Mom's Banana Bread

Mom's Banana Bread

Classic banana bread that is an old-fashioned favorite and makes a great use of overripe bananas.

15 min. prep time
16 servings
15515 Ratings


3/4 cup sugar
1/2 cup Land O Lakes® Butter, softened
2 ripe (1 cup) bananas, mashed
1/2 teaspoon vanilla
1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon


Heat oven to 350°F. Grease and flour 8x4-inch loaf pan; set aside.

Combine sugar, butter and eggs in bowl. Beat at medium speed, scraping bowl often, until creamy. Add bananas and vanilla. Beat at low speed until well mixed. Stir in all remaining ingredients except Butter with Canola Oil.

Spoon batter into prepared pan. Bake 60-70 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool in pan 10 minutes; remove from pan. Place onto cooling rack. Cool completely.

Serve with Butter with Canola Oil.

Recipe Tip

For easy slicing, wrap in plastic food wrap and refrigerate overnight. This allows the crust to soften.

Nutrition Facts (1 serving)

Calories: 150

Fat: 6g

Cholesterol: 40mg

Sodium: 95mg

Carbohydrates: 22g

Dietary Fiber: 1g

Protein: 2g

Recipe #14759©2010Land O'Lakes, Inc.

Recipe Comments & Reviews

So good! Easy to make, too. I doubled the recipe and used half brown and regular sugar. Made one large and three small loaves (I'll take as hostess gifts). This will be my only go-to recipe for banana bread!
Easy as pie to make and very tasty. The texture was on the dry side compared with some banana breads I've had, but that could have been due to any number of things. Followed the suggestion to wrap and refrigerate overnight then sliced and nuked on low for 20 secs to warm up. SERVED with low fat whipped topping and sprinkled A little chopped walnuts on top for garnish. My very picky husband complemented the baker so I'll be making it again soon.
Super easy and great tasking.
Great, I added half cup coconut in and on top,
only 4 points a slice on Weight Watchers!
Using half brown and half white sugar gives banana bread a definite lift. I love this recipe, though, even if my "change" is not incorporated into the recipe.
I love making banana bread. I like to add a cup of yogurt to mine. Maybe in place of the butter. You can use either plain or a fruit one. Also my mom likes to add a can of minced pineapple to hers. Also very yummy. Sometimes i will make my BB into muffins instead and add a maple frosting to it.
I left out the butter and added more bananas plus poppy seeds, sunflower seeds, and flax seeds, and less sugar for a healthier alternative. Big hit with the family!
Very simple and perfect results every time!!
Very easy and yummy recipe. The kids had fun making it and everyone enjoyed eating it. Made a batch with pecans, which was a nice addition.
i accidentally added at least 1/4 cup more of sugar, i thought it was screwed but then i think quickly by adding 1/4 more of butter and lots of dried raisens and cranberries....voila, they outcome was perfect, moist and i also sprinkle oaks on top before baking it!!!!
Delicious easy recipe!
This recipe turned out PERFECT! My husband can't get enough of this. The bread was moist and flavorful. One time I added 2.5 bananas... and it still turned out wonderful.
I have made this twice now, it was a huge hit with my family! It is so good, not difficult to make and tastes fabulous! I definitely recommend making this bread!!
I made a double recipe and baked it in 9x13 glass dish sprayed with nonstick cooking spray. I had five bananas that I needed to use, so I used only 3 eggs and also skimped a little on the sugar (I used about 1 c). It baked perfectly in 55 minutes and it was outstanding! I will be making this regularly from now on.
So easy to make, this bread is moist, delicious and keeps well for at least a week in an airtight container.

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