The Best Banana Bread


This is the best banana bread recipe I have found. It is the most successful and versatile quick bread! You can also customize and use chunky applesauce or a 15-ounce can of pumpkin for wonderful variations.

Prep Time:
15 mins
Cook Time:
1 hr
Total Time:
1 hr 15 mins
1 9x5-inch loaf


  • 1 cup white sugar

  • ½ cup margarine, softened

  • 2 eggs

  • 1 ½ cups mashed banana

  • 2 cups all-purpose flour

  • 1 teaspoon baking soda


  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease and flour a 9x5-inch loaf pan.

  2. Beat sugar and margarine in a bowl until smooth. Beat in eggs, then bananas. Add flour and baking soda, stirring just until combined. Pour into the prepared pan.

  3. Bake in the preheated oven until a toothpick in the center comes out clean, about 1 hour. Remove from the pan and let cool.

  4. Store in the refrigerator or freeze.


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Nutrition Facts (per serving)

196 Calories
7g Fat
31g Carbs
3g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 15
Calories 196
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 7g 9%
Saturated Fat 1g 7%
Cholesterol 25mg 8%
Sodium 175mg 8%
Total Carbohydrate 31g 11%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Total Sugars 16g
Protein 3g
Vitamin C 2mg 10%
Calcium 9mg 1%
Iron 1mg 6%
Potassium 111mg 2%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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