Banana Bread

READY IN: 1hr 15mins
Recipe by Heydarl

I made this recipe from Joy of Cooking last night for DH's morning tea at work. His colleagues asked for the recipe, so thought I'd post it here. I didn't get to taste this myself, but I hear it was wonderful.

Top Review by NurseJaney

*Made for Australia/NZ Swap #25*- WOW, Heydarl ! This just replaced my usual banana bread recipe ! Just FULL of flavor ! I used 3 smallish Costco bananas, which NEVER over-ripen, even while the skins turn black. They were still a tad firm, and mashing took more than usual effort. Beating in the flour mixture was a new experience -- just like brown sugar, a good description ! Very dry. The batter was very stiff and folding in the bananas was more effort than usual, and the batter clung together like a sticky ball. All this worried me -- but it baked beautifully in 55 minutes -- after I tried at 50, and the top center was still wet. No nuts -- personal preference. This will be my go-to recipe. Thanks for sharing.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Have all ingredients at room temperature.
  2. Preheat oven to 180 degrees C, 350 degrees F.
  3. Grease an 8 1/2 x 4 1/2 inch (6 cup) loaf pan.
  4. Whisk the flour, salt, baking soda & baking powder together thoroughly.
  5. In a large bowl, beat butter & sugar on high speed until lightened in colour and texture, 2-3 minutes.
  6. Beat in the flour mixture until blended and the consistency of brown sugar.
  7. Gradually beat in eggs.
  8. Fold in bananas and nuts until just combined.
  9. Scrape the batter into the pan and spread evenly. Bake until a toothpick inserted in the centre comes out clean, 50-60 minutes Let cool in the pan on a rack for 5-10 mins before unmoulding to cool completely on the rack.

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