Banana bread Recipe

Ted McWhorter


I'm well known for my Banana Bread Recipe. I was traveling as a nurse and could not find it among my things. I found this recipe, which was similar to mine. It is a recipe from Mrs Hockmeyer. Mrs Hockmeyer passed away years ago, but her simple but perfect Banana Bread Recipe lives on for us to enjoy. I adapted it to what is now considered by my co-workers and friends as the Best Darn Banana Bread Recipe. I'm always being asked for it.


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  • 3 or 4
    ripe bananas, smashed
  • 1/3 c
    melted butter
  • 1 c
    brown sugar
  • 1
    egg, beatened
  • 1 tsp
    vanilla, generous
  • 1 tsp
    baking soda
  • 1 pinch
  • 1 1/2 c
  • 1/2 c
    nuts, chopped if desire
  • 1/2 tsp
  • 1/4 tsp
  • 1/8 tsp
    ground clove

How to Make Banana bread Recipe


  1. No Need for a mixer for this recipe, however, I find it easier to use a Kitchen Aid.
  2. Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees.
  3. With a wooden spoon, mix butter*, into the mashed bananas** in a large mixing bowl.
  4. Mix in the brown sugar, egg, and vanilla.
  5. Sprinkle the baking soda and salt over the mixture and mix in.
  6. Add the flour last and mix.
  7. Pour mixture into a buttered 4x8 inch*** loaf pan.
  8. Mix Nutmeg, Cinnamon, Cloves together and sprinkle over top of loaves. (Can use just Pumpkin Spice)
  9. Bake for one hour.
  10. Cool on a rack. Remove from pan and slice to serve.
  11. * I melt butter in the microwave for convience.
    ** I use four bananas. It makes bread moist.
    *** I use the mini-loaf pans instead, cook for 30-40 minutes.

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About Banana bread Recipe

Course/Dish: Sweet Breads
Other Tag: Quick & Easy

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