Light As a Feather Banana Bread

Recipe by Roxygirl in Colorado

I've been making this super moist bread for 14 years. My son used to enjoy this spread with peanut butter almost every day of his toddler years! Beating the egg whites separately and baking at a lower temperature give this bread a spongy texture that's "light as a feather."

Top Review by Gerry

After reading your review on my Recipe#111473 I just had to give your Banana Bread recipe a try. I am sure you are right about beating those egg whites! I made as posted adding chopped pecans and using both the vanilla and the banana extract. A wonderful Banana loaf and one I know will be a hit at the bake sales and coffee hour. Thank you Roxygirl for another of your recipes that we all enjoyed.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Mash bananas (I like to puree mine).
  2. Cream shortening, sugar and egg yolks and add to bananas.
  3. Add soda dissolved in hot water.
  4. Add nuts, vanilla and banana extracts.
  5. Sift flour and salt together and add to mixture.
  6. Fold in beaten egg whites(stiff).
  7. Put in greased 9 x 5 loaf pan.
  8. Bake at 325 degrees for 45 to 55 minutes, until toothpick comes out clean.
  9. Makes one large loaf.

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