Starbucks Copycat Banana Bread

Once upon a time, maybe 10 years or more, while at Starbucks not only did I get my drink, but they also had a recipe for their banana bread. I have no idea what happened to that recipe, so when I saw this, I tucked it away for safe keeping.


2 cups flour

1 tsp baking soda

1/4 tsp salt

1/2 tsp cinnamon

1 egg

1 1/8 cups sugar

1/2 cup vegetable oil

2 tbsp buttermilk (or milk, sour cream, or Greek yogurt)

1 tsp vanilla extract

3 very ripened bananas, mashed

1 cup chopped walnuts, divided


Preheat oven to 325 degrees. Using either nonstick spray, parchment paper, and/ or both, prepare 8×5 loaf pan; set aside.

In a medium size bowl, whisk together the flour, baking soda, salt, & cinnamon until combined.

In another bowl whisk together oil, egg, sugar, & vanilla extract until combined.

Add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients & mix well. Mixture will be thick. Add in the mashed bananas & buttermilk & mix until thoroughly incorporated. Stir in half of the walnuts into batter.

Pour batter into prepared loaf pan. Sprinkle remaining walnuts evenly on top of batter. Place on center rack & back for 60-75 minutes or until inserted knife comes out clean.

Notes: I like walnuts studded throughout the bread, not only on top. If you prefer only on top, simply use a 1/2 cup. And, of course, if you’re not a fan of nuts, feel free to omit them altogether.

Adapted slightly from:

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