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How to Make Banana Bread in a Bread Maker Machine


I'm a thirty-something mum of two who loves to spend time with my kids reading, doing crafts, cooking, etc.

This banana bread recipe is truly delicious.

This banana bread recipe is truly delicious.

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.


  • 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 timeCook timeReady inYields

10 min

2 hours 40 min

2 hours 50 min

One loaf


  • 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!


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.

Questions & Answers

Question: When making the banana bread do you add yeast?

Answer: No.


Elisa on July 13, 2020:

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

GW on June 13, 2020:

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.

Nc on May 13, 2020:

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.

Linda on January 29, 2019:

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

diannawp@windstream.net on January 26, 2019:

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

Gail Swearngin on July 24, 2018:

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.

Dianne on July 03, 2018:

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

Tracy on December 08, 2017:

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.

Amy on November 15, 2017:

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

Kaeley on October 26, 2017:

What setting does it go on?!?

Dora Pupuhi on March 28, 2017:

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.

dora on March 28, 2017:

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.

Mandy on February 04, 2017:

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

sue wadkins on February 02, 2017:

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

Shandy on January 17, 2017:

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

Cecer on December 02, 2016:

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

Coffeelady on November 12, 2016:

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

Deb on August 25, 2016:

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

Nichole on July 02, 2016:

What kind of bread machine do you have?

Bhu on April 26, 2016:

What no oil or butter?

ashley on April 03, 2016:

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

kelly on April 23, 2015:

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

kikalina (author) from Europe on September 06, 2014:

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

kikalina (author) from Europe on September 02, 2014:

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

Sabrina Guerrero on September 02, 2014:

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!

Melody on July 27, 2014:

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.

kikalina (author) from Europe on July 02, 2012:

Thats Great and thanks for the share :)

L M Reid from Ireland on July 02, 2012:

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 (author) from Europe on March 03, 2012:

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.

Aurelio Locsin from Orange County, CA on February 26, 2012:

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

stessily on February 21, 2012:

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.

dinkan53 from India on February 08, 2012:

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

kikalina (author) from Europe on January 29, 2012:

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

Brett C from Asia on January 22, 2012:

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 (author) from Europe on January 08, 2012:

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

Movie Master from United Kingdom on January 08, 2012:

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!

kikalina (author) from Europe on January 08, 2012:

Thank You ChilliWilly.

ChilliWilly from Kaunas, Lithuania on January 08, 2012:

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

kikalina (author) from Europe on January 07, 2012:

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

JANINAMARIE from New York on January 06, 2012:

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

KDee411 from Bay Area, California on January 04, 2012:

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

kikalina (author) from Europe on January 04, 2012:

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

UltimateMovieRankings from Virginia on January 04, 2012:

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

Elsie Nelson from Pacific Northwest, USA on January 02, 2012:

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!

Rebecca Mealey from Northeastern Georgia, USA on December 25, 2011:

I never thought of putting chocolate on banana bread. Gotta

try it!

kikalina (author) from Europe on December 25, 2011:

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

Suranee Perera from Kandy, Sri Lanka on December 25, 2011:

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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