Easy Banana Bread

Easy Banana Bread

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Simple banana bread recipe that requires only one bowl and no mixer needed!

"Mmmmmm! Outstanding! We had 2 bunches of way overripe bananas that we put to perfect use in this recipe! I coated the pans with shortening and brown sugar and sprinkled a bit on the top of each loaf, along with slivered almonds. What a fantastic dessert bread! Perfect, straightforward recipe. I'll certainly make this again. My whole fam loved it!


- Hlharkins

Top-ranked recipe named "Easy Banana Bread"

4.7 avg, 78 review(s) 94% would make again


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3 1/2 cup All purpose flour
3 cup Sugar
1 1/2 teaspoon Baking soda
1 1/2 teaspoon Salt
1 teaspoon Baking Powder
1 teaspoon Cinnamon
1 teaspoon Vanilla
4 large Egg
2/3 cup Water
1 cup Vegetable oil
2 cups Bananas; mashed
1 cup Pecan; optional

Original recipe makes 20



1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

2. Combine ingredients in large mixing bowl.

3. Pour batter into 2 prepared bread pans.

4. Bake for 1 hour or until firm and golden brown.

5 Cool on wire rack for at least 15 minutes before turning bread out onto tray.


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alexisinezramey 5 months ago
Loved this version ..... its a winner :)
izzy476339 5 months ago
bigwoodge 6 months ago
Super easy and delicious
elaineg1113 6 months ago
Halved quantities of all ingredients. Added half a cup of plain yogurt. Fluffiest banana bread I've ever made.
epebors 7 months ago
My family loves this. It's a great way to use up bananas that are starting to brown
Amaris1993 10 months ago
Very moist, very good. My wife and kids loved it!
Chrispizzacalla 11 month ago
Chuckles8412 1 year ago
Great recipe. Made this and it was perfection.
farmgirl2000 1 year ago
I made a few adjustments too. I added more bananas and reduced the sugar as recommended. I remember the first time I made this, I followed a recipe that called for creme fraiche so I added some natural yoghurt to the batter. It gives it more fluffiness. The banana taste is so over-powering, I can't make out the coffee I added to the water or the pecans, or the cinnamon. But it all comes together to make the nicest banana bread ever! My batter was way too much so I made 6 extra muffins with the rest. I also used half white flour, white wholemeal flour to make it healthier. It's a sneakily healthy recipe for kids :) I'll post a picture later on.
lolahbf 1 year ago
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