Jo’s Banana Nut Bread: Lower Added Sugar, More Banana

Whether it’s for the kids, or a treat for YOU, banana nut bread is a comforting and delicious snack with a cup of coffee, tea, or milk.

This recipe is heavy on banana and lighter on sugar. That’s a good thing.  Plus, it stores well and tastes just as good (or, better) the next day.  One less thing to plan!

Jo's Banana Nut Bread

A perfect snack!
Prep Time20 minutes
Cook Time45 minutes
Total Time1 hour 5 minutes
Course: Snack
Cuisine: American
Keyword: banana nut bread
Servings: 10
Calories: 224kcal
Author: A. JoAnn


  • 3 bananas, ripe
  • ¾ c. soft butter
  • ½ c. sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 c. flour
  • 1 tsp. baking powder
  • ½ tsp. baking soda
  • ½ tsp. salt
  • 1 tsp. vanilla
  • ¾ c. coarsely chopped walnuts or pecans


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees.  Spray loaf pan with cooking spray.
  • Mash bananas into mixing bowl. Beat in softened butter.
  • Add in sugar, then eggs. Beat well.
  • Sift together dry ingredients, then beat into batter.
  • Stir nuts into batter, then pour batter into loaf pan.
  • Bake for 45-50 minutes.
  • Cool about 15 minutes, then remove from loaf pan and cool thoroughly before slicing.



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Author: A. JoAnn

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  1. That’s a wonderful looking banana bread loaf! Love banana bread and appreciate the lower sugar version.

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