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Incredible Banana Bread - A Treat Anytime, Anywhere!

Updated on November 8, 2016
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Robin & Liz Olsen have become experts in 'do-it-yourself' money saving solutions while living in rural Canada. They like the share these...

5 stars from 1 rating of Banana Bread

This recipe gives a nice sized loaf, or about 8 mini loaves. It is a moist, rich tasting recipe and the finished product can be safely frozen for long periods. I bake the full sized loaf for home or sometimes I have even made a layer cake using this recipe and the appropriate cake pans. When I do this I mix in chocolate chips and apply icing to the top, sides and middle just as if it were a layer cake. As a cake, it is kinda thick but rich and delicious.

I use the mini loaves for camping trips, hiking and picnics, they are an energetic and healthy snack that kids seem to love.

Cook Time

Prep time: 15 min
Cook time: 1 hour 10 min
Ready in: 1 hour 25 min
Yields: 1 loaf or 8 mini loaves


  • 1/2 cup softened butter or margarine
  • 1 cup Sugar
  • 2 Medium sized eggs
  • 1 cup mashed, ripe bananas, usually 3 standard sized bananas
  • 2 cups Flour
  • 1 tsp Baking Soda
  • 1/2 tsp Baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp Salt, (Optional)
  1. Blend softened butter or margarine and sugar together. Add in eggs one at a time. Add bananas. In a 2-Cup measuring cup (or another bowl) add flour, baking powder,baking soda and salt. Pour flour into moist ingredients mixture and blend together for 5 minutes.
  2. Pour into greased loaf pan(s). If using more than one pan, fill each pan to the half way mark. Bake at 350 degrees for 1 hour then check with toothpick every 10 minutes after that til the toothpick comes out clean. Cooking times vary based on ovens.
Nutrition Facts
Serving size: 57g
Calories 186
Calories from Fat54
% Daily Value *
Fat 6 g9%
Saturated fat 1 g5%
Unsaturated fat 0 g
Carbohydrates 31 g10%
Fiber 1 g4%
Protein 2 g4%
Cholesterol 0 mg
Sodium 0 mg
* The Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet, so your values may change depending on your calorie needs. The values here may not be 100% accurate because the recipes have not been professionally evaluated nor have they been evaluated by the U.S. FDA.

© 2012 Robin Olsen


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      Dianna Mendez 14 months ago

      It is the season for breads, especially those with spices and flavor. Great idea to bake them as mini loaves. I could see the benefit of these for a family.

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      Robin Olsen 5 years ago from Rural Canada

      no problem, this loaf is a true favorite around here


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      Milli 5 years ago from USA

      Delicious. Thanks for sharing it.

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      lovedoctor926 5 years ago

      Banana bread is delicious! This is a simple recipe to follow. thanks for sharing!