Total Time
1hr 5mins
Prep 20 mins
Cook 45 mins

This is the only banana bread recipe I have used for a few years, my family really likes it.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Preheat oven to 350.
  2. Place bananas in a large bowl and mash with electric mixer.
  3. Stir in sugar and let stand 15 minutes.
  4. Add applesauce and eggs and beat well.
  5. Add remaining ingredients and mix well.
  6. Pour into greased 9x5 loaf pan.
  7. Bake for 45 minutes, or until wooden toothpick inserted in center comes out clean.
  8. Remove from oven and let stand 10 minutes before removing from pan, cool on wire rack.
Most Helpful

5 5

I made the recipe with half the sugar and used 1 cup wheat flour, 1/2 cup white flour, 1/4 cup each of wheat germ and flax seed. The rest of the recipe stayed the same. Then I took out about 1/3 of the batch mixed in 1-2 tablespoons of strawberry jam and put that into a mini loaf pan (baked for 25 min) and the rest went into a small loaf pan (baked for 45 min). They both turned out great. I like the strawberry-banana bread the best. Both were light and fluffy. Thanks for the recipe.

5 5

Very nice recipe! I made this this morning to bring to work and I made it into muffins. Here are a few notes that I made: August 20, 2008: 1. I used 6 VERY ripe bananas as that is what I had handy 2. I used Splenda instead of sugar 3. I used unsweetened applesauce 4. I used 1/3 cup of liquid egg whites instead of eggs 5. I used 2 cups of Whole Wheat Flour instead of All-Purpose Flour 6. I added 1/4 cup of Wheat Germ 7. I added 1 teaspoon of cinnamon 8. I made these into 12 large muffins using my Pampered Chef Stoneware Muffin Pan 9. My baking time was exactly 28 minutes (perfection!) Shelly, I hope you don't mind all the changes that I made to your wonderful recipe; I just try to eat as healthy as possible. I will let you know what the girls say when I get home later on tonight. Thanks again for posting! Oh yeah, I took a picture and will have it posted on here shortly. :-)

5 5

This is delicious. I used Heart Smart Bisquick instead of flour, baking powder, salt, and baking soda. It came out great.