Starbucks Banana Walnut Bread

Starbucks Banana Walnut Bread to enjoy with a cup of coffee at Starbucks. Starbucks Banana Walnut Bread is one of my life’s little pleasures.  Freshly baked Starbucks banana bread is hard to beat.  Starbucks Banana walnut bread isn’t difficult to make. You can make banana walnut bread that will taste just like Starbucks.

A loaf of homemade Starbucks Banana Nut Bread

This post contains affiliate links. As an Amazon Associate, I earn from qualifying purchases.

Starbucks Food Menu

This coffeehouse is everyone’s favorite coffee shop and there’s one or more in every neighborhood. If you want a tasty something to go with your grande cappuccino, Starbucks offers some delicious bread and cakes.

The menu has classic coffee cake, cinnamon swirl coffee cake, pumpkin bread, caramelized apple pound cake, iced lemon pound cake, double chocolate chunk brownie, and my favorite banana walnut bread.

A Delicious Banana Nut Treat

Starbucks banana walnut bread is one of my life’s little pleasures. Combine this delicious, moist bread with a perfect Starbucks venti caffè latte to make a bigger pleasure. Freshly baked banana walnut bread is hard to beat, and you can enjoy it freshly baked any time if you make it at home. It’s not difficult to make, and it will taste just like Starbucks. In fact, it will be even fresher because you can enjoy this banana walnut bread while it’s still warm out of the oven.

Best Flour for Banana Bread

By using bread flour if you have it on hand, as it gives the bread a more dense, chewier texture. If you don’t have bread flour in your cupboard, you can use all-purpose flour, and the banana walnut bread will still turn out just fine.

About the Bananas

Improve on Starbucks banana walnut bread by using bananas that are overripe as the overripeness definitely enhances the flavor. It’s a very good way to use up those bananas that have been lying around because you’ve forgotten all about them.

They look unappealing in their brown spotted skin, but they’re perfect for making banana bread. If you don’t have overripe bananas, you can use regular ones, but they won’t make the bread taste quite as good.

Homemade Starbucks Banana Nut Bread

Enjoy Starbucks? Be sure to try these other great copycat recipes

More Quick Bread Recipes

Check out more of my recipes from famous restaurants and easy bread recipes.

A loaf of homemade Starbucks Banana Nut Bread

Starbucks Banana Walnut Bread

Starbucks Banana Walnut Bread is so easy to make at home.  You are going to love how tasty this bread is. 
4.83 from 29 votes
Print Pin Rate Add to Collection
Course: Breads
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Starbucks Recipes
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 1 hour
Total Time: 1 hour 10 minutes
Servings: 10
Calories: 297kcal


  • 1 3/4 cups all-purpose flour bread flour is recommended
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup mashed ripe bananas this is usually 2 or 3 bananas
  • 2/3 cup sugar
  • 1/3 cup margarine
  • 2 tablespoons milk
  • 2 egg
  • 1 cup chopped walnuts divided use


  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.  
  • In a medium-size bowl combine all dry ingredients (flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt), stir together to combine. In another medium-size bowl combine margarine and sugar, with a mixer cream the margarine, and sugar together until light and fluffy. Add in mashed bananas, eggs, milk and mix well. 
  • Add 1/2 of the dry ingredients into the wet ingredients, mix until the flour is just mixed in, then add in the remaining flour and 1/2 cup walnuts, blend together until everything is mixed together.
  •  Do not over stir. Pour batter into a greased 8x4 inch loaf pan. Then top the batter with the remaining chopped walnuts. Bake at 350 degrees for 55 to 60 minutes or until a toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean. 
  • Cool for 10 minutes on a wire rack. While Starbucks does not make their banana bread with butter, I think this comes out richer this way. I also like to add in a sprinkle or two of cinnamon and sugar into this, again, not in their recipe, it does add that little something extra.



Calories: 297kcal | Carbohydrates: 37g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 14g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 33mg | Sodium: 257mg | Potassium: 252mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 16g | Vitamin A: 335IU | Vitamin C: 2.1mg | Calcium: 61mg | Iron: 1.6mg

About Stephanie Manley

I recreate your favorite restaurant recipes, so you can prepare these dishes at home. I help you cook dinner, and serve up dishes you know your family will love. You can find most of the ingredients for all of the recipes in your local grocery store.

