4H Banana Bread

4H Banana Bread


"This is an old 4H bread recipe my daughter used to make in the 50's. Best one I ever ate."


1 h 10 m servings 265 cals
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Original recipe yields 12 servings



  • Calories:
  • 265 kcal
  • 13%
  • Fat:
  • 11.5 g
  • 18%
  • Carbs:
  • 38g
  • 12%
  • Protein:
  • 3.9 g
  • 8%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 16 mg
  • 5%
  • Sodium:
  • 287 mg
  • 11%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. Sift together flour, baking soda, baking powder, and salt.
  2. In a large bowl, cream sugar and butter or margarine. Beat the egg slightly, and mix into the creamed mixture with the bananas. Mix in sifted ingredients until just combined. Stir in milk and nuts. Spread batter into one greased and floured 9x5 inch loaf pan.
  3. Bake at 350 degrees F (175 degrees C) until top is brown and cracks along the top.


  • Tip
  • Aluminum foil can be used to keep food moist, cook it evenly, and make clean-up easier.
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  1. 1001 Ratings


Excellent and very moist. Definitely don't bake longer than 50 min. I usually use 3 medium size bananas - which yields about 1 1/2 cups. The less bananas you use, the less cooking time, by 3-...

It was still baking in the oven when I realized that I hit a jackpot! This is absolutely the best banana bread I've ever had. However, I took many of the suggestions into consideration and I thi...

This banana bread recipe is the best one that I have used. Before I made this recipe, I made the "Banana Banana Bread" recipe that had 5 stars and 728 ratings. I was pretty dissapointed with it...

This recipe is fabulous. It was super moist and had a lot of flavor. I screwed up and mixed the sugar in with the other dry ingredients instead of the butter and it still turned out fine. After ...

This is so good! I used the previous suggestions and used 1/2 cup brown sugar and 1 teas. vanilla, 1 teas cinnamon, & 1/2 teas nutmeg..Very good! thank you!

I've finally found the perfect recipe - thanks so much for sharing...!!! I used (as suggested by other reviewers) 1/2 cup white sugar & 1/2 cup brown sugar. Added 1/2 tsp cinnamon & 1 tsp vanill...

This is delicious! The perfect traditional banana bread. This loaf bakes of VERY moist and stays that way for days (if it lasts that long!). I omitted the nuts and my toddler loves it. My hu...

made a few changes to the recipe. 1/3 cup brown sugar, 2/3 cup white sugar. 1 1/2 cups banana, 1 tsp of vanilla, 1/2 tsp of cinnamon, 1/2 tsp nutmeg. I cooked it at 325 for 50- 60 minutes. B...

I have made this bread several times and I can't seem to get it right. The center never seems to cook but the outside is done. I have made better.