Banana Nut Bread for the Bread Machine

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

I got this recipe from my sister-in-law and it is to die for! Banana bread is a long time favorite in my house and this recipe won us all over....even grandma.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Into baking pan measure flour, sugar, baking powder, soda, and salt.
  2. Add oil, eggs, sour cream, and vanilla.
  3. **(follow your machine's instructions).
  4. Insert pan securely into unit; close lid.
  5. Select"Cake" setting; press"Start."**.
  6. When beep sounds after about 5 minutes, add mashed banana and nuts.
  7. Press"Start" again.
  8. The"Complete" light will flash when cake is done.
  9. Using hotpads, remove pan from unit.
  10. Turn bread out onto cooling rack.
  11. Cool; slice thinly to serve.
  12. Makes 1 5x4-inch loaf.
  13. Banana-Chocolate Chip Bread: Prepare bread as above through"Cake" setting.
  14. When beep sounds, add mashed banana and 1/3 cup chopped chocolate chips.
  15. Omit nuts.
  16. Continue as directed.
  17. **If Bread machine on "Cake Setting" does not mix ingredients follow these steps.
  18. Place ingredients in pan of bread machine.
  19. Select Dough setting, and press Start. Mix bread for 3 to 5 minutes until bananas are mashed and all ingredients are thoroughly combined. If necessary, use a rubber spatula to push dough from sides of bread pan. When 3 to 5 minutes have passed on clock display, press Stop. Do not continue mixing.
  20. Select "Cake" setting, and press Start. Cake cycle time may vary with machines, but should be about "50 minutes". Test bread for doneness, insert a toothpick into center top. Remove toothpick. If bread is done, toothpick will come out clean. If there is dough on toothpick, reset machine on "Cake" setting and continue to bake an additional 10 to 15 minutes. Test again with toothpick to assure the bread is completely baked.
  21. Remove pan from machine, but allow bread to remain in pan for 10 minutes. Remove bread to cool completely on a wire rack.


Most Helpful

This is a super easy recipe. I even messed up and added the banana too early, and it turned out just fine. My bread machine wanted to let the dough rise, but there's no yeast in it, so i skipped ahead and told it to mix and bake. I let it bake for sixty mins in the bread machine. (I imagine, you could do this in a mixing bowl & oven just as easy). The bread is moist and delicious. About to make a second loaf with some chocolate chips!

Stacie01 March 15, 2011

1st off...16 Packets of Splenda = 2/3 Cup of Sugar
2nd off...Use the 1lb setting on your Bread Machine

Here is my version of this recipe:
1 1/2 cup Bread Flour (Can use All Purpose Flour)
16 packets Splenda (or 2/3 cup Sugar or ½ Sugar & Brown Sugar)
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/3 cup Applesauce (or vegetable oil)
3 Large Eggs (or 2 Extra Large Eggs)
1/4 cup Reg or Vanilla Yogurt (or Sour Cream)
1 teaspoon vanilla Extract
2/3 cup mashed banana (or 2-3 bananas)
1/3 cup chopped walnuts

Overall: I love this Banana Bread, it has a got to get another and another slice taste for sure! I would have to say that this is some of the best Banana Bread I have ever had. Moist and light tasting makes this a favorite for yourself and others. I guarantee if you take this Banana Bread to work, it will be gone within minutes if not seconds :-)

Harley Renegade January 18, 2011

Moist, favorable, and beautiful. Comes out perfect. The first time I made this, some flour hid under the bead machine's paddle and was left on the end of the loaf, so now I mix it in a bowl then transfer to machine. Problem solved. My Breadman doesn't have a "cake" setting. Instead, use "batter breads" setting and add bananas and nuts after first mix cycle. Thanks for the recipe.

Oznor August 03, 2012

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