Mommy's Banana Bread

Mommy's Banana Bread

14 Reviews 2 Pics
  • Prep

    20 m
  • Cook

    1 h
  • Ready In

    1 h 50 m
Recipe by  Saraphim

“Absolutely the best banana bread in the universe! The crust on most recipes is dry because the pan is buttered and floured... but the crust becomes the best part when the pan is buttered and cinnamon-sugared!”

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Original recipe yields 1 9x5-inch loaf



  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Generously grease a 9x5-inch loaf pan with 2 teaspoons butter. Mix 1 tablespoon of sugar with 1 teaspoon of cinnamon in a small bowl, and pour the mixture into the buttered pan. Swirl and tap the pan to distribute cinnamon-sugar all over the inside of the pan, up to the rim.
  2. In a bowl, whisk together flour, baking powder, salt, 1 teaspoon of cinnamon, and the nutmeg. In a large mixing bowl, beat 1/2 cup of butter with 1 cup of sugar until creamy; beat in eggs, one at a time, until thoroughly incorporated. Stir in the mashed bananas and milk. Mix in the flour mixture just until thoroughly moistened (a few lumps are fine), and scrape the batter into the prepared loaf pan. Sprinkle the top of the batter with 1 more teaspoon of sugar.
  3. Bake in the preheated oven until a toothpick inserted into the center of the loaf comes out clean, about 1 hour. Let cool in the pan for 10 minutes before removing to finish cooling on a wire rack.

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Sarah Jo

Sarah Jo

I made muffins out of this recipe. It was a little work buttering and cinnamon-sugaring the little muffin cups but the end result was worth it. I remarked to my husband how much they looked like snickerdoodles on the top and after I tasted them, it is remarkably like snickerdoodles.......banana snickerdoodles! I'll make this recipe again, it's one of the better banana breads I've had!



Fabulous banana bread! Moist, sweet with just enough spice and the cinnamon-sugar crust is a really nice addition - what more could you want from a banana bread? I used half white sugar and half brown sugar and added 2 tsp. of vanilla and used buttermilk instead of regular milk. I topped this with turbinado sugar vs. regular sugar for that little extra "crunch". This smelled wonderful while it baked and tasted even better!



Just made this and it was delicious especially with the cinnamon sugar. Sprinkled what was loose in the bottom on the top and worked out great. For those of you who love peanut butter and banana sandwiches, I must admit that I do put peanut butter on banana bread. Don't knock it until you try it. Will make this again.

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Amount Per Serving (12 total)

  • Calories
  • 253 cal
  • 13%
  • Fat
  • 9.6 g
  • 15%
  • Carbs
  • 39.1 g
  • 13%
  • Protein
  • 3.7 g
  • 7%
  • Cholesterol
  • 58 mg
  • 19%
  • Sodium
  • 255 mg
  • 10%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet



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