Delicious Banana Bread

I do not remember where I found this recipe, but I’ve been using it for a long time and we all LOVE it! An absolute favorite in our home, I hope your family will enjoy it as well!

banana bread
banana bread

  • 1 c. coconut oil
  • 2 c. sugar
  • 6 very ripe bananas, mashed
  • 4 eggs
  • 2 1/4 c. all-purpose flour (I like to use half whole wheat flour)
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 2 tsp. baking soda
  • 1 tsp. ground cloves
  • 2 tsp. ground cinnamon
  • 1 tsp. nutmeg
  • 1 c. chopped walnuts or pecans (optional)
  1. Preheat oven to 350*. Spray two 9×5 loaf pans with non-stick cooking spray. (I like to make muffins too. This recipe will make 18 muffins and 1 loaf.)
  2. Cream shortening and sugar until light.
  3. Beat in eggs one at a time. Sift together flour, salt, baking soda and spices.
  4. Add to shortening mixture and mix well.
  5. Thoroughly mash bananas.
  6. Stir into batter, then stir in nuts (if desired).
  7. Pour into prepared pans.
  8. Bake loafs 45 min – 1 hour. Bake muffins about 30 min.
banana breads
banana breads

I just made a fresh batch, and the heavenly scent of banana bread is filling our home! Simply lovely.

** Just a side note… I like to make lots of muffins and freeze them. They thaw very quickly in just a few seconds in the microwave, and are a wonderful quick snack or breakfast.

7 thoughts on “Delicious Banana Bread”

  1. Want to try this recipe soon, but wondered if it would make a big difference if I used butter in place of shortening? Your site is new to me, but I love it !

  2. I have been looking for a recipe that will use up a lot of bananas. I will give this a try on my next baking day.

  3. I’ve been wanting to try this for awhile. We used your tip of putting those “single” bananas that were going bad in the freezer. We had enough bananas so tried the recipe tonight. It’s soooooo good! Thank you. =o)

  4. I made this banana bread yesterday and I have to say it is delicious. Of all the things I bake, I am usually skeptical about banana bread recipes. I will try them but most of the time I make them once and throw away the recipe. Also I have noticed that a bread can be wonderful when it is warm and fresh out of the oven but once it cools it’s a whole other deal. It will become more dense and harder and just unappetizing really. This recipe even after it cooled overnight is very moist and still delicious. My husband, who doesn’t like or eat banana, reluctantly tried a bite after I virtually forced him to and ended up eating a whole slice. He said he liked it so that sealed the deal. We will keep this banana bread recipe. Hooray! Oh, the only thing I did differently was sprinkle the nuts over the top instead of baked in (the kids are kind of funny about that).


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