Banana Bread Recipes

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This quick bread is sweet and dense, the perfect use for those overripe bananas. It is good as a snack or with breakfast or brunch. This page contains recipes for banana bread.


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This bread comes out very moist and delicious. I have been making this bread for 30 years. I usually make it as a gift for birthdays. It is the one thing I do well and every bit begs to be eaten.


  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1 cup mashed bananas
  • 2 tsp. baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp. baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 1 3/4 cup flour
  • 1/2 cup oil, any kind
  • 2 eggs
  • Topping for bread:

  • Mix 1 tsp. molasses with 1 cup sugar


Blend dry ingredients in one bowl.

In another bowl blend sugar, oil, eggs, add mashed bananas. Then fold gently-into flour mixture.

Grease loaf pan before putting the batter in it. Sprinkle topping on and put in the oven. Crushed pecans make it good, too.


Bake at 325 degrees F for 1 hour.


Servings: makes 1 loaf of bread
Prep Time: 20 Minutes
Cooking Time: 1 Hour

Source: Can't remember where it came from. It's been so long ago.

By bonnie-w from Cincinnati, OH

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It really is a Never Fail Banana Bread!



Beat margarine and sugar. Add remaining ingredients. To sour milk, add 1 Tbsp. lemon juice to milk.

Bake at 350 degrees F for 1 hour in 1 loaf pan or 2 small loaf pans about 45 minutes.

Check for doneness with toothpick, comes out clean if done.


Source: My Aunt Mabel, Wyoming

By Ann/latrtatr from Loup City, NE

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This banana bread is soft and moist and so good. I want to share the recipe with my Thrifty Fun friends that can't have wheat flour.

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Cornmeal gives this lovely bread a wonderful flavor and texture. It's great lightly toasted and spread with butter or cream cheese.


  • 1 cup cornmeal
  • 1 cup flour
  • 3 tsp. baking powder
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 2/3 cup sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup very ripe, mashed banana
  • 1/2 cup melted butter
  • 1 cup chopped nuts


Mix dry ingredients and set aside. Beat eggs well. Add bananas and butter. Add dry ingredients and stir until well blended. Add chopped nuts. Stir lightly. Grease bottom only (not sides) of loaf pan. Sprinkle bottom of pan lightly with cornmeal. Pour batter into pan and bake in 350 degree F oven for 60 to 70 minutes or until bread tests done. Cool on a rack.


Source: the "Alaska "Sourdough" Cookbook", 1976

By Free2B from North Royalton, OH

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This is the best ever! Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Cream butter and sugar. Mash bananas. Beat the eggs and add to the bananas with the vanilla and buttermilk.

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This is one of my family's favorites.

Banana Bread

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This simple banana bread recipe is a great way to use up older bananas. My toddler loved it as much as I did.

Finn's Favorite Banana Bread

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Cream cheese, bananas, and pecans make for such wonderful muffins or bread loaves.

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I found this banana bread recipe online but changed it up to make it healthier and better suit my taste. It makes one large loaf or 2 small loaves. Makes a great gift too!

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October 23, 2004

A recipe for homemade banana bread. By Suzanne S.

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July 13, 2012

A refreshing flavor to making good ole banana bread. Received comments such as "This is banana bread?" and "It tastes different". When it is baking, the aroma is wonderful. Family favorite.

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Mix all together, adding banana, melted butter and pecans last. Put in loaf pan and bake at 350 degrees F for 1 hour.

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A delicious variation on banana bread that you are sure to enjoy.

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January 2, 2005

The best and easiest and lightest banana bread.

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November 30, 2004

Mix all ingredients together. Bake in a greased bread pan for 40 minutes at 350 degrees. This freezes well...

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August 19, 2005

When I make this recipe for us, I cut the recipe in half and I either make 1 loaf, or approximately 10 muffins.

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One of the easiest, most flavorful banana bread recipes ever!

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My favorite quick bread!

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My all-time favorite quick bread!

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Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. In large bowl, whisk eggs and oil. Stir in banana and vanilla. Add baking mix, sugar and walnuts; mix well. Stir in chocolate chips, if desired.

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September 9, 2016

Need a use for overripe bananas? This recipe is easy and kid approved. Learn how to make it in this short video.

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I am looking for a banana nut bread recipe for my bread machine. Does anyone have one that doesn't use wheat flour as an ingredient?



By guest (Guest Post)
February 2, 20050 found this helpful

Not sure if when you say "wheat flour" you are referring to all wheat products or all flour products. You might try swapping out the flour in the recipe for a bran of some sort - wheat, rice, etc.


I would think you may need to use less bran than flour. Happy experimenting and good luck.

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By Sheena (Guest Post)
September 12, 20050 found this helpful

Banana Nut Bread is a quick bread that doesn't typically require yeast so your bread machine most likely won't make one. By quick bread I mean the dough is more like a batter that doesn't need to rise because there are baking powder/and or soda in it to help it rise. Your best bet is a good old-fashioned recipe that's baked in the oven.

