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Moist Banana Bread

Banana Bread is the simplest of quick breads to bake but it can go quite wrong with using either too many bananas or not enough bananas.  This is just one recipe of many good recipes.

  1. Preheat oven to 350 F.
  2. Line a large 9 X 5 loaf pan with parchment paper. I  find that this helps in baking the loaf evenly with not too brown a crust. Give it a spray of Pam.
  • 1 1/2 cup flour
  • 1/2 cup of oatmeal (you can also porridge oats that had bran and flax added)
  • 1 teaspoon Baking Soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
Mix together these ingredients and set aside
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 3/4 cup brown sugar
  • 2 eggs lightly beaten
  • 2 cups of mashed very ripe bananas (about 5 medium)
  • 1 cup of finely chopped walnuts (optional)
  • 1/2 cup of fine coconut (optional)
  1. Cream together the soft butter and brown sugar.  You can use a wooden spoon or a mixer for this.
  2. Add the beaten eggs and the bananas.
  3. Slowly stir in the dry ingredients and the optional nuts and coconut.
  4. Turn the batter into the loaf pan and Bake for 60 minutes. Poke a toothpick in the cracked top and it should come out almost clean. 


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  2. Have you tried it with a thin spreading of strawberry jam? Oh that is delish!
    Banana bread is a staple around here. We all love it!

  3. Lovella do tell....why is it that I ALWAYS have a soft center? Anyone out there? Is it me? My oven?

    I LOVE Banana bread and my boys will eat it even if i have to cut out the middle...hee hee.

  4. trish, maybe your oven is too hot. Have you ever stuck a oven thermometer in your oven to check if the temperature is accurate?
    That would be my guess.

    Rachel .. .fresh strawberry jam .. wonderful on every bread. . including banana.

  5. Oh I've never thought of putting coconut in banana bread but that sounds good!

  6. I guessed right!! Thought it was you . . . I could eat a nice fat slice of that right now!

  7. Banana bread is so good..anything banana is so good! I like my banana bread with a slice of cheese. I'm always up for a different recipe so thank you Lovella!

  8. yup betty i agree, a slice of cheese or some cream cheese...or plain, i am not fussy just love banana bread;-)

  9. mean they make thermometers for ovens? What will they think of next. Apparantly there is something out there called a 'candy thermometer'....good grief! Another technicall or scientific thing I have to explore in my Chem Lab!!!!

    (you all know I am kidding right...I'm not really that beyond hope!)

  10. Wow that sounds so good. I love B-bread. I can almost smell it now. Thanks for stopping by my place. Good morning from Mississippi, USA. I hope you have a wonderful morning!

  11. This is my new banana bread recipe. Along with all my other "Lovella" recipes. I made this recipe yesterday exactly like it says and it turned out perfect!! We had a couple of slices yesterday evening and had some more toasted this morning. Thanks again, Lovella!

  12. This bread looks great, can't wait to try it. But just noticed that on the "printer friendly" version the dry ingredients are not listed.

  13. Banana bread on its way to a new mama and daddy - thanks Lovella!

  14. This banana bread is amazing! I made it last night and it turned out to be the most moist recipe I have ever tried. It's a keeper!

  15. will it come out as dark as in the pic? i havent tried this recipe yet but the other ones ive tried come out pretty light colored

    1. It probably depends what kind of pan you use. I use a darker loaf pan to make my banana bread.

  16. Oh my goodness, this is the best banana bread I've had in my 57 years of eating! Moist and delicious exactly as written, and without the coconut as well (family won't eat coconut). I now make two loaves at a time; one with coconut and one without. The family devours the no coconut version, while I slice the coconutty deliciousness one and freeze for myself!


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