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Banana Bread

Servings 8


  • 8 tablespoons 1 stick unsalted butter
  • 1 cup Coconut sugar
  • A little bit of sugar to sprinkle on top
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 3 medium bananas very ripe
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup chopped nuts or chocolate chips


  • Arrange a rack in the bottom third of the oven and heat to 350°F. Line an 8x5-inch loafpan
  • with parchment paper, letting the excess hang over the long sides to form a sling. Spray the inside with cooking spray.
  • If using nuts, toast them in the oven for 10 minutes as the oven is pre-heating.
  • Melt the butter in the microwave or you can substitute coconut oil.
  • Combine the butter and sugar. Place the melted butter and sugar in a large bowl and whisk until combined. (You can also use a stand mixer)
  • Add the eggs. Mix until completely combined and the mixture is smooth.
  • Add the milk and vanilla, mix in.
  • Mash in the bananas. Peel the bananas and add them to the bowl. Using the end of the whisk or a dinner fork, mash them into the batter. Leave the bananas as chunky or as smooth as you prefer. If you prefer an entirely smooth banana bread, mash the bananas.
  • Fold in the nuts or chocolate, if using.
  • Scatter the nuts or chocolate over the batter and gently fold them in. separately until no more lumps remain, and then whisk them into the batter.
  • Pour the batter into the pan and bake for 50-60 minutes.