Banana Nut Bread

  • Prep Time: 15 mins
  • Total Time: 1 hrs 5 mins
  • Servings: 8-10
  • About This Recipe

    “My husband, Daniel’s, favorite desert. He likes it cooled, I like it warm with ice cold milk. The recipe came from Regina Philips “Fit for a King” recipe book.”

    Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup butter or 1/2 cupmargarine
  • 1cupsugar
  • 2eggs
  • 1/2 teaspoonsalt
  • 2cupsflour
  • 1teaspoonbaking soda
  • 1/2 cupchopped nuts( or more)
  • 3large bananas or 4smallbananas, mashed
  • Directions

  • Preheat oven to 350F and grease a loaf pan.
  • Sift dry ingredients together.
  • Beat butter and sugar together until fluffy.
  • Add eggs and mix.
  • Add dry ingredients to the batter and stir well.
  • Fold in mashed bananas and nuts.
  • Pour into prepared pan.
  • Bake for 45-50 minutes or until inserted toothpick comes out clean.
  • Reviews

  • “Ive made this bread several times and LOVE the flavor, but I can never get the top center to fully cook.I was hoping someone would have a remedy for that when I got on here today.I had some bananas that were soon to be over ripe and figured I’d give this recipe another go.Well, again, great flavor but the mushiness in the very center just baffles me.I took it out after 50 minutes so as the top, bottom and sides wouldnt burn.I’m thinking of putting it in an 8 x 8 pan next time, rather than a loaf pan.Not sure how long to bake it tho… trial and error I guess!”

  • “I’ve made this bread 3 times now, and I just realized I’ve never reviewed it. This is a very simple recipe to follow, and with a few tweaking to suit our own tastes, I’ve found that it’s our favorite recipe for banana bread! I only use 1/2 cup sugar, then add 1/2 cup choco chips, 1/3 cup milk, and 1 tsp vanilla, plus a dash of cinammon. I do put it in the oven for 50 minutes so the center is not too mushy — but even if it looks mushy at first, I’ve found that it firms up as the bread cools down. Great and easy recipe!”

  • “This reminded me of my late mom’s recipe.Sorry, Mom, this was better!Moist and very flavorful.”

  • “rdrg”

  • “This bread is now in the oven for 11/2 hrs and is still wet in the middle.I did not add or subtract anything.Big disappointment.”

  • “I see many other good reviews, but I had no such luck. First the steps say to add all dry ingredients, then the next step says sugar. I though sugar was a dry item. I cooked for 45 minutes and it was over cooked on the outside and VERY gooey on the inside. After an hour it is still so wet that I gave up. Sorry.”

  • “My husband’s new favorite dessert! He is diabetic so I make it with Splenda instead of sugar and add another half cup. Turns out great every time.”

  • “Very tasty! I made 4 mini loaves out of one batch. Although I baked them for less time than stated, I overestimated and the bottoms were a little too brown. However, they were still yummy and moist enough!This will be my banana bread recipe from now on!”

  • “Very good!thanks for posting it”

  • “great recipe!”

  • “the only banana nut recipe i use! all the ingredients are always on hand, though i also add vanilla extract. i found it had a slight bitter aftertaste without it. the older the banana’s (lots of brown spots or entirely brown) makes it muuuuch better than the all yellow. (it gets typically too sweet and mushy to eat when it’s brown, but here it’s perfect because you mash the bananas anyways for this and the extra banana sweet flavor is what i want in banana bread).”

  • “CONFUSING,it says sift all dry ingredients together,next step says beat butter and sugar together I thought sugar was a dry ingredients”

  • “Excellent recipe.I increased the nuts to 1 cup and the bananas to 4 large.As soon as it was cool enough to handle I wrapped it in aluminum foil to keep it moist.It’s the best recipe I’ve ever tried.Thank you!”

  • “The recipe was great though I added 1/4 cup of milk, and a teaspoon of vanilla.”

  • “These are really good! I had some very brown bananas and was in the mood for something sweet. I had some white chocolate chips leftover from another baking project and threw those in…AWESOME!! I also added a tablespoon vanilla and a dash maple syrup. I also don’t have a bread pan (new aptartment with the boyfriend) so I made muffins. Will make again for sure!”

  • “I have followed this recipe a couple of times and everyone always likes it.:)Add chocolate chips and it tastes even better!”

  • “My family liked the bread.I added vanilla extract and brown sugar hoping to mkae it a bit tastier, which it did.However, the bread was very dry.I think it could have used some milk in it to make it more moist.I gave it 3 stars because my family liked it, but I won’t use this recipe again. sorry.”

  • “Yummy! I added a half a cup of chocolate chips – very decadent :)”

  • “Great recipe, I added vanilla extract, buttermilk and raisins to make it more moist and it’s perfect every time. Thanks!”

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