Starbucks Banana Bread Recipe

Do any of you have a Starbucks addiction? Ummm….I totally do! Even though I’ve become allergic to their espresso and coffee(not just theirs) gives me heart palpitations, that doesn’t stop me. They have some fantastic teas. I’m there usually a couple of times a week. Today, I’m going to share a banana bread recipe that came from Starbucks. A few years ago, when they took their bakery items all natural, they gave out a few recipes. Of course, I totally snagged them. This is their actual recipe for banana bread…not a knock off copy.

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If you’ve been in a Starbucks(ummm has anyone not been in a Starbucks?), then you have also seen the gorgeous pastry case. Everything looks so yummy! Most everything I’ve ever gotten has lived up and been quite yummy.

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Their banana bread is no exception. It is nutty, has a crunch crust and is moist and delicious. It is also almost 500 calories for their large slice. My girls love to share a piece for a snack and I always want some, but unless I’ve done a long run that day, if I want to keep the weight off that I’ve lost, I can’t eat a 500 calorie piece of banana bread.

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The thing I love about making this bread or my Apple bread myself at home is that I can cut the slices any size I want. I can partake in the yumminess and not feel guilty.

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I have modified the Starbucks recipe slightly by using white whole wheat flour and if I don’t have buttermilk on hand, I just use milk. The other thing that I have found is that their baking time is laughable. They say this bread should cook up in 45 minutes. I have never had it be done in that amount of time. We start by checking the bread at 1 hour and 15 minutes. It usually takes almost an hour and a half for the bread to cook and be totally done with no soft gooey spots in the middle.

I cook my bread in my Pampered Chef loaf pan, here is a similar pan available on Amazon(affiliate link). It works perfect for this recipe because even with the long cook time the bread doesn’t get burned.

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  • Christine - March 19, 2014 - 4:21 pm

    Hi KC, thanks so much for leaving me a sweet comment on my blog Little Brags (the Playroom post with the DIY Chalk Board Frames)I tried to reply to your comment directly but you came up as a non reply blogger (Google glitch). Christine from
    BTW will pin this recipe.Love Banana breadReplyCancel

    • KC Coake - March 19, 2014 - 7:34 pm

      Yes, I was on blogger and have since switched to WordPress. Even when I was on blogger, it kept changing me from a reply blogger to a no-reply blogger. Such a pain, I finally gave up. Thanks for tracking me down. I loved your playroom…so many fun projects! Thanks for the pin and enjoy the bread if you make it. It is really yummy!ReplyCancel

  • Lisa Howard - March 20, 2014 - 9:38 am

    Hi there chica! So…you are allergic to coffee? Crazy thing, I am too…like really allergic. Just discovered the allergy a few weeks ago by way of a blood test. And…I’m allergic to bananas. I was like wha-the-WHAT??? My morning routine has gone through a major overhaul. Coffee is replaced with hot lemon water and the frozen banana in my smoothies is no more. Sad but so worth it. The reactions I was having increased inflammation in my joints. Now that I have eliminated the handful of items that tested positive, I feel like a new person. Who woulda thunk it? All this means I am DROOLING over your pictures but sadly cannot partake. Banana bread is one of my all time favorites. I’m grabbing the recipe to serve guests. Hope all is well in the Coake family!ReplyCancel

    • KC Coake - March 20, 2014 - 8:51 pm

      Hey! I’m so glad you stopped by. I’ve never met anyone else who is allergic to coffee. Most people look at me like I’m nuts when I mention it. Can you do tea at all? That was my switch…at least it is still something. Bananas, would be hard to be allergic to. I’m sure you do feel tons better! I know I felt a million times better when I figured out my peanut and coffee allergies. Sorry to show you a recipe that looks good, but would be so bad to eat. It was good to see your smiling face. How are you doing? Are you blogging much? I haven’t seen posts in my feed, but maybe I need to update my feed. Take care. :-)ReplyCancel

  • April Ward de Abarca - March 21, 2014 - 11:18 pm

    KC, this looks fabulous! I love Starbucks but rarely (as in almost never) have bought their pastries even though they do look SO delicious. So expensive! Love your recipe. LOVE your photos. You did a great job with this. Pinned!ReplyCancel

  • Stefanie - March 22, 2014 - 11:55 pm

    This looks amazing! Just found your site and it’s spectacular…you have such good ideas! Pinning this for the moment (tomorrow) when I need to make this. :) Thanks so much for sharing!ReplyCancel

    • KC Coake - March 23, 2014 - 6:15 pm

      Thanks so much! You are so sweet. Hope you enjoyed the banana bread if you made it! :-)ReplyCancel

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  • Megan @ Our Pinteresting Family - March 24, 2014 - 6:42 am

    Looks delicious!ReplyCancel

  • Penny @ The Comforts of Home - March 25, 2014 - 8:36 am

    This sounds great! Would you share it at my Tasty Tuesday linky party?

  • Sami - March 25, 2014 - 9:00 am

    Oh yum! I love banana bread, my mom used to make it when we were kids. I’ll have to give her this recipe too! I didn’t know you could be allergic to coffee but I don’t know why not. Thanks for the great recipe!ReplyCancel

    • KC Coake - March 26, 2014 - 8:05 pm

      Thanks…it is yummy! Hope you and your family enjoy it. Yep, not many people are aware that people can be allergic to coffee. For me, we think it may be related more to what is grown near it or how it is processed, as I have a peanut allergy. Not fully sure on that, but the itchy rash and heart palpitations are just no fun. :-(ReplyCancel

  • Jodee Capparelli Weiland - March 25, 2014 - 9:31 pm

    This has to be my favorite banana bread ever. It’s moist and so delicious! Thanks for sharing!ReplyCancel

  • Ashley Heller - May 6, 2014 - 8:03 pm

    My oven must be overly hot, with 40 minutes left to go my fire alarms went off and the outside was completely burnt…I was able to salvage the inside which was delicious, I’ll try again but check around the 45 minute markReplyCancel

  • Jean Robb - September 26, 2014 - 4:09 am

    I like this banana nut recipe but I do not see any cinnamon in these recipes. I have eat the banana bread from Starbucks and I taste the cinnamon.What’s up?ReplyCancel

    • KC Coake - September 28, 2014 - 7:59 pm

      I’m not sure. I know that this is from the recipe card they handed out in Starbucks that was for their banana bread. If you miss it, you can always add a teaspoon of cinnamon and see it that does the trick for you.ReplyCancel

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