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By Christy Bread Nut (Guest Post)
January 22, 20060 found this helpful

Banana Nut Bread for the Bread Machine Recipe #96521
I got this recipe from my sister-in-law and it is to die for! Banana bread is a long time favorite in my house and this recipe won us all over....even grandma.


Banana Pecan Bread
1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour

2/3 cup sugar

1 teaspoon baking powder

1/2 teaspoon baking soda

1/2 teaspoon salt

1/3 cup vegetable oil
2 extra large eggs, lightly beaten

1/4 cup sour cream

1 teaspoon vanilla

2/3 cup mashed bananas

1/3 cup pecans or walnuts, finely chopped

1 servings 1 loaf Change size or US/metric
1 hour 5 minutes 1 hr prep

1. Into baking pan measure flour, sugar, baking powder, soda, and salt.
2. Add oil, eggs, sour cream, and vanilla.
3. Insert pan securely into unit; close lid.
4. Select"Cake" setting; press"Start.
5. "When beep sounds after about 5 minutes, add mashed banana and nuts.
6. Press"Start" again.
7. The"Complete" light will flash when cake is done.
8. (follow your machine's instructions).
9. Using hotpads, remove pan from unit.
10. Turn bread out onto cooling rack.
11. Cool; slice thinly to serve.
12. Makes 1 5x4-inch loaf.
13. Banana-Chocolate Chip Bread: Prepare bread as above through"Cake" setting.
14. When beep sounds, add mashed banana and 1/3 cup chopped chocolate chips.
15. Omit nuts.
16. Continue as directed.

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I am looking for an easy recipe for banana bread that can be used in a bread maker.



By Marn (Guest Post)
February 9, 20050 found this helpful

Banana Bread - Quick Bread for Machines

2 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
3/4 cup white sugar
3 tablespoons vegetable oil
2 eggs
2 bananas, peeled and halved lengthwise


Place ingredients in the pan of the bread machine.
Select the Dough setting, and press Start. Mix the bread for 3 to 5 minutes until the bananas are mashed and all ingredients are thoroughly combined. If necessary, use a rubber spatula to push the dough from the sides of the bread pan. When 3 to 5 minutes have passed on the clock display, press Stop. Do not continue mixing. Smooth out the top of the loaf with the rubber spatula.
Select the Bake setting, and press Start. The Bake cycle time may vary with machines, but should be about 50 minutes. To test the bread for doneness, insert a toothpick into the center top. Remove the toothpick. If the bread is done, the toothpick will come out clean. If there is dough on the toothpick, reset the machine on Bake and continue to bake an additional 10 to 15 minutes. Test again with the toothpick to assure the bread is completely baked. Remove the pan from the machine, but allow the bread to remain in the pan for 10 minutes. Remove the bread to cool completely on a wire rack.

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May 24, 20050 found this helpful

hint: make sure the dry ingredients don't go over the reccomended amount for your machine.

Banana Nut Bread for Machines

1/2 cup margarine, softened
2/3 cup milk
2 eggs
2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1 cup white sugar
2 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon salt
2/3 cup mashed bananas
1/2 cup chopped walnuts or pecans


Spray bread machine pan with vegetable oil spray.
Premix ingredients in order listed. Place mixture in bread machine pan.
Select the Quick Bread/Cake cycle. Press Start. Check after 1 minute to see if mixture is well blended.
Cook until cake cycle stops. Remove pan, and cool completely before removing bread from pan.

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September 8, 20050 found this helpful


* Small Loaf (1 lb)
* 1 cup sliced ripe banana
* 1/3 cup buttermilk
* 1 1/2 tbsp oil
* 1 1/2 tbsp honey
* 1 1/3 cups White Flour
* 2/3 cup Whole Wheat Flour
* 1 tsp salt
* 1 1/4 tsp bread machine yeast


SELECT loaf size. ADD ingredients to machine according to manufacturer's directions. SELECT white cycle and light crust setting.

By Anna

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By Michelle (Guest Post)
September 8, 20050 found this helpful

I want to thank everyone very much :).

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February 18, 2017

One thing that makes this banana bread recipe so quick to make is it uses a cake mix. This page shows you how to make Cake Mix Banana Bread.

A loaf of banana bread, with thin slices.

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February 12, 2017

Adding applesauce to a quick bread or other recipe is one way to reduce the amount of oil used. It also adds more fruit to baked goods. This page contains a banana applesauce bread recipe.

A loaf of banana applesauce quick bread.

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February 11, 2017

If you are a fan of peanut butter and bananas, perhaps this variation on traditional banana bread is just for you. This page contains a peanut butter banana bread recipe.

A loaf of banana bread with a slice cut out of it.

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December 3, 2016

Walnuts and cinnamon blend with the sweet flavor of bananas in this easy to make quick bread. This page contains a simple banana bread recipe.

sliced banana bread

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