Best Ever Banana Bread

Best Ever Banana Bread Recipe

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Greg Fuller


This is the best banana bread! Everyone who tries it asks for the recipe.


★★★★★ 5 votes

15 Min
1 Hr


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1 c
2 c
white sugar
4 large
1 1/2 c
ripe, mashed bananas (the riper, the better)
2 tsp
baking powder
1 tsp
2 1/2 c
all purpose flour
1 tsp
vanilla extract
2 Tbsp
rum (optional, but highly recommended. try it with captain morgan)
1 c
walnuts or pecans (optional)

How to Make Best Ever Banana Bread


  • 1Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
    Oil and flour 2 - 9x5x3 inch loaf pans.
  • 2Cream together the sugar and shortening until smooth and creamy. Add the eggs one at a time.
  • 3Add the baking powder, salt, flour, cinnamon and vanilla, and mix thoroughly. Add 1/2 the nuts to the batter and mix just another couple of seconds. The dough will be sticky.
  • 4Pour the batter into the baking pans (I weigh them, but it's your choice, you can eyeball it).
    Sprinkle remaining nuts on top of each loaf and bake for one hour, or until a toothpick stuck into the center comes out clean. Be careful not to overcook the bread. The eggs and bananas will give you some wiggle room on the cook time.

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About Best Ever Banana Bread

Main Ingredient: Flour
Regional Style: American
Other Tags: Quick & Easy, For Kids
Hashtags: #sweet, #banana, #easy

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