Extreme Banana Nut Bread 'EBNB'


This banana nut bread is my mom's recipe: dense, excellent, and definitely indulgent. It's always completely gone in minutes. This is great at parties, but never lasts long at home. Warning: EBNB may be impossible to resist!

Prep Time:
15 mins
Cook Time:
1 hrs
Additional Time:
35 mins
Total Time:
1 hrs 50 mins
2 9x5-inch loaves


  • 2 cups all-purpose flour

  • 2 teaspoons baking soda

  • 1 teaspoon salt

  • 2 cups white sugar

  • 1 cup butter, softened

  • 2 cups mashed overripe bananas

  • 4 large eggs, beaten

  • 1 cup chopped walnuts


  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease and flour two 9x5-inch loaf pans.

  2. Sift flour, baking soda, and salt into a large bowl.

  3. Cream sugar and butter together in a separate bowl. Stir in bananas, eggs, and walnuts until well blended.

  4. Pour wet ingredients into flour mixture and stir just until blended. Divide the batter evenly between the two prepared pans.

  5. Bake in the preheated oven until a paring knife inserted into the crown of each loaf comes out clean, 60 to 70 minutes.

  6. Remove from the oven and let loaves cool in the pans for at least 5 minutes. Turn out onto a cooling rack, and let cool completely, about 30 minutes.

  7. Slice and serve. For more intense flavor, wrap each loaf in aluminum foil to keep in the moisture, then refrigerate for at least 2 hours before serving.

    close up view of sliced Banana Nut Bread on a plate
    Josie Rivera-Abdo


This is a very flexible recipe that will accommodate changes based on what you have on hand. You can use margarine, shortening, or oil (or any type of fat) in place of the butter, and brown sugar in place of white sugar.

This bread is so good you may want to hide it from yourself, your spouse, kids, neighbors, and contractors who may be downwind, until ready to serve. Pre-print 8 or 10 small recipe sheets and leave them wherever you put this bread, otherwise you'll have lots of people bugging you for the recipe!

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

232 Calories
12g Fat
30g Carbs
3g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 24
Calories 232
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 12g 15%
Saturated Fat 6g 28%
Cholesterol 51mg 17%
Sodium 268mg 12%
Total Carbohydrate 30g 11%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Total Sugars 19g
Protein 3g
Vitamin C 2mg 9%
Calcium 14mg 1%
Iron 1mg 4%
Potassium 114mg 2%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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