Heirloom Banana Bread

Heirloom Banana Bread Recipe

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Elaine Douglas


I started using this recipe in 1960. It makes a delicious loaf with a light texture.
Before I had an electric mixer I mixed it by hand and using a manual egg beater!
I like to use American grown walnuts. I think the flavour is best.


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20 Min
1 Hr 15 Min


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1/2 c
1 1/4 c
white sugar
eggs, separated - fold in beaten egg whites last
1 tsp
2 c
sifted cake flour
1 tsp
baking powder
1 tsp
combine 1 tsp soda +1 tsp vinegar + 1/2 c. milk
mash together 2 large bananas and ½ c. chopped walnuts

How to Make Heirloom Banana Bread


  • 1Spray a 9X5 inch pan with cooking spray. Line the pan with parchment to make it easy to remove the loaf.
  • 2Blend shortening, sugar and egg yolks.
    Add vanilla.
    Add dry ingredients alternately with milk mixture.
    Next add bananas and nuts and finally fold in egg whites.
  • 3Bake 9x5 inch pan (not ever smaller)
    350 degrees F for about 1 ¼ hours.
  • 4Remove from oven when a toothpick inserted in the center comes out dry.
    Allow to cool on a rack for 10 minutes before removing from pan.
    Cool completely before slicing.

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About Heirloom Banana Bread

Course/Dish: Cakes
Main Ingredient: Fruit
Regional Style: Canadian
Other Tags: For Kids, Healthy, Heirloom

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