Banana Bread

This recipe was submitted to me by one of my readers, Penny.  She told me that I had to give it a try.  I love the banana bread recipe that I have.  It is just very heavy and cake-like.  This recipe was lighter and more like bread.  It was the awesome, and more like what you would expect in a banana bread.  Penny told me that this recipe has been in her family for 30 years.  She sent me a picture of the recipe card and it looked used and like it was 30 years old!  This recipe is definitely a keeper.  I am so glad that we have it for those over-ripe bananas!

Rating: 5 stars  Difficulty Of Recipe: 2 stars
Things that I changed: Nothing
Things that I would do differently next time:  I would love to try it with walnuts!
Will I make it again?  Yes
Recipe from: Penny

3 ripe bananas mashed (about 1 cup)
1 t baking soda
1/3 cup oil
2/3 cup sugar
2 beaten eggs
pinch of salt
1 1/3 cup all purpose flour

Mix the ingredients in order given without over mixing the flour.  Bake in preheated oven at 350 degrees until toothpick comes out clean.  (The recipe didn’t say for how long but mine took 37 minutes.)  


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  1. Hello! This receip it’s easy and particular, it’s sounds good! I’m following You from Italy and I also have a little kitchen blog ( where I describe my house and my family like in a tale.
    I certainly will try your bread for my fairies.
    Kisses, Pattipa

  2. I have some over-ripe (browning) bananas I threw in the fridge… could I thaw and use them for this?

  3. Heidi @ Mustache Mama says:

    Hey Girl!!
    Just wanted to stop by and thank you for linking up Monday to The GFC Collective with Bre, Autumn and Myself!! We greatly appreciate it!!
    Mustache Mama

  4. Thanks for posting the Banana bread recipe 🙂 So glad you liked it. It’s one I always go back to as my fav. But love trying new ones…

  5. Thank you for sharing your recipes at Cast Party Wednesday! Have a GREAT week! ~Sheryl @ Lady Behind The Curtain~

  6. Heather Fletcher says:

    If I wanted to use this recipe to make chocolate banana bread, how much unsweetened cocoa powder do you suggest? I trust your recipes instead of finding one on Pinterest because you already know the outcome.

  7. Debbie Cortez says:

    Very good bread. I added 1t of cinnamon and 1/4t of nutmeg. Tasty!

  8. I have been making banana bread for 40 years. I just made a loaf and split in half and covered with cream cheese frosting and then put top on and spread cream cheese frosting all over bread. Really turns out more like a dessert, but was so good. We had bought some banana bread at an Amish stand, and this is what they had done so I tried it for myself!

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