M & M Easy Banana Bread Recipe

This easy banana bread recipe is perfect for any occasion and looks so fun with colorful M & M’s on top.

Easy Banana Bread Recipe

The whole family is going to love this easy banana bread recipe. It’s colorful, sweet and so easy to whip up when you’ve got some bananas ready for banana bread.

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banana bread ingredients in mixing bowl

What You’ll Need

  • salted butter softened– For my baking and cooking recipes, I generally use salted butter, but unsalted is fine too.
  • granulated sugar– This fine sugar adds to the sweetness of the bread.
  • brown sugar packed, light or brown is fine- You’ll have the option of light or dark brown sugar when shopping for brown sugar. Either works for the recipe, but I use light.
  • ripe bananas mashed– When your bananas are black spotted, they are perfect for using for banana bread.
  • large eggs– I use large eggs for all of my cooking and baking for consistency.
  • pure vanilla extract– For best tasting results use pure vanilla.
  • all-purpose flour– All-purpose flour is the main dry ingredient for the banana bread.
  • baking soda– The baking soda helps the banana bread rise.
  • kosher salt- Kosher salt is a course salt. I prefer using it for all of my cooking and baking.
  • mini M & M’s– Find the mini M&M’s in the baking section of the grocery store or the candy isle.
banana bread ingredients in mixing bowl

How To Make Easy Banana Bread

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. and spray 9 1/2 x 5 1/2 inch bread pan lightly with cooking spray.
  2. Cream butter and sugars until well combined. Stir in bananas, eggs and vanilla mixing to combine. Add in flour, baking soda, salt, and M & M’s. Stir until combined and transfer to bread pan.
  3. Bake for 55-60 minutes or until baked through. Let cool completely then cut into slices.
banana bread batter in mixing bowl

Gently stir banana bread ingredients together until batter is formed.

banana bread batter in loaf pan

Transfer banana bread batter to prepared loaf pan and top with additional mini M & M’s.

baked M & M Banana Bread in loaf pan

Bake for 55-65 minutes, or until baked through and toothpick comes clean when poked in center. Let cool completely before cutting into slices.

M&M sliced banana bread on napkin

How To Serve

Serve banana bread room temperature for just about any occasion you’d like. I love making banana bread for brunch, weekends and Holidays.

How To Store Leftovers

Store any leftover banana bread slices in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days.

M&M sliced banana bread on napkin

M & M Easy Banana Bread Recipe

This colorful sweet Easy Banana Bread Recipe is perfect for any occasion when you have bananas ready for baking!
Course: Breakfast, brunch, Dessert
Cuisine: American
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 1 hr
Total Time 1 hr 10 mins
Servings: 12
Calories: 277kcal
Author: Jenny
Cost: $15
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Equipment

  • Oven
  • loaf pan
  • mixing bowl
  • mixing spoon
  • measuring cups
  • measuring spoons

Ingredients

  • 1 stick salted butter softened
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar packed light or brown is fine
  • 4 med-large ripe bananas mashed
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 cup mini M&M’s

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. and spray 9 1/2 x 5 1/2 inch bread pan lightly with cooking spray.
  • Cream butter and sugars until well combined. Stir in bananas, eggs and vanilla mixing to combine. Stir in flour, baking soda, salt, and M & M’s. Stir until combined and transfer to bread pan.

Bake for 55-60 minutes or until baked through. Let cool completely then cut into slices.

Nutrition

Calories: 277kcal | Carbohydrates: 54g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 5g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 30mg | Sodium: 214mg | Potassium: 186mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 33g | Vitamin A: 106IU | Vitamin C: 4mg | Calcium: 37mg | Iron: 1mg
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