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mama's banana bread

(3 ratings)
Recipe by
Alison Rieger
Central Coast, CA

This recipe was one of my favorites passed down from my mother. Whether on a rainy day with a hot cup of warm cocoa, or waking up to eat for breakfast, this bread is an instant classic!

(3 ratings)
yield serving(s)
prep time 15 Min
cook time 1 Hr

Ingredients For mama's banana bread

  • 1 3/4 c
  • 2/3 c
  • 1/2 tsp
  • 1 tsp
    baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp
    baking soda
  • 1/2 c
    butter, softened
  • 2
    eggs, beaten
  • 1 c
    mashed bananas (2 medium ripe bananas)
  • 1/2 c
    pecans or walnuts, chopped (optional)

How To Make mama's banana bread

  • 1
    Preheat oven to 350*. Grease and flour 9x5 loaf pan. In large bowl, use a whisk and mix all dry ingredients.
  • 2
    With a pastry blender, cut in shortening until mixture resembles course crumbs. With a fork, stir in mashed bananas & eggs until blended. (Also add nuts here if desired).
  • 3
    Spread batter evenly in pan. Bake 55 minutes to 1 hour until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean.