A classic for a reason. I love a good banana bread. Such a comforting dish that also helps use up left over bananas. Win win. Slather on some butter, pour yourself a nice cup of tea and enjoy. This is like a hug for your soul.

I feel like there are very few recipes in the world that encapsulate “home cooking” more than Banana Bread. I’d bet a toonie we all have childhood memories of the amazing smell and taste of a freshly baked loaf!

I have gotten this request a number of times and I wanted to wait until I had the perfect recipe to share, so here we are. Ladies and gentleman, I present to you…Homemade Banana Bread. Moist, airy, fluffy. Exactly what you are looking for. My favourite part of this loaf is the horizontally cut bananas placed on top!

Banana Bread

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Prep Time 15 minutes


  • 1 1/2 cups super ripe bananas, mashed approximately 4 bananas
  • 1 1/2 cups all purpose flour
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 2 1/4 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 cup melted butter
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1/2 cup maple syrup
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • Pinch salt
  • 1 less ripe banana, sliced horizontally


  • Preheat oven to 350 and line a loaf pan with parchment paper. Always leave a bit hanging over the edge as it makes it easier to remove.
  • Next, place the mashed bananas in a bowl. Dump in the eggs, butter, brown sugar, maple syrup, vanilla, and mix to combine.
  • Add in the flour, baking powder, salt, and cinnamon and mix just until combined. The key here is not to over mix.
  • Pour banana mixture into the pan and top with the final banana, cut side up.
  • Bake for 1 hour or until you can poke with a skewer and it comes out clean. Allow to cool in the pan for 5 minutes and then remove totally and let cool fully on a rack. Now dive in!
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Keyword banana, banana bread
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