Banana Bread

"I have made this bread for Christmas for the last 25 years. It makes a wonder food gift and will add so much to your holiday meals."
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Ready In:
1hr 20mins
1 loaf




  • Mix all the wet ingredients together until smooth.
  • Add the dry ingredients and mix well.
  • Fold in the nuts.
  • Pour into a greased loaf pan.
  • Bake at 350 degrees for one hour.
  • --------ForMuffins---------.
  • Fill liners 3/4 full and bake 350 degrees for 25 minutes.

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  1. I made this recipe on the weekend. It was great. I used butter shortening. Everyone loved it.
  2. I have been looking for that banana bread recipe that would take me back to my grandma's kitchen. i found it!!This recipe is so simple , my 9 year old son loves to make it for friend , family and his teachers .
  3. I agree with Melou on the temp, it should be 350 F not 325 F. I also agree with the other chef that used the butter flavored shortening. It makes it flavorful and moist :-) I've made this recipe three times now so it's the one I go to now :-)
  4. This did not come out well for me at all. I had made it into muffins. They were dry and bland. I had wanted to try something new. I think I'll stick to the recipe I had. The prep was about the same, but mine has some oil in it, and a touch of corn syrup. It envelopes the banana flavor more, and makes it moister. Marianna U. Kretschmer
  5. I think the temperature is off by 25 degrees. It probably should be 350 not 325. I ruined 4 loafs before trying the higher temp and that time it worked great. I did check the temp on my oven with an oven thermometer before submitting this (it's brand new anyway, better not be off) so I wouldn't find out I was an idiot. :-)


  1. LOVE it! I cut the sugar to 1/2 cup, added an extra banana, and subbed oil for the shortening. PERFECT!!!
  2. I loved it! I substituted butter for the shortening but otherwise followed this recipe. I had been looking for and trying various banana bread recipes to find the one most like my grandma's. This is definately it! Simple , moist and delicious! Thanks!
  3. Great recipe for moist and tastey muffins. I subbed margerine for shortening and chocolate chips for walnuts. I also reduced the sugar to 3/4c with great results. I've been hunting for the perfect banana bread recipe for years and this is the only one i will use from now on.
  4. Super easy recipe and delicious - no electric mixer needed! I substituted Smart Balance for shortening and added a little cinnamon and nutmeg. 325 temp worked fine. Not extremely dense, but almost cakelike. Will make this one often. Thanks!
  5. Excellent recipe. I substituted whole wheat flour for white flour and it came out so good. Very moist and full of flavor!


I enjoy cooking and have done so for the past 30 years. I worked in several food service areas before moving on to a non-cooking job. Cooking has become a hobby of mine and one I enjoy very much. I enjoy creating new recipes. I have several very good recipes from my grandmother, who by the way has taught me everythig I know about cooking. I have many recipes that I have collected over the years. I will try to post as many of them as I can over the course of time. Please view them.
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