Banana Bread

Phyllis Gesch


My Mom's recipe from when I was a kid. The smell of it baking fills up the whole house, and takes me back to being 10-years old. I love that food can hold such strong memories.


★★★★★ 2 votes

15 Min
50 Min


  • 2 1/2 c
    all purpose flour
  • 1 c
  • 3 1/2 tsp
    baking powder
  • 1 tsp
  • 3 Tbsp
    vegetable oil
  • 3/4 c
  • 1 large
  • 1 tsp
    pumpkin pie spice
  • 3 large
    very ripe bananas

How to Make Banana Bread


  1. Preheat oven to 350. Grease & flour 9x5x3-in loaf pan or two 8.5x4.5x2.5 loaf pans.
  2. Measure all ingredients into a large mixing bowl. Beat on medium speed for 1-2 minutes, scraping side and bottom of bowl constantly.
  3. Pour into pan(s). Bake 50-60 minutes, or until toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean. After it has sat for a few minutes, remove the loaf from the pan and cool completely before slicing.

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About Banana Bread

Course/Dish: Sweet Breads
Main Ingredient: Bread
Regional Style: American
Other Tag: For Kids
Hashtag: #banana

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