Sunday Sweets

I really love baking, and I get a sudden yen to make something every now and again. My husband calls it "a baking mood". I just like to know that when you want something sweet, you can most often whip something up right then. Chocolate chip cookies a common one in my house- the ingredients are always on hand. So on Friday, the afore-mentioned toddler and I set out to make banana bread with some very over-ripe bananas that we had. I love this recipe- it always comes out soft and moist. It came from a cooking encyclopedia that my mom has, so I can't give you an accurate source (again), but I can tell you that it's super easy to make and has yet to disappoint.

Banana Nut Bread

1/2 cup cooking oil (you can substitute applesauce in a 1-to-1 ratio, and it turns out great)
1 cup sugar
2 eggs, beaten
3 ripe bananas, mashed
2 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
3 tablespoons milk
1/2 teaspoon vanilla
1/2 cup chopped nuts (optional)

Heat oven to 350 degrees. Beat oil and sugar together. Add eggs and banana pulp and beat well. Add sifted dry ingredients, milk, and vanilla. Mix well. Stir in nuts. Pour into greased and floured loaf pan (9 x 5 x 3). Bake for about 1 hour. Cool well and store overnight before cutting.

Ok, the last step- yea, right. Banana bread never gets a chance to cool around here before half that loaf is gone, and it doesn't ruin it, so feel free to slice away. I also like to add in apple butter or pumpkin butter on the off-chance I have some on hand. It adds to the moistness. Hope you enjoy!

I like to make mini loaves, which are a great gift!


  1. They look yummy! So good in fact, I have just had to stuff my face with some chocolate cake I was trying to ignore!

    Thanks for the recipe - I will try it this week. I have loads of bananas at the moment as they were popular in our house so I bought double. Of course, now there are lots of them no one wants to eat them any more!

  2. Why does that always happen? That's how we end up with them for bread, too. Of course, there are times when I buy more just to let them soften. I LOVE quick breads. I'll share some more soon!

  3. mmmm, I love banana bread...too much! Although, I'm always so busy that sometimes I do have to toss the overripe bananas without using them, or I make banana cake instead. Now I'm hungry!

  4. I love Banana Nut Bread thanks for sharing!!!

  5. That looks really yummy, I love banana nut bread! I usually only get in a "baking mood" during Christmas time.... One time I kept baking and baking, my family was like "are you okay??" Haha.. oh, I'm a new follower by the way, Etsy blog team member as well!

  6. YUMMO! I love banana bread... :) Following!

  7. I LOVE banana nut bread! Thanks for sharing! :)
    Found you on EBT!


  8. Thanks, everyone. I had no idea this would be so popular- I'm glad I posted it! :) Welcome to my new followers- I'm so happy you're here!