake

Nanny's Chocolate Fudge Brownie Cake is a keeper recipe! Easy to make and perfect for chocolate lover's.

Nanny's Best Chocolate Brownie Muffins

Nanny's Best Chocolate Brownie Muffins are simply yummy! It's an easy recipe and perfect for chocolate lovers!

Nanny's Special Apple Pie

Nanny Pat's Special Apple Pie - This apple pie is an old family recipe and always very popular, especially for those who prefer a crustless pie!

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Nanny's BEST Banana Bread is a lovely soft, moist cake and absolutely delicious with the glaze poured over! A nice, easy recipe and freezer friendly too!

Nanny’s BEST Banana Bread

Yield: 2 loaves or 1 bundt pan
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 45 minutes
Total Time: 55 minutes

Nanny's BEST Banana Bread is a lovely soft, moist cake and absolutely delicious with the glaze poured over! A nice, easy recipe and freezer friendly too!

Ingredients

  • 2 Cups Sugar
  • 2 Cups Flour
  • 1 tsp . Baking Soda
  • ½ tsp . Salt
  • 3-4 mashed Bananas
  • 1 Cup Vegetable oil
  • 3 Eggs, lightly beaten
  • 1 Cup chopped Walnuts or Pecans (optional, or a must for Papa)

The Glaze:

  • ½ cup stick or ¼ of UNsalted butter, melted
  • ½ Cup of Powdered Sugar
  • 1 tsp . Vanilla
  • 2 Tablespoons Milk
  • ½ tsp . salt

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 F and grease a bundt pan.
  2. In a separate bowl, seive the flour together with the salt and baking soda. Set aside.
  3. Mash bananas in a mixing bowl then add oil, then Eggs, then Sugar, and mix well, and then add a little at a time, the flour mixture, stirring so it is combined well.
  4. Transfer the batter to your baking pan (if using loaf pan, don't forget this makes 2) and cook for 40 - 45 minutes or until toothpick comes out clean.
  5. Allow to cool for 5-10 minutes then turn out on cooling racks and let cool completely before you add the glaze.
  6. To make the glaze, melt the butter then add the remaining glaze ingredients to the bowl and stir until all combined. Place some parchment or a plate under the bread to catch the drips, then drizzle the glaze all over the cooled bread.
Nutrition Information:
Yield: 10 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 646Total Fat: 32gSaturated Fat: 3gTrans Fat: 1gUnsaturated Fat: 27gCholesterol: 57mgSodium: 383mgCarbohydrates: 87gFiber: 4gSugar: 57gProtein: 7g

Nutrition information isn’t always accurate

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  1. 5 stars
    Oh My Goodness…. best, best, best banana bread I have ever made/had…
    Thanks so much for sharing this one… DELISH!!!!! I did add chocolate chips, pecans and walnut…. oh and a tsp of vanilla – did it without even realizing it wasn’t on the recipe….. AWESOME actually made it last weekend and I just made another one 15 minutes ago…. sure smells good in here…. Thanks again.
    SOOOO GOOD

  2. 5 stars
    Just made this today since I have two very riped bananas. I used only 1 cup of sugar since I will be adding sweetened coconut flakes and dark chocolate chips. I also added vanilla extract and pecans. Baked for 60 minutes on a bundt pan and it was delicious! I was planning to take it to work but the family ate half already. Guess I have to make another. I have tried several banana bread recipes that uses butter and it all came out too dense and hard. Glad to have found this recipe and thank you for sharing. It won’t let me rate but recipe is 5 stars!

  3. 5 stars
    My fav to go recipe when I have over ripe bananas! And I use the same recipe and make them to bite size muffins and add shredded zucchini and my kids devour it

  4. I only had 2 bananas so I halved the recipe and put it in a loaf pan. How much time would you recommend for a loaf pan?

    1. Hi Christina, if it’s half the recipe and a loaf pan, start off by checking after half the cook time and take it from there. I haven’t baked using have the quantity so I can’t say exactly how long it needs to bake for.
      Hope that helps!

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    Lisa McGann

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    5 stars
    I made this cake two days ago and we loved it!! I added a tablespoon of cinnamon to the batter and used pecans. I had to bake it for an hour or a little more until a tooth pick came out clean. It was so moist and very flavorful. Great recipe!!

  6. 5 stars
    I tried the best banana bread recipe in the bundt and it was great, the only change I made was to add a teaspoon of vanilla extract at the end before baking and kept the glaze off.

  7. 5 stars
    Nanny’s Best Banana (Bundt) Bread is crazy delish with or without the glaze! Moist, light and spongy. We love how the outside is sweet and sort of crunchy! Just delightful! A definite keeper and probably new go to! Thank you for sharing your Nanny’s recipe!

  8. Best ever banana bread. I added a cup of fresh blueberries along with the walnuts and all loved the combination. Very moist, made in Bundt pan, loaf pans and mini-loaf pans, all were outstanding. Great base for other ingredients besides the blueberries. I’ve made with chocolate chips with a great result, grandchildren loved it.

  9. Best ever banana bread. I added a cup of fresh blueberries along with the walnuts and all loved the combination. Very moist, made in Bundt pan, loaf pans and mini-loaf pans, all were outstanding. Great base for other ingredients besides the blueberries. I’ve made with chocolate chips with a great result, grandchildren loved it.

  10. I made this last night in a bundt pan however, it wasn’t done inside and fell apart when I flipped it over. I baked it for 45 Mins at 350 as the recipe indicated. Has anyone else had this problem? I ate spice which was fully baked and it was delicious, just really disappointed that it didn’t turn out.

    1. Hi Karen, I’m sorry it didn’t turn out right. I’m trying to think what could have happened because we’ve always had great feedback for this particular recipe. Sometimes, when you try to release a cake from the pan before it’s had time to cool a little and settle it can fall apart. That has happened to me in the past when I’ve baked! The cake does of course go on baking for a while after it comes out of the oven, was your cake very runny?
      I hope you can get to try it again, and let it cool in the pan for around 20 minutes before taking it out. (If you did that already then I’ll go on scratching my head at what could have happened and come back to you later!)

    2. 2 stars
      I had this exact issue. I have a thermometer in my stove to double check temperatures because I bake a lot. After 45 minutes at 350 it wasn’t done.

    3. 5 stars
      Did you test with a skewer or knife to make sure it’s done? Mine took a bit longer than 45 minutes. Each oven is different. I also rotate it midway. I think mine took around 55 minutes. This is by far the best banana bread. It was very moist.

    4. 5 stars
      I made this tonight and had to bake it for 70 minutes! Mind you I used 4 frozen bananas. Regardless it’s delish! Will definitely be making this again. Thanks for sharing

      1. 5 stars
        Finally!!! A banana cake with simple ingredients and not fussy. I’ve tried many recipes, some good, some bad. Nanny, thank you so much for this wonderful cake recipe…will now be our favorite! Super moist and fluffy, my husband likes it without any glaze or frosting. Only changes i made were adding a tsp of vanilla extract and lessen the sugar by 1/2 cup. I also shifted the sugar with the other dry ingredients.
        Going to try out your other recipes next.

  11. I have made this Banana Bread Bunt cake 4 times already and have yet to hear a complaint by anyone! It reminds me of my Grandma’s banana bread and I have not had that in years! I’m so happy I came along this recipe and will be apart of our Family for years to come! I give this recipe a thumbs up!!