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One banana banana bread slices on a white plate.

One-banana Banana Bread

This quick and easy one-banana banana bread recipe can be made with just one banana and a few pantry staples. It bakes up moist and sweet with a decadent cinnamon sugar crust.
Course Breakfast, Dessert
Cuisine American
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 32 minutes
Cooling Time 15 minutes
Total Time 57 minutes
Servings 6 slices
Calories 183kcal
Author Tracy


  • ½ cup (100g) granulated sugar
  • ½ cup (60g) all-purpose flour
  • ¼ teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • ¼ teaspoon baking powder
  • teaspoon baking soda
  • teaspoon salt *
  • 1 medium overripe banana
  • 1 large egg
  • 3 tablespoons (42g) salted butter melted*

Cinnamon Sugar Crust



  • Preheat your oven to 350°F. Grease a mini loaf pan, line with parchment paper sling (optional), and set aside.
  • In a medium bowl, whisk together sugar, flour, nutmeg, baking powder, baking soda, and salt.
  • In a separate medium bowl, mash the banana and whisk in the egg until well-combined. Pour banana mixture into the dry ingredients and mix until just-combined.
  • Add melted butter, and mix until butter is incorporated into the batter. Don’t over mix, but there should not be pools of butter remaining around the edges of the batter.
  • Transfer the batter to your prepared loaf pan, leaving ¾ inch of space from the top of the pan (discard extra batter if there is too much).

Optional Cinnamon Sugar Crust

  • In a small bowl, stir together sugar and cinnamon and sprinkle evenly over the top of the batter.


  • Bake for 30 to 38 minutes, until a toothpick or knife inserted into the center of the loaf comes out clean.
  • Allow to cool in the pan for 15 to 20 minutes before removing and slicing.
  • Serve and enjoy.


*If using unsalted butter, use 1/4 teaspoon salt.
For muffins, bake at the same temperature for 17 to 22 minutes. This recipe will make 5 to 6 regular-size muffins. 
Store bread tightly wrapped at room temperature for up to 3 days. 


Calories: 183kcal