How to Make Banana Bread in a Bread Maker Machine

Updated on February 14, 2020
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This banana bread recipe is truly delicious.
This banana bread recipe is truly delicious. | Source

If you are looking for a healthy snack, why not try making banana bread in a bread maker? Warm banana bread tastes delicious on its own, or for a treat, you may slap on some butter or a chocolate spread.

Banana bread may be served at tea time or at breakfast, although there is no rule as to when you may eat it. This banana bread recipe turns out really well in a bread maker and it's a great way to to get rid of overripe bananas sitting in the bowl. In our family nobody touches bananas if the skin has any sign of black. I guess we all worry that they are spoiled. So, rather than wasting them, into the bread maker they go.

Ingredients:

  • 3 large bananas (the riper the better, and the less sugar you will need)
  • 8 tablespoons sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 cups plain flour (you may use part wholemeal, part white flour)
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 1 tsp. baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp. vanilla
  • 1/2 tsp. cinnamon (I sometimes increase this to 1 teaspoon, since we all love the taste of it)
  • handful of chopped walnuts (optional)

Cook Time

Prep time: 10 min
Cook time: 2 hours 40 min
Ready in: 2 hours 50 min
Yields: One loaf

Instructions:

  • On a large flat plate, mash the bananas with a fork and add the sugar. The sugar will blend in very well making the mixture smooth.
  • Place in greased bread maker.
  • Add the eggs, sieved flour, and other dry ingredients.
  • Set on medium. On my machine baking takes 2 hours and 40 minutes
  • Enjoy!

Freezing

Banana bread freezes very well, so if you do not go through the whole loaf, freeze some! I put the whole loaf in the freezer for about 20 minutes, then take it out and slice. This way, I can create cleaner slices. I freeze each portion separately. When I feel like eating some, I simply reheat in microwave for a few seconds.

3.2 stars from 468 ratings of Banana Bread Recipe

Questions & Answers

  • When making the banana bread do you add yeast?

    No.

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      Elisa 

      3 weeks ago

      Did exactly what was in the recipe. Did not turn out at all. The bottom was very dense and top middle not cooked.

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      GW 

      7 weeks ago

      I have The Breadmaker, by Mr Coffee and it doesn’t have, “quick, rapid, cake” settings. I think I can use this recipe as I have a “basic” setting that has 2:40min. I’ve been contemplating if I could ever use my machine for banana bread. I hope this works.

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      Nc 

      2 months ago

      Just to add some info I found interesting. When they call for using Quick Bread setting .. that is NOT Super Rapid cycle which is for breads with shorter rising times. However, you can use the Cake cycle which is used for NON - Yeast Breads. I am about to try a recipes that calls for all the same above ingredients except it has 1/3 melted butter and 1/2 cup milk, 1/2 cup nuts , 1/2 cup chocolate chips., only 2 Bananas. and 1/2 tsp salt. Hope it works.

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      Linda 

      18 months ago

      Diannawp - there are some good recipes if you google it. And probably replace 1 cup of plain flour for the rice flour.

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      diannawp@windstream.net 

      18 months ago

      How would you make this using almond flour and sugar free?

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      Gail Swearngin 

      2 years ago

      I added another egg and about 1/4 cup of olive oil and it came out awesome. I read some of the comments about it being dry. Tbh i thought reading the recipe they accidentally forgot to put oil on there. In all the other recipes i have done has about a 1/4 cup of either oil or softened butter. I added it anyways before venturing down to the comment sections when i put it in the machine.

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      Dianne 

      2 years ago

      I made this to recipe and it turned out fantastic, I have a Ronson bread maker, cheers

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      Tracy 

      2 years ago

      I was so confused by this recipe because it doesn't have any oil or liquid. I thought maybe it would sweat and gain moisture in the bread machine???? I'm so glad I read the reviews. I added oil. Fingers crossed that I didn't waste my ingredients. My sweet hubby is having to work all night and I promised that he would come home to banana bread.

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      Amy 

      2 years ago

      After reading reviews on bread being dry I tried adding oil. The bread came out ok but still pretty dry.

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      Kaeley 

      2 years ago

      What setting does it go on?!?

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      Dora Pupuhi 

      3 years ago

      I tried your recipe it did not come out well--next time I will put ingredients in a bowl than into bread maker --I will try this recipe again and will let you know how it turns out--this time it looked more like banana pudding the taste was okay.

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      dora 

      3 years ago

      I made the banana bread it did not turn out well--next time I will put all the ingredients in a bowl first than add to the greased bread maker. the recipe sound delicious so I am going to do it again will let you know how it turned out.

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      Mandy 

      3 years ago

      Dont waste your time with this recipe. Did not turn out at all :( Waste of time and Ingrediants.

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      sue wadkins 

      3 years ago

      I'm trying your recipe tonight hope it turns out right

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      Shandy 

      3 years ago

      I'm wondering if the baking powder is supposed to be baking soda instead? I'm trying it now - crossing my fingers!

