This copycat Starbucks banana bread is so easy to replicate at home. It goes great with a hot cup of coffee or tea!
Are you a Starbucks banana bread fan? I know I am. I’m a huge banana bread fan in general. I feel like their banana bread is extra special and it always goes so great with their hot coffees. This copycat Starbucks banana bread recipe is really close and super easy to make.
I love making copycat recipes at home. Some of my family’s other favorite copycat recipes are this copycat Bob Evans banana bread, these copycat Subway chocolate chip cookies, and these copycat Starbucks rice crispy treats!
💚 Why you’ll love this recipe
Save time and money by making one of your Starbucks favorites at home! This copycat Starbucks banana bread is so easy to make and is a great way to use up your ripe bananas.
🍌 Ingredients needed
To make this banana bread you’ll need:
- Bananas: You’ll want to use bananas that are at least a little spotty to turning black. As you can see above, mine were pretty ripe.
- All purpose flour: The base of this banana bread.
- Baking soda and baking powder: To make the banana bread rise.
- Cinnamon and nutmeg: To give the banana bread a little spice.
- Salt: You’ll need just ½ a teaspoon of salt.
- Vanilla extract: Pure vanilla extract is best for baking.
- White sugar and brown sugar: To sweeten the banana bread.
- Vegetable oil: You can also use safflower oil.
- Egg: You’ll need just one large egg.
- Milk: I used regular milk but you can also use almond milk in this recipe.
Add in chocolate chips, coconut flakes, walnuts or pecans.
🥣 How to make this recipe (step by step guide)
Begin by preheating your oven to 350 degrees and greasing a loaf pan.
In a large mixing bowl add flour, sugar, brown sugar, baking soda, baking powder, cinnamon, nutmeg, and salt. Stir well (image 1).
Add in the egg, vegetable oil, vanilla extract, milk, and bananas. Mix with a hand mixer until smooth (image 2).
Pour into the greased loaf pan (image 3). Add in walnut or pecan pieces, if desired.
Bake for 55 to 50 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean from the top.
- Use very ripe bananas. The darker your bananas, the sweeter your banana bread will turn out.
- You can add chopped pecans/walnuts on top, if desired.
- Mix well, but do not over mix. If you over mix, your banana bread will become too dense.
❄️ Can I freeze this banana bread?
If you want, you can also freeze this recipe. To freeze just wrap well in a double layer of plastic cling wrap or aluminum foil. You can freeze this banana bread for up to three months.
To defrost, let it sit at room temperature until it thaws.
🥡 How to store leftovers
Store any leftovers at room temperature either wrapped in plastic storage wrap or in an airtight tupperware container.
💬 Recipe FAQ
Yes, it has a little cinnamon for some spice.
Yes, you can put too much banana in banana bread. Putting too many bananas in will cause mushy spots.
Yes, if you over mix banana bread it will turn out very dense.
Other Starbucks lists and recipes:
Copycat Starbucks Banana Bread
- Loaf pan (9 x 5 inch)
- 3 ripe or extra ripe bananas mashed with a fork (about 1 ½ cups of mashed bananas)
- 2 cups all purpose flour
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 1 teaspoon cinnamon
- ¼ teaspoon nutmeg
- ½ teaspoon salt
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- ¼ cup brown sugar
- 1 ¼ cup white sugar
- ½ cup vegetable oil
- 1 egg beaten
- 2 tablespoon milk
- ½ cup chopped walnuts and pecans if desired
- Begin by preheating your oven to 350 degrees and greasing a loaf pan.
- In a large mixing bowl add flour, sugar, brown sugar, baking soda, baking powder, cinnamon, nutmeg, and salt. Stir well.
- Add in the egg, vegetable oil, vanilla extract, milk, and bananas. Mix with a hand mixer until smooth.
- Pour into the greased loaf pan. Add walnuts and pecans, if desired.
- Bake for 55 to 50 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean from the top.