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    Very Best Banana Loaf

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    1 hr 35 mins

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    1 hr 20 mins

    Susie in Texas's Note:

    This banana bread is, without a doubt, one of the very best I have ever made. The loaves have a very nice deep color and a beautiful crumb. The secret is not the unusual liquid ingredient, the secret is slow baking. Oil makes this recipe parve, (thanks Mirj for explaining this to me & Chia and Miraklegirl for your help too).

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    1. 1
      Preheat oven to 300 degrees.
    2. 2
      Spray two 9 X 5 inch loaf pans with non-stick cooking spray.
    3. 3
      Using your food processor, puree the bananas, then remove the puree to another bowl and set aside.
    4. 4
      No need to clean the work bowl of your food processor, just add together and blend well the sugar, oil, eggs and vanilla.
    5. 5
      Takes about 1 minute.
    6. 6
      Measure and mix together, in a separate bowl, all the dry ingredients except the nuts.
    7. 7
      Return banana puree to processor work bowl.
    8. 8
      Add dry ingredients and blend, pouring in the coca cola as mixture is blending together.
    9. 9
      Blend until smooth, about 1 minute.
    10. 10
      Blend in nuts by hand.
    11. 11
      Divide mixture between the two loaf pans.
    12. 12
      Place loaf pans on a baking sheet in the oven.
    13. 13
      Bake for 1 hour and 20 minutes OR until loaves test done in the middle with a toothpick.
    14. 14
      Let cool about 10-15 minutes then turn loaves out of pans to finish cooling.
    15. 15
      These loaves keep well or can be frozen.

    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on December 28, 2003


      I made this yesterday morning and stuck to the recipe exactly. It turned out perfect. In fact, I wrapped one of the loaves and put a bow on it and took it to my sister-in-law's house for dinner last evening. She is an excellent baker and I would never take anything to her house unless I was very, very pleased with it. Thanks, Susie, this one will be made again at our house.

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    • on January 23, 2009


      I've been trying Banana bread recipes for more years than I care to remember, looking for the perfect one. I came across this one recently and have made it 3 times now ... excellent results each time. I always have trouble with my loaves falling, with a doughy centre, no matter how long I leave them in the oven ... don't know why. But not this recipe for some reason! I've shared the result with neighbours and have been asked for the recipe. I think I'll stick with this one from now on ... I'm not sure what the cola does, but I think the secret is the dark brown sugar. I just stirred all the dry ingredients together in a big bowl, and whizzed the bananas, oil, eggs, vanilla and cola up with a hand blender separately, them dumped all the liquid into the dry and gave it a good stir before pouring in to sprayed pans & baking. Thanks for this great recipe!

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    • on January 03, 2008


      I cannot tell you how greatful I am to have found your recipe on this website. Everyone I know wants to thank you, it is absolutly outstanding.When I made it for the first time the flavor just exploaded in my mouth. I have tried alot of recipes but you certainly have the best one. Thanks again.

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    Nutritional Facts for Very Best Banana Loaf

    Serving Size: 1 (1950 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 1

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 2605.1
    Calories from Fat 598
    Total Fat 66.5 g
    Saturated Fat 10.6 g
    Cholesterol 372.0 mg
    Sodium 2342.2 mg
    Total Carbohydrate 473.8 g
    Dietary Fiber 10.0 g
    Sugars 297.6 g
    Protein 35.6 g

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