Bates Banana Bread

Bates Banana Bread

Anita Bates

"It will cool and then be gone, so be prepared to double the recipe or make more. This is by far the best banana bread I have ever had. The banana bread is better if the bananas are extra ripe!"
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1 h servings 182 cals
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Original recipe yields 24 servings


  • Calories:
  • 182 kcal
  • 9%
  • Fat:
  • 6.5 g
  • 10%
  • Carbs:
  • 29g
  • 9%
  • Protein:
  • 2.6 g
  • 5%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 31 mg
  • 10%
  • Sodium:
  • 187 mg
  • 7%

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). Grease a large loaf pan.
  2. Mash together the brown sugar and 1/2 cup of softened butter until smooth and creamy in a large bowl; beat in the eggs. In a bowl, combine the mashed bananas with lemon juice, and add them to the butter-sugar mixture. Beat in the milk and vanilla extract until smooth.
  3. In a bowl, whisk together 2 1/2 cups of flour, baking soda, salt, and 1 teaspoon of cinnamon. Mix the flour mixture into the banana mixture in 2 or 3 increments, beating well after each addition. Scrape the batter into the prepared loaf pan.
  4. Mix together the white sugar, 1/3 cup of flour, 1/4 cup of unsalted butter, and 1 1/2 teaspoon of cinnamon with a fork until the mixture is crumbly. Spoon the crumble mixture over the loaf.
  5. Bake in the preheated oven until the bread is lightly browned and a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean, 45 minutes to 1 hour.


  • Cook's Note
  • This is great as cupcakes, which will usually bake for about 20 minutes. Sprinkle crumble topping over cupcakes before baking.


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Very yummy! I cut this recipe in half and made muffins out of it. I had one issue and that was when the recipe was halved, it called for two and a half mashed ripe bananas. I decided to even it ...

Really nice banana bread and a change to my recipe I've been using for 40 years. The only reason I didn't give it a 5 was because of the topping. I found there was way too much of it and was n...

Very rich, dense, and moist. A little sweet/rich for my taste and the banana is kind of hidden by the abundance of butter, vanilla, and brown sugar. I did split into two loaves as I was concer...

Made this for coworkers and it was gone in a matter of moments they loved it

to heavy, very dense, would cut back on bananas so not so thick and heavy.

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