Epic Banana Bread Recipe

Canteen Chef Christian WeisEvery year, Canteen & AMIkids create a cookbook full of recipes by our chefs, team members, and the AMIkids team. For over 50 years, AMIkids has empowered more than 135,000 kids across the country by helping them discover their full potential and guiding them on a path to a positive future. This delicious banana bread recipe from Canteen’s Vice President of Culinary, Chef Christian Weis, is easy to make and sure to impress family and friends at this year’s festivities.

For recipes like this and more, check out Made with Love -A Canteen Cookbook! All proceeds go directly to AMIkids.

Banana Bread

Banana Bread from Canteen and AMIkids

Chef Christian Weis, Canteen's Vice President of Culinary Excellence and Innovation
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Total Time 55 minutes
Servings 12 slices


  • Oven
  • Mixer
  • Bread Pan


  • 1 1/2 cups sugar
  • 1/2 cup olive oil extra virgin
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour sifted
  • 3 bananas
  • 1 vanilla bean


  • Preheat oven to 325 degrees
  • Cream olive oil and sugar for five minutes
  • Add eggs
  • Sift all dry ingredients together and add half at a time to the wet mixture
  • Once dry ingredients are incorporated, add whole, peeled banana
  • Split the vanilla bean and scrape into the mixture
  • Mix until smooth
  • Spray the pan pan very well with baking spray
  • Fill halfway with mixture
  • Bake until a toothpick sticks in the middle and comes out clean, approximately 35-50 minutes