I developed this recipe because I wanted a bread recipe, not cake-like, while living in a 10-foot trailer. This recipe is very low in fat.

Recipe Summary

prep:
15 mins
cook:
1 hr 5 mins
total:
1 hr 20 mins
Servings:
10
Yield:
1 -8x4 inch loaf
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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). Grease one 8x4 inch loaf pan and set aside.

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  • In a large bowl, sift together the flour, baking powder, and salt. Set aside.

  • In another bowl, mash the bananas and stir in the eggs and sugar. Stir in the flour mixture and mix until just combined, then fold in the chopped nuts (optional). Pour the batter into the prepared pan.

  • Bake at 350 degrees F (175 degrees C) for 55 to 65 minutes or until bread tests done. Remove from oven and cool on a rack for 10 minute, then remove from pan and cool completely. Slice and serve.

Nutrition Facts

237 calories; protein 5.2g 11% DV; carbohydrates 44.2g 14% DV; fat 5.2g 8% DV; cholesterol 37.2mg 12% DV; sodium 180.1mg 7% DV. Full Nutrition

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
01/30/2007
Wonderful! I actually decided on this recipe since it called for baking powder instead of soda (which I didn't have) I halved the recipe since I cook for one and I definitely don't need a whole loaf lying around =) I did add about 2 T of melted butter to the batter as another reviewer suggested to make it a little more moist and just a dash more baking powder. It just came out a few minutes ago and it's very very yummy, just the right texture, not too heavy or dense! Will definitely make again. (Oh and sidenote....I noticed a Lot of complaints that this bread is too "dense and gummy" I'm wondering if everyone is remembering to use Very Over Ripe bananas? They should be completely brown and practically liquid themselves! If you use bananas that are not ripe enough it won't be a substitute for the liquid (i.e. milk, water) that most recipes have and the bread won't turn out right) Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 2 stars
04/12/2003
This bread is good when it first comes out of the oven. After that it is much too heavy and dry. Read More
(37)
112 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 57
  • 4 star values: 23
  • 3 star values: 16
  • 2 star values: 4
  • 1 star values: 12
Rating: 5 stars
01/30/2007
Wonderful! I actually decided on this recipe since it called for baking powder instead of soda (which I didn't have) I halved the recipe since I cook for one and I definitely don't need a whole loaf lying around =) I did add about 2 T of melted butter to the batter as another reviewer suggested to make it a little more moist and just a dash more baking powder. It just came out a few minutes ago and it's very very yummy, just the right texture, not too heavy or dense! Will definitely make again. (Oh and sidenote....I noticed a Lot of complaints that this bread is too "dense and gummy" I'm wondering if everyone is remembering to use Very Over Ripe bananas? They should be completely brown and practically liquid themselves! If you use bananas that are not ripe enough it won't be a substitute for the liquid (i.e. milk, water) that most recipes have and the bread won't turn out right) Read More
(110)
Rating: 5 stars
10/27/2003
I was surprised at how delicious this bread is. I made two types of bread - one claimed to be low fat but had butter in it. This one doesn't have any butter and was better than the other one! I highly recommend this recipe. Read More
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Rating: 2 stars
04/11/2003
This bread is good when it first comes out of the oven. After that it is much too heavy and dry. Read More
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Rating: 1 stars
10/17/2006
There isn't an option for anything below a one star. I tried two other recipes that same day, and they were great! This recipe was far too dense, dry and a waste of good bananas & nuts. It never did cook all the way either. Banana Bread I, was such a good recipe, try that instead. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/15/2010
I liked this recipe but I did tweak it. I added 3 tsp vanilla, 2 Tbs melted butter and a small dollop of sour cream and did half white half brown sugar.Came out rich, sweet and amazing. Highly recommended Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/11/2003
This is good dense very bread like. Travels well Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/11/2003
A great way to use ripe bananas. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/11/2003
this is one of the best banan breads i ever made. or even had from someone else. good job! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
04/11/2003
Although this bread is hearty and delicious I did find it somewhat dry. I will make it again because it did receive great feedback from friends/family. Read More
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