Stephanie is the author of's Dining Out in the Home, and's Dining Out in the Home 2.

REVEALED: Copycat Secrets for 2023

free email bonus

Yes, you CAN make it at home! I'll show you how.

We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to and affiliated sites.

Reader Interactions


  1. Sharon Cort

    5 stars
    I cut the butter in half, and added a small cup (4 oz.) of unsweetened applesauce. This was so moist and delicious! Thank you for this recipe!

  2. Martin

    4 stars
    As a Starbucks Banana Nut Bread aficionado I can tell you the flavor and texture of this recipe is spot on. There is a moisture in Starbucks bread that’s missing here. I think there should be some oil in the recipe. I’ll have to experiment adding oil to future batches one tbsp at a time. Other than that this is excellent.

  3. nataly

    5 stars
    Hello! great recipe. I did it many times and obtained great results. I did have one question, do you use salted or unsalted buttern in the recipe? thank you!

  4. Willanda

    5 stars
    Best banana nut bread I’ve ever make let alone eaten. Husband can’t stop eating. Simply delicious. Had my 12 year old granddaughter contribute in making.

  5. Carolina Rosales

    5 stars
    I made it with butter instead of margarine and 1/4 teaspoon of vainilla and 21/2 spoons of milk no walnuts and it was fantastic thanks

  6. Jane Wilcox

    5 stars
    I made this and after reading the comments, added vanilla and a hint of cinnamon. My granddaughter doesn’t like nuts in things yet, so I left them out and did what they do in the Caribbean, and added coconut. It turned out just fine and we loved it. I will make this again with and without nuts, maybe with both nuts and coconut! Thanks for putting this together.

  7. archana nautiyal

    5 stars
    people are copying your recipe with some change. yours is just perfect..i have made it so many times. just spoiled mine with another recipe which said it was copy cat one 🙁
    why did i do that 🙁
    stop them…i love your recipe. it comes out perfect. more then perfect
    i love you

  8. BMrtin

    5 stars
    We also used real butter and a teaspoon of vanilla. After pouring our mixture in the greased pan we added a “vein” white chocolate down the middle. Absolutely amazing!!! Yes, agreed on a very unhealthy level but this will definitely woo your guests and be worth the extra steps in the gym.

  9. B

    5 stars
    We also used real butter and a teaspoon of vanilla. After pouring our mixture in the greased pan we added a “vein” white chocolate down the middle. Absolutely amazing!!! Yes, agreed on a very unhealthy level but this will definitely woo your guests and be worth the extra steps in the gym.

  10. Virginia

    5 stars
    Great recipe. I’ve made it many times and sprinkled a little cinnamon sugar on top. Cannot keep enough of this around and my work family loves it as well. Thank you for such a great recipe. It’s a keeper.

  11. Penny Evans

    5 stars
    Thanks for this great recipe. This is my second time making it. I fudged this time. I made two loafs: one with pecans and one with no nutshell at all.

  12. Patsy

    Thank you for sharing this recipe. This is the second time I’m making this awesome banana bread copycat from Starbucks and both times it came out wonderful.

  13. Angela

    Made w butter instead and this is now my goto recipe for banana bread everyone loves and it looks beautiful too !

  14. Betsy

    5 stars
    I made your delicious Banana Bread this morning to appease the gods of 2018 and use up my browned bananas. I added 2 tablespoons of light brown sugar and a teaspoon of vanilla to your recipe. I also dusted the pan with cinnamon sugar before turning the batter into the pan.
    It looks beautiful. Usually, banana bread is better the next day. This is delicious and moist not even completely cooled. Absolutely yummy!

  15. Hiyam

    Thank you very much,I just finsh baking it
    It was the best ever ,i give you 10 stars.
    Woooooooow.thank you a thousand times.

  16. Penpen

    Thank You! I got great reviews from teenagers (including my picky/foodie one)
    I added chia seeds (about one tablespoon each time when adding the walnuts) and a teaspoon full of vanilla when mixing the eggs.
    Looks amazing and I liked the texture from using bread flour. It does reminds me of the taste and texture of the Starbucks one (which I have had quite often at airport for breakfast since lowest calories vs. other breakfast choices there)

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Recipe Rating

homemade Olive Garden Asiago Torgelloni Alfredo with chicken on a plate

Copycat Recipe Secrets for 2023


Yes, you CAN make it at home! 
I'll show you how.