Banana Bread (Yeast Risen)

"I got this recipe sometime back from a Fleischmann's yeast package, and I have been making this bread ever since. If you enjoy working with yeast, then this is one that you should try, this bread is really good! Prep time includes rising time."
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Ready In:
2hrs 25mins
2 8x4inch breads




  • Set oven to 375 degrees.
  • Grease 2 (8-1/2 x 4-1/2-inch) loaf pans.
  • In a large bowl, mix together 1-1/4 cups flour, with 1/2 cup sugar, salt and undissolved yeast.
  • Heat the evaporated milk, water and margarine OR butter to 120F-130F (the margarine need NOT melt).
  • Add to dry ingredients; beat for 2 minutes at medium speed of mixer.
  • Add in eggs, banana and 1 cup of flour; beat at high speed for 2 minutes.
  • Stir in the chopped pecans, and enough remaining flour to make a stiff dough.
  • Knead for 8-10 minutes.
  • Set in a greased bowl; grease the top of dough lightly, cover bowl with plastic wrap; let rise until doubled in size (about 1 hour).
  • Punch down dough; divide in half; shape into loaves.
  • Place the dough into prepared baking loaf pans; cover, let rise until doubled, (about 1 hour).
  • In the meantime, mix the remaining sugar and cinnamon.
  • When the loaves are doubled in size, remove the plastic wrap, brush lightly with melted butter and top with the sugar mixture.
  • Bake for 25-35 minutes.
  • Cool.

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  1. Made sticky buns using this dough, they were great! Thanks so much for sharing.
  2. I make this with apples instead of banana and it's fantastic, my entire family loves it. The two loaves barely last two days.
  3. Very good bread! First time I ever had yeast banana bread and we really liked it! I made 1 regular size loaf, 1 med loaf and 1 individual loaf, so was able to freeze 2 for another day! Thanks for sharing!
  4. Great recipe I replaced the pecans with raisin's and it works well as well as the the addition of a tsp of All spice in the dough. doubled in size in 45 mins and took 40 Mins in a glass loaf pan. The whole family love this one its a keeper.
  5. This has to be one of my all time fav banana breads, not just because I Love working with yeast - but the wonderful mild banana flavor mixed with the tang of the yeast just goes together. It didn't raise like I expected it too, but did in the oven. I followed the recipe to the letter and the cinnamon, sugar topping just added that extra excitment I couldn't wait to have a piece still warm from the oven and now can't wait to share it with family.


  1. Replaced banana with four small grated or finely chopped apples.



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