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The very best banana bread with self-rising flour

by Leanne
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My husband picked up some self-rising flour for a specific recipe a while back and even after a few batches of pizza dough and pretzels I was left with well over 3/4 of the bag.  It’s been driving me crazy that it doesn’t have a spot in my baking cabinet so it’s been sitting on my counter for weeks, and I’ve been actively looking for recipes I can substitute self-rising flour in. Behold, the very best banana bread with self rising flour ever. 

Banana bread on cutting board
Banana bread on cutting board

This quick and easy banana bread is my favorite recipe with self-rising flour so far. It’s even better than the Betty Crocker banana bread recipe I’ve been using since my teens, and it totally makes the flour on my counter all worth it. 

Ingredients:

3 large overly ripe bananas, mashed
2 cups self-rising flour
1 cup granulated sugar
1/2 cup vegetable oil
2 eggs
2 teaspoons vanilla extract

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Instructions:

  • Preheat oven to 325 degrees F {160 C}.
    Lightly beat eggs and add the mashed bananas, vanilla extract, and oil and stir.
    In a separate bowl, mix the flour and sugar together. Add dry ingredients to the banana mixture and stir well.
    Pour batter into a greased 9 x 5-inch loaf pan.
  • Bake for 60-75 minutes at 325 degrees F {160 C}
  • Cool and then enjoy the banana bread while warm. I recommend a little bit of butter on top that will melt into this delicious banana bread. Trust me, it’s amazing.  

If you’re looking for another great self-rising flour recipe, check out our cinnamon applesauce bread with self-rising flour or our self-rising flour shortcake recipe that’s so light and fluffy!

Update to post: I’ve now been making this recipe for years, and it’s by far and away my most popular recipe in all my social circles. Everyone asks me to bring some banana bread at potlucks and events, and this has become the recipe by which our family is known. And yes, I now stock self-rising flour year-round just for this one single recipe. There’s very few recipes I would stock an entirely different type of flour for, but trust me, it’s worth it.  

Yield: 1 Loaf

THE VERY BEST BANANA BREAD WITH SELF-RISING FLOUR

THE VERY BEST BANANA BREAD WITH SELF-RISING FLOUR

This quick and easy banana bread is my favorite recipe with self-rising flour so far. It’s even better than the Betty Crocker banana bread recipe I’ve been using since my teens, and it totally makes the flour on my counter all worth it. 

Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 30 minutes

Ingredients

  • 3 large overly ripe bananas, mashed
  • 2 cups self-rising flour
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract

Instructions

    1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees F {160 C}.
    2. Lightly beat eggs
    3. Add the mashed bananas, vanilla extract, and oil and stir.
    4. In a separate bowl, mix the flour and sugar together.
    5. Add dry ingredients to the banana mixture and stir well.
    6. Pour batter into a greased 9 x 5-inch loaf pan.
    7. Bake for 1 hour at 325 degrees F {160 C}

Cool and then enjoy the banana bread while warm. I recommend a little bit of butter on top that will melt into this delicious banana bread. Trust me, it’s amazing.  

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58 comments

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Charlene S. December 1, 2018 - 5:22 pm

This recipe for banana bread is wonderful. Makes a perfect loaf every time.

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Elena December 21, 2018 - 5:21 pm

Looks delicious! I am going to try this recipe

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MK March 13, 2019 - 3:06 pm

Thank you very much. Simple ingredients and so easy to make and most of all, totally delicious. Thank you.

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Leanne March 27, 2019 - 10:08 pm

So glad you like it!

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Lorraine Montoya March 17, 2019 - 8:15 am

Go to make this tomorrow!

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Leanne March 21, 2019 - 10:07 pm

You will love it! We’ve made it dozens of times now!

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Andrew March 29, 2020 - 5:47 pm

Perfect recipe to fight the lock down blues….and yes I am a man…..so simple is good for me. Lol
Perfect quantity for 3 mini loaves.

