Banana Bread

Banana Bread

This moist banana bread is a family recipe, tweaked through generations, delicious with and without chopped walnuts. The key is two-stage cooking and the riper the bananas, the better the bread.

Prep Time 15 min Cook Time 1 hour Total Time 1 hr 15 mins Difficulty: Beginner Servings: 10 Calories: 3310 Best Season: Suitable throughout the year



  1. Combine dry ingredients

    In a large bowl, sift together the dry ingredients - flour, sugar, baking soda and salt.

    Flour is two tablespoons less than two cups. Keep these two tablespoons aside for the loaf pan.
  2. Add butter and eggs

    Add the melted butter and then the eggs one at a time, beating after adding each ingredient.

  3. Add remaining ingredients

    Mash the bananas and add to mixture, then add vanilla and beat well.

    Fold in nuts or other mix-ins, if desired.

  4. Prepare pan and add mixture

    Grease and flour the loaf pan.

    Pour entire mixture into the pan.

  5. Put in preheated oven

    Bake at 325°F for 30 minutes.

  6. Reduce oVen Temperature

    Leave loaf in the oven, but reduce oven temperature to 300°F. Continue baking for an additional 30-35 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size 1" Slice

Servings 10

Amount Per Serving
Calories 331kcal
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 14.1g22%
Saturated Fat 6.4g32%
Cholesterol 57mg19%
Sodium 321mg14%
Potassium 201mg6%
Total Carbohydrate 47.9g16%
Dietary Fiber 2g8%
Sugars 24.6g
Protein 5.7g12%

Vitamin A 12 IU
Vitamin C 5 mg
Calcium 1 mg
Iron 9 mg

* Nutritional information is an estimate based on ingredients. Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily value may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

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