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This Starbucks Copycat Banana Bread is a delicious sweet bread loaded with walnuts and delicious bananas. It's pure comfort and tastes amazing warm with a bit of butter!
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Starbucks Banana Bread Recipe

This Starbucks Copycat Banana Bread recipe is a delicious sweet bread loaded with walnuts and delicious bananas. It's pure comfort and tastes amazing warm with a bit of butter!
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time1 hr
Total Time1 hr 10 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Servings: 10 slices
Calories: 340kcal

Ingredients

  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • ¼ teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 cup + 2 tablespoons granulated sugar
  • ½ cup vegetable oil
  • 2 tablespoons buttermilk
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 3 ripe medium-large bananas mashed
  • ½ cup + ⅓ cup chopped walnuts divided

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 325°F for a glass pan or 350°F for a nonstick pan. Grease a 9x5-inch loaf pan and dust with flour.
  • Whisk together the flour, baking soda, and salt and set aside.
  • In a separate bowl, whisk together the egg, sugar, and vegetable oil until combined. Add in the flour mixture and mix just until combined, then mix in the buttermilk, vanilla, and mashed bananas until combined.
  • Fold in ½ cup chopped walnuts and pour the batter into the prepared loaf pan.
  • Top the batter with the remaining ⅓ cup of chopped walnuts and bake for 45 to 60 minutes, until a toothpick inserted into the center of the loaf comes out clean.
  • Cool for 10 minutes on a wire rack and remove from pan. Slice and serve warm or room temperature with or without butter. Tastes best after sitting overnight.

Notes

  • Always use very ripe bananas for the best flavor, the skin should be almost black and the peel should pretty much fall off. 
  • Don't use frozen bananas for this recipe, when you freeze bananas they take on extra moisture which they retain even after being thawed and can mess with the outcome of the recipe.
  • The walnuts are optional, so if you have an allergy, simply leave them out and it won't impact the final product, but feel free to replace them with chocolate chips... YUM!
  • I prefer to use a mixing bowl and whip this recipe up by hand, but you can use a stand mixer or hand mixer if you prefer. 

Nutrition

Calories: 340kcal | Carbohydrates: 48g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 15g | Saturated Fat: 9g | Cholesterol: 16mg | Sodium: 178mg | Potassium: 189mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 24g | Vitamin A: 45IU | Vitamin C: 3.1mg | Calcium: 17mg | Iron: 1.5mg