Mom's Best Banana Bread

"I promise you that my mom's banana bread recipe is the absolute BEST you'll ever make or taste -- I've tried other banana bread recipes, but - they don't even come close to my Mom's -- Love you Mommy!"
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  • Cream together butter, sugar, & egg yolks until creamy.
  • Sift dry ingredients together (flour, baking soda, salt, cinnamon & nutmeg). Alternately add the dry mixture to the creamed butter mixture as well as the milk & mashed bananas. Beat the egg whites until a stiff peak forms and fold in with a wooden spoon, (make sure you only use a wooden spoon to do this - this is KEY), next - fold in the chopped nuts also stir in with the wooden spoon.
  • Bake in a loaf pan that you have sprayed with olive oil or non-stick spray and dusted lightly with flour at 350° for approximately 45 minutes - insert a toothpick in the center of the loaf to ensure it is not runny, if it is - allow to bake an additional 5-10 minutes.
  • Cool on a wire rack and serve with cream cheese or your favorite margarine.
  • Note: I love to wait a day and then toast a piece in my toaster oven - it is SO good when it gets re-heated and toasty with butter on it and a cup of coffee - YUM!

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  1. Steph KP
    This is definitely a lighter banana bread recipe (not a heavy weight in your stomach) which I like. I add chopped pecans and chocolate chips and make banana muffins. Bake my muffins at 350 for about 20 mins and it works out great. Thanks for sharing!
  2. Baby Kato
    This recipe made a nice small loaf of banana bread. It was perfectly sweetened and moist. Quick and easy to make with nice results. Thank you for sharing. Made for What's on the Menu tag game.
  3. NicoleG424
    This recipe sounds great! I can't wait to try it out.
  4. debbie
    Really good recipe, nice and moist. I had to cook it for extra 20 mins though as it was still quite gooey at the bottom. I used a 2lb loaf tin and cooked it in centre of oven, think I might try cooking it at top of oven next time.
  5. angeladufay
    This is WONDERFUL! My family usually groans when I say I'm making banana bread (I make it quite often), but this is soooooo good! I didn't have flax seeds, so those were omitted, and I cheated by using my KitchenAid (I have a 16-month-old running around), and this still turned out STUPENDOUS! Great recipe -- THANK YOU!


  1. jamesandjuliaquinn
    This was absolutely delicious! I also used sour cream instead of milk and it came out so moist. I didn't add the flax seeds or nuts, since my husband can't have either. Regardless, he ate half the loaf about an hour after I made it. Thanks so much for a great recipe and thanks to mom as well!
  2. Noni Suzanne
    Kudo's to your mom, this was wonderful! I substituted 3T sour cream for the milk and added 1/4 c mini chocolate chips. Thanks for a great recipe.


I am the Director of Sales for the Embassy Suites Hotel in Brunswick, GA ~ which has currently undergone major renovations (now we are the BEST Hotel in Brunswick & the Golden Isles of Georgia - MOST definitely!) I LOVE to cook / bake - create recipes - using great starter recipes where my creative juices flow into other areas - I am really surprising myself how good a cook I am becoming - (as well as my hubby) :-)
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