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My Mom’s Banana Bread

A Delicious and Easy Banana Bread Recipe That You’re Sure to Love

My mom has been baking this wonderful banana bread since I was a little girl. I now make it for my own family to enjoy. I am sharing it with you so that you can make this fabulous recipe for your family also. It is the perfect treat to enjoy for breakfast, with a coffee, as a snack, with tea or as a dessert.

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When I was little, my mom used to make the best banana bread. She made it often, and it was always perfect. Her church friend back in Honduras had given her the recipe. Her friend cooked all day in her dark home, for her kids and her Italian husband! I’ll never forget the huge wooden table where she made bread, pizza, desserts, it was amazing! I remember numerous times going over to her house with my mom and she was always willing to share her delicious recipes.

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I love my super colorful knives. They cut beautifully and the colors they come in make them a great addition to my kitchen decor. I also like the simple elegance of my Corelle plates. I have a ton of these, in all shapes and sizes. With five kids, I have to. They look great, are easy to keep clean and are very durable.

She was one of my mom’s best friends and of course, my family always benefitted from her cooking knowledge. Over the years my mom perfected making the banana bread and it became a staple at our house.

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I have a large collection of Pyrex and find myself using at least one piece daily. For this banana bread recipe, I used my loaf dish.
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I baked this using a glass loaf dish in my convection oven.

My best friend in grade school loved my mom’s banana bread. Every time my mom would make it, it was a given that I’d pack up an extra piece and take it to school for her. My mom was always sure to make it when we knew she’d be coming over to play.

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I don’t know why I remember little things like that and can’t remember some bigger parts of my childhood. Every time I make my mom’s banana bread I remember my friend and all the wonderful memories that I associate with her, like the Barbies, the Cabbage Patch dolls, and the endless sleepovers at each other’s houses.

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It’s amazing how food can evoke such great feelings and memories. Even though I have the exact recipe, my banana bread will never be the same as when my mom made it, but now it’s my banana bread and my kids and my husband love it. I hope that someday my children will look back and remember my banana bread, and nothing but happy memories will come back.

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My mom used to make it just as the recipe says, but in my house, we like to add walnuts. I have also added chocolate chips and it comes out great. My latest venture is this delicious Blueberry Banana Bread!

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These little Corelle bowls are great to have around the kitchen because they’re so useful.

Maybe you have another idea for something to add to it. Whether you add a little something extra or not, you won’t be disappointed when you make my mom’s banana bread!

I’d love to hear how your banana bread turns out!

My Mom’s Banana Bread

From scratch banana bread baked fresh in the oven.

Rating
5 from 3 votes
Servings
20 slices
DifficultySuper Easy
Cooking Method(s)
  • Bake
Oven Temp375°
Prep Time
10 minutes
Cook Time
45 minutes
Total Time
55 minutes
Recipe by: Valerie Cooper
This is my mom's fabulous banana bread recipe that I have loved since I was a little girl. It's perfect to enjoy for breakfast, as a snack or as dessert.
Cuisine: American
Course: Breakfast, Dessert, Snack
Category: Breads

Ingredients

  • 2 ½ cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 sticks salted butter melted
  • 2 cups granulated sugar
  • 4 eggs
  • 5 bananas over ripened
  • 2 tsps baking powder

a few Optional Additions

  • ½ cup walnuts
  • ½ cup milk chocolate chips
  • ½ cup blueberries

Directions

  • Preheat oven to 375° F.
  • Mash the bananas in a bowl.
  • Whisk the eggs in a separate bowl.
  • Mix in the butter, sugar, and eggs with the mashed bananas.
  • Gradually mix in the flour and baking powder.
  • Spoon the mixture into two greased loaf pans or one 9 x 13 pan.
  • Bake on the middle rack for approximately 45-55 min.

Nutrition Facts

While every effort is made to correctly calculate these nutritional facts, they should be used as general guidance as they may not be 100% accurate.

Serving: 1slice | Calories: 273kcal | Carbohydrates: 39g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 12g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Cholesterol: 57mg | Sodium: 94mg | Potassium: 190mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 23g | Vitamin A: 350IU | Vitamin C: 2.6mg | Calcium: 32mg | Iron: 1.1mg

Notes

Some things you should know about this My Mom’s Banana Bread recipe.

Mix by hand. I like to mix everything by hand. It gives the bread the consistency that I expect.

A fluffier banana bread. When measuring the flour, spoon the flour into the measuring cup so it’s not compacted. It will make your bread fluffier.

Save time with the microwave. I usually forget (or don’t have time) to set the butter out beforehand, so, I melt the butter in the microwave to save time.

  • Dhanya says:

    Hi Valerie,

    Can you tell me how much butter is used again in ounces for this recipe? Thanks – can’t wait to try it!

    • Valerie Cooper says:

      Hi Dhanya! 1 bar or 1 stick of butter is 4 ounces. So you will be using 2 sticks of butter which is 8 ounces. Thanks for stopping by! Hope you enjoy the banana bread!

  • Susie says:

    LOVE, LOVE, LOVE this banana bread! I just made this again for the third time. The recipe made a full size loaf, which I gave to our new neighbors and three miniature loaves. For the three mini loaves, I added chocolate chips and shredded coconut with a few drops of coconut extract. They were delicious! Thank you again for the recipe.

  • Adriana says:

    So many memories. I to can remember the Corel dishes, my place at your table and wanting to eat every last piece of your mom’s banana bread but saved a bit for the rest out of courtesy, or didn’t I??? I make an awesome banana bread too. I even left that recipe at the nursery school I taught in Chestnut Hill, MA. So, doña Cata is and has been very present in my life. Love you and her!!!! Thanks so much for the post and for the incredible memories.

    • Thank you for the sweet comment!! I’m glad to hear you still like banana bread!! ? Nothing like looking back on those wonderful years when we were little and our only care in the world was whether we could eat the last piece of banana bread!!! Big hug!! ?

  • Amanda B. says:

    I am so going to try this out! I love that it makes two loafs. ?

  • Patti says:

    Will be trying this soon I make old family recipe banana bread. So looking forward to something new.

  • Ryan says:

    I can’t get enough of this banana bread!! Never lasts long enough when you make it. ?

  • Andie says:

    Looks Great! Can’t wait to try out this Bread!

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