Rating: 4.12 stars
453 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 227
  • 4 star values: 128
  • 3 star values: 50
  • 2 star values: 22
  • 1 star values: 26

A quick banana bread for the bread machine. Use the DOUGH setting for mixing, then BAKE with the control set to light.

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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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  • Place ingredients in the pan of the bread machine.

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  • Select the Dough setting, and press Start. Mix the bread for 3 to 5 minutes until the bananas are mashed and all ingredients are thoroughly combined. If necessary, use a rubber spatula to push the dough from the sides of the bread pan. When 3 to 5 minutes have passed on the clock display, press Stop. Do not continue mixing. Smooth out the top of the loaf with the rubber spatula.

  • Select the Bake setting, and press Start. The Bake cycle time may vary with machines, but should be about 50 minutes. To test the bread for doneness, insert a toothpick into the center top. Remove the toothpick. If the bread is done, the toothpick will come out clean. If there is batter on the toothpick, reset the machine on Bake and continue to bake an additional 10 to 15 minutes. Test again with the toothpick to ensure the bread is completely baked. Remove the pan from the machine, but allow the bread to remain in the pan for 10 minutes. Remove the bread to cool completely on a wire rack.

Nutrition Facts

221 calories; protein 4.1g; carbohydrates 39.7g; fat 5.4g; cholesterol 37.2mg; sodium 126.4mg. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (377)

Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
11/19/2007
Indescribably delicious! I usually make banana bread by hand, so I was a touch skeptical about using the bread machine, but it came out dense and golden and smelled wonderful while baking. I began with the recipe Dee provided, then I added an extra banana, 1/2 tsp. ground cinnamon, a splash of vanilla, and in lieu of nuts, a heaping tbsp. of poppy seeds. I also added 4 oz. of plain applesauce (one of those individual cups). I used a Breadman Rapid Deluxe machine, which does not allow you to stop and then bake. Instead, I used the 1 pound setting and the "fruit/nut bread" option. It takes about 3 hours and 15 minutes to produce the loaf, but it mixes and stops and mixes and stops: the actual baking part is about an hour long. The banana bread had a more cakelike than breadlike texture (due to the addition of the applesauce) and was very dense, but oh so good! I love the ease and convenience of this recipe and I will use it often. A word of caution: use a rubber spatula to scrape the corners during the mixing phase to integrate all of the flour (be careful of the machine's mixing paddle), or some of the dry ingredients may get stuck in the corners of the pan. Enjoy! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 1 stars
12/18/2003
Hi There: The problem I had with this receipe is that I have a Black & Decker bread machine. There is no stop button and you can not set the cook time you would like. Once you have picked the bread/ pasta or dough that you want to make that's it the machine does the rest. This receipe is probably really good but for people that have a Black & Decker machine I don't recommend it. Read More
(294)
453 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 227
  • 4 star values: 128
  • 3 star values: 50
  • 2 star values: 22
  • 1 star values: 26
Rating: 5 stars
11/18/2007
Indescribably delicious! I usually make banana bread by hand, so I was a touch skeptical about using the bread machine, but it came out dense and golden and smelled wonderful while baking. I began with the recipe Dee provided, then I added an extra banana, 1/2 tsp. ground cinnamon, a splash of vanilla, and in lieu of nuts, a heaping tbsp. of poppy seeds. I also added 4 oz. of plain applesauce (one of those individual cups). I used a Breadman Rapid Deluxe machine, which does not allow you to stop and then bake. Instead, I used the 1 pound setting and the "fruit/nut bread" option. It takes about 3 hours and 15 minutes to produce the loaf, but it mixes and stops and mixes and stops: the actual baking part is about an hour long. The banana bread had a more cakelike than breadlike texture (due to the addition of the applesauce) and was very dense, but oh so good! I love the ease and convenience of this recipe and I will use it often. A word of caution: use a rubber spatula to scrape the corners during the mixing phase to integrate all of the flour (be careful of the machine's mixing paddle), or some of the dry ingredients may get stuck in the corners of the pan. Enjoy! Read More
(355)
Rating: 1 stars
12/18/2003
Hi There: The problem I had with this receipe is that I have a Black & Decker bread machine. There is no stop button and you can not set the cook time you would like. Once you have picked the bread/ pasta or dough that you want to make that's it the machine does the rest. This receipe is probably really good but for people that have a Black & Decker machine I don't recommend it. Read More
(294)
Rating: 5 stars
10/05/2003
This is just like the one my mom would make! Putting the big pieces of banana in didn't work well for me, so instead I put them in a ziplock bag, removed as much air as I could and squished them with my fingers then dumped the bananas in the bread machine pan and it works great! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/31/2003
I don't have a bake only setting on my machine so I just left it go in the quick bread setting. It took a bit longer but was DELICIOUS. Will definately use it again especially when it is my turn to supply lunch at the card party. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
01/25/2004
I tried this yesterday and it turned out great! The next time I make I will add vanilla and walnuts it was a little bland..I think I needed another banana (mine were pretty small) and I did like another reviewer and put them in a plastic bag first and squished it up first this worked well..this recipe only took about 5 minutes to throw together and was by far the easiest way to make banana bread! Thanks Dee! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/25/2004
This is the easiest recipe for banana bread I have found. I especially like the fact that you don't have to mash up the bananas and then measure them. It is awesome!!! I also added some chopped walnuts to my bread It was great! Thank You Dee. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
05/07/2003
Super Duper easy recipe! I use it now to make my pumpkin bread too. I just substitute the pumpkin for bananas and add nuts spices and raisins. What a time saver from making it the old fashioned way.:-) Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/11/2003
This bread is moist and delicious. I used the "quick bread" setting on my machine, so it took 2 hours, but it was so easy! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/30/2006
I used this recipe in the oven and not the bread machine and it turned out great. I mixed the bananas, egg, oil together, then added the sugar and baking soda/powder (mix very well to get slightly fluffy). (I usually use more than the suggested # of bananas, by at least 1/2 extra banana) Then added all that to a larger bowl with the flour and some cinnamon. Baked for 40ish minutes at 350-375 (depending on your oven). Took it out when the toothpick came out clean. I also added blueberries to the mix. Very tasty. Light and Fluffy. Read More
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