How to Make Banana Bread in a Bread Maker Machine

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 then 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 time: 10 min
Cook time: 2 hours 40 min
Ready in: 2 hours 50 min
Yields: 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.

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Comments 30 comments

Deb 8 weeks ago

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

Nichole 3 months ago

What kind of bread machine do you have?

Bhu 5 months ago

What no oil or butter?

ashley 6 months ago

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

kelly 18 months ago

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

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kikalina 2 years ago from Europe Author

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

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kikalina 2 years ago from Europe Author

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

Sabrina Guerrero 2 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!

Melody 2 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 4 years ago from Europe Author

Thats Great and thanks for the share :)

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How to - Answers 4 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 4 years ago from Europe Author

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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alocsin 4 years ago from Orange County, CA

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

stessily 4 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 4 years ago from India

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

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kikalina 4 years ago from Europe Author

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.Tesol 4 years ago from Somewhere in 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.

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kikalina 4 years ago from Europe Author

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

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Movie Master 4 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 4 years ago from Europe Author

Thank You ChilliWilly.

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ChilliWilly 4 years ago from Kaunas, Lithuania

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

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kikalina 4 years ago from Europe Author

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

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JANINAMARIE 4 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 4 years ago from Bay Area, California

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

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kikalina 4 years ago from Europe Author

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

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Cogerson 4 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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wordscribe43 4 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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rebeccamealey 4 years ago from Northeastern Georgia, USA

I never thought of putting chocolate on banana bread. Gotta

try it!

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kikalina 4 years ago from Europe Author

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

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Suranee1969 4 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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