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Mom’s Best Banana Loaf Recipe

Mom's Best Banana Loaf Recipe - there's a reason that this is a 5 star rated banana bread recipe! It always works! From @kitchenmagpie

I know, I know. EVERYONE has a Mom’s Best Banana Loaf Recipe. This just happens to be my go-to recipe that my Mom has baked for my entire life. It’s easy, it doesn’t need milk ( this is a very important thing for an absentminded woman like myself) and it uses up 3-4 medium bananas.

And if you know me, I always have bananas in the bottom of my freezer to make banana loaf. THE best banana loaf, that is.

Mom's Best Banana Loaf Recipe - there's a reason that this is a 5 star rated banana bread recipe! It always works! From @kitchenmagpie

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Nothing is better on a cold, rainy afternoon than freshly baked banana bread, still warm from the over, slathered with some butter on top. So you can tell what the weather is like around here lately, as well as what kind of food I crave on miserable days! Nothing gets me baking faster than being stuck inside with nothing to do, except clean my house. And when it comes to cleaning my house, I usually ignore it and start cooking instead. Which means my kitchen is clean..but the rest…well…please don’t drop by today. I won’t answer the door out of embarrassment.

Mom's Best Banana Loaf Recipe - there's a reason that this is a 5 star rated banana bread recipe! It always works! From @kitchenmagpie

I think one of the reasons I love this – and consider this the best banana loaf recipe ever – is that it gets a crust on top.

I like a crusty topped banana loaf, I like that toothsome crunch that it gives when you give it a good bite. I also like that it doesn’t get too soggy, as banana bread is wont to do.

Mom's Best Banana Loaf Recipe - there's a reason that this is a 5 star rated banana bread recipe! It always works! From @kitchenmagpie

This recipe doubles like a BOSS, I tell you. Then you are using up 8 bananas from your freezer, which of course I have as well. There is usually no less than a dozen in my freezer.

How, I don’t know because the Rose eats bananas like crazy, so how there are any that get too ripe I’ll never understand.

But there they are, like magic, in the bottom of my freezer every time I go to get them.

Magic freezer bananas, I tell you!

Mom's Best Banana Loaf Recipe - there's a reason that this is a 5 star rated banana bread recipe! It always works! From @kitchenmagpie

So what is YOUR mom’s best banana loaf recipe? Does she have any tips or tricks that you have loved since childhood?

Speaking of retro recipes, have you tried my Harvey Wallbanger Cake yet? Wowza! It’s amazing!

Happy baking babes!

Love,

 

 

Mom's Best Banana Loaf Recipe - there's a reason that this is a 5 star rated banana bread recipe! It always works! From @kitchenmagpie

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Mom's Best Banana Loaf Recipe
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
55 mins
Total Time
1 hr 5 mins
 
I know, I know YOU have your own Mom's best banana loaf recipe! This is my mom's that she's baked since I was a kid, so it's my favourite banana loaf recipe ever!
Course: snacks
Cuisine: bread
Servings: 1 loaf
Calories: 3880 kcal
Author: Karlynn Johnston
Ingredients
  • 1/2 cup butter or margarine yep, Mom's recipe is from the margarine era!
  • 1 cup of white sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 cup of very ripe mashed banana equals about 3-4 medium bananas
  • 2 cups of all-purpose flour
  • 1 tsp of baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1 cup of semi-sweet chocolate chips
Instructions
  1. Preheat your oven to 350 degrees F. Grease and flour a standard loaf pan and set aside.
  2. Cream the butter and sugar together until smooth and combined.
  3. Add in the eggs, one at a time, beating until smooth.
  4. Mixย in the mashed bananas.
  5. Whisk together the dry ingredients - including chocolate chips.
  6. Stir in gently, until just combined.
  7. Pour into the prepared loaf pan.
  8. Bake in the oven for 50-60 minutes, until a cake tester or toothpick inserted comes out clean.
  9. Remove and cool in the pan for 10 minutes, then release from the pan and cool on a baking rack.
  10. Keep wrapped or in a container.
Recipe Notes

You can add walnuts or pecans instead of chocolate chips if you want! If you want a super moist loaf, add in another half of a banana!

Nutrition Facts
Mom's Best Banana Loaf Recipe
Amount Per Serving
Calories 3880 Calories from Fat 1548
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 172g 265%
Saturated Fat 101g 505%
Cholesterol 582mg 194%
Sodium 3386mg 141%
Potassium 2467mg 70%
Total Carbohydrates 538g 179%
Dietary Fiber 27g 108%
Sugars 294g
Protein 51g 102%
Vitamin A 70.9%
Vitamin C 23.7%
Calcium 34.5%
Iron 140.6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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28 Comments

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    Amazing Orange Loaf Cake - The Kitchen Magpie
    February 9, 2018 at 5:01 am

    […] baking everyone! If you are looking for another great recipe, try my Mom’s Best Banana Bread. It’s my […]

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    Mary P Hoffman
    October 19, 2016 at 3:01 pm

    And don’t forget to bury your banana peels near your rose bushes. They love them!

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    Roxanne LeTexier Kaplan
    October 19, 2016 at 3:51 am

    Until we bought our bottom freezer fridge – there was a fear of opening the freezer door and being plundered with bananas!!

    This is the recipe that I’ve used for years – my modification is:
    – cut the sugar
    – use 4 bananas
    – use 1 cup all purpose flour and 1 cup whole wheat

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    RebeccaandMichael Ward
    October 19, 2016 at 2:16 am

    I swear my kids let ours over ripen just so I’ll make banana bread.

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    Kelly Taylor
    September 26, 2016 at 2:04 am

    Best banana bread I’ve ever made! But I added chocolate chips, lol!

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      Heather Pollock
      September 26, 2016 at 3:01 am

      I add choc chips and ground flax

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    Heather Pollock
    September 26, 2016 at 1:34 am

    Nope…. I use them every week to bake cookies, banana bread or muffins. Yummm

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      Around the World in 80 Cupcakes
      September 26, 2016 at 1:43 am

      I manage to stay on top of my laundry,but not my extra ripe bananas \U0001f604

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    Around the World in 80 Cupcakes
    September 26, 2016 at 1:32 am

    So you’re big brother now? How else could you know?! \U0001f61c

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    Roxanne LeTexier Kaplan
    April 12, 2016 at 4:47 am

    This is the recipe I always use.
    But I made a couple modifications.
    I use 1/2 cup sugar
    4 bananas (I always use previously frozen bananas – this makes the bread!! And – you’ll love this — I never measure the banana – just use 4)
    And….
    1 cup all purpose flour
    1 cup
    Whole wheat flour

    Yum!!

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    Marie Hesse
    April 12, 2016 at 1:37 am

    Add some chocolate chips & pecans , Nummy

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    James Lori Shipley
    April 12, 2016 at 1:02 am

    I have 3 bags with no less than 5 to 10 bananas per bag! Lots of baking, smoothies etc going to take more than bread to use all them nanners up!

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      The Kitchen Magpie
      April 12, 2016 at 1:37 pm

      The banana chocolate chip scones are my new favorite use, as well as this loaf! Or the chocolate one I posted last week! That one is gooooood!

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      James Lori Shipley
      April 12, 2016 at 2:50 pm

      going to try them all soon-dealing with a medical issue at present that has set me back a few days so when I am back up and running I am pulling up the recipes!

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    Amy Melby
    April 11, 2016 at 7:04 pm

    I just made banana raspberry muffins last night with my freezer bananas. ๐Ÿ™‚ Yum!

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      The Kitchen Magpie
      April 11, 2016 at 7:19 pm

      That sounds divine!

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      Amy Melby
      April 11, 2016 at 7:35 pm

      They are! ๐Ÿ˜‰

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    Kristina Beeby-Curtis
    January 14, 2016 at 6:38 pm

    I agree completely perfect every time

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    The Kitchen Magpie
    January 14, 2016 at 3:49 pm

    Yes, I love a little cinnamon in banan bread! This is just such an easy, basic recipe that never fails!

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    Kristina Beeby-Curtis
    January 14, 2016 at 11:55 am

    This is my favorite banana bread. I’ve made it a lot this year since getting the recipe. I sometimes add a 1/4 teaspoon of cinnamon and it is delicious.

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    Heather Pollock
    January 14, 2016 at 5:32 am

    I make banana bread with chocolate chips in my bread maker ๐Ÿ™‚

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    Lori Short
    January 14, 2016 at 3:58 am

    My freezer is the frozen banana graveyard. Every time I put bananas in I tell myself the same lie….16years on my own and not one loaf has been made ๐Ÿ™

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    Kari McLaughlin
    January 14, 2016 at 3:49 am

    Sent my mom some at Christmas and she froze some, ate some. She was recently sick and said all she wanted to eat and live on was the banana bread. Similar recipe to yours. I’m baking this weekend and sending it to her. It’s a long winter in MT. ๐Ÿ™‚

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    Courtney McCrea
    January 14, 2016 at 3:21 am

    The great thing about frozen bananas is that they don’t need much smashing!

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    SoniaKundraSingh
    September 14, 2015 at 12:26 pm

    Thx for sharing. I am a messy cook too :). I loved your recipe and the cake oven is on. Lets c how it turned out

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    Guest
    May 1, 2013 at 4:55 am

    This is the BEST banana loaf recipe EVER! Thanks so much!

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    Claudia
    November 26, 2012 at 2:10 am

    Thanks for sharing!  I made this recipe, except I added a handful of chocolate chips since I happened to have some handy — it was quite yummy ๐Ÿ™‚

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    karlynnj
    August 26, 2009 at 11:17 am

    New blog post: Basic Banana Loaf http://bit.ly/Y5guS
    This comment was originally posted on Twitter

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