Just Like Starbucks Banana Bread!

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Just like Starbucks Banana Bread

Starbucks Banana Bread: My mom has been here for the past 5 months and she left to India this evening. 3 months back I got a banana bread loaf from a bakery and she loved it. She mentioned that a few days back and was enquiring if it was available nearby. My immediate thought was that how dare she asks for a store bought banana bread, when I’m a baking fanatic, especially when it comes to baking with bananas 😉

There were three bananas in the fruit basket not so ripe, so was letting it to get there. I was saving it to bake a banana bread. I already have the best vegan banana bread recipe here, a banana zucchini bread and few other banana recipes.

Yet I wanted another new banana bread recipe and that’s when I came across this copycat Starbucks banana bread.

Sliced Banana Bread

What I liked about this recipe was that it didn’t use softened butter or margarine but oil instead, which means I don’t have to put the butter out and wait for it to soften but just begin with baking at once. That banana bread recipe called for 3 ripe bananas but when I set out to bake the bread, day before yesterday I saw that only 2 bananas were left. But these were pretty big bananas, so was sure that it shouldn’t be an issue.

Starbucks banana bread recipe

Instead of the 1 egg used in the original recipe, I have used buttermilk as an egg substitute. This Starbucks banana bread could have been made vegan easily by substituting the buttermilk with non-dairy milk and vinegar but I used just buttermilk and also increased the quantity of walnuts.

You can never go wrong with more walnuts in a banana bread recipe. It gives the bread an amazing texture and bite. Chocolate chips would be a great option as well.

How to make Starbucks like Banana Bread Without Eggs?

Here are the step-by-step pictures to make the perfect banana bread:

Flour mix & Wet mix
1. Flour mix / wet mix
Pour wet mix into flour mix
2. Pour wet mix into flour-mix.
Mix well
3. Mix-well.
Mash bananas
4. Mash banana
Stir in mashed bananas
5. Stir in mashed banana.
Stir in walnuts
6. Stir in walnuts.
Line pan with parchment paper
7. Line pan with parchment paper.
Pour batter in the pan
8. Pour batter in the pan.
Top it with remaining walnuts
9. Top it with remaining walnuts.
Bake for 60-70 mins
10. Bake it for 60-70 mins.
Slice the banana bread
11. Slice the banana bread.
Ready to serve!
12. Ready to serve!

It’s no surprise that this eggless banana bread turned out so beautiful and tasty.


Just Like Starbucks Banana Bread Recipe

Prep TimeCook TimeMakes
20 Mins1 Hr 05 Mins1 loaf / 12 slices
Just Like Starbucks Banana Bread!
5.0 from 7 reviews
The next time you are in a hurry to bake a banana bread with eggs or not, this just like “starbucks” banana nut bread recipe is definitely worth the try.
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/3 cup buttermilk
  • 1 and 1/4 cups sugar
  • 1/2 cup avocado oil
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 2-3 bananas mashed very well (1 to 1.5 cups)
  • 1 cup chopped walnuts (optional)
  1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees. Line a 8×4 inch baking pan with parchment paper and lightly grease it with non-stick cooking spray.
  2. Add flour, baking soda and salt to a big bowl and set aside.
  3. In a medium size bowl stir together the buttermilk, sugar, oil and vanilla.
  4. Add the wet ingredients to the dry and stir well. The mixture will be thick and dry.
  5. Add the mashed bananas and stir until incorporated. Once you add the banana you will notice that the batter will become moistened and doesn’t look very dry.
  6. Mix in 3/4 cups of walnuts and pour into a loaf pan. Top it with the remaining 1/4 cup of walnuts and put it in the oven.
  7. Bake for 60-70 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the middle of the bread comes out clean.
  8. Remove the pan from the oven and place it on a wire rack to cool completely. After about an hour or so remove the bread from the pan and leave it on the wire rack overnight, loosely covered. Slice the bread the next day. This ensures that the flavors settle in the bread and also enables easy and clean slicing. You should give at least 6-7 hours before slicing quick breads.
My Notes:
  1. Usually I suggest using half whole wheat flour and half all-purpose flour in my baking recipes if a recipe calls for all-purpose flour, but I normally avoid that for anything that I bake with banana because I personally feel that it doesn’t taste that great. It’s a personal choice but you can always try it.
  2. Make this no egg banana bread vegan by mixing 1/3 cup of non-dairy milk with 1 teaspoon of vinegar instead of the buttermilk I have used in the recipe.
  3. Use nuts of your choice, dried fruits or chocolate chips instead of walnuts.
  4. Using half brown sugar and half white sugar will also enhance the color and flavor of the bread.
Nutrition Facts
Just Like Starbucks Banana Bread
Amount Per Serving
Calories 303Servings 12
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 12.5g16%
Saturated Fat 1.5g7%
Cholesterol 0mg0%
Sodium 163mg7%
Potassium 139mg3%
Total Carbohydrates 45.3g16%
Dietary Fiber 2.2g8%
Sugars 25.1g
Protein 4.4g
Vitamin D 0mcg0%
Calcium 23mg2%
Iron 2mg11%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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  1. Laura

