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Super Moist Banana Bread

Light and delicious. This banana bread goes so well with a cup of coffee.

Course Bread, Breakfast
Cuisine American
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 10 minutes
Servings 12 slices
Calories 213 kcal
Author Lizet Bowen


  • 1-1/2 cups mashed bananas (450g)
  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil (120g)
  • 1 cup sugar (200g)
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 2-1/2 cups self-rising flour or plain flour + 2 1/2 teaspoons baking powder (320g)
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cloves (optional)
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg (optional)


  1. In abig bowl, mix well mashed bananas, sugar, oil, eggs and vanilla.

  2. Add flour, baking powder if you are using it, cinnamon, ground cloves and ground nutmeg. Mix well.

  3. Spread the batter into a greased 9 x 5-inch / 23 x 12.5-cm loaf pan, or use any kind of pan where all your batter can fit.
  4. Bake at 350°F / 175°C for 50 minutes to an hour, or until the top feels firm.

  5. Cool loaf for 10 minutes in pan and then invert onto wire rack.

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Recipe Notes

Variations: you can add different ingredients to vary the flavor a little bit.

  • 1 tablespoon lemon peel 
  • 2 to 4 tablespoons shredded coconut 
  • 1/4 cup to 1/2 cup chopped nuts