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2 1/4 C flour

1 t salt

1 1/4 t backing soda

1 1/2 t baking powder


3 ripe bananas-mashed (I squeeze and mush it inside the peel)

3 large eggs

1 2/3 C sugar (granulated white)

2/3 C vegetable oil

2/3 C buttermilk (soured milk works as a substitute)



Mix to remove lumps-but don't overbear. Pour into 2 greased & floured bread pans OR 1 9x12 in. Bake at 350* for 45 minutes or until toothpick comes out clean.



In my mother's family this is known as "banana cake" because it's so moist and sweet.

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As a general rule I hate banana bread, but I love this recipe. Seriously, I can eat the entire loaf in a single sitting. It is dangerous. I cut the sugar back to 3/4 cup and it still comes out great. I also don't add quite as many chocolate chips - this more because I don't want to feel too guilty if I do actually eat the entire loaf by myself :)

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I do. Seriously. :D (cut & paste from a previous post) It lists nuts as optional but I never put them in as ds loves banana bread but not with the nuts.


This one's my favorite--it's moist and dense. (From Williams-Sonoma)


2.5 cups whole-wheat flour

2 tsp baking soda

1 tsp salt

1 cup unsalted butter, room temp

2 cups sugar

2 cups mashed ripe banana (4 large bananas)

4 eggs

1 cup chopped walnuts or pecans (optional)


Preheat oven to 350F. Grease and flour 2 med (8.5") loaf pans.


In med bowl stir together flour, baking soda, salt. In large bowl beat butter and sugar until blended. Beat in banana, then beat in eggs until completely mixed (mixture may looked curdled--that's ok). Stir in nuts. Add combined dry ingredients and stir just until blended.


Spread evenly into 2 pans. Bake until done (thin skewer inserted in center of pan comes out clean)--about 55-60 mins. (For a 9x13 pan, bake 35-40 mins.)

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I do! I found this recipe about 10 years and everyone who has ever eaten it said it was the best.


I do not say it is healthy, just yummy!


Best Ever Banana Bread

Taste of Home

Country Cooking recipe book




  • 1-3/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1-1/2 cups sugar
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 medium ripe bananas, mashed (1 cup)
  • 1/2 cup canola oil
  • 1/4 cup plus 1 tablespoon buttermilk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup chopped walnuts



  • In a large bowl, stir together flour, sugar, baking soda and salt. In another bowl, combine the eggs, bananas, oil, buttermilk and vanilla; add to flour mixture, stirring just until combined. Fold in nuts.
  • Pour into a greased 9-in. x 5-in. loaf pan. Bake at 325° for 1 hour 20 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean. Cool on wire rack. Yield: 1 loaf.


Nutritional Facts 1 serving (1 slice) equals 255 calories, 12 g fat (1 g saturated fat), 27 mg cholesterol, 166 mg sodium, 34 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 4 g protein.

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I do!


1 c. sugar

1/2 c. shortening

2 eggs

3 mashed bananas

1/4 tsp. salt

1 tsp. baking soda

1/2 tsp. baking powder

1 3/4 c. all-purpose flour


Combine all ingredients. Pour into a greased loaf pan (or two smaller ones) and bake at 325 F for 1 hour for the larger pan, or 50 min. for the smaller ones (my small pans are 4" x 8". They are not mini loaf pans).

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I'm a cheater, so I use a boxed mix made by Chiquita. I buy it at BJ's for $1.99 a box, and everyone thinks it's homemade. (Well, I do sort of make it, what with mashing up the bananas, mixing everything up in a bowl, dumping it into the pan, and baking it in the oven... and I do it when I'm at home, so that counts, right? ;))


It's sort of homemade-ish. And super easy.

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This one has no milk. I use non-dairy butter.

A favorite treat here.


Banana Bread


3 or 4 ripe bananas, mashed

1/3 cup melted butter

3/4 cup sugar

1 egg, beaten

1 tsp vanilla

1 tsp baking soda

pinch of salt

1 1/2 cups all purpose flour


Heat oven to 350 F / 175 C

With a wooden spoon, mix butter into mashed bananas in a large mixing bowl.

Mix in sugar, egg, and vanilla.

Sprinkle baking soda and salt over mixture and mix in.

Add the flour. Mix.

Pour into a buttered 4 x 8 pan and bake for 1 hour.

Cool on a rack.

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This one, just don't add nuts:

King Arthur Banana Bread

2 large eggs

1 cup sugar

1/3 cup vegetable oil

1 cup banana, mashed (2 to 3 very ripe)

2 teaspoons vanilla extract

1 teaspoon baking soda

1 teaspoon baking powder

1 teaspoon salt

1 teaspoon cinnamon

1/2 teaspoon nutmeg

2 2/3 cups flour

1 cup yogurt or 1 cup buttermilk or 1 cup sour cream

1 cup walnuts, chopped


Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.

In a medium-sized bowl, beat together eggs, sugar, and oil. Blend in the mashed banana and vanilla.

Whisk together and then sift the baking soda, baking powder, salt, cinnamon, nutmeg and flour. Add all at once to banana mixture. Mix quickly but thoroughly, then stir in the yogurt (I used sour cream) and nuts, mixing until just combined.

Pour the batter into a greased loaf pan. Bake the bread for about 1 hour, until a cake tester inserted in the center comes out clean. If the bread begins to brown too quickly, tent it with aluminum foil after 40 minutes in the oven.

When the bread tests done, remove it from the oven and place on rack for 15 minutes; after that, remove from pan and place on rack to finish cooling completely.

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