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Banana Bread

User Rating 5 Star Rating (2 Reviews)


Banana bread
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Many people who don't bake on a regular basis are often intimidated by baking breads, but this banana bread recipe is so easy that I call it my "fool-proof" quick bread recipe. It is by no means low in fat, but it is a wonderful treat!

Makes two 9" x 5" loaves

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 1 hour

Total Time: 1 hour, 10 minutes


  • 4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 t. baking soda
  • ¼ t. salt
  • ¾ cups (1 ½ sticks ) soy margarine, such as Willow Run
  • 1 ½ cups white sugar
  • ½ cup dark brown sugar, packed
  • 4 large eggs
  • 7 large over-ripe bananas, mashed
  • 1 t. vanilla
  • 1/3 cup finely ground walnuts


1. Preheat the oven to 325 F. Use soy margarine or oil to grease two 9" x 5" loaf pans.

2. In a medium-sized bowl, sift together the flour, baking soda and salt. Set aside.

3. In a large mixing bowl using an electric hand mixer, cream together the soy margarine and sugar until fluffy. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well between each addition. Add the mashed bananas and vanilla, beating until combined. Using a wooden spoon, fold in the dry ingredients and the ground walnuts until just combined (do not over-mix).

4. Pour batter into the prepared pans and bake until a toothpick inserted into the center of one of the loaves comes out clean, about 1 hour to 1 hour and 10 minutes. Transfer loaves to a wire cooling rack to cool slightly before serving. Serve warm or at room temperature.

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 5 out of 5
Really Great Recipe!, Member livefreefoods

Starting to slowly eat gluten for the first time in years, but am still having to be vegan (food allergies) so I adjusted this recipe and it turned out great. Much better than any of the other half dozen I've tried. Did half regular flour + half gluten free all purpose, then swapped eggs out for flax meal + milk mixture. I also added about a TBL of cinnamon. The result is amazing...you can't tell there is anything different about it. It's moist, super flavorful, and the best recipe I've baked! Definitely a keeper and one I'll use again!

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