Best Banana Bread


This banana bread recipe is a family recipe and family favorite. I got the recipe from my mom, and she got it from my grandmother, and once I got it, I made a few changes. This banana bread is really good, and every time I make the bread it reminds me of my childhood.

You can lighten this recipe up by substituting applesauce for the oil. Tastes just as good!


  • 3-4 ripe bananas, mashed (or increase to 5 bananas and decrease oil to 1/4 c.)
  • 1 c. sugar
  • 1/2 c. vegetable oil (or substitute 1/2 c. applesauce or use 1/4 c. oil)
  • 1 tsp. vanilla
  • 2 eggs beaten lightly
  • 2 c. flour
  • 1/2 tsp. baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 1 1/2 tsp. baking powder
  • 1 1/2 TBSP milk
  • 1 tsp. lemon juice
  • 1 c. chopped walnuts (I usually omit)


  • Blend mashed bananas, eggs, sugar, oil, and vanilla.
  • Sift dry ingredients together (flour through baking powder) and add alternately to the wet ingredients with the milk and lemon juice.
  • Stir in nuts if desired.
  • Pour into greased and floured loaf pan.
  • Place in a cold oven. Set oven to 300F and cook for about 90 minutes (start checking at 75 minutes), or until loaf tests done.

Best Banana Bread

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