Banana Nut Raisin Bread for Abm

"I found this recipe on and wanted to post it here for safe keeping. This is the best thing that has ever come out of my bread machine! A light fluffy tasty bread that my family gobbled up and asked for more! Remove your predetermined ideas of banana bread and try this yeast bread, the banana flavor is very subtle, but I think it adds to the nice texture. I am posting the recipe as I found it, but be warned I had to reduce the amount of yeast I used because when i used it with the full 2 1/2 teaspoons the dough spilled over the top of my ABM. I had better results with 2 tsp."
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Ready In:
3hrs 5mins
1 1.5 lb. loaf




  • Place milk, butter, bananas (no need to mash, the machine will do it for you!), flour, sugar, salt, cinnamon, and yeast in the AMB, in the order the manufacturer recommends (I did it in the order listed).
  • Select basic setting, press start. If your bread machine has a fruit/ nut setting add the raisins and nuts at the signal, or around 5 minutes before the kneading cycle has finished.

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  1. Excellent! I can't believe nobody has reviewed this amazing recipe yet! I have been a bread machine fan for many years and have tried all sorts of recipes, but this is the first time I've tried baking a yeast bread with bananas. I had some ripe ones that I was trying to use up, so I thought I'd give this recipe a whirl. It turned out great! Moist and tasty. I can taste the banana, but it complements rather than overwhelms the flavour. I usually prepare the dough in the machine and then take it out, shape it, let it rise again, then bake in a conventional oven. This time I let the bread machine do the whole thing, choosing the medium size dough setting and light crust. I used 1 1/2 tsp. of yeast. I love it!! Definitely a keeper. Thanks!!


  1. Great recipe! I increased the cinnamon to 2 tsp and added a rounded 1/2 cup of cranberries.


<p>I am a SAHM of three boys. I love to bake. I get great satisfaction out of presenting a meal that people enjoy. My huband is fun to feed, so I really like trying things out on him. <br /> <br /></p>
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