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Classic Banana Bread is always a crowd-pleaser and a great way to use your ripe bananas to make a great breakfast or snack option.
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Classic Banana Bread

Classic Banana Bread is always a crowd-pleaser and a great way to use your ripe bananas to make a great breakfast or snack option.
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time1 hr
Total Time1 hr 15 mins
Course: Breakfast, Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: banana bread without milk, banana bread without nuts, classic banana bread, old fashioned banana bread
Servings: 16 servings
Author: Barbara

Ingredients

  • 2 cups all purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 stick margarine
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 large or 3 small ripe bananas

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  • Sift the flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt.
    Classic Banana Bread is always a crowd-pleaser and a great way to use your ripe bananas to make a great breakfast or snack option.
  • Cream margarine with a mixer, adding sugar gradually.
    Classic Banana Bread is always a crowd-pleaser and a great way to use your ripe bananas to make a great breakfast or snack option.
  • Add eggs one at a time, followed by the bananas.
    Classic Banana Bread is always a crowd-pleaser and a great way to use your ripe bananas to make a great breakