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Wednesday, November 16, 2011

DIY // The Best Starbucks Banana Bread Copycat Recipe Ever

It's a food post!  I know I'm swaying a bit away from "homegoods", but this is home related right?  Plus, I just had to share this recipe.

With an abundance of overripe bananas, I set out to find a banana bread recipe using bread flour (what I had on-hand).  And in my search, I found the best banana bread recipe EVER!  It's dense, yet moist, with a slight crunch to the crust.  I. Can't. Stop. Eating. It.

The original recipe came from Copykat Recipes and I made just a few adjustments (butter instead of margarine & added vanilla. I also left out the walnuts.)

Copycat:  Starbucks Banana Walnut Bread

1 3/4 cup flour (bread flour is best)
2 tsp. baking powder
1/2 tsp. baking soda
1/2 tsp. salt
2/3 cup Sugar
1/3 cup butter
1 tsp. vanilla extract
1 cup mashed ripe banana (about 3 bananas)
2 tbsp. milk
2 eggs
1 cup chopped walnuts (divided into 2 (1/2 cup) portions

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.  In a medium size bowl, combine all dry ingredients (flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt), stir together to combine.  In another medium size bowl, combine butter and sugar, with a mixer cream together until light and fluffy.  Add in vanilla, mashed bananas, eggs, and milk.  Mix well.  Add 1/2 of the dry ingredients into the wet ingredients, mix until the flour is just mixed in then add the remaining flour and 1/2 cup walnuts, blend together until everything is mixed together.  Do not overstir.

Pour batter into a greased 8x4 inch loaf pan.  Top the batter with the remaining chopped walnuts.  Bake at 350 degrees for 55 to 60 minutes or until a toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean.  Cool for 10 minutes on a wire rack and Enjoy!

Seriously, I've eaten two-thirds of this already.  It is THAT good!

So, what's your go-to recipe?



  1. Can't wait until I have my own kitchen!

  2. I coulda used this a few days ago! I had some over ripe bananas....I'll have to save the recipe for next time!

  3. Hi!

    I found your recipe 3 days ago and have already made 2 loaves! You are not kidding...it IS that good! The only change I made was that I upped the vanilla to 1 full teaspoon (love, love love vanilla) and I only had wheat flour.

    Thanks for sharing!!!!!!

    1. Hi Chris. I'm glad you found the recipe! I also do one full teaspoon. Thanks for reminding me to update the recipe. I'm also glad to hear that it was still delicious using wheat flour.


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