Do you find yourself wondering what to do with all of the ripe bananas sitting on your counter? Well, look no further than Tyler Florence’s Banana Bread recipe. This classic comfort food perfectly combines sweet and savory flavors, making it the perfect way to use up those overripe bananas and enjoy a scrumptious slice of banana bread.

Banana Bread Recipe by Tyler Florence


– 2 ½ cups all-purpose flour
– 1 teaspoon baking soda
– ½ teaspoon kosher salt
– ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon
– 5 tablespoons butter, softened
– 1 ½ cups sugar
– 2 large eggs, lightly beaten
– 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
– 1 cup mashed ripe bananas
– ½ cup buttermilk
– 6 tablespoons chopped walnuts


1. Preheat your oven to 350°F. Grease a 9×5-inch loaf pan with butter or cooking spray and set aside.

2. In a medium bowl, whisk together the flour, baking soda, salt, and cinnamon.

3. In a separate bowl, cream together the butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Add in the eggs one at a time, then stir in the vanilla and mashed banana.

4. Pour in the dry ingredients and stir until just combined. Gently fold in the buttermilk and walnuts.

5. Pour the batter into the prepared pan. Bake for 45-50 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Allow the banana bread to cool in the pan for 10 minutes before turning it out onto a wire rack to cool completely.

Slather your homemade banana bread with butter or top with a smear of cream cheese for a delicious afternoon snack. Utilizing Tyler Florence’s banana bread recipe makes it easy to change up traditional banana bread; add in chocolate chips, gooey pecans, or shredded coconut for a delectable twist. Enjoy a slice of this scrumptious banana bread for breakfast, dessert, or anytime in between!