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Easy & Delicious Picnic Banana Bread Recipe

When it comes to picnics, there's nothing quite like the comforting aroma of freshly baked banana bread wafting through the crisp autumn air or the warm spring breeze. Packed with ripe bananas, warm spices, and a hint of sweetness, banana bread is the perfect treat to enjoy on a leisurely outdoor adventure. Plus, it's easy to make and even easier to pack for your next picnic. So grab your ingredients and let's bake up a batch of this irresistible picnic banana bread that's sure to delight your taste buds.


  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter, melted
  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 large eggs, room temperature
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 3 ripe bananas, mashed (about 1 1/2 cups)
  • Optional: 1/2 cup chopped nuts or chocolate chips for added texture and flavour


  1. Preheat your oven to 350°F (175°C). Grease a 9x5-inch loaf pan or line it with parchment paper for easy removal.
  2. In a large mixing bowl, whisk together the flour, baking soda, baking powder, salt, cinnamon, and nutmeg until well combined. Set aside.
  3. In another mixing bowl, cream together the melted butter and granulated sugar until light and fluffy. Add the eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Stir in the vanilla extract.
  4. Gradually add the mashed bananas to the wet ingredients, mixing until incorporated.
  5. Gradually add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients, mixing until just combined. Be careful not to overmix. If desired, fold in the chopped nuts or chocolate chips until evenly distributed throughout the batter.
  6. Pour the batter into the prepared loaf pan, spreading it out evenly with a spatula. (Optional: add banana slices & walnuts on top before placing in oven)
  7. Bake in the preheated oven for 50-60 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean or with a few moist crumbs.
  8. Remove the banana bread from the oven and allow it to cool in the pan for 10 minutes before transferring it to a wire rack to cool completely.
  9. Once cooled, slice the banana bread into thick slices and pack them into an airtight container or wrap them individually in parchment paper for easy serving at your picnic.

There you have it! A simple and delicious picnic banana bread recipe that's perfect for enjoying on your outdoor adventures. Whether you're picnicking in the park, hiking in the mountains, or simply enjoying a day at the beach, this banana bread is sure to be a hit with family and friends. So bake up a batch, pack your picnic basket, and savor the sweet moments of outdoor dining with this irresistible treat. Happy picnicking!