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Banana Bread Without Baking Soda

Prep Time 15 mins
1 hr
Total Time 1 hr 15 mins
Course Bread
Cuisine American
Servings 1 loaf


  • ½ cup butter room temperature
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 3-4 bananas mashed
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 ½ cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • ½ teaspoon salt


  • Preheat the oven to 350º F.
  • Grease and flour a loaf pan, or line with parchment paper.
  • Cream together butter and sugar with the whisk or paddle attachment in your mixer. Add eggs, vanilla, and crushed bananas. Mix until well combined.
  • In a separate bowl, mix together the flour, cinnamon, and salt until evenly combined.
  • Add to your creamed mixture until just combined. This is easiest done by hand using a spatula.
  • Pour into the prepared loaf pan. Add the toppings, if desired.
  • Bake at 350 for 55 minutes to 1 hour. You can gently press the top of your loaf to test doneness or use a toothpick - when inserted in the middle of the loaf it should come out clean.
  • Cool in the pan for 5 minutes and then on a wire cooling rack for at least 10 minutes before slicing.