This is one of my family's favorite recipes for banana bread. It is moist and delicious. Freezes well. I sometimes like to add blueberries, nuts, chocolate chips.

Recipe Summary

prep:
10 mins
cook:
45 mins
additional:
1 hr 5 mins
total:
2 hrs
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 an oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease and flour a 9x5-inch loaf pan. Whisk the flour, sugar, baking soda, and salt together in a bowl.

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  • Beat the egg in a mixing bowl. Whisk in the mayonnaise, bananas, and vanilla extract until evenly mixed. Stir in the flour mixture until no dry lumps remain. Pour the batter into the prepared loaf pan.

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

Nutrition Facts

171 calories; protein 2.5g 5% DV; carbohydrates 38.1g 12% DV; fat 1.3g 2% DV; cholesterol 15.5mg 5% DV; sodium 398.5mg 16% DV. Full Nutrition
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Rating: 5 stars
07/23/2011
I wasn't sure about the mayo in this but it turned out great! The end result is a moist delicious banana bread that doesn't have as many calories and fat grams as most recipes but just as much taste. I am definitely keeping this recipe for future use! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
10/19/2011
I have a similar recipe that I tweeked to make it low fat and low sugar. Use 1/2 wheat flour and 1/2 AP flour. Same with sugar = 1/2 splenda 1/2 regular sugar. Instead of mayo (yuk) use low fat sour cream. Add cinnamon and fresh grated nutmeg to taste. Adds tons of flavor. No one knows that mine is low fat and low sugar. It's that good!!! Read More
(36)
70 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 49
  • 4 star values: 18
  • 3 star values: 2
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
07/23/2011
I wasn't sure about the mayo in this but it turned out great! The end result is a moist delicious banana bread that doesn't have as many calories and fat grams as most recipes but just as much taste. I am definitely keeping this recipe for future use! Read More
(45)
Rating: 3 stars
10/19/2011
I have a similar recipe that I tweeked to make it low fat and low sugar. Use 1/2 wheat flour and 1/2 AP flour. Same with sugar = 1/2 splenda 1/2 regular sugar. Instead of mayo (yuk) use low fat sour cream. Add cinnamon and fresh grated nutmeg to taste. Adds tons of flavor. No one knows that mine is low fat and low sugar. It's that good!!! Read More
(36)
Rating: 3 stars
07/27/2011
I added a teaspoon of baking powder. I made no other changes. I made muffins out of this recipe. I got exactly 12 and I baked them at 350 for just under 20 minutes. The only issue I had with this banana bread came out dry. My bananas weren't big--all three of them were medium sized which could have been the problem. I really couldn't tell that I baked these with mayonnaise and I'll be honest, I was worried about that. I'd like to try this again with another banana and see if that helps but these really were quite dry. Read More
(27)
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Rating: 5 stars
11/16/2011
I doubled this recipe and it made 3 loaves. Very yummy. I also used half mayo and half apple sauce and it was excellent. Super moist with a nice tang. I added some cinnimon as well, 2 tsp. Have made several times now and my family loves it! Read More
(10)
Rating: 4 stars
07/27/2011
This turned out pretty well. I chopped up some almonds and threw them in and also used half brown sugar half white sugar. It's quite moist but it took a little longer to cook than 45 minutes--more like 55 Read More
(9)
Rating: 5 stars
08/08/2011
This tastes excellent. I might try cutting back a little on the sugar next time, as it was just a tiny bit on the sweet side for me, but otherwise great. Nice alternative if you don't have butter on hand too! Read More
(9)
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Rating: 4 stars
08/04/2011
This banana bread recipe has great flavor. I made one change because of what I had on hand, which was to use 1/2 cup buttermilk instead of the mayo. The banana bread was delicious but I did notice the crust was a little rubbery--possibly because I didn't use mayo? Either way it's worth a little sacrifice in texture for the lower fat. I will definitely make it again! Read More
(9)
Rating: 5 stars
11/05/2011
I was a tad leary of the mayo in it but was on the hunt for a recipe I had everything for and was very low on butter... it was SOOOO yummy but I needed to increase the baking time to about an hour and there was still a bit that was gooey.... but hands down... YUMMY!!! Read More
(8)
Rating: 5 stars
05/02/2012
This is so completely delicious! My kids like it better than the 'regular' fat-in banana bread that I make. Well done! Read More
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