Recipe: Best Banana Bread
- October 26, 2012
- by Melissa Lawrence
Don’t you just love Fall? The cool weather always makes me crave warm, comforting food — especially sweets! And this recipe for the best banana bread (at least, in my opinion!) is so easy and so delicious. And your house will smell so wonderful while it’s baking! So yummy. You can serve it for a banana bread breakfast, a snack or even dessert. It’s a great way to sneak some fruit into your kids, and if you make it with whole wheat flour, it’s pretty healthy, as baked goods go at least! Throw in some raisins and your kids will be even more delighted.
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Okay, okay, I know this recipe isn’t technically healthy, but I do think it’s more nutritious than a lot of muffins out there. Enjoy!
Do you love fruity breads like this — carrot cake, date loaf — and if so what is your favorite? Any healthy baked goods you love serving your family this season? A favorite fruit bread recipe? Share below!
- 1/2 cup butter (4 oz)
- 1 1/4 cup dark brown sugar
- 2 eggs
- 1/2 cup vegetable oil
- 6 mashed bananas, the riper the better
- 3 cups whole wheat or white flour
- 1 tsp. baking powder
- 3/4 tsp. nutmeg
- 2 tsp. baking soda
- 1 tsp. cinnamon
- dash of salt
- Approx. 1/2 cup golden raisins (if desired — you can put in as much as you want!)
- Cream together butter and dark brown sugar
- Mix in eggs, vegetable oil and bananas
- Add flour, baking powder, nutmeg, baking soda, cinnamon, salt and raisins
- Bake in a lightly greased loaf pan at 350 degrees F for 25 minutes
Makes one loaf or 12 muffins, if desired.
Around this time of year, my favorite fruity bread is pumpkin bread, but I remember my grandma used to make this awesome zucchini bread and zucchini chocolate chip cookies. Probably just her sneaky way of getting us to eat more veggies, but they were so good that we didn’t notice the hidden nutrition!
I love banana walnut bread. I am going to try this recipe and add walnuts to it. Thanks for the recipe.
I love any breads or muffins made with bananas, yum
I love cherry turnovers drizzled with dark chocolate ganache!
I love raisin bread that’s frosted:) that’s the only way I like it:)
I have made 2 Banana Cream Bundt cakes in the past 5 days…that only uses 3 bananas. I will try this recipe soon…when I have more ripe bananas! My family loves banana bread, pumpkin bread, muffins, you name it!
My favorite is carrot cake 🙂
i love fruity breads with frosting
my favorite fruity baked treats are banana bread and zuchini bread!!!
Its a tie…Love banana bread but love carrot cake muffins with cream cheese frosting. Best if you add a bit of shredded coconut into frosting
Mindy Beal Taylor
My favorite Breads are Banana Nut Bread and Cranberry Orange Bread, with out
Frosting, sometimes I put butter on a slice 🙂
Lilia Delos Reyes
Fruit Cake.. yummy
Apple spice bread with cream cheese frosting, yum!
amy guillaume linderman
pancakes with strawberries, raspberries and blueberries (i use frozen in the winter) mixed in the batter
Baked Apple Dumplings
I love banana bread and cranberry raisins bread without frosting because I like to spread a little butter on top.
I love my banana bread naked. No frosting please…
Love banana bread without frosting!
I like fruit breadas without frosting. I think with the natural sweetness of the fruit you dont need that added sugar. I also feel the frosting takes away of the wonderful fruit taste.
I love Blueberry Muffins with lots of big, juicy, blue blueberries bursting all over inside!
I love fruity breads with and without frosting. Banana bread without, lemon bread with!
banana nut cookies are my favorite. But I love banana bread and muffins
Every year I will make banana nut bread and ship it to the soldiers stationed in over seas. I am unable to add frosting because it wouldn’t survive the travel. I know I am able to give back and bring home comforting food to them to let them know how much we appreciate and love them for all they do for our country.
I love banana bread but I prefer it without frosting. I will have to give the recipe a try.
my fave is cranberry bread
every year around this time I cook and freeze as much pumpkin as I can get my hands on. we love making pumpkin muffins for breakfast.
Lemon poppyseed is awesome! It’s so moist and crumbly!
I love banana nut bread made with pecans and I like to use cinnamon applesauce instead of using oil. Makes it lighter and real moist.
I love coconut pineapple muffins!
LisaK @ CanNeBodyHearMe
My favorite fruity baked treat is definitely apple pie (you didn’t say it had to be bread!!). lol 😉
My favorite baked treat is banana nut bread!
Came on to look for a banana bread recipe and got distracted by Facebook. So glad i did! Gonna go make this with the kiddos now 🙂
PS: forgot to mention our favorite fruity bread is banana nread and sometimes we toss i. A handful of blueberries 🙂
I love all fruity breads-and frosting is a plus 🙂
A home filled with the loving smell of homemade banana bread baking; the plates filled with warm.from the oven baked goodness, bread drizzled with fresh lemon drizzle (powdered sugar and fresh lemon juice) please pass the blueberries!!
I just Love a fresh baked Zucchini Bread Warm out of the oven with out Frosting..!
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