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Janine's Best Banana Bread 65

Janine's Best Banana Bread

"Every time there is a party or any type of gathering, I'm asked to bring a loaf of my homemade banana bread. It's always the first to go and I'm always jotting down the recipe afterwards for friends. It's simple, quick and delicious!"
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1 h 15 m servings 248 cals
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Original recipe yields 10 servings (1 - 8x4 inch loaf)


  • Calories:
  • 248 kcal
  • 12%
  • Fat:
  • 5.5 g
  • 8%
  • Carbs:
  • 47.2g
  • 15%
  • Protein:
  • 3.6 g
  • 7%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 31 mg
  • 10%
  • Sodium:
  • 283 mg
  • 11%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  • * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
  • ** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.
  • (-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Lightly grease an 8x4 inch loaf pan.
  2. In a large bowl, cream together butter and sugar. Beat in the egg and mashed bananas. Mix in flour, baking soda and salt just until combined. Pour into prepared loaf pan.
  3. Bake in preheated oven for 1 hour. If top begins to brown too quickly, decrease heat slightly. Center should be soft and chewy, while the outside, crisp and crunchy.


  • Tip
  • Aluminum foil can be used to keep food moist, cook it evenly, and make clean-up easier.

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Review update - after making many batches of this wonderful bread, I finally think I figured out where the "dry" reviews are coming from. The bananas I used before were quite large. The banana...

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It was pretty good but I think it needed more banana flavor and less baking soda. I followed the recipe exactly but the batter rose and rose and rose until it bubbled over and burned in the oven...

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Review update - after making many batches of this wonderful bread, I finally think I figured out where the "dry" reviews are coming from. The bananas I used before were quite large. The banana...

This recipe was delicious and quite easy to make, as promised. I used 2 eggs instead of 1, and added a tsp. of vanilla, but this was probably the moistest banana bread, and the slightly crisp ou...

Excellent! I added a handful of brown sugar (a trick my mom taught me for color and a nice crunch to the crust) and a dash of milk to thin it out a little.

The best banana bread ever!!! I've made several different recipes and they've always gotten rave reviews but NEVER has my 3 year old son wanted to eat it...this one he does! I doubled the batch ...

I have made this literally 30 times. It is the best ever. Super moist and I find the more banana's the better. This is my 2 year old's favorite thing to eat. Even when he is sick this is the...

This is a really great recipe. Was a total hit at my work and home. And my kitchen was absolutely smelling deliciously of hot bake banana bread!! GREAT RECIPE!!!

Great Bread!

This is a wonderful thing to do with your kids when they are BORED out of their minds.

This banana bread is awesome. It's a regular in our house. Thanks!