Our Favorite Banana Bread

Our Favorite Banana Bread Recipe

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Lisa Cantrell


This has been a family favorite for a while. I used to make it all the time when the kids were little- there were always over ripe bananas they wouldn't eat. So waste not! Seems to be gone before it's even cooled.


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One family size serving
15 Min
1 Hr


  • 1 3/4 c
    all purpose flour
  • 1 1/4 tsp
    baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp
    baking soda
  • 4/3 tsp
  • 2/3 c
  • 1/3 c
  • 2
  • 3-4
    bananas mashed
  • 2 Tbsp
  • 1/4 c
    chopped nuts or chocolate chips

How to Make Our Favorite Banana Bread


  1. In a small mixing bowl stir together the first 4 ingredients. Set aside
  2. In a large mixing bowl beat sugar and shortening. Add eggs one at a time. Mix after each egg. Add milk and mashed bananas. Mix well.
  3. Pour flour mixture gradually into the large mixing bowl of creamed ingredients in step 2. Beat until smooth. Fold in nuts or chocolate chips
  4. Pour batter into a greased bread pan. Bake at 350 for 60-65 min. Check the center by sticking a tooth pick in and if it comes out clean, it's done!

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About Our Favorite Banana Bread

Main Ingredient: Flour
Regional Style: American
Hashtags: #banana, #bread

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