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Bread Machine Banana Bread Recipe

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Everyone thinks of baking yeast bread when using a bread machine. However, if you are only using your bread machine to make plain, white flour yeast bread, you are missing out on other tasty and nutritious foods that your bread machine can help you bake. Some people use their bread machines for making jellies, yogurt, or even meatloaf. 

Bread Machine Banana Bread Recipe

April Freeman
With new recipes, you can move beyond yeast bread and make other things with your bread machine, like our recipe for Bread Machine Banana Bread. 
Prep Time 5 mins
Baking Time 50 mins
Total Time 55 mins
Cuisine American
Servings 10 slices or a 2-pound loaf


  • Bread Machine
  • Microwave
  • Wire whisk
  • Fork
  • Small bowl
  • Aluminum foil


  • cup milk
  • ½ cup butter
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 3 medium-sized very ripe bananas
  • cup sour cream
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 cups flour
  • ½ tsp salt
  • 1⅓ tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp baking soda


  • In a small bowl, use a fork or a wire whisk to beat the eggs. Put these in the bottom of the bread machine loaf pan.
  • Using the same bowl, microwave the butter until it is melted.
  • Stir it to remove any lumps, and then add it to the bread machine pan. 
  • Add the milk, sour cream, and vanilla extract. 
  • Using the same bowl that you used before, use a fork or a potato masher to mash the ripe bananas until they are smooth. 
  • Add the mashed banana to the baking pan.
  • Now, measure the sugar, flour, salt, baking powder, and baking soda into the baking pan. Do not worry about stirring these ingredients together. The machine will do all the mixing and the baking. 
  • Set the bread machine up to bake a quick bread or a batter bread. Machines may have different settings, but these are both the same things. You also want it to be set up for a 2-pound loaf.
  • Start the machine and walk away. After an hour and a half or so, your bread will be done.
  • When the machine beeps, you can open it up and check it. If the bread is still sticky and gooey in the middle, leave it in the closed bread machine for another 15 minutes. 
  • Carefully remove the loaf of bread from the machine with a potholder. Turn it out onto a plate or a cutting board and allow it to cool for about 15 to 20 minutes. You can then slice it if you want to eat it warm.
  • Otherwise, allow it to cool completely before serving or wrap it in aluminum foil for storage. Keep it tightly wrapped in foil for up to 5 days at room temperature. Serve your bread for dessert, for snacks, or you can even eat it toasted for breakfast.
  • You can also pop it in the freezer for storage for up to a month. To thaw frozen bread, let it sit in the refrigerator overnight before you intend to eat it.


I don’t have time to bake.
Have you ever heard those words spoken? Or maybe you have said them yourself. In the world of hectic schedules, busy families seldom see home-baked goods in their kitchen. Many families rely on fast food or takeout for dinners and the idea of baking a batch of something tasty is laughable. 
The “too busy for baking” mindset simply reveals a brain that is overloaded with day-to-day responsibilities. The idea of taking the time to create something delicious from scratch is overwhelming. And yet, most people do wish that they had the time to bake homemade snacks and treats for their families.
However, if you invest in a few convenient kitchen gadgets, you can begin to shake this mindset. Things like slow cookers, air fryers, and bread machines can make feeding your family healthy, homemade meals and snacks are accessible. When you own a few of these nifty gadgets, as long as you plan ahead, preparing good food for the family is easy
The bread machine is one of those kitchen appliances that many people are given, but no one ever seems to find the time to figure out. You may have even bought one yourself, thinking that you would use it to bake bread that is free of preservatives and extra ingredients. Perhaps you have one sitting on a shelf in your basement gathering dust.
It may even be still in its original box. At first, when you unbox the machine it may seem intimidating. Some machines have a lot of settings, which can seem too complicated to figure out. 
However, it really isn’t that hard. Of course, many people think of yeast bread when they consider using a bread machine. But, most bread machines have other settings too.
For this recipe, you will be using the quick bread setting. Some machines call this the batter bread setting. After you add the ingredients, with the simple push of a button, your bread machine will mix them up and then bake the loaf.
You can even leave the house to do errands, and when you come home, you will walk in the door to the scrumptious smell of fresh-baked banana bread.  
Keyword Banana Bread, Bread Machine, Recipe, Snack

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