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Leanne March 30, 2020 - 11:06 pm

Oooh, I love mini loaves! Thanks for sharing your experience – I appreciate it

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Tara Peck April 26, 2019 - 3:10 am

Have made this twice now and my family loves it!!! I use leftover frozen bananas and I have found that baking it for an hour and 15 minutes is perfect! Thank you for the recipe!

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Leanne April 30, 2019 - 5:28 am

You’re very welcome! We love it, too!

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Rita george July 18, 2019 - 5:30 pm

I rarely leave a comment-just learned how-used your recipe&added a few walnut pieces-this bread turned out one of the best on the site-now I need to figure how to follow you-

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Leanne July 25, 2019 - 11:00 pm

Thank you, Rita! I need to try it with walnuts next!

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Sandi Hotrod May 11, 2019 - 11:23 am

DeeeeeeeeeeeeeeVine……Thank youxxx

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Leanne May 15, 2019 - 6:03 am

You’re very welcome! We love this banana bread!

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Stef Elliott May 19, 2019 - 10:13 pm

This just saved me after I promised my 4-year-old we could make banana bread and realized we only had self-rising flour. Thank you!

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Leanne May 28, 2019 - 9:20 pm

I’m so glad!

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Kaja May 31, 2019 - 2:45 pm

Thank you for this recipe, the banana bread is now in the oven😁

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Leanne June 11, 2019 - 12:29 am

Awesome!

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Zara June 1, 2019 - 3:40 am

Soooooo Delicious! I only had self rising flour and had to substitute peanut oil. This was so delicious! I live in Hawaii where you can buy banana bread on the side of the road and this recipe turned out better then all the local breads I’ve tried. The self rising makes it slightly chewy or something and it’s divine. Served warm with butter was my happy place.

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Leanne June 11, 2019 - 12:29 am

Awesome, I’m glad you liked it! Thank you for sharing your review of the bread – it’s one of my top 10 recipes we make here and it always gets gobbled up!

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Inez Rodriguez July 7, 2019 - 11:18 pm

I’m trying it today. It’s in the oven now. I hope we love it.

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Jeannie August 1, 2019 - 5:43 am

I doubled this recipe and made it in a glass casserole dish tonight..so delicious and the kids ate it all.

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Leanne August 6, 2019 - 7:14 am

Thanks for sharing!

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Abby August 8, 2019 - 2:17 am

i have a question. is there no need for yeast because its self rising flour? sorryfor the questio i aam an amateur baker..

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Leanne August 9, 2019 - 5:15 am

Not a silly question at all! There’s not typically yeast in banana bread – just traditional breads.

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Kathy September 27, 2019 - 10:47 pm

May I use melted butter instead of oil?

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Leanne October 4, 2019 - 1:27 am

I have before and it turned out great – not quite as “light” tasting, but still delicious!

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Amelia November 3, 2019 - 10:25 pm

Can you you use the same laf baseand add something other than bananas? A can of pumpkin? Zucchini? Carrots? I hope.

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Leanne November 6, 2019 - 6:43 am

I’m guessing you could – I never thought to try it! I’d love to hear if you get around to trying it out!

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Pam February 11, 2020 - 8:04 pm

You can, add 1 cup of zucchini instead of bananas. Comes out so delicious!

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Leanne February 14, 2020 - 5:21 am

GREAT IDEA! I’m so trying this!

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Laura L. November 12, 2019 - 9:41 pm

Second time making this. So good and easy! Our local Walmart rearranged the whole store and they had bags of self rising flour marked down so I had to buy one! This and the pancake recipe on the back of the bag made it worthwhile!!! I usually throw in about 1/2 cup semi sweet chips for my grownup kids. Yum.

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Leanne November 15, 2019 - 9:55 pm

That’s awesome, I love finding it on sale – and now I want the pancake recipe!

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Dee Kemp November 21, 2019 - 7:24 am

I’ve made this a few times now. Always lovely. But this morning I decided to do muffins instead- again fabulous and this time I only had to wait 20 minutes until they were done! I sometimes add a bit more oil if I think the batter looks a bit dry. Makes them sooooo light and fluffy 🙂

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Leanne November 22, 2019 - 6:02 pm

Muffins! What a great idea for the bananas on my counter!

