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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!

Recipe Summary

15 mins
1 hr
35 mins
1 hr 50 mins
2 9x5-inch loaves


Original recipe yields 24 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
Ingredient Checklist


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

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

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

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

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

  • 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.

  • 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.


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

232 calories; protein 3.2g; carbohydrates 29.7g; fat 11.9g; cholesterol 51.3mg; sodium 268.4mg. Full Nutrition