Banana Bread

Who doesn’t like Banana Bread? This Banana Bread is just what you would want it to be, with the perfect amount of crust on the outside, balanced with a moist middle. This recipe has been a staple in our house for a number of years and I wouldn’t change a thing!

Banana Bread

Keyword: Baked Good
Author: The Mill Town Kitchen


  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 heaping tsp cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp ground nutmeg
  • 1/2 tsp ground cloves
  • 1/2 tsp ground ginger
  • 2 large bananas (mashed with a fork)
  • 1 cup milk (or you could use coconut milk)
  • 1/2 cup canola oil
  • 1 Tbsp white vinegar
  • 1 Tbsp vanilla extract


  • Preheat your oven to 350. Grease your bread pan with cooking spray
  • Using a large bowl, add your flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, salt and spices – whisk to combine
    Using a separate and smaller bowl, add your milk, oil, vanilla, vinegar and mashed bananas
  • Create a well in the center of your dry ingredients and pour your wet ingredients into the dry. Gently fold until the batter is fully combined
  • Pour batter into your bread pan and tap it a few times on the counter to remove any air bubbles. Bake for 50-55 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean. I like to rotate my bread pan half way through the cooking time to make sure it bakes evenly
  • Once the bread is finished, cool it in the bread pan until it's just cool enough to handle. Turn the bread out onto a cooling rack and wait to slice it up until it's at room temp


I also use this recipe to make freezer muffins for my daughter. I just add one cup of quick cooking oats to the milk mixture and let them soak for at least 5 minutes, or while I get the other ingredients ready. Spoon the combined batter into a lined or greased muffin tin and bake at 350 for 22-25 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean.
Once muffins are cooled, place them in a large freezer bag and store them in the freezer. They thaw out in no time and my kiddo can have an Oatmeal Banana Muffin whenever she wants!