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Rating: 4.71 stars
427 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 332
  • 4 star values: 76
  • 3 star values: 12
  • 2 star values: 4
  • 1 star values: 3

This is an old family recipe, and it is very moist!

Recipe Summary

prep:
25 mins
cook:
50 mins
additional:
5 mins
total:
1 hr 20 mins
Servings:
12
Yield:
1 9x5-inch loaf
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Ingredients

12
Original recipe yields 12 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease a 9x5-inch loaf pan and set aside.

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  • Cream together the shortening and sugar. Add eggs and vanilla; beat until fluffy.

  • Sift together the flour, oatmeal, baking soda, salt and cinnamon. Add dry ingredients alternately with bananas and milk. Mix until blended.

  • Fold in raisins and pour into prepared pan. Bake for 50 to 60 minutes; remove from oven and cover for 5 minutes.

Nutrition Facts

264 calories; protein 3.7g; carbohydrates 41.5g; fat 10.1g; cholesterol 31.4mg; sodium 217.2mg. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (331)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
02/04/2008
5 Stars. A wonderful, tasty bread. Used 1/2 Cup applesauce and 1/2 Cup butter in place of shortening, used 3 bananas for a moist bread, no raisins. The crust came out really well! Lovely. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
05/03/2004
We really didn't find this bread too impressive which suprised me. I followed the instructions to a T only substituting currants for the raisins. The bread didn't rise at all and ended up really dark. It was moist and the taste was ok but the texture was really strange. Maybe that is just my own pre-concieved idea about what a quick-bread texture is supposed to be like though. Read More
(19)
427 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 332
  • 4 star values: 76
  • 3 star values: 12
  • 2 star values: 4
  • 1 star values: 3
Rating: 5 stars
02/04/2008
5 Stars. A wonderful, tasty bread. Used 1/2 Cup applesauce and 1/2 Cup butter in place of shortening, used 3 bananas for a moist bread, no raisins. The crust came out really well! Lovely. Read More
(245)
Rating: 5 stars
05/03/2008
I have made MANY banana breads, but this one is by far the BEST one EVER. It is so very moist, and delicious. The oats give it such a wonderful texture! It is a wonderful bread to have with tea, or coffee. My hubby LOVED it! It was a hit over here in my house!! Thanks so much for this wonderful recipe! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
10/29/2007
I call this recipe 'BOB' (: Great bread, have made several times! I really like the addition of oatmeal to the traditional BB...However, I sub 1/2 applesauce, 1/2 butter to make it a bit healthier instead of the shortening. Turned out very nice! Thank you! Note: only use 2 small bananas in this in the posted pic. Only added a 'splash' of milk. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/12/2011
Light, moist and flavorful. I used 1/4 c applesauce and 1/4 c butter in place of the shortening, and reduced the sugar to 3/4 C. I also used old fashioned oats in place of the quick rolled oats, and soaked them in the milk and applesauce while assembling the other ingredients (adding the oat mix with the whole raisins). Finally, I added a pinch of ground cloves and a tablespoon of ground flax seeds. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/09/2009
I made this into muffins this morning. Baked them for about 18 minutes. They turned out great! I have rated this recipe before and really liked it. My daughters & I love to bake. We have been searching for the PERFECT banana oatmeal muffin recipe. We have decided this is it! Thanks for a great recipe. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/07/2005
I've made about 15 loaves of banana bread for a bake sale today and this recipe was the big winner!! I used 1/2 applesauce and 1/2 butter for the shortening a full teaspoon of vanilla and a 1/2 teaspoon of allspice. It produces a very dense chewy loaf of bread. If you're want for light and fluffy keep looking but this bread tastes great! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/28/2004
This is by far the best banana bread I have put in my mouth. My brother and best friend beg me to make this all of the time. I wouldn't change anything! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/24/2007
I used the recipe to make muffins doubled the amount of banana and it was delcious! Very moist. Read More
(19)
Rating: 3 stars
05/03/2004
We really didn't find this bread too impressive which suprised me. I followed the instructions to a T only substituting currants for the raisins. The bread didn't rise at all and ended up really dark. It was moist and the taste was ok but the texture was really strange. Maybe that is just my own pre-concieved idea about what a quick-bread texture is supposed to be like though. Read More
(19)