Total Time
1hr 10mins
Prep 10 mins
Cook 1 hr

This bread is the best banana bread I have ever made. I didn't have enough of the ingredients I needed for banana bread so I improvised and the outcome was wonderful! I have to post this one so I will remember how to make it again. Entire family loved it.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Preheat oven to 350.
  2. Grease 2 loaf pans.
  3. In a large bowl cream together butter, sugar, Splenda, vanilla, orange extract, and eggs.
  4. Put into your blender 2 peeled bananas and half the can of pears (not juice). Puree.
  5. Stop blender and add cinnamon and enough pears to equal 2 cups of puree total. Blend again until all is smooth.
  6. Add the flour, soda and salt to the bowl of creamed butter and sugar mixture.
  7. Now add the fruit puree and the sour cream to the mixture and mix well.
  8. Fold in chopped dates.
  9. Scoop half the batter into each loaf pan and bake for about 1 hour.
  10. After 1 hour test center of loaf with a toothpick, if it comes out clean your bread is done, if not bake another 10 minutes and try again.
  11. Cool for at least 30 minutes before serving.
Most Helpful

This made for a lovely cake, I did a half batch and used dried nectarines in place of dates, lovely & moist & lasted well for a few days. Thanks for posting!

**Mandy** February 11, 2010

My 1st attempt at this (a small loaf set of 8) didn't want to set up. The baby loaves just kept a soggy texture no matter how long I cooked them. I wasn't sure if it was the liners or just the mix so I did away with the liners & added maybe 1 cup of oatmeal to help the texture. This batch turned out nice after cooking about 35 mins. Then the next 2 batches I added a little more oats & som chocolate chips. Yumm! my family likes them too but they are to hand out to the neighbors so they can't have anymore, (only the squishy one's). Thanks for sharing. I like the idea of using my pears.

Chef Lil' Momma Jenn December 11, 2008

Superb! I didn't use the Splenda...just used sugar instead. We loved's much lighter than most fruit breads...I baked it for 70 minutes and it was perfect. Thanks very much!

Yaffa October 04, 2008