Every time there is a party or any type of gathering, I'm asked to bring a loaf of my homemade banana bread. It's always the first to go and I'm always jotting down the recipe afterwards for friends. It's simple, quick and delicious!

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Ingredients

10
Original recipe yields 10 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). Lightly grease an 8x4 inch loaf pan.

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  • In a large bowl, cream together butter and sugar. Beat in the egg and mashed bananas. Mix in flour, baking soda and salt just until combined. Pour into prepared loaf pan.

  • Bake in preheated oven for 1 hour. If top begins to brown too quickly, decrease heat slightly. Center should be soft and chewy, while the outside, crisp and crunchy.

Nutrition Facts

247.7 calories; protein 3.6g 7% DV; carbohydrates 47.2g 15% DV; fat 5.5g 8% DV; cholesterol 30.8mg 10% DV; sodium 282.7mg 11% DV. Full Nutrition

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 4 stars
03/12/2007
Review update - after making many batches of this wonderful bread, I finally think I figured out where the "dry" reviews are coming from. The bananas I used before were quite large. The bananas this time were not as big and I only had the 3. The batter turned out much stiffer than usual and I got a very dry loaf. So use BIG bananas, or add extra if you have smaller bananas. I guess a cup amount would be more accurate. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
01/24/2008
It was pretty good but I think it needed more banana flavor and less baking soda. I followed the recipe exactly but the batter rose and rose and rose until it bubbled over and burned in the oven. So I might add banana or cut back on the B.Soda or something. It also took an extra 20 min to cook thru. It was better the next day too. But it has a great crust and texture. Read More
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733 Ratings
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  • 4 star values: 176
  • 3 star values: 41
  • 2 star values: 8
  • 1 star values: 5
Rating: 4 stars
03/11/2007
Review update - after making many batches of this wonderful bread, I finally think I figured out where the "dry" reviews are coming from. The bananas I used before were quite large. The bananas this time were not as big and I only had the 3. The batter turned out much stiffer than usual and I got a very dry loaf. So use BIG bananas, or add extra if you have smaller bananas. I guess a cup amount would be more accurate. Read More
(510)
Rating: 5 stars
11/19/2005
This recipe was delicious and quite easy to make, as promised. I used 2 eggs instead of 1, and added a tsp. of vanilla, but this was probably the moistest banana bread, and the slightly crisp outer crust was wonderful. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/23/2006
Excellent! I added a handful of brown sugar (a trick my mom taught me for color and a nice crunch to the crust) and a dash of milk to thin it out a little. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/27/2008
The best banana bread ever!!! I've made several different recipes and they've always gotten rave reviews but NEVER has my 3 year old son wanted to eat it...this one he does! I doubled the batch using 5 medium over ripe bananas and adding 2 tsp vanilla 4 Tbsp French Vanilla yogurt and half yellow half white sugar. Filled one loaf pan for bread then added semi sweet chocolate chips to the remaning batter to make one dozen muffins. Reduced the temperature to 325 F. Muffins took 30 mins to cook and were perfect! Cooked the loaf for 30 mins then covered with foil or 20 mins removed the foil and baked another 10 mins for a total of one hour. Also to make sure I had a nice moist loaf after removing from the oven I covered the loaf with foil for 30 mins...as I said before..PERFECT!!!! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/21/2007
I have made this literally 30 times. It is the best ever. Super moist and I find the more banana's the better. This is my 2 year old's favorite thing to eat. Even when he is sick this is the only thing he will eat. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/11/2003
This is a really great recipe. Was a total hit at my work and home. And my kitchen was absolutely smelling deliciously of hot bake banana bread!! GREAT RECIPE!!! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
08/01/2003
Great Bread! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/11/2003
This is a wonderful thing to do with your kids when they are BORED out of their minds. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/15/2008
This banana bread is awesome. It's a regular in our house. Thanks! Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
01/24/2008
It was pretty good but I think it needed more banana flavor and less baking soda. I followed the recipe exactly but the batter rose and rose and rose until it bubbled over and burned in the oven. So I might add banana or cut back on the B.Soda or something. It also took an extra 20 min to cook thru. It was better the next day too. But it has a great crust and texture. Read More
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