Starbucks Banana Walnut Bread

Starbucks Banana Walnut Bread Recipe (real deal!) – now all you need is some coffee or tea to enjoy this moist and scrumptious bread!

So I made some Banana Bread today and I was so happy with it and wanted to share it with you all. However, when I was about to take a photo of it – half of the banana bread was gone!
Apparently, my husband took it and brought it to William’s school so he would have something to eat right after he’s been picked up. That was really sweet but I just wished he told me first so that I could have taken the photo of the banana bread before he sliced it. So there was no decent bread to photograph now though I have the recipe and I have scheduled a post to come out tonight….hmmm.

Thankfully, as I was searching for some documents I chanced upon this Starbucks recipe which I have kept for years and then I remembered that I still had the photos I took of the banana bread from that recipe. I intended to post this for my old blog but never got the chance. And now I can.

Starbucks Banana Walnut Bread

I got this recipe (2 copies actually) from Starbucks itself when they were giving it away about 3 years ago or so. It was a good recipe and tasted much like the one from the coffee shop. Definitely, a reliable one. I thought I might as well blog about it just in case I end up losing the original recipe.

Anyway, here goes and thanks to Starbucks for this lovely recipe – actually called Banana Walnut Bread or Banana Loaf if you buy it from the store. I remember the whole house smelling so good when it was baking. Enjoy!

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2 cups flour

1 teaspoon baking soda

1/4 teaspoon salt

1 egg

1 1/8 cups sugar

1/2 cup vegetable oil

2 tablespoons buttermilk

1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract

3 ripe medium-large bananas , mashed

1/2 cup chopped walnuts

1/3 cup chopped walnuts (in addition to 1/2 cup)


Preheat oven to 325. Grease a 9x5x3 loaf pan and dust with flour. Blend the flour, baking soda, and salt; set aside.

Mix the egg, sugar, and vegetable oil until combined. Add the flour mixture to the egg mixture and when blended, add the buttermilk, vanilla, and mashed bananas; mix well.
Fold 1/2 cup of chopped walnuts and pour batter into prepared loaf pan. Top the batter with remaining 1/3 cup of walnuts.

Bake for 45-60 minutes until a toothpick comes out clean. Cool for 10 minutes on a wire rack before removing from the pan.

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Enjoy with your Starbucks Coffee!

Starbucks Banana Walnut Bread Recipe - now all you need is some coffee or tea to enjoy this moist and scrumptious bread!

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  1. March 28, 2013 / 8:44 pm

    I just love banana bread more than any other so this should be the best going, thank you for the recipe.

    • March 31, 2013 / 2:59 am

      This is lovely and very reliable – I guess Starbucks won't share it if isn't good! Thanks!

  2. April 4, 2013 / 3:50 pm

    Oh my God! I have had my fair share of Banana loaf baking, I love it when you eat it when its still warm! This is a great find for me! I will try this soon! Thank you so much for sharing! Photos look great! Can't wait!

    • April 4, 2013 / 4:04 pm

      Thanks again, Micole! Let's thank Starbucks, too for this yummy recipe! 🙂

  3. May 7, 2013 / 2:21 am

    Abby, this looks incredible! Thanks for posting to FB, so I was able to spot it! I'm a Starbucks daily visitor…and confess to liking their baked goods as well! A must try! Pinning!

  4. May 20, 2013 / 2:46 pm

    I love all those walnuts ! My husband is gonna love this as well! Thank you!

  5. April 25, 2014 / 10:59 am

    I am too gonna to try it very soon..

  6. Anonymous
    August 6, 2014 / 9:28 am

    Hi, may i know where did you buy the buttermilk? I saw one but it's in powder form. Is that the one? If yes, do you still need to dissolve it? Thanks!

    • March 20, 2017 / 7:32 pm

      Anonymous, if you can't buy buttermilk you can create an easy sub by mixing 1 cup of milk and 2 tsp. vinegar. let it sit for a bit before using.

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