Granny's Banana Bread

Granny's Banana Bread


"My Great-Grandma used to make this for us whenever we would spend the night at her cabin in Paris, Arkansas. I make it now for my kids and it brings back such wonderful memories! It's absolutely magnificent warm with some sweetened butter."

Ingredients 1 h 15 m {{adjustedServings}} servings 298 cals

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  • Calories:
  • 298 kcal
  • 15%
  • Fat:
  • 7.7 g
  • 12%
  • Carbs:
  • 53.8g
  • 17%
  • Protein:
  • 5.6 g
  • 11%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 35 mg
  • 12%
  • Sodium:
  • 118 mg
  • 5%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C). Lightly grease and flour a 9x5 inch loaf pan.
  2. In a large bowl, stir together flour, baking soda, cinnamon, nutmeg and white sugar. Stir in eggs, applesauce, bananas and vanilla extract. Fold in raisins and nuts if desired. Pour batter into prepared pan.
  3. Bake in preheated oven for 45 to 60 minutes, until a knife inserted into center of the loaf comes out clean.
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Reviews 113

  1. 135 Ratings


This was great. i made this for a track team dinner and everybody loved it. i used only 3/4c of sugar, and left out the nuts and raisins, but added chocolate chips. everybody wants the recipe now! oh, i would recommend only baking for 35 min... or at least checking it after that long so it doesn't overcook.

Suzanne Birrell

I didn't have any applesauce so I used 5 bananas instead. All were very ripe and two had been frozen; when thawed they were very juicy. Added extra cinnamon.

Wyoming Carol

Very tasty - my husband went back for more! Lived dangerously in putting this in my largest nut bread pan - it almost went over. Next time I'll make 2 loaves in a regular sized pan.