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Banana Bread

Collage of chocolate chip cookies, waffles, banana bread, and apple crisp, with NIST OWM logo and Recipe Gallery
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Learn how to prepare a delicious loaf of banana bread. Bake this tasty treat at home or at school!

Baking Banana Bread Using the Metric System
Baking Banana Bread Using the Metric System
Orange Background, Black Lettering Banana Bread


Dry Ingredients:

  • 260 g All-purpose Flour
  • 200 g Sugar
  • 6 g Baking Soda
  • 3 g Salt

Wet Ingredients:

  • 225 g Banana
  • 2 Large Eggs
  • 100 g Vegetable Oil
  • 55 g Whole Milk
  • 5 g Vanilla Extract


  • 100 g Chocolate Chips
  • 100 g Walnuts (Optional)


  • Whisk
  • (2) Mixing Bowls Kitchen
  • Scale
  • Loaf Pan
  • Fork
  • Spatula



Banana Bread Wooden Plate
Special Publication (SP) 1290 - NIST Metric Recipes (2023) PDF
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  • Preheat oven to 180 °C
  • Mash banana in a bowl
  • Combine banana and other wet ingredients together in the same bowl
  • Mix all dry ingredients together in a separate bowl
  • Use a whisk to combine dry mixture into wet mixture until smooth
  • Pour mixture into a greased/buttered loaf pan
  • Place the pan into preheated oven on the middle rack and bake for about 60 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean
  • Enjoy!



  • Gather all ingredients, tools and equipment before undertaking any recipe. 
  • Adults will closely supervise, observe and evaluate skills before permitting independent kitchen work. Prior to undertaking this recipe, collaborate to identify, discuss and avoid kitchen hazards, such as safely applying heat using an oven and adopting food hygiene best practices.
  • Results may vary.


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Created February 21, 2023, Updated September 28, 2023