Grandma's Banana Bread

Cathy LaFay


Old Fashioned Bread.

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1 Hr 15 Min


1 large
egg, room temperature
egg whites
1 tsp
pure vanilla extract, or almond extract
6 Tbsp
butter, room temperature
1/2 c
light brown sugar (firmly packed)
1/2 c
granulated sugar
1 1/2 c
very ripe bananas mashed (about 3-4 bananas)
1 3/4 c
all purpose flour
1 tsp
baking soda
1/4 tsp
baking powder
1/2 c
heavy cream
1/3 c
walnuts chopped
1/2 tsp
salt (optional)

How to Make Grandma's Banana Bread


  • 1Preheat oven to 350 F. Spray only the bottom of a 9x5 loaf pan with nonstick spray.

    In large bowl add flour baking soda, baking powder and salt if your adding that.
  • 2In a mixer (I use a Kitchen Aid) Beat butter at medium speed until light and fluffy. Add granulated sugar and then the brown sugar until well mixed.

    Add vanilla to egg and add to mixer then 2 egg whites one at a time. Beat until well blended.

    Add mashed bananas and beat on high speed for about 1 minute.
  • 3Add some of your flour mix to the butter mixture and some cream, flour, rotating and ultimately ending with the flour.

    Add the walnuts to the batter and fold in well.

    Pour the batter into the loaf pan. Making sure its even
  • 4Bake in preheated oven for about 1 hour and 15 mins or until toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean and the bread is nicely browned. Cool on wire rack about 15 minutes. Remove bread from pan slice and serve with butter and jam.

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About Grandma's Banana Bread

Course/Dish: Other Breads
Main Ingredient: Bread
Regional Style: American