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st. john's banana bread

(1 rating)
Recipe by
Lauren Conforti

I found this on the internet ( and made it last year for the Holidays. This is a delicious bread! A wonderful moist banana bread with a crusty sweet topping of cinnamon & sugar. I like to add a little extra bananas, and then I also added some chocolate chips to mine... Yummy! This recipe is doubled.

(1 rating)
yield 2 lg loaves / 5-6 small loaves
cook time 50 Min
method Bake

Ingredients For st. john's banana bread

  • 1 c
    butter or margarine
  • 2 c
  • 4
  • 4 c
    flour, sifted
  • 2 tsp
    baking soda
  • 1 tsp
  • 6 lg
    ripe bananas, mashed (or 7 med bananas)
  • 2 c
    walnuts, chopped (optional)
  • 2 c
    chocolate chips (optional)
  • 2 Tbsp
    butter or margarine, melted
  • cinnamon/sugar mixture

How To Make st. john's banana bread

  • 1
    Preheat oven to 350. Grease & flour loaf pans.
  • 2
    Cream butter and sugar. Beat in eggs.
  • 3
    Mix together sifted dry ingredients. Add to wet ingredients. Mix well.
  • 4
    Add in mashed bananas. Add nuts & chocolate chips (if using). Mix well.
  • 5
    Pour into prepared pans. Bake at 350 degrees for 50-60 minutes (see note for smaller loaves). Breads are done when a wooden toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.
  • 6
    While breads are still warm, spread melted butter over top and sprinkle with cinnamon and sugar mixture.
  • 7
    ** Notes: If making small loaves, bake 30-35 minutes. You can also use the disposable aluminum loaf pans, and freeze breads for gifts!