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Mom's Banana Bread

Updated on June 1, 2014

Banana Bread

5 stars from 1 rating of Banana Bread

Great-tasting Bread

I love having banana bread for breakfast, especially if it just came out of the oven. It tastes great and makes your house smell fantastic all day long. I really like that my kids get excited when I make it for them. With a cup of juice or milk, banana bread is a great start to their day.

This recipe is really easy to make. We always have an overabundance of bananas at our house so I sometimes double the recipe and make four loaves. It is great for those overripe bananas that no one wants to eat.

There are some alternative add-ons to this recipe. I usually leave the salt out but it can be added just the same. My mom likes to add crushed walnuts to hers but my family prefers it without nuts. I think almonds would also taste good if you are a nut lover. It is perfect with just a little butter or margarine on top.

I store mine in the fridge because I also enjoy it cold and it keeps better.

I hope you find this recipe as simple and as tasty as I do. Enjoy.

Breakfast Treat


Bake at 350 degrees

Prep time: 15 min
Cook time: 45 min
Ready in: 1 hour
Yields: Two Loaves


  • 4 Ripe Bananas
  • 1 stick (1/2 cup) Butter, Softened
  • 1 1/3 cups Sugar
  • 3 Eggs
  • 1 tsp. Baking Soda, dissolved in 1tbsp. hot water
  • 2 1/3 cups Flour
  • (Optional) 1/4 tsp. Salt


  1. Place bananas in bowl and smash. I use a potato smasher.
  2. Soften butter in microwave for 30 seconds and add.
  3. Add 3 eggs.
  4. Add sugar and flour.
  5. You may add the salt but I usually leave this one out.
  6. Mix 1 tsp. baking soda with 1 tbsp. of hot water and pour into bowl.
  7. Mix well. I mix by hand but you can also use a mixer.
  8. When batter is thoroughly mixed, place into two lightly sprayed loaf pans.
  9. Bake at 350 degrees for 45 min.
  10. After 45 min. poke bread with a toothpick and see if it comes out clean. If it does remove bread from oven. If not, bake a few more minutes.
  11. When done, remove from pans and cool on a paper towel or wax paper.
  12. Enjoy hot or wait and enjoy cold.
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    • joycampbell profile image

      Joy Campbell 4 years ago from Oklahoma

      I love banana bread too. I hope this recipe works well for you.

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      Patricia Scott 4 years ago from sunny Florida

      Looks so delicious. Banana bread is one type of bread that I do not consistently have good luck making. Sometimes it is just not good. The flavor and the texture is just not there. I have used several recipes and none have ever really made me happy. I do like it though and so does my family.

      So I am bookmarking this and am giving it a try.

      Thanks for sharing. Angels are on the way to you today ps

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      Brenda 4 years ago from Springfield, MO

      This looks really yummy, and sounds easy to make. Thanks for sharing. Voted up