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


  • 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


  1. Let your banana's ripen until the skins are black , this will give you a really good banana flavor.
  2. Grease 2 loaf pans or spray with non-stick baking spray and set aside.
  3. Beat your peeled bananas until all creamy.
  4. Whip the eggs with a fork and add the whipped eggs to the bananas.
  5. Mix well and set aside.
  6. In a separate bowl beat the shortening until it's creamy.
  7. Gradually add the sugar and Beat until fluffy.
  8. Add the banana mixture.
  9. Mix until the banana mixture is combined.
  10. In 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.
  11. Gradually add the flour mixture to the banana mixture , mixing up well before adding more flour.
  12. Mix until it's all combined together ; add your walnuts if using.
  13. Pour the batter evenly into the prepared bread pans.
  14. Bake @ 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.
  15. Place 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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