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If you are searching for the perfect banana bread recipe, your search is over. This is another great recipe from our friend Jeremy’s family. It was gone in 5 minutes. My boys both gobbled it up. I loved it because it was so easy to throw together and I could use up all of my over-ripe bananas!

Rating: 5 stars  Difficulty of Recipe: 2 stars
Things that I changed:  Nothing
Things I would do differently next time:  Nothing at all!
Will I make this again?  Yes!

Bartan banana bread sliced with bananas in the background of the photos.


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Barton Banana Bread

By: Alyssa Rivers
If you are searching for the perfect banana bread recipe, your search is over.
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 1 hour
Total Time: 1 hour 15 minutes
Servings: 10 Slices


  • 1 C sugar
  • 2 Tbs shortening I used butter flavored shortening and it turned out great!
  • 1 egg
  • 3/4 C milk
  • 3 C Flour
  • 3 1/2 tsp. Baking Powder
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 C mashed Banana About 2-3


  • Heat oven to 350 degrees.  
  • Grease a loaf pan.  1 Full size, or 2 small.
  • Mix sugar, shortening, and egg thoroughly.  Stir in milk.  Measure flour and blend dry ingredients.
  • Stir in.  Blend in mashed bananas.  You don't want to use a mixer for this.  Hand mix it and batter should be a little lumpy.  Pour into pan(s).
  •  Bake for 60-70 minutes.  Check center with toothpick and it should come out clean.


I checked mine at 50 minutes.  It needed about 55 minutes.  I would check the center every 5.


Calories: 277kcalCarbohydrates: 56gProtein: 5gFat: 4gSaturated Fat: 1gCholesterol: 18mgSodium: 250mgPotassium: 329mgFiber: 2gSugar: 24gVitamin A: 69IUVitamin C: 2mgCalcium: 105mgIron: 2mg

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

Additional Info

Course: Appetizer, Dessert, Snack
Cuisine: American
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About Alyssa Rivers

Alyssa Rivers is the author of 'The Tried and True Cookbook', a professional food photographer and experienced recipe-developer. Having a passion for cooking, her tried and true recipes have been featured on Good Morning America, Today Food, Buzzfeed and more.

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  1. That bread looks so good! I love banana bread, but have never tried making any myself. I think I better though because I could really go for a piece of that!

    1. This is close to a recipe that I’ve been using for over 30 years… try and use 1/2 cup of brown sugar and 1/2 white sugar

  2. This looks delicious, I love banana bread I may need to try it. Newest GFC follower. I love your blog and cannot wait to start trying out some of these recipes.

  3. I have four VERY ripe bananas sitting on my counter and I was thinking today that I should make banana bread with them. And then I saw this post and it looks divine! 🙂 If it’s ok with you, I’d love to try this recipe and post it on my blog!

  4. That looks really, really good! I’m not a fan of banana bread, but from the looks of this one, I’m going to give it a try.