Saturday, February 28, 2009

Banana Bread Recipe

I thought I would share the Banana Bread recipe I used this past week. Actually, I have a couple I like and this one in particular comes from a recipe book I've had a long time, A Taste of Georgia. It's the simple, straight-forward one. To me, the very best is from The Southern Living Magazine and I couldn't locate it this week, so I resorted to the simple one here below.

Banana Bread

Oven---300 degrees for 1 hour

Yield---1 large loaf or 2 small loaves

1 stick butter
1 cup sugar
2 eggs
3 bananas, mashed
2 cups flour--all purpose
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp vanilla extract
1 cup of nuts, pecan or walnuts ( I prefer pecan, and for us Southern girls we say PEE'can, not PaCON' ~~~~~~~ LOL---just had to add that as my hubbie is from Chicago and we say that differently)

Cream butter and sugar together. Add eggs and beat well after each. Add mashed bananas, flour, soda, vanilla, and nuts Grease and flour 1 large or 2 small loaf pans. Pour dough into pan. Bake for 1 hour or until brown at 300.

I actually tripled (x3) the entire recipe and it made exactly the 6 loaves as in the pic. I used the one time use metal pans.

I really like the Southern Living Magazine recipe better. I'm going to try to find again and will post because it has a really yummy topping added to it and also has sour cream in it which gives it better flavor to me.
So, that's it! Pretty simple recipe but it is so good with coffee in the morning.
Another thought too is that I have made the smaller loaves (like muffin size but rectangular) and freeze them individually. They just don't last long even in the freezer here though!


  1. Thank you! I'm making this before the snow hits!!


  2. Oh, I wish it would have snowed here. I just blogged about it.....we waited and can't believe it was evidently more snow in middle Ga up to Atlanta than any here in North Ga. Hope you have a yummy evening with your banana bread. I have cooked all weekend. We are stuffed. You know if you like cooking, go to

    That is a great website and she has wonderful recipes with alot of demonstrations. I made her chicken salad yesterday. Scrumpious.


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