Banana Bread Man’s Banana Bread

Total Time
1hr 50mins
Prep 30 mins
Cook 1 hr 20 mins

This bread is inspired by the “Banana Man”, a wildly eccentric character that supported himself by the sale of his bread off the back of his bicycle in Key West, Florida. It is by far the best recipe for a “special” banana bread treat.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. Grease and flour an 8.5” – 4.5” loaf pan.
  3. In a medium bowl, whisk together the flour and baking soda.
  4. In a large bowl beat together the butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in the eggs one at a time. Add the bananas, vanilla extract, rum and spices. Beat until blended.
  5. Alternately add the dry ingredients and the yogurt to the batter, beating until fluffy. Fold the remaining ingredients into the batter.
  6. Spoon the batter into the pan; bake for 10 minutes. Reduce the temperature to 300 degrees and bake for 70 minutes until the bread pulls away slightly from the sides of the pan and a toothpick inserted comes away clean.
  7. Let the bread cool in the pan on a wire rack for 10 minutes. Invert the loaf onto a rack, remove the pan, then turn the loaf right side up to cool completely.


Most Helpful

I was looking to make banana bread , decided to try this recipe and it turned out excelent. Kirt

Westbank Boy April 12, 2007

Fabulous! I used rum extract and subbed craisins for the dried cherries.

b4uc1or2 January 04, 2009

Fantastic! I left out a few mix ins so my kids will eat it. But is still wonderful. Thanks!

OK Chef October 04, 2007

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