Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 45 mins

My family's favorite banana bread. We never have eggs around, so this recipe makes it easy to enjoy this tasty treat just about any time.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Mix the first five (dry) ingredients together in a large mixing bowl.
  3. In a separate bowl, mash the bananas well.
  4. Stir the butter or margarine, vanilla extract and applesauce into the bananas.
  5. Add the banana mixture into the mixing bowl with the dry ingredients.
  6. Mix gently by hand, just enough to form a thick, clumpy batter. If the mixture seems too dry, add more mashed banana or applesauce to adjust the consistency.
  7. Fold in chocolate chips and/or walnuts, if using.
  8. Pour batter into greased loaf pan and bake for 45 minutes or until the bread is a deep golden brown and a knife inserted in the center comes out clean.
Most Helpful

This is a good recipe with one exception, too much salt. Next time I make this I will use 1/4 teaspoon. I added 1 teaspoon baking powder and cut down on the sugar by adding agave nectar. moist recipe.

bettycrockernot June 03, 2012

Awesome and very easy recipe.

Anonymous April 22, 2015

Awesome Recipe! I am new to baking and have already fallen in love with it! Followed every letter of this recipe and the bread turned out great!! Thanks:)

krush9288 July 11, 2014