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Kathy's Banana Nut Bread

Kathy's Banana Nut Bread
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.

Submitted by: Kathy from Louisville, KY, USA
Yield: 1 large loaf pan


Featured in this Recipe


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

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.

More About This Recipe

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

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Based on 7 reviews

Customer Reviews

Greg Marsh

Greg, this recipe is good for a regular brad loaf pan.

Gary H Hagstrom

It would be nice if there was a size of the pan listed. What is large to you may not be what is large to me.

Some time ago I saw a banana nut bread recipe that had some diced dried apricots in it. I baked it a few times and it was fantastic. The apricots give a real flavor boost and a pick-me-up for your pallet compared to the sweet banana bread. Try it, you’ll like it.

Some freeze fried strawberries or raspberries are also good flavor bombs in banana bread. has great freeze dried fruits.

Shelly W

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! 😀

Emiley M

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

debra m

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.



Melissa T

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).

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