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Sweet Banana Bread Recipe

Sweet Banana Bread

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"My mom gave me this recipe and it's nice and sweet. I normally use three medium-large sized bananas. Nuts can be added, if desired."

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

    15 mins
  • COOK

    1 hr 10 mins

    1 hr 25 mins


  1. In a small bowl, sift together flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt and vanilla pudding mix. In a large mixing bowl, beat sugar and shortening until light, scraping sides of the bowl often. Add the eggs one at a time, beating smooth after each addition. Mix in the milk.
  2. Add flour mixture and mashed bananas alternately to creamed mixture, beating until smooth after each addition. Fold in nuts if desired. Pour batter into a lightly greased 8x4 inch loaf pan.
  3. Bake in a cold, (non-preheated) oven set to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Bake for 50 minutes, then cover with foil to prevent burning and bake for additional 10 to 20 minutes or until toothpick inserted into the crown comes out clean. Leave in pan for 10 minutes, then remove from pan and cool.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
May 06, 2007

Wonderful banana bread. I used instant vanilla pudding because that was what I had in hand. I also decreased the salt to 1/2 tsp., other than that I followed the recipe and it is worth making again and again. Thank you for sharing.

Most Helpful Critical Review
Jun 28, 2010

First of all, use a 9x5 pan. If you follow the recipe directions, you'll be cleaning your oven like me. The pudding flavor overpowers the banana flavor.

Jan 07, 2007

Oh my gosh is this bread good! I used instant banana pudding mix and I replaced the milk with rum and Kahlua.

Mar 11, 2003

it is delicious!!! I made it for my family after school one day and they LOVED IT!!!!! You have to make it, the fresh bananas make it so juicy.

Feb 21, 2008

Very good, but a bit salty...will cut down on the salt next time. I used butterscotch pudding because that's what I had on hand and it still turned out great! Also, great results using butter instead of shortening.

Jan 28, 2004

You know how when you add pudding to a cake mix it makes the cake soooo moist and dense.....Same with this banana bread. Its a great recipe, Maranda. Sweet,dense, moist and flavorful. Thanks.

Feb 10, 2004

Great Bread. One word of caution, bake it in a 8 x 5 inch pan, it over flowed in my 8x4. Great Recipe!

Jan 28, 2004

By far the best banana bread I have ever made! I have long been looking for the perfect banana bread recipe, and others have been good, but nothing like this. Moist, dense, and full of rich banana flavor. Can't wait to share with family and friends!


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  • Calories
  • 249 kcal
  • 12%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 32.8 g
  • 11%
  • Cholesterol
  • 32 mg
  • 11%
  • Fat
  • 12 g
  • 18%
  • Fiber
  • 1.4 g
  • 5%
  • Protein
  • 4 g
  • 8%
  • Sodium
  • 260 mg
  • 10%

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

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