Karla's Banana Bread

Karla Everett


This is a really good banana bread that I have been making for over 35 yrs. It has such good flavor and is so moist.

I enjoy this hot or cold topped with butter.

Sometimes I will double the batch and toss a couple of them in the freezer.

★★★★★ 1 vote
2 loafs
10 Min
1 Hr 20 Min


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5-6 large
ripe bananas
4 large
eggs ; well beaten
1 c
2 c
3 1/2 c
2 tsp
baking soda
1 tsp
1 c
chopped walnuts ; optional

How to Make Karla's Banana Bread


  • 1Let your banana's ripen until the skins are black , this will give you a really good banana flavor.
  • 2Grease 2 loaf pans or spray with non-stick baking spray and set aside.
  • 3Beat your peeled bananas until all creamy.
  • 4Whip the eggs with a fork and add the whipped eggs to the bananas.
  • 5Mix well and set aside.
  • 6In a separate bowl beat the shortening until it's creamy.
  • 7Gradually add the sugar and Beat until fluffy.
  • 8Add the banana mixture.
  • 9Mix until the banana mixture is combined.
  • 10In a 4 cup measuring cup or a separate bowl, Combine the flour , soda and the salt together and mix with a fork so all the soda and salt are mixed in with the flour.
  • 11Gradually add the flour mixture to the banana mixture , mixing up well before adding more flour.
  • 12Mix until it's all combined together ; add your walnuts if using.
  • 13Pour the batter evenly into the prepared bread pans.
  • 14Bake @ 300° for 1 1/4 to 1 1/2 hours until firm to the touch or until a cake tester or a tooth pick put inserted in the center comes out clean. Let them sit in the pans for 3-5 minutes before removing.
  • 15Place on a wire rack and let cool...enjoy

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About Karla's Banana Bread

Course/Dish: Sweet Breads
Main Ingredient: Fruit
Regional Style: American
Other Tag: Quick & Easy
Hashtag: #banana

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