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      Cecer 

      3 years ago

      Even with milk and oil added, the bread do not resemble anything to your photo posted, it's so dry and hard

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      Coffeelady 

      3 years ago

      I've been making banana bread since I was 10 yrs old (73 now). Has to be worst I have ever made.

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      Deb 

      3 years ago

      I just added all the ingredients and my bread maker is warming up! I will keep you posted on how it turns out :)

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      Nichole 

      4 years ago

      What kind of bread machine do you have?

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      Bhu 

      4 years ago

      What no oil or butter?

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      ashley 

      4 years ago

      What menu did you use? I have an Later 2lb expressbake breadmaker

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      kelly 

      5 years ago

      Its in the bread machine! I will let you know what we think soon..

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      kikalina 

      5 years ago from Europe

      Sabrina Guerrero.....Glad you managed to find the right setting to perfect your recipe!

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      kikalina 

      5 years ago from Europe

      What didn't work Melody? Texture, cooking time, taste?

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      Sabrina Guerrero 

      5 years ago

      Delicious but I had to put 4 hours on mine for my bread machine. The first time it wasn't cooked all the way through so I physically took out of bread machine and put in conventional to finish off. This last time just added time on bread machine. Very delicious!

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      Melody 

      6 years ago

      Yeah... Not sure what happened, but this recipe did not work for me at all. I followed the directions exactly. Maybe my bread machine is just too different from yours or something.

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      kikalina 

      8 years ago from Europe

      Thats Great and thanks for the share :)

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      L M Reid 

      8 years ago from Ireland

      This is a new recipe for me. I do like to eat bananas so I may try out this new bread

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      kikalina 

      8 years ago from Europe

      Hey stessily. It really is an easy recipe. Otherwise I would not be interested in it!

      Alocsin you can probably use a regular oven but I never tried this recipe there so I cannot be sure.

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      Aurelio Locsin 

      8 years ago from Orange County, CA

      I love banana bread but I don't have a breadmaker. Voting this Up and Useful anyway.

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      stessily 

      8 years ago

      kikalina, This recipe sounds delicious. An added plus is how easy it is! Definitely for me, I'll be measuring 1 teaspoon of cinnamon, or perhaps more.

      Thanks for sharing.

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      dinkan53 

      8 years ago from India

      First time hearing about banana bread and will surely going to try it. Thanks for the recipe.

    • kikalina profile imageAUTHOR

      kikalina 

      8 years ago from Europe

      Ty Brett. Good bread is hard to find and very easy to make so I guess you really should invest in a Bread Maker.

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      Brett C 

      8 years ago from Asia

      Sounds delicious and a bread maker is something I need to buy in Thailand, as good bread is hard to find.

      Thanks for SHARING.

    • kikalina profile imageAUTHOR

      kikalina 

      8 years ago from Europe

      I'm feeling guilty about distracting you from your work!

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      Movie Master 

      8 years ago from United Kingdom

      Hi kikalina, I was going to write an article this afternoon, I have just read this and it sounds so yummy, I am going to make some now!!

      Many thanks for sharing and voting up!

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      kikalina 

      8 years ago from Europe

      Thank You ChilliWilly.

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      ChilliWilly 

      8 years ago from Kaunas, Lithuania

      OH! This hub sound very yummy. I will try it! Thanks for sharing!

    • kikalina profile imageAUTHOR

      kikalina 

      8 years ago from Europe

      It is yummy. It tastes even better then it sounds ;)

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      JANINAMARIE 

      8 years ago from New York

      This recipe sounds so yummy, I am going to try it! In fact, it is making me hungry just thinking about it!

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      KDee411 

      8 years ago from Bay Area, California

      I just copied it, can't to give it a try. thanks Kay

    • kikalina profile imageAUTHOR

      kikalina 

      8 years ago from Europe

      I am sure you will love it and so will they.Just let me know when you try it!

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      UltimateMovieRankings 

      8 years ago from Virginia

      Sounds like a wonderful recipe, my kids love banana bread so we will have to check out the recipe thanks for posting it.

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      Elsie Nelson 

      8 years ago from Pacific Northwest, USA

      Yum.... I really want a bread maker. I keep shopping for them, but I can't swallow the price. My kids love banana bread, thanks for sharing the recipe. When I get my bread maker, I will be back!

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      Rebecca Mealey 

      8 years ago from Northeastern Georgia, USA

      I never thought of putting chocolate on banana bread. Gotta

      try it!

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      kikalina 

      8 years ago from Europe

      Yes this is a very easy recipe and I alays seem to have the ingredients at hand.

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      Suranee Perera 

      8 years ago from Kandy, Sri Lanka

      Thank you Kikalina for this wonderful recipe! I've been searching for a banana bread recipe which is easy to make and requires ingredients which are not hard to find. I finally found one thanks to you :)

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