This is our family favorite.

Nikki
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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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  • Grease and flour two 7x3 inch loaf pans. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).

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  • In one bowl, whisk together flour, soda, salt, and sugar. Mix in slightly beaten eggs, melted butter, and mashed bananas. Stir in nuts if desired. Pour into prepared pans.

  • Bake at 350 degrees F (175 degrees C) for 1 hour, or until a wooden toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.

Nutrition Facts

145.1 calories; 2.3 g protein; 26.5 g carbohydrates; 30.9 mg cholesterol; 181 mg sodium. Full Nutrition

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
09/17/2006
Wonderful! Possibly the best banana bread I've ever had. Like others, I added 1/2 t. cinnamon, 1/2 t. baking powder, 1 t. vanilla extract, split the sugar in to 1/2 c. of white and brown sugar, and I used 1 c. of all purpose flour with 1/2 c. whole wheat flour. I also cut the butter in half and substituted with applesauce. Sometimes making these healthier cuts into your baking also means you have to cut out on the taste, but this proportion worked perfectly! A little bit healthier and it was gone before it was finished cooling on the cooling rack! I guess I better make some more... Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 2 stars
01/05/2004
This had a very strong taste to it and had a chewy crust. It was too heavy and not what I was looking for. I prefer a lighter more cake-like texture. Read More
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  • 1 star values: 11
Rating: 5 stars
09/17/2006
Wonderful! Possibly the best banana bread I've ever had. Like others, I added 1/2 t. cinnamon, 1/2 t. baking powder, 1 t. vanilla extract, split the sugar in to 1/2 c. of white and brown sugar, and I used 1 c. of all purpose flour with 1/2 c. whole wheat flour. I also cut the butter in half and substituted with applesauce. Sometimes making these healthier cuts into your baking also means you have to cut out on the taste, but this proportion worked perfectly! A little bit healthier and it was gone before it was finished cooling on the cooling rack! I guess I better make some more... Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
09/11/2003
I made this bread today, for the second time. Because I love anything banana flavored, I decided to put in 5 mashed bananas this time and added 1t vanilla, and 1t cinnamon.Because of the dry to wet ratio I added another 1/2c flour and 1t baking powder. A flavorful, moist banana bread was the result! With my modifications, this recipe is a keeper. Thanks, Nikki! :) By the way, for two 7X3 loaves, it took only 45 minutes in my oven. I believe 1 hour would dry the bread out. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/05/2003
This banana bread is so good! The edges are crispy and the inside is nice and moist. I covered it with foil halfway through because it was getting pretty brown and added 1/2 tsp baking powder, vanilla and cinnamon. Definitely my new banana bread recipe! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/06/2003
I made this recipe, but added a little cinnamon and a dash of vanilla. Put them in vegetable sprayed muffin pans and they took half the time. This recipe is so quick and easy! I double the recipe to make 24 muffins. A definite family favorite! Thank you Nikki! :o) Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/02/2006
Excellent recipe! Everyone commented on how moist it was. After my brother in law said "its soo moist" he turned to his wife and said "this is how banana bread is supposed to be". Also, my 10 year nephew wants me to make him his OWN banana bread. Like a lot of people, I also added an extra banana (total of 4), 1/2 t. baking powder, 1/2 t. cinnamon and 1 t. vanilla. I baked it at 350 for 40 minutes in a 9x5 loaf pan (I didn't have the size suggested in the recipe). After 40 mins, I placed a foil tent over the pan and lowered the heat to 250 degrees for approximately 20 minutes. Definitely a keeper! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/05/2003
Good recipe! The first time I made it I thought it could use more bananas although the bananas I got from the grocery store were rather small therefore the second time I made it I used four bananas instead of three. The first time I made this recipe it was good but the second time it was great! Thanks for the recipe. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/11/2003
Here is a simple recipe that tastes great. I added a teaspoon of vanilla used margarine instead of butter and made half a dozen muffins and one small round cake pan instead of the two loaves. Thanks for the recipe:-) Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/11/2003
I added cinnamon, walnuts and some vanilla. Everyone raved over the flavor. Thanks for the great recipe. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/08/2003
Made these tonight, I love banana bread and thought this one was wonderful. I took the hints and added vanilla and cinnamon and also added chocolate chips. I made muffins out of the batter. It was so simple. Even my husband loved them. I did not think he even liked bananas. Read More
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Rating: 2 stars
01/05/2004
This had a very strong taste to it and had a chewy crust. It was too heavy and not what I was looking for. I prefer a lighter more cake-like texture. Read More
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