Special Banana Bread

Special Banana Bread


"Over the years I have revised this recipe until I found just the right mix. It is incredibly moist and flavorful. It may take longer to cook so be patient."


1 h 10 m servings 254 cals
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Original recipe yields 24 servings



  • Calories:
  • 254 kcal
  • 13%
  • Fat:
  • 12.8 g
  • 20%
  • Carbs:
  • 33.3g
  • 11%
  • Protein:
  • 3.3 g
  • 7%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 31 mg
  • 10%
  • Sodium:
  • 214 mg
  • 9%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Spray two 9x5 inch loaf pans with non-stick cooking spray.
  2. Cream the shortening and sugar until light. Beat in the eggs one at a time.
  3. Sift together the flour, salt, baking soda, cinnamon, cloves, and nutmeg. Add to the shortening mixture and mix to combine.
  4. Thoroughly mash the bananas. Stir bananas into the batter then stir in the walnuts. Pour the batter into the prepared pans.
  5. Bake at 350 degrees F (175 degrees C) for 45 minutes to 1 hour or until a wooden skewer inserted near the center comes out clean. Check with a wooden skewer every 15 minutes after 45 minutes of baking. It can take up to 65 to 70 minutes to cook.
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  1. 92 Ratings


This recipe was awesome but I did make some minor changes that were well worth it. Instead of 2 cups of sugar I did as was suggested by another and used 1-1/2 cups of white sugar and 1/2 cup of ...

this is not your typical banana bread at all, and why i love it so very much and is the only banana bread recipe i use. there are a lot of spices but that's part of what i love about it, if you...

<Insert slobbering Homer sound here> Yum! I followed others recommendations by 1) Using 1/2 white sugar and 1/2 brown sugar and 2) Halving the amounts of cinnamon, cloves and nutmeg called for....

I have tried many Banana Bread recipes in my life, looking for just the right one. And I have found it in this one. I really don't like Bananas, but this one I LOVE!! My whole family LOVED this ...

I found that the spices over-powered the banana flavor, and it turned out more like a spice cake than banana bread. I would suggest using 1/2 the cinnamon, and omit the nutmeg and cloves if you ...

This is the best banana bread I've ever made! I had been using another recipe that used sour cream also but it was always so dense. This is the perfect recipe - not too dry, too heavy or too li...

What is the conversion of bananas to a cup measurement? I cut the recipe in half and used 3 bananas but it appears that there is too much banana compared with the dry ingredients. I wish recipe ...

This was very good, and very moist. Was even better after it had "aged" a couple days. I thing I did do was add 1/2 Teaspoon of banana flavoring. Sometimes the bananas just don't have the deep...

I am usually a bit disappointed when I attempt to make something for the first time, mainly because it doesn't turn out the way I imagined so I end up making a few adjustments so it that the ne...