Banana Bread without Baking Soda

Banana Bread without Baking Soda slice with butter.

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Banana bread without baking soda is the most delicious recipe you can make! It's ready in under an hour, needs only 6 main ingredients, and uses baking powder instead of baking soda for a fluffy, moist loaf.


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  • 1 1/2 cups mashed bananas (3 large bananas)
  • 1/2 cup melted coconut oil
  • 2/3 cup honey
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
  • 2 cups all purpose flour
  • 2 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon


  1. Preheat your oven to 350 degrees F and spray an 8.5x4.5 inch loaf pan with non-stick cooking spray
  2. In a large mixing bowl, mash bananas, then add in melted coconut oil, honey, eggs, and vanilla extract
  3. Stir the wet ingredients well with a wooden spoons, then add in the flour, baking powder, salt, and cinnamon
  4. Gently fold in the dry ingredients until just combined
  5. Pour the banana bread batter into your prepared loaf pan and spread it into an even layer
  6. Place pan into the preheated oven and bake for 43-48 minutes, or until a toothpick comes out clean
  7. Once cooked, let the banana bread cool in the pan for 10 minutes before flipping it out onto a wire rack to cool completely


  • Use really overripe bananas
  • Replace the honey with maple syrup or 1 cup sugar
  • Don't overmix the batter
  • Bake time will vary by oven, so just watch it once you hit the 40 minute mark
  • Once cooked, let it cool in the pan for 10 minutes then transfer to a wire rack to finish cooling
  • Store any leftovers in an airtight container or wrapped in aluminum foil for up to 5 days
  • You can also freeze leftovers and have fresh banana bread whenever