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Grandma's favorite banana bread

A favorite banana bread recipe from my grandmother made with ripe bananas, butter, sugar, eggs, and nuts.

Serve this quick bread with butter or cream cheese spread for breakfast, brunch, a mid-day snack, or dessert. Find more quick bread recipes like this favorite banana bread.

This banana bread recipe has a light, delicate crumb and has quite a bit of banana flavor because you use 3 large bananas in the recipe.


The chopped nuts are optional, but do add a nice amount of flavor to the bread.

This quick bread tastes good either warmed up or served cold. It is a family favorite in our house and this recipe gets made around our house quite frequently.

Fresh dairy butter makes a great spread or just eat it plain. This recipe for cream cheese spread makes a tasty topping as well. Fresh fruit also serves as a nice complement to a quick bread for a brunch menu.

This recipe is from my grandma’s recipe box collection.

**To test for doneness, insert a toothpick into the center of the loaf 5 minutes before baking time is over. When the toothpick comes out clean, the bread is done. You can also visually check if the bread is done by looking for a nice medium brown color and also checking that the bread has pulled away from the edges of the baking pan.

Grandma’s Favorite Banana Bread Recipe

Grandma's Favorite Banana Bread
 
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This banana bread recipe has a light, delicate crumb and has quite a bit of banana flavor because you use 3 large bananas in the recipe.
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Recipe type: Brunch
Cuisine: American
Serves: 6-8
Ingredients
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • ½ cup butter (at room temperature)
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 3 Tablespoons boiling water
  • 2 eggs
  • 1-1/2 cup mashed bananas (about 3 large extra ripe bananas)
  • 2 cups flour
  • ½ cup finely chopped nuts (optional)
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Grease a 9" x 5" x 3" loaf baking pan.
  3. In a medium bowl, cream the sugar, butter,salt until smooth.
  4. Add eggs, and stir to incorporate.
  5. Dissolve the baking soda into the 3 tablespoons boiling water. Add to the wet mixture and mix well.
  6. Stir the banana mash into the wet mixture and mix well.
  7. Add flour and nuts. Mix well.
  8. Place in greased baking pan and bake for 1 hour.
Notes
**To test for doneness, insert a toothpick into the center of the loaf 5 minutes before baking time is over. When the toothpick comes out clean, the bread is done. You can also visually check if the bread is done by looking for a nice medium brown color and also checking that the bread has pulled away from the edges of the baking pan.
 

About the author

Laura Warnke

Laura Warnke is a mom, wife, and Midwest cook that enjoys sharing many of her family's favorite comfort food recipes. She grew up on a farm in Wisconsin and loves to bring that farm-style home cooking to your table.

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