This home-made Starbuck's Banana Bread Copycat Recipe is one of those classic quick breads we just can't do without! Enjoy this easy copycat banana bread loaded with ripe bananas and walnuts to start out your day or as a snack any time of the day!
Warm banana bread is so good with a slathering of butter! YUM! Who can resist?
The texture and flavor of the bread is amazing and don't be surprised when you come back for 2nds, or 3rds. Who's counting? Not I!!
This recipe is pretty straight-forward. Nothing really fancy or weird, even though it has the Starbuck's copycat label attached to it. You would think there should be more to it!
Plus, no mixer involved. Can you dig that?
Some Tips for your Banana Bread!
Can also be baked in an 8x4 loaf pan, but bake longer, 70 - 95 minutes.
Add 1-2 teaspoons of cinnamon to the batter for more spiced flavor!
Chocolate chips are always acceptable, for the banana and chocolate lovers!
Leave out the walnuts or replace with pecans, or no nuts at all!
For the oil, use oils like avocado, canola or vegetable oil for best results.
Sugar-free & Calorie Option: Replace granulated sugar with your favorite Erythritol or Lakanto's Monkfruit Baking Sugar.
Lower calorie: Use applesauce to replace the oil.
Use ½ all purpose flour & ½ whole white wheat flour instead of all-purpose flour.
Storing & Freezing Options!
For Storing: Place in an airtight container on the counter for 2-3 days or in the refrigerator for 5-6 days.
For Freezing: Tightly wrap the loaf in plastic wrap. Then wrap them in aluminum foil or in a large ziplock freezer bag. Freeze for up to 3-4 months. Thaw in the refrigerator or room temperature.
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It's so delicious and yummy to snack on ALL freaking DAY LONG! All by yourself...or you can share? Perfect for picnics, fruit plates, entertaining, tea time, bake sales...you name it! It's the best snacking, next to chocolate chip cookies. Chocolate chip cookies are pretty much unbeatable for smiles too.
Starbuck's Banana Bread - Sugar-Free Option
- 2 cups flour use 1 cup all purpose + ½ cup whole white wheat flour for healthier option.
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- ¼ teaspoon salt
- 1 egg
- 1⅛ cup sugar or sugar-free option like Lakanto's monkfruit baking sugar
- ½ cup canola oil or vegetable oil or for sugar-free option, you can use unsweetened applesauce
- 2 tablespoons milk of choice or buttermilk
- ½ teaspoon vanilla extract
- 3 bananas mashed very well
- ½ cup chopped walnuts optional
- Preheat oven to 325. Grease a 9x5x3 loaf pan and dust with flour or line with parchment paper and spray with non-stick cooking spray.
- Whisk together the flour, baking soda, and salt; set aside.
- Mix the egg, sugar, and oil/applesauce until combined.
- Add the flour mixture to the egg mixture and mix together. Mixture will be thick. Add the milk, vanilla, and mashed bananas and mix well, without overmixing your batter too much.
- Fold ½ cup of chopped walnuts and pour batter into prepared loaf pan.
- Top the batter with remaining ⅓ cup of walnuts.
- Bake for 45-60 minutes until a toothpick comes out clean.
- Can also be baked in an 8x4 but bake longer, 70 - 95 minutes.
- Add 1-2 teaspoons of cinnamon to the batter for more spiced flavor!
- Chocolate chips always acceptable.
- Store in an airtight container on the counter for 2-3 days or in the refrigerator for 5-6 days.
- For Freezing: Tightly wrap the loaf in plastic wrap. Then wrap them in aluminum foil or in a large ziplock freezer bag. Freeze for up to 3-4 months. Thaw in the refrigerator or room temperature.