When baking I try to always bake from scratch. This is mostly because I like my food to be the way I want it and not how someone else intended it to be. That and because there are usually ingredients in recipes that not everyone likes. Especially when it comes to my family.  I think the only time I don’t bake from scratch is if I’m baking a cake for the kid’s birthday. It’s just easier to take a box cake and make it.  But when making cookies and breads I’m always on the lookout for great made from scratch recipes.

Making Homemade Banana Bread with King Author Flour

Since being a part of a Blogger Recipe Challenge group I’ve been introduced to several new companies and products and today I get to share with you a company I had not heard of before, even though their products are at our local grocery store.  We were all given a free product coupon to purchase a King Arthur Flour product of our choice and to use during our monthly challenges. I was going to wait until December to use mine, only because it will be cookie month, but when I decided to make a Banana Bread this month I decided I would use my King Arthur All-Purpose flour in my recipe.

There is just something about making a loaf of homemade banana bread that eases the soul. This recipe is easy to follow and tastes delicious!

Homemade Banana Bread

I was baking with a new brand of flour and I was a bit concerned. Mostly on how well it would hold up to my usual brand.  But then you start to think well, flour is flour, right? Well, not really.  You do have the different kinds of flour, all-purpose flour, etc..  But the best kind of flour is fresh flour.  If you’ve had your flour in the cupboard for too long than you need to buy some new flour. It just makes for a better taste!

I did use a little of the King Arthur Flour when I made the Personal Apple Pies last week, it was more for holding the apples together but nonetheless that’s what I used and it did a great job. Those pies were delish!

There is just something about making a loaf of homemade banana bread that eases the soul. This recipe is easy to follow and tastes delicious!

Homemade Banana Bread

Shawn Ann
Banana bread made from scratch
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour
Resting Time 5 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 20 minutes
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 12 Slices
Calories 198 kcal


  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1/3 cup margarine or butter Softened
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 1/2 cups mashed ripe bananas 3-4 medium
  • 1/3 cup water
  • 1 2/3 cups all-purpose flour do not use self-rising flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking powder


  • Heat over to 350° and grease the bottom of a loaf pan.
  • Mix the sugar and margarine in a bowl.
    1/3 cup margarine or butter, 1 cup sugar
  • Add eggs and mix until well blended.
    2 eggs
  • Add bananas and water and beat for 30 seconds.
    1 1/2 cups mashed ripe bananas, 1/3 cup water
  • Stir in the remaining ingredients until moistened.
    1 2/3 cups all-purpose flour, 1 teaspoon baking soda, 1/2 teaspoon salt, 1/4 teaspoon baking powder
  • Pour into loaf pan and bake for 55-75 minutes (depends on pan size: 55-60 minutes for 9" and 50-75 minutes for 8").


Cool completely before slicing.
You can also add in chopped nuts if desired, about 1/2 cup.
Another great add is 1 cup of milk chocolate chips.
Keyword Banana, Banana Bread,, Bread