Favorite Bake-off Banana Wheat Quick Bread

READY IN: 1hr 15mins
Recipe by Chris from Kansas

This recipe is from the 1973 Pillsbury Bake-off contest and is my favorite version of banana bread. I usually make a powdered sugar glaze for the top, which makes it extra special.

Top Review by WhoKnew

Really delicious, not overly sweet, and no one would guess that it's pretty low-fat/healthy to boot! I doubled the recipe but instead of adding 3 total cups of bananas, I did 2 1/2c bananas + 1/2c mango (and thus omitted the OJ & lemon juice). Also added about 1/2t cinnamon & 1/8t ginger. After mixing, the batter seemed a bit moist to me so I added about 1/3c quick oats in addition to the 2 types of flour. My husband raved about these, especially the yummy raisins, and begged me not to give any away!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Heat oven to 350.
  2. Grease and flour bottom only of 9X5 or 8X4 inch loaf pan.
  3. In large bowl, combine all ingredients except raisins; beat 3 minutes at medium speed.
  4. Fold in raisins.
  5. Pour batter into greased and floured pan.
  6. Bake at 350 for 55 to 65 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean.
  7. Cool 10 minutes; remove from pan.
  8. Cool on wire rack.
  9. Wrap tightly and store in refrigerator.

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