Thursday, April 11, 2013

banana bread


This recipe is in my recipe book as, “Aunt Tina’s 8th Grade Banana Nut Bread”. I copied it down from my Aunt Tina a few years ago, and she must have gotten it from home economics class in middle school! This is my go-to recipe when I have browning bananas. It is very easy, and we polish off the whole loaf in a day or two.

1/2 cup oil
1 cup sugar
2 eggs, beaten
3 medium-sized bananas, mashed (sometimes I’ve used two large)
2 cups flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
3 Tablespoons milk
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/2 cup chopped nuts (optional)

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Beat oil and sugar together.
Add beaten eggs and bananas. Beat well.
Mix flour, baking soda, and salt together, and add to the first mixture.
Next, put in the milk and vanilla. Beat well, and stir in nuts, if desired.
Bake in a greased and floured loaf pan for 50 minutes
(originally it said one hour, but with my oven, it turns out best at 50 minutes.)

I love that when it’s fresh out of the oven, the top crust gets a little crunchy, and the inside is moist and soft.

Thanks Aunt T!


  1. Mmmmmmm we love banana bread at the Link home. It never lasts more than 2 or 3 days here.

  2. Banana bread reminds me of growing up :) this sounds yummy!

  3. Oh banana bread.. My favorite!

  4. This looks delicious. I love banana bread!

  5. This looks so good! I have been seriously craving some banana bread lately.


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