This is a very moist banana bread with a little kick of spice. Loved by my family and all who have tried it.

Jennifer Walsh
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Ingredients

16
Original recipe yields 16 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 and flour two 8x3 inch loaf pans. Whisk together the flour, baking powder, and baking soda; set aside.

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  • Mash the bananas, eggs, sugar, cinnamon, salt, nutmeg, and cloves together in a large bowl with a fork until well combined. Stir in the melted butter and vanilla extract, then fold in the flour mixture until a batter forms and no dry lumps remain. Pour into the prepared loaf pans.

  • Bake in preheated oven until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean, about 45 minutes. Cool in the pan for 10 minutes, then remove from the pan, and allow to cool completely on a wire rack.

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Nutrition Facts

193 calories; 6.7 g total fat; 39 mg cholesterol; 247 mg sodium. 31.5 g carbohydrates; 2.8 g protein; Full Nutrition

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Rating: 5 stars
06/16/2008
I went looking for a new banana bread recipe for a change from what I usually make. I was hoping that I could find one that I could add diced pears to, as I couldn't find a Pear/Banana Bread recipe. This was the one. What I did was half the amount of the bananas and add a can of drained, diced pears. I also used pumpkin pie spice instead of using the different spices called for in this recipe. Yum. This impressed my husband, who normally dosen't care for banana bread. I'll for sure be making this again. Thanks for posting the recipe. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
01/15/2010
Way too much clove. I guess I like traditional banana bread better. Save the spice for pumpkin or zucchini. Read More
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182 Ratings
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  • 4 star values: 29
  • 3 star values: 10
  • 2 star values: 2
  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 5 stars
06/16/2008
I went looking for a new banana bread recipe for a change from what I usually make. I was hoping that I could find one that I could add diced pears to, as I couldn't find a Pear/Banana Bread recipe. This was the one. What I did was half the amount of the bananas and add a can of drained, diced pears. I also used pumpkin pie spice instead of using the different spices called for in this recipe. Yum. This impressed my husband, who normally dosen't care for banana bread. I'll for sure be making this again. Thanks for posting the recipe. Read More
(71)
Rating: 5 stars
06/16/2008
I went looking for a new banana bread recipe for a change from what I usually make. I was hoping that I could find one that I could add diced pears to, as I couldn't find a Pear/Banana Bread recipe. This was the one. What I did was half the amount of the bananas and add a can of drained, diced pears. I also used pumpkin pie spice instead of using the different spices called for in this recipe. Yum. This impressed my husband, who normally dosen't care for banana bread. I'll for sure be making this again. Thanks for posting the recipe. Read More
(71)
Rating: 5 stars
05/08/2008
So yummy! Not a strong banana taste which I liked. I added some brown sugar in with the white sugar to make 1 cup. If I had had enough I would have used all brown sugar. I also made only 1 loaf and then put the remaining batter into mini bunt pans. Baked at the same time. Bunt muffins were done in about 23 minutes. So Good! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/10/2008
This was pretty good. I was out of brown sugar so I chose this recipe since it just used white sugar. The spices add a really nice flavor and the smell was fantastic while it was baking. I made one small pan and 6 good sized muffins. Next time I will add some walnuts to the batter since we like it with nuts. In my husband's words: "Hey that's not too bad at all!" Thanks!!!:) Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/01/2011
I've been looking for a great banana bread recipe that includes spices like cinnamon and nutmeg because so many out there don't have them. This was an awesome recipe! I don't have a loaf pan for some reason (I need to go buy one!) but I did as another reviewer suggested and just used a 2-quart square baking dish. Perfect!! I only had 3 bananas but I thought it still turned out phenomenal. Also I did as a couple other reviewers suggested and did 1/2 sugar and 1/2 brown sugar. I will be making this again and again! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/03/2009
This banana bread was great! The spices add a nice flavor, different from the standard b-bread. I put the batter in one pan and baked for a little longer. I also added 1 cup of walnuts to the mix. Tasty! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
05/19/2010
I used five bananas because I had them and didn't use cloves because I didn't. Used a mixture of brown and white sugars. My loaves were done in 37 minutes. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/05/2010
I did make it half brown sugar half white sugar. But I'm sure it would have been delicious either way. This is the perfect banana bread! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/09/2008
My family loved this bread. The spices are wonderful - gives banana bread a little "extra"! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/23/2008
This is the best recipe I have used! The banana flavor came through very well (I skimped slightly on the cinnamon) and I put all of the mix in one 2qt pan instead of 2 separate loaves. I added 10 minutes to the bake time bc of this. It turned out perfectly! Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
01/15/2010
Way too much clove. I guess I like traditional banana bread better. Save the spice for pumpkin or zucchini. Read More
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