Carolyn James Recipe

Best Ever Banana Bread

By Carolyn James MySonRocks

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Carolyn's Story

Everyone I've ever made this for has requested more!
Unlike in most banana bread recipes, I leave my mixer running the entire time I'm adding ingredients. Despite being dense, the bread tastes "fluffier" after baking.


1 c
1/2 c
butter, softened
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2 large
1 1/2 c
mashed, ripe bananas (4 medium)
1/3 c
1 2/3 c
all-purpose flour (do not use self-rising flour)
1 tsp
baking soda
1/2 tsp
1/4 tsp
baking powder
1 c
chopped walnuts
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Directions Step-By-Step

Heat oven to 350 degrees.

Grease bottom only of loaf pan (9x5x3 inches). I use parchment paper for easy removal.
Mix sugar and butter in large mixing bowl.

Stir in eggs.

Add bananas and water.
Stir in remaining ingredients except nuts.

Then, stir in walnuts.
Pour batter into loaf pan and bake until wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean; about 60 mins.
Cool 5 minutes, then loosen sides of loaf from pan and remove bread from pan.
Cool completely on cooling rack before slicing.
1 loaf = 20 - 24 slices

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Sweet Breads
Main Ingredient: Bread
Regional Style: American
Other Tags: Quick & Easy, Heirloom
Hashtag: #banana