Total Time
1hr 25mins
Prep 15 mins
Cook 1 hr 10 mins

I actually abandoned my "family" banana bread in favor of this one... It's more a like a cake than a bread. I have increased the bananas from the original recipe, and I prefer to omit the nuts. I like mine warm with butter on top. Yummy!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Melt butter.
  2. Put the butter, sugar, bananas and eggs in a blender. Blend until nice and smooth.
  3. Now transfer to a mixing bowl.
  4. In a separate bowl, stir together flours, salt, and baking soda.
  5. Add dry ingredients to banana mixture alternately with hot water.
  6. Stir in chopped nuts.
  7. Cut a piece of waxed or parchment paper the size of the bottom of your loaf pan.
  8. (This helps the loaf come out in one piece while still warm).
  9. Put the paper in the loaf pan and spray the pan well with non-stick spray.
  10. Scoop the batter into the pan.
  11. Bake in a preheated 325 degree F oven for one hour and 10 minutes.
  12. Test with a cake tester to make to make sure it's done.
  13. Sometimes it takes a little bit longer.
  14. If the top gets too brown, cover it with a piece of aluminum foil so it doesn't get too much darker.
Most Helpful

This recipe was great. I made a double batch with 3 cups of whole wheat flour and 1 cup of all purpose flour. Also substituted half of the butter with apple sauce and 1/2 brown sugar and 1/2 splenda instead of regular sugar. It came out moist and tasted great. Thank you for sharing. Def. a keeper!

Tracey in Ohio August 25, 2009

My partner and I love this, and he is usually skeptical of my banana breads (the family recipe I used for years always had a baking soda taste to it). I love that I can just toss in three bananas, and not smash and measure. Did you know you can just throw past-their-time bananas in the fridge, and under their brown jackets will be perfectly usable banana bread fodder? You can even throw them in the freezer still in their skins, in a freezer container. The last time I made this recipe, I replaced half the butter with applesauce, and all the white sugar with brown. Very moist, very yummy.

treehuggingmom September 04, 2011

This recipe produced a large moist loaf with a wonderful flavor. The whole wheat flour adds so much taste to a bread that I usually find too sweet and cake-like. Family loved it! (One change: I did not have a blender, so I mashed the bananas, etc by hand and it worked fine!)

Daphne2002 July 21, 2003