Joanna Gaines Easy Banana Bread Recipe With A Brown Sugar Glaze

For the longest time I’ve wanted to try to make my own banana bread. But it seems either my kids ate all the bananas faster than I could keep up or my bananas got to ripe to fast and it was a no go.

But as soon I came across Joanna Gaines recipe on Pinterest I knew I had to try it. I think this recipe of hers was actually out and about before her first cook book was. But I’m not 100% sure on that. Now I don’t actually own her cook book… because well cook books don’t really fit into my simple living journey and I actually donated all the ones I did have.

I’ll just use Pinterest from here on out like I’ve always done. But I wanted to share her recipe with you and what my family thought of it.

Did my mini taste testers approve or did it disappoint… they LOVED it! They said it tasted like it was a cross between breakfast and dessert. A perfect mixture of both! We might even try it as muffins next time.

The one thing I did different than what her recipe called for. Was I made a butter and brown sugar glaze for the top. Which I think gave it that extra kick of sweetness to have it fit as a dessert also… well for my kiddos.

So how do you make Joanna Gaines famous banana bread….

Banana Bread Recipe

Prep: 15 minutes
Cook: 30 -40 minutes
Cool: 5 to 10 minutes

Servings: 8


  • Nonstick baking spray, for the pan
  • 1 stick softened butter
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 4 mashed very ripe bananas
  • 2 cups flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup sugar


  1. Preheat the oven to 325 degrees. Spray a 9 x 13 inch pan with nonstick baking spray.
  2. Mix together butter, sugar and vanilla
  3. Add eggs and mashed bananas. Mix well.
  4. Mix in remaining ingredients.
  5. Pour into 9 x 13 greased pan and bake at 325 degrees for 30-40 mins (mine took 45 mins)
  6. Top with brown sugar glaze.
  7. Let cool 5-10 mins and then enjoy

How To Make Glaze


  • 3 tablespoons butter
  • 4 tablespoons brown sugar


  1. Melt butter over medium heat in slillet
  2. Add in brown sugar and stir until brown sugar is melted into the butter
  3. Spread along the top of your banana bread soon after you pull it out

Now if your wondering if you should make this the answer is definitely yes! Your kids will love it. And you can tweak anything you want. I believe she also has a different variation on her blog and in her cook book.

So I think this was created and then tweaked over time. But this original is still good and my kids approve.

I plan to try more of her recipes in the future so be sure to check back often or join my tribe to get my families take on them.

Until next time, Live a life you love.

Xo Jessica!

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