Mrs. Claus' Cookbook - Banana Nut Bread

Banana Nut Bread

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From the kitchen of Julia

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Recipe Details

Bake Time:
60-65 minutes
1-2 loaves
Contains nuts, Good for parties/potlucks, Kid friendly, Travels well


2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 cup granulated white sugar
1/2 cup packed brown sugar
3 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1 teaspoon salt
3 tablespoons vegetable oil
1/3 cup milk
1 egg
3 mashed bananas
1 cup nuts, chopped


  1. Heat oven to 350 degrees.

  2. Grease bottom only of loaf pan 9x5x3inches, or 2 small loaf pans.

  3. Add all ingredients together; beat 30 seconds to 1 minute.

  4. Pour into pans.

  5. Bake 60-65 minutes, or until you can insert a toothpick in the middle and it comes out clean.

  6. Cool completely before slicing.

  7. To store, wrap and refrigerate no longer than a week.

Note: If using self-rising flour omit baking powder and salt. Use slightly brown bananas. Nuts are optional, but if you want nuts, I recommend walnuts.


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gadly says:


10/8/2014 9:18:32 PM

btamosiuniene says:

Quick and easy to make and tasty too!

9/6/2013 9:00:15 AM

Mary says:

Yummy! I added vanilla extract and used melted cocoa butter in place of vegetable oil. Delicious!

8/7/2013 8:14:57 AM

Becky says:

Quick & easy to make... and tasty, too! I brought some slices into the office, and my co-workers quickly devoured them.

11/15/2012 9:26:46 AM

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