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Tabitha January 10, 2020 - 2:33 pm

I made this recipe for my family last night and they loved it. I loved how fast and simple it was to make.

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Leanne January 10, 2020 - 5:55 pm

I’m so happy! I still do a loaf at least a few times a month 🙂

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Neribeth March 21, 2020 - 11:08 pm

I made it and it’s delicious! I made half the recipe and turn out great! I was looking for a recipe with self rising flour and found this amazing one. Thanks!

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Brianne March 26, 2020 - 11:29 am

So, so delicious!! I will be making this again…because I have a ton of self rising flour, and because it’s simple and amazing! Thank you for sharing!

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Leanne March 28, 2020 - 12:10 am

I’m glad you liked it! My love of this recipe started with a ton of self rising flour and now it’s a staple thanks to this.

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Denise March 26, 2020 - 2:29 pm

I’ve just made this and it’s absolutely delicious. I was looking for a recipe without baking powder/soda and this was perfect!

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Leanne March 28, 2020 - 12:10 am

I’m so glad you enjoyed it! It’s a favorite around here

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Lucy March 29, 2020 - 1:58 am

Can you put self rising flour in the freeze? I can’t use it up fast enough before the date on the bag. Glad to find this recipe and will make this tomorrow. Thanks

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Leanne March 30, 2020 - 11:10 pm

Apparently you can!
Flour can be frozen in large or small batches, depending on need. Because flour contains little to no moisture, it will not harden in the freezer, so you will be able to remove small quantities from a larger bag easily. Freezing will not affect the taste or texture of the flour.
I learn something new everyday 🙂

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Suzanne March 29, 2020 - 12:33 pm

Due to the COVID-19 there was only self rising flour on the shelf (and limited quantity). So I took what I could. I will be making this today and usually put a handful of fresh blueberries into the batter at the very end. Makes it moist. Thanks! Stay safe!

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Leanne March 30, 2020 - 11:09 pm

Oh, I hadn’t even thought of that as a possibility due to the virus. Our stores were completely out of self-rising flour, too, so I’m glad I had a few stashed away.

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S. March 29, 2020 - 3:24 pm

This recipe was wonderful! Came out beautiful and VERY tasty. I had been looking for something to do with the self-rising flour that my husband mistakenly brought home…I think I’ll just plan to make several more loaves! Thank you!!

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Leanne March 30, 2020 - 11:08 pm

I’m so glad you found a use for the flour – that’s basically how my journey with self-rising flour happened, too.

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Kei March 29, 2020 - 5:35 pm

Do you think adding carrots in with the bananas would taste nice? Kinda like a passion cake but instead passion cake banana bread? This looks delicious!

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Leanne March 30, 2020 - 11:07 pm

That’s a great experiment for us to try. We just created a new cinnamon applesauce version of the bread this weekend and it was AMAZING. New post is up with the recipe if you’re interested https://raveandreview.com/2020/03/cinnamon-applesauce-bread-with-self-rising-flour.html

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Christine March 29, 2020 - 9:21 pm

Made it today. In my oven, took an extra 15 min at 350 to finish, aka skewer in center came out clean.

Between this and a recipe I have for mini banana muffins using one ripe banana, the fruit will never go to waste again!

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Leanne March 30, 2020 - 11:06 pm

That’s wonderful, I’m glad you have a new recipe! Yes, sometimes it takes me an extra 15 minutes, too. I just updated the post to reflect the time variable – thanks for pointing it out!

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Rhonda April 1, 2020 - 5:40 pm

Had over ripe bananas, decided to make banana bread for the 1st time, in the oven now! Can’t wait to try it.

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Leanne April 2, 2020 - 3:57 am

I hope you love it as much as we do!

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Laura April 2, 2020 - 3:28 pm

About to try this now since all I have is self rising flour and I don’t want to get out to go to the store. Quick question……do you need to sift the flour for this recipe?

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Leanne April 2, 2020 - 9:45 pm

Laura, you don’t need to sift it or do anything special!

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