    Delicious, however, it caved in. Wondering why?

    • Madhuram

      Overmixing the batter, opening the oven while the bread is still baking are some reasons why it can cave in.

  2. Cassie

    This is incredible! I usually put some pounded-up cardamom in it for some extra flavor as well.

    • Madhuram

      Thank you for the feedback, Cassie.

  3. Divya

    I made this today, tasted so good. Thanks for the recipe. Few changes made –
    Used equal portions white and brown sugar
    Used softened butter instead of oil.
    Turned out little denser than how it looks in your pics – will bake as two loaves next time to see if that helps. Baking from India.. baked at 180 degrees and it took about 80 minutes.

    • Madhuram

      Thank you very much, Divya.

  4. Aditi

    I made this,it turned out perfect!

    • Madhuram

      You’re very welcome, Aditi.

  5. Melanie Barbaro

    Can I use cake flour.

  6. Jaya

    Excellent recipe! Comes out very well! Looks and tastes just like Starbucks banana bread!!

    • Madhuram

      Thank you, Jaya.

  7. Ravi

    Can yo use maida flour instead of all purpose flour ? Here in India, maida is more easily available, so asking.

    • Madhuram

      Yes, you can, Ravi.

  8. Maryanne Navarro-lopez

    Want to make this banana bread…does it have to be avocado oil?

    • Madhuram

      Not necessarily, Maryanna. Any oil is fine.

  9. v

    Can I make this with butter? If so, how much should I use?

    • Madhuram

      The same as oil, so 1/2 cup melted butter.

  10. Som

    Thanks for such an easy recipe.

    • Madhuram

      You’re welcome, Som.

  11. Jaishree

    I made this, but tweaked it a bit ,added some ragi flour.It tasted wonderful,thanks for posting the recipe.

    • Madhuram

      Wow! that’s great to know Jaishree. Thanks for the feedback.

  12. Deepa

    I made this several times and every time this recipe rocks !! I stopped eating out at Starbucks
    Today I tried half whole wheat and half all purpose flour. It still tastes same delicious and am really happy that it’s healthy as well.

  13. Deepa

    I am new to baking.I was not sure how it would turn out . But it’s amazing just like Starbucks banana bread . All loved this at home. Thank you very much!!

    • Madhuram

      You’re very welcome Deepa. Glad that you tried the recipe.

  14. Surya

    Made this last night for breakfast this morning and everyone absolutely loved it. Starbucks banana bread is my kids fav and his one appeals to them. Thanks!

    I didn’t have walnuts at home. So I didn’t use any nuts, instead reduced the sugar a little and topped with chia seeds

    • Madhuram

      Thank you for the feedback Surya.

  15. gauri sharma

    can this be made in 9″ round cake pan

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  17. Sangeeta

    Do I have to use avocado oil?

    • Madhuram

      Not at all Sangeeta. Any oil of your choice.