Published Jun 19th
Prep 20m Cook 1h 10m Additional - Ready In 1h 30m
Servings 2 - 9x5 inch loaves Calories 231.5

This is my mom’s dense, excellent, and definitely unhealthy banana nut bread recipe. It’s always completely gone in minutes. This is great at parties, but hazardous at home. HEALTH WARNINGS: EBNB may be habit forming. A very flexible recipe that will accommodate changes based on what you have on hand. Use any type of fat in place of the butter, such as shortening or oil. It works with either brown or white sugar too.

Recipe Ingredients

  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 1 cup butter or margarine
  • 2 cups white sugar
  • 2 cups mashed overripe bananas
  • 4 eggs, beaten
  • 1 cup chopped walnuts

Cooking Directions

  1. 1 Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease and flour two 9x5 inch loaf pans.
  2. 2 Sift the flour, salt and baking soda into a large bowl. In a separate bowl, mix together the butter or margarine and sugar until smooth. Stir in the bananas, eggs, and walnuts until well blended. Pour the wet ingredients into the dry mixture, and stir just until blended. Divide the batter evenly between the two loaf pans.
  3. 3 Bake for 60 to 70 minutes in the preheated oven, until a knife inserted into the crown of the loaf comes out clean. Let the loaves cool in the pans for at least 5 minutes, then turn out onto a cooling rack, and cool completely. Wrap in aluminum foil to keep in the moisture. Ideally, refrigerate the loaves for 2 hours or more before serving.

Nutrition Facts

  • Calories 231.5
  • Carbohydrate 29.7 g
  • Cholesterol 51.3 mg
  • Fat 11.9 g
  • Fiber 1.1 g
  • Protein 3.2 g
  • Saturated Fat 5.5 g
  • Sodium 268.4 mg
  • Sugar 19.2 g

Chef's Notes

1) Do not taste this in advance of serving; 2) Do not cut loaves prior to serving; 3) Hide it from yourself, your spouse, kids, neighbors and contractors who may be downwind until ready to serve; 4) Cut at the last possible moment, and finally,; 5) pre-print 8 or 10 small recipe sheets and leave them wherever you put the EBNB (seriously) otherwise you'll have lots of people bugging you for the recipe.


  1. ok.. stop rating recipes if you change half the ingredients!! I made this exactly as written... baked for 55 min. and it was totally "Bomb Dizzle!!!" Holy Cow! The only thing I did different, and I highly recommend trying, is, instead of greasing and flouring, grease, and coat with cinnamon sugar! Makes the whole crust - Read more ...
  2. I had to give four stars as the recipe was written. The taste is 5-star, but the instructions resulted in two little dry blobs of white flour in one of my mini loaves!!! Unacceptable! I would have been mortified had I served this to company!! I think the steps need to be amended as follows: - Read more ...
  3. Oh me, oh my!!! In the name of watching my girlish figure, I substituted Splenda for the sugar, Smart Balance Light for the butter, and Egg Beaters for the eggs ... and I STILL can't stay away from it! Best of all, it's only 90 calories a serving with these alterations.
  4. Wonderful recipe! I, too, added 1 tsp cinnamon, 1 tsp vanilla, and an extra 1/2 cup of walnuts. I also split the sugars between white and brown. This made 3 8x3" loaves (baked for 1 hour).
  5. REDUCED FAT variety!! Holy COW is this GOOD!It's scary good! I have never in my life had better banana nut bread!I used Smart Balance instead of the butter, and I included the 1 tsp of baking powder, 1 tsp of cinn. and 1 tsp of vanilla as recommended by others. I made it in two - Read more ...
  6. I couldn't resist this recipe for some reason. I passed on the one from this site with over 2000 reviews to see if this was as great as everyone said. The reviews on the "other" one were really mixed not like this which were mostly 4 and 5 stars unless something went wrong. I used - Read more ...
  7. I have made this recipe twice. For some reason it does not rise right. The taste is baking soda is fresh so I can't figure out what is wrong. Is anyone else having this problem?
  8. FINALLY! Someone who KNOWS what banana nut bread is supposed to be! Like others, I added 1/2 tsp baking powder, used half white and half dark brown sugar, and used pecans instead of walnuts. This is JUST LIKE MOMS! Thank you so much! I had tried two other recipes from this website and they turned - Read more ...
  9. This is a great recipe for banana bread! What I love about it is its intense flavor. It's is unlike most banana breads in that it is very dense and quite moist. You can taste the butter in this bread along with the bananas--it practically melts in your mouth! My house smelled so YUMMY as - Read more ...

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