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Simple Banana Bread Recipe

Simple Banana Bread

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"I developed this recipe because I wanted a bread recipe, not cake-like, while living in a 10-foot trailer. This recipe is very low in fat."

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Original recipe makes 1 -8x4 inch loaf Change Servings
  • PREP

    15 mins
  • COOK

    1 hr 5 mins

    1 hr 20 mins


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease one 8x4 inch loaf pan and set aside.
  2. In a large bowl, sift together the flour, baking powder, and salt. Set aside.
  3. In another bowl, mash the bananas and stir in the eggs and sugar. Stir in the flour mixture and mix until just combined, then fold in the chopped nuts (optional). Pour the batter into the prepared pan.
  4. Bake at 350 degrees F (175 degrees C) for 55 to 65 minutes or until bread tests done. Remove from oven and cool on a rack for 10 minute, then remove from pan and cool completely. Slice and serve.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Jan 30, 2007

Wonderful! I actually decided on this recipe since it called for baking powder instead of soda (which I didn't have) I halved the recipe since I cook for one and I definitely don't need a whole loaf lying around =) I did add about 2 T of melted butter to the batter as another reviewer suggested to make it a little more moist and just a dash more baking powder. It just came out a few minutes ago and it's very very yummy, just the right texture, not too heavy or dense! Will definitely make again. (Oh and sidenote....I noticed a Lot of complaints that this bread is too "dense and gummy" I'm wondering if everyone is remembering to use Very Over Ripe bananas? They should be completely brown and practically liquid themselves! If you use bananas that are not ripe enough it won't be a substitute for the liquid (i.e. milk, water) that most recipes have and the bread won't turn out right)

Most Helpful Critical Review
Apr 11, 2003

This bread is good when it first comes out of the oven. After that it is much too heavy and dry.

Oct 27, 2003

I was surprised at how delicious this bread is. I made two types of bread - one claimed to be low fat, but had butter in it. This one doesn't have any butter and was better than the other one! I highly recommend this recipe.

Oct 16, 2006

There isn't an option for anything below a one star. I tried two other recipes that same day, and they were great! This recipe was far too dense, dry and a waste of good bananas & nuts. It never did cook all the way either. Banana Bread I, was such a good recipe, try that instead.

Apr 11, 2003

This is good, dense, very bread like. Travels well

Apr 11, 2003

A great way to use ripe bananas.

Apr 11, 2003

this is one of the best banan breads i ever made. or even had from someone else. good job!

Apr 11, 2003

Although this bread is hearty and delicious, I did find it somewhat dry. I will make it again because it did receive great feedback from friends/family.


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  • Calories
  • 237 kcal
  • 12%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 44.2 g
  • 14%
  • Cholesterol
  • 37 mg
  • 12%
  • Fat
  • 5.2 g
  • 8%
  • Fiber
  • 2.3 g
  • 9%
  • Protein
  • 5.2 g
  • 10%
  • Sodium
  • 180 mg
  • 7%

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

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