Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 50 mins

This is very easy and turns out so moist and soft. We have made a healthier adaption to it which I have also posted. But really this is the best. It is my Aunt's recipe. You can add nuts to it if you like. Hope you enjoy!


  1. Cream butter and sugar.
  2. Add eggs, vanilla, milk, and bananas and mix together.
  3. Add all dry ingredients to batter and mix until the batter is fairly smooth.
  4. Pour batter into a well greased loaf pan and sprinkle white sugar on the top.
  5. Bake at 350F for 50-55 minutes.
  6. When it is done a knife inserted in the middle should come out clean.
Most Helpful

Awesome! My old banana bread was tasty but dense, and the loaf was only about 2 inches tall. I was looking for a new recipe that would fill the pan & rise high, noticed the baking powder and more flour in this recipe, and sure enough it's a winner. Very tender & cakelike with great flavor...and sprinkling the top with sugar -- genius!! That made a nice sweet & crunchy top. Thank you!

ScrumptiousWY December 10, 2011

This was very good and very easy. My hubby, who is not a banana fan, even liked it because it was not TOO banana-y! Perfect amount of sweet and perfect amount of bananas, neither over the top. I'll be keeping this one!

lazy gourmet May 15, 2009

Very good and easy to make. I had some bananas that needed to be used and we love banana bread. I used three bananas and followed the rest of the recipe exactly as written. I have a convection oven and I cooked mine at 300 for one hour and ten minutes and it was perfect. Made for ZWT5.

bmcnichol May 11, 2009