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The Best Banana Nut Bread Recipe

Banana Nut Bread

If you're looking for a recipe with a moist, soft texture that can be used as breakfast or dessert, then this is the banana nut bread for you. Find out how to make banana nut bread and enjoy it warm from the oven!
Course Baked Goods
Cuisine American
Keyword bread
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour 15 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 25 minutes
Servings 12
Calories 251kcal
Author Maike






  • Preheat the oven to 350° Fahrenheit and grease a loaf pan.
  • Combine bananas, vegetable oil, buttermilk, vanilla extract, and sugar in a large bowl. Use a hand or stand mixer and beat on medium speed until well combined.
  • Spoon flour and baking soda into the batter. Continue to beat until the batter is smooth. Add the chopped pecans.
  • Pour the batter into a greased loaf pan.
  • Bake at 350º Fahrenheit for 1 hour and 15 minutes.
  • Insert a toothpick to check for doneness. If it comes out clean, take the bread out of the oven. Transfer on a cooling rack and allow to cool to room temperature.


I made this banana nut recipe with pecans, because I was out of walnuts.
Most of the time I use chopped walnuts for this recipe (for no other reason than my husband likes them better). But you can easily swap pecans for walnuts without compromising texture or taste. 
*You don't need to own stand mixer for this recipe. 


Calories: 251kcal | Carbohydrates: 29g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 14g | Saturated Fat: 8g | Cholesterol: 30mg | Sodium: 38mg | Potassium: 184mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 12g | Vitamin A: 93IU | Vitamin C: 2mg | Calcium: 54mg | Iron: 1mg