Starbucks Banana Nut Bread…. say no more! One of my favorite fast food places to go for breakfast would have to be Starbucks. I can’t turn down a white chocolate mocha with peppermint, a turkey pesto melt, or their banana nut bread. Although banana nut bread is very “cake-like” I give it a pass because it is clearly a bread :).


If I could have it my way, I would buy this bread every morning or buy it by the loaf if they actually sold it that way BUT since they don’t, I came up with my own version based on the ingredients listed on their website.

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I usually use butter and walnuts but couldn’t wait to try it with oil and a combination of walnuts and pecans. Because I am the worst pecan addict EVER, of course, I was all out. Although I was out and the bread pictured is missing what could be the best part of the bread itself, I could not leave it out of the recipe or it wouldn’t be a true copycat. So lets play make believe that we see pecans on the images and all will be good.


This bread is super easy to make and is so good. For a fraction of the cost but a lot more to show for it, this copycat is a great option to satisfy your Starbucks cravings. 


Banana Nut Bread (Starbucks Copycat)
Serves 12
A delicious take on Starbucks' popular banana nut bread.
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Prep Time
8 min
Cook Time
1 hr
Total Time
1 hr 8 min
Prep Time
8 min
Cook Time
1 hr
Total Time
1 hr 8 min
  1. 1 1/2 cups mashed bananas (~3 bananas)
  2. 1 tsp vanilla extract
  3. 1 3/4 cup flour
  4. 1 tsp baking soda
  5. 2 tsp cinnamon
  6. 1/2 tsp salt
  7. 1/3 cup canola oil
  8. 1 cup sugar
  9. 1 egg
  10. 1/2 cup chopped walnuts
  11. 1/2 cup chopped pecans
  1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees and grease a loaf pan. Set aside.
  2. In a small bowl, mash together bananas with the vanilla extract. Set aside.
  3. In a medium bowl, sift together the dry ingredients (flour, baking soda, cinnamon, & salt). Set aside
  4. In a large mixing bowl, whisk together the oil, sugar, and egg. Slowly mix in the dry ingredients until well incorporated making sure to scrape down the sides. Mix in banana mixture and stir in the walnuts and half of the pecans.
  5. Pour batter into loaf pan and top with remaining pecans.
  6. Bake for 50-60 mins until inserted toothpick comes out clean. Once done baking, remove from oven and allow to cool in loaf pan.
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