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Authentic Starbucks Banana Bread Recipe With Walnuts

Love Starbucks Banana Bread and want to try to make it at home? Try this amazing Authentic Starbucks Banana Bread Recipe! Made with easy ingredients, the family will love this recipe!

I love Starbucks. At Starbucks you can enjoy free Wifi, and Free Internet Access! With so many different things to do at Starbucks it’s no wonder that it has become a favorite place for so many people. I am a big fan of their non coffee drinks but man, i don’t think I’ve ever had a bad thing from the bakery!

Starbucks Baked Goods are amazing and so addictive. The servings are small but the prices can be a little costly. Today I will show you how to easily make at home Starbucks Banana Nut Bread! This Copycat Starbucks Recipe is so easy and delicious!

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This bread is soft, moist, full of flavor, and just AMAZING!!!! It keeps very well in the fridge for days after baking too. The kids absolutely love it.

I’ve made a copycat Starbucks Banana Bread that you will completely enjoy. This recipe is super popular! I know you will love it as much as my family and friends do.

This Copycat Starbucks Banana Bread Recipe has a few simple ingredients, but it’s so good. This bread is moist and full of flavor!

Easy ingredients that you can get at a grocery store. So if you are nowhere near a Starbucks, you can make one right at home.

I add chocolate chips to my bread because it’s delicious, but you can omit them if you want. There is nothing better than eating the warm banana bread right out the oven on a cold day!

This is a must try for all your banana bread lovers!      

I am obsessed with this recipe! It’s so good for thanksgiving, or any fall day. You will love it, I promise.

This recipe is so easy to follow and tastes awesome. A few of my friends came over for breakfast one morning this week and I whipped up some Banana Nut Bread (the Starbucks kind) and they were thrilled. This copycat bread tasted just like the real thing!

So if you are craving for a delicious treat I recommend you try making this! You can have it with your favorite coffee or tea.

Copycat Starbucks Banana Bread Ingredients

  • 2 cups all purpose flour
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp Vanilla
  • 1/4 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 heaping cup sugar (1 1/8 cups)
  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil
  • 2 tbsp buttermilk or whole milk
  • 1 mashed bananas (3 extra ripe bananas)
  • 1/2 cup chopped walnuts (inside batter)
  • 1/4 cup chopped walnuts (on top)

This is the authentic Starbucks Banana Bread Recipe. You won’t be disappointed! In my humble opinion it tastes better at home than in the restaurant cause you can make it warm, fresh, and with lots of chocolate chips!

What type of texture does the banana bread from Starbucks have?

Banana bread from Starbucks has a moist and dense texture, with a sweet and rich flavor.

Is the banana bread from Starbucks Good?

Banana bread from Starbucks is one of the better-known items on the menu. The bread has a moist and dense texture, with a sweet and rich flavor. The bread is made with ripe bananas, which gives it its characteristic banana flavor. The bread is also topped with a light dusting of powdered sugar.

Many people enjoy the banana bread from Starbucks and find that it is one of the better items on the menu. However, there are some people who feel that the bread is too sweet or not moist enough.

Overall, the majority of people seem to enjoy this item. I love this recipe! It’s a family favorite. This recipe is awesome for the whole family. Or you can even give it as a gift.

How do you store copycat Starbucks Banana Nut Loaf?

  • To store a copycat Starbucks Banana Nut Loaf, first allow it to cool completely before wrapping it tightly in plastic wrap or aluminum foil.
  • Store the loaf in an airtight container at room temperature for up to three days. It can also be frozen for up to two months; if freezing, make sure to thaw the loaf overnight in the refrigerator before serving.
  • It is also important to note that freshly baked breads such as the copycat Starbucks Banana Nut Loaf should not be refrigerated. The cold temperature will dry out the loaf, resulting in a stale texture.
  • Therefore, it is best to store the loaf at room temperature. If you have any leftovers, make sure to store the loaf tightly wrapped or in an airtight container so that it stays fresh for longer.

Where should you serve this starbucks banana bread?

You can serve this copycat Starbucks Banana Nut Loaf at room temperature or warmed in the oven. It makes an excellent accompaniment to your morning coffee or afternoon tea, and it pairs well with butter, jam, honey, or cream cheese.

It can also be served as a dessert topped with ice cream and caramel sauce!

What are some helpful tips for making Starbucks Banana bread?

  • Be sure to use very ripe bananas, measuring the ingredients accurately, and not overmix the batter.
  • It is also important to evenly spread the batter into your prepared pan before baking.
  • Lastly, watch the loaf closely as it bakes so that you can remove it from the oven once it is golden brown and a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean.

No matter how you choose to serve it, copycat Starbucks Banana Nut Loaf is sure to be a hit with family and friends alike! Enjoy this delicious treat any time of day or night for a special treat. 

How long will this Banana bread last?

When properly stored, a copycat Starbucks Banana Nut Loaf will last up to three days at room temperature and two months in the freezer. To ensure the longest shelf-life possible, make sure the loaf is tightly wrapped or placed in an airtight container so that it stays fresh for longer.

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Authentic Starbucks Banana Bread Recipe With Walnuts
Yield: 1 Loaf

Authentic Starbucks Banana Bread Recipe With Walnuts

Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 1 hour 15 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour 35 minutes

Have a craving for the amazing Starbucks Banana Bread? Check out this amazing recipe!


  • 2 cups all purpose flour
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 heaping cup sugar (1 1/8 cups)
  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil
  • 2 tbsp buttermilk or whole milk
  • 1 mashed bananas (3 extra ripe bananas)
  • 1/2 cup chopped walnuts (inside batter)
  • 1/4 cup chopped walnuts (on top)


  1. Preheat the oven to 325.
  2. Spray loaf pan with bakers spray and then line with parchment (for easy release). Spray the parchment with non stick as well and set aside.
  3. Combine flour, baking soda, salt and cinnamon in a bowl. Whisk together. In a larger bowl add in the egg, sugar and vegetable oil. Whisk together.
  4. Pour dry over into the wet ingredients bowl and using a rubber spatula mix together. It will coarse and dry at this point.
  5. Mash the bananas and add them to the bowl.
  6. Add buttermilk (or whole milk), vanilla and 1/2 cup chopped walnuts.
  7. Mix well. Making sure to scrape the bottom of the bowl.
  8. Once everything is well incorporated (no dry flour left) pour into prepared pan.
  9. Top with 1/4 cup walnuts
  10. Bake for 75 mins (begin checking around the 55 min mark)


This can be made without walnuts.
Possible substitute would be chocolate chips!

Nutrition Information



Serving Size


Amount Per Serving Calories 459Total Fat 23gSaturated Fat 3gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 19gCholesterol 26mgSodium 261mgCarbohydrates 59gFiber 2gSugar 31gProtein 7g

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Wednesday 11th of January 2023

I went through this recipe a few times. Am I missing the listing for how much vanilla?

Tina Burrow

Saturday 9th of July 2022

Hi, you should prof-read your recipe. How much vanilla?

Alexis Hembrooke

Thursday 24th of March 2022

How much vanilla should I add? It says in the instructions but not on the ingredient list?


Friday 29th of October 2021

Your copycat Starbucks recipe doesn’t match your ingredients. You say to mix together dry ingredients and lost cinnamon in the directions but no cinnamon listed in the ingredients. You also have vanilla listed in the directions but again it’s also not listed in the ingredients. I just wasted my ingredients because of this and have to find another recipe to make my bread.

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