Banana Bread

Banana Bread Recipe

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I couldn't find my favorite Banana Bread Recipe, so I made this one! Thought I better jot it down before I forget what I did! Hope you like it, we enjoyed it very much!


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Makes 1 Large Loaf, or 1 Loaf and several muffins!
30 Min
1 Hr 20 Min


  • 2 c
    all purpose flour
  • 1 tsp
    baking soda
  • 1 tsp
    baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp
    salt (sea salt)
  • 1/2 c
    butter (real butter)
  • 1/2 c
    white granulated sugar
  • 1/2 c
    packed light brown sugar
  • 2
    eggs, beaten
  • 3
    large overripe bananas, mashed
  • 1 c
    applesauce, cinnamon (motts)
  • 1 tsp
  • 1/2 tsp
  • 1 tsp
    vanilla (mexican, brown)

  • 1/3 c
    packed light brown sugar
  • 1/8 c
    all purpose flour
  • 1 Tbsp
    butter (real butter)
  • 1/4 tsp

How to Make Banana Bread


  1. In medium bowl cream butter and sugars together. Then add in mashed bananas, beaten eggs, applesauce & vanilla. Mix well.
  2. Make well in dry ingredients and pour wet ingredients into well and mix together only until all ingredients are incorporated. Over mixing will cause the bread to be dry!
  3. Bread does not rise much, so you can fill to within 1/2 inch or so of the top of the loaf pan. Add topping if you want at this time (although it is not needed).
  4. Check doneness with toothpick in several places to make sure the bread is done. Allow to set in pan for 10 minutes, then (if you are sure it is done) remove from pan and allow to cool completely (if you can before you eat it all!)

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About Banana Bread

Course/Dish: Sweet Breads
Main Ingredient: Flour
Regional Style: American
Other Tag: Quick & Easy

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