Banana Nut Bread I

Banana Nut Bread I

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  • Prep

    10 m
  • Cook

    1 h
  • Ready In

    1 h 10 m
Gwynne Comstock
Recipe by  Gwynne Comstock

“Moist, nutty, and delicious.”

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Original recipe yields 2 - 9x5 inch loaves



  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
  2. Cream together shortening and sugar. Add eggs one at a time, beating well after each addition. Mix in bananas, buttermilk, and vanilla. Mix in flour, baking powder, and soda. Stir in nuts if desired. Pour batter into two greased 9x5 inch pans.
  3. Bake for 50 to 60 minutes in the preheated oven, or until a toothpick inserted into the center of the loaf comes out clean.

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I altered this recipe, taking suggestions from all the previous reviewers. I shorted the sugar 1/2 cup and used half brown sugar and half white sugar for the 2 cups required. I also added 2 tsp of cinnamon, and used butter instead of shortening. I put in 4 very ripe bananas, didn't bother to measure them and I used pecans. I also cooked it just a little longer than recipe calls for. Family and coworkers RAVED. Very moist and lots of banana flavor.



This recipe made the most delicious and moist banana nut bread. It was so easy to do, just mix and stick in the oven. My boyfriend and I made 4 loaves in a month. :) I like to add 2 tsps. of cinnamon and 1.5 tsps of nutmeg for a little extra spice. I stir in 3/4 of the walnuts and leave the rest to sprinkle on top with sugar. It makes for a nice crust. And if you're short on bananas, add some apple sauce (but not too much as it can make the bread TOO moist). We did notice that it took a little longer to cook than specified, about another 30 minutes. It's best just to check the center of the bread after an hour in the oven.



Delicious!!! I was looking for a quick, easy nutritious bread... this was it! I just made my own buttermilk(2 tsp lemon juice per 1/2 cup milk and added more nuts. A big hit and simply disappeared!

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Amount Per Serving (24 total)

  • Calories
  • 256 cal
  • 13%
  • Fat
  • 11.1 g
  • 17%
  • Carbs
  • 37.1 g
  • 12%
  • Protein
  • 3.3 g
  • 7%
  • Cholesterol
  • 27 mg
  • 9%
  • Sodium
  • 132 mg
  • 5%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet



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