Grandma's Banana Bread Recipe by Val of Lovely, Lucky, Life

Written by Val from Lovely Lucky Life. Val is a brand partner of Bosch Home Appliances. The Bosch appliances received by Val are part of the brand partnerships

Hi, my name is Val and I’m the woman behind Lovely Lucky Life . I am also a proud owner of a full Bosch kitchen—complete with the 100 Series 24” Bar Handle Dishwasher , 800 Series 30” Dual Fuel Slide-in Range , 800 Series 24” Drawer Microwave and the 800 Series 36” Freestanding French Door Refrigerator . One of my favorite things to do is to bake delicious treats for my friends and family. As they say, nothing says “lovin’” like something from the oven. I’m so excited to share with you my Grandma’s special banana bread recipe for you to all savor with the special people in your life.

This recipe for the best banana bread ever is SO special to me and my family as it belongs to my 91-year-old Grandma. I have the fondest memories of eating it as a child, warmed in the microwave with butter melted on top – healthy, I know ;). And I love making it for my family now that I have kids. So I wanted to share it here, not only because it’s absolutely delicious, but because brings back so many memories.

It’s also a really easy recipe; baking is NOT my strong suit and even I can manage this recipe; it requires zero mixers or fancy equipment. I even made this banana bread with my almost-2-year-old right next to me – #teamwork.

I’m partnering with Bosch on this post; they provided us with our kitchen appliances and almost 6 months in, we are still loving them. You’ll see them throughout this post, especially the 800 Series Oven – bakes so evenly and preheats quickly – and the Bosch 100 Series – I didn’t even have to rinse before I loaded.

Keep scrolling for my Grandma’s easy banana bread recipe – a family favorite!

This banana bread recipe is moist, delish and easy to make – no mixer required! You can include nuts or leave them out. Take a look at how we made it and scroll to the bottom for the recipe.

You have to gear up if you're going to be baking

Pro tip: store peeled ripened bananas flat in a bag in the freezer so you’re always ready for banana bread!

First step is to mix all the dry ingredients together (recipe below)

then it’s time for wet ingredients – grab 3 eggs. love the Bosch 800 series refrigerator + the built-in egg storage

and mix egg, vanilla and oil together

and combine wet with dry ingredients.

then add banana, nuts, pineapple.

and pour the mixture evenly between 2 loaf pans

and bake @ 350F for an hour – start checking around 50 minutes

In the meantime, pop the dishes in the dishwasher – I love the 3rd rack of the Bosch 100 Series for stuff like kids’ plates and spatulas, spoons, and whisks

and have your assistant start the dishwasher

an hour later – you’ve got the best banana bread around! enjoy for yourself or wrap it up and deliver it to someone special


3 cups flour
2 cups sugar
1 tsp salt
1 tsp baking soda
1 tsp cinnamon
3 eggs
1 1/4 cups canola oil
2 tsp vanilla extract
1 can (8 oz) crushed pineapple, drained
2 cups mashed ripe bananas
1/2 cup chopped walnuts (optional)

Easy Banana Bread Instructions

1. Mix all dry ingredients together (except nuts)

2. Mix eggs, oil, vanilla together

3. Mix egg mixture into dry ingredients

4. Add pineapple, mashed bananas, and nuts

5. Bake @ 350F for 1 hour

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