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Molasses Banana Bread Recipe

Molasses Banana Bread

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"This wonderfully flavorful banana bread is a real crowd pleaser! It's sweetened with molasses instead of sugar. What a nice variation!"

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Original recipe makes 1 - 9x5 inch loaf Change Servings
  • PREP

    20 mins
  • COOK

    1 hr

    1 hr 20 mins


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Lightly grease a 9x5 inch loaf pan.
  2. In a large bowl, cream the butter. Beat in egg, molasses and banana. Mix in whole wheat flour, all-purpose flour, baking soda, salt, nutmeg and walnuts; stir until well blended. Pour batter into prepared pan.
  3. Bake in preheated oven for 55 to 65 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into center of the loaf comes out clean.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Oct 11, 2003

I loved this bread but made two changes to the recipe: I used only 1/2 C of molasses and I used spelt flour instead of whole wheat flour. Delicious and healthy too!

Most Helpful Critical Review
Apr 24, 2003

I know that to each his own, however this one wasnt a crowd pleaser in my home. It may be the molasses I used. I suggest using only light and not full flavor which is what I used. I am not familure with molasses and the recipe wasnt specific.


55 Ratings

Apr 24, 2003

I was extremely skeptical about trying this recipe because of the molasses. Am I ever glad I did. It is truly moist and delcious. I will be making this often!

Apr 11, 2003

This bread is excellant and very moist, but should be called Molasses Bread as you can't taste the bananas. Takes 4 bananas to make 2 cups. Couldn't believe how easy it was to make

Sep 15, 2005

This recipe is great! I used blackstrap mollasses, so I cut it down to 1/2 a cup, and used four large bananas. It was moist and sweet, my family ate it in one sitting. I know not everyone liked this recipe, but I will make it whenever I have bananas now.

Jun 29, 2003

This bread was very tasty and exceptionally moist. I think it's the best bannana bread recipe that I've ever tried.

Jan 21, 2007

Excellent banana loaf! I read other reviews first and I only used 1/2 cup of blackstrap molasses, and it was perfect. 1 cup would have been too much! I also made sure that the bananas were nice and mashed: I used the blender, that worked beautifully. I also used spelt flour instead of whole wheat. Also, I added 1/2 cup of walmut crumbs and it was delicious. My husband and I ate it in one afternoon! Enjoy, Daniela

Apr 11, 2003

My kids weren't hip to the molasses. Guy at work, who loves molasses, liked it. Too molasses-y for my family but it was nice to try.


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  • Calories
  • 249 kcal
  • 12%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 42.3 g
  • 14%
  • Cholesterol
  • 36 mg
  • 12%
  • Fat
  • 8.5 g
  • 13%
  • Fiber
  • 2.4 g
  • 10%
  • Protein
  • 3.2 g
  • 6%
  • Sodium
  • 221 mg
  • 9%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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