Kathy's Banana Nut Bread Recipe

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Categories: American, Bread, Breakfast, Dessert, Fruit, Grain, Low-Sodium Recipes, Snack

Submitted By: Kathy from Louisville.

Kathy's Banana Nut Bread Notes

When our children were small, we ended up with a lot of bananas that were too ripe. So, I experimented and created my own recipe for banana nut bread. The girls still love it.

  • 2 cups all purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1 tablespoon ground cinnamon
  • 3 over-ripe bananas, mashed
  • 1/2 cup chopped nuts (walnuts preferrable)
  • 1/2 cup raisins
  • for topping, 1 tablespoon ground cinnamon
  • for topping, 3 tablespoons sugar
Serves / Yields

1 large loaf pan

Preparation Instructions

Preheat oven 350°

Combine flour, baking powder, salt and soda.

In separate bowl, melt butter and add sugar, eggs, and bananas. Add to flour mixture and mix well.

Add raisins and nuts last. Pour into well greased large bread pan. Sprinkle cinnamon and sugar topping over dough.

Bake approximately 60 minutes, or until center is done. Remove from oven and let stand in pan 10 minutes. Then remove from pan to cool on wire rack.

Helpful Hints

If you sprinkle a little flour on raisins, it will keep them from sinking to the bottom.

Quick Shopping List

Vietnamese "Saigon" Cassia Cinnamon, Cracked or Ground
Ground, in a glass shaker jar
1/2 cup in shaker jar, net 2 oz.

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Roy E. Said:

Salt is listed twice in the ingredient list. Which measurement is the correct amount to use?

Make it Again? Roy E. would make this recipe again.

Shelly W. Said:

This is the best banana bread I have ever made. I really like the cinnamon and even added a dash of nutmeg. I am making it for the second time this week right now! 😀

Make it Again? Shelly W. would make this recipe again.

Jack S. Said:

Way too much cinnamon!. 1 teaspoon would be plenty. All you could taste was the cinnamon.

Make it Again? Jack S. would not make this recipe again.

Emiley M. Said:

It was so good! I made two in the same day so my boyfriends mom could try it, I even ordered an amazing bread pan just to make this in! its wonderful & I will use this recipe ALOT! :D

Make it Again? Emiley M. would make this recipe again.

Debra M. Said:

I made the recipe when my family was visiting I made it in the morning for breakfast and let me tell you EVERYONE even my sister in law was inperssed and asked me for the recipe.The next morning everyone asked me to made the bread again. I now make it every Sunday morning for my family We all sit at the table and enjoy the banana nut bread, This is the first time since the kids were young that we sit down for breakfast. Thank you for a wonderful recipe I have tried many before but never have they been as good as yours.I always add 2 more bananas we really love the real bananas in the mix.

Make it Again? Debra M. would make this recipe again.



Make it Again? MELANIA G. would make this recipe again.

Melissa T. Said:

I liked this recipe very much! I made it in a bundt pan, and used an extra banana, and got a very nice, moist banana bread. I have also tried it using the apple pie spice blend instead of cinnamon, and that also came out very well. If you use a bundt pan, check the bread starting at 40 mins (it cooks faster).

Make it Again? Melissa T. would make this recipe again.