Rating: 4.16 stars
165 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 87
  • 4 star values: 41
  • 3 star values: 20
  • 2 star values: 11
  • 1 star values: 6

My Great-Grandma used to make this for us whenever we would spend the night at her cabin in Paris, Arkansas. I make it now for my kids and it brings back such wonderful memories! It's absolutely magnificent warm with some sweetened butter.

Recipe Summary test

prep:
15 mins
cook:
1 hr
total:
1 hr 15 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 375 degrees F (190 degrees C). Lightly grease and flour a 9x5 inch loaf pan.

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  • In a large bowl, stir together flour, baking soda, cinnamon, nutmeg and white sugar. Stir in eggs, applesauce, bananas and vanilla extract. Fold in raisins and nuts if desired. Pour batter into prepared pan.

  • Bake in preheated oven for 45 to 60 minutes, until a knife inserted into center of the loaf comes out clean.

Nutrition Facts

298 calories; protein 5.6g; carbohydrates 53.8g; fat 7.7g; cholesterol 35.3mg; sodium 117.8mg. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (171)

Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
08/22/2003
This was great. i made this for a track team dinner and everybody loved it. i used only 3/4c of sugar, and left out the nuts and raisins, but added chocolate chips. everybody wants the recipe now! oh, i would recommend only baking for 35 min... or at least checking it after that long so it doesn't overcook. Read More
(144)

Most helpful critical review

Rating: 1 stars
05/16/2007
I followed the recipe exactly as written and my loaf came out very spongy. I think another reviewer had mentioned theirs being gummy and that seems to have been the case with us too. I'm not really sure why it turned out this way. I suppose the bread could be described as "moist" in some way - which I'm not opposed to - but the texture just wasn't right and frankly I didn't find the flavor to be all that great either. Read More
(33)
165 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 87
  • 4 star values: 41
  • 3 star values: 20
  • 2 star values: 11
  • 1 star values: 6
Rating: 5 stars
08/22/2003
This was great. i made this for a track team dinner and everybody loved it. i used only 3/4c of sugar, and left out the nuts and raisins, but added chocolate chips. everybody wants the recipe now! oh, i would recommend only baking for 35 min... or at least checking it after that long so it doesn't overcook. Read More
(144)
Rating: 5 stars
03/22/2008
I didn't have any applesauce so I used 5 bananas instead. All were very ripe and two had been frozen; when thawed they were very juicy. Added extra cinnamon. Read More
(101)
Rating: 5 stars
08/22/2003
Very tasty - my husband went back for more! Lived dangerously in putting this in my largest nut bread pan - it almost went over. Next time I'll make 2 loaves in a regular sized pan. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/06/2007
This recipe was great. I followed the measurements almost exactly. I added extra spices used spenda instead of sugar half whole wheat and half white flour and used 2 loaf pans insead of 1. It was so moist but not dense. amazing. Read More
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Rating: 1 stars
05/16/2007
I followed the recipe exactly as written and my loaf came out very spongy. I think another reviewer had mentioned theirs being gummy and that seems to have been the case with us too. I'm not really sure why it turned out this way. I suppose the bread could be described as "moist" in some way - which I'm not opposed to - but the texture just wasn't right and frankly I didn't find the flavor to be all that great either. Read More
(33)
Rating: 5 stars
06/21/2008
I loved this recipe! I changed it a little adding more cinnamon chocolate chips and pecans (no raisin or walnuts). It has a great spicy banana flavor with my personal favorite -CHOCOLATE! This bread was gone from a party in 30 minutes - with people asking for the recipe! I did use two pans and baked for only 40 minutes. I cannot say it enough - I really love this recipe!!! Read More
(32)
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Rating: 5 stars
04/11/2003
This bread is SO yummy!! The raisins in it add such a great flavor. It's so tasty for being butter and oil free. It's moist and we loved it! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/14/2008
This recipe was awesome! I have used a banana bread recipe in the past that was too dense so I was looking for something a little less so. This recipe is much better than the one I used previously. The bread is extremely moist and very easy to make. Read More
(19)
Rating: 4 stars
04/25/2008
Wundervoll! Köstlich! I love this recipe. I only had 2 bananas and 1/2 T of Vanilla extract and didn't alter the rest of the recipe accordingly but it still turned out wonderfully! _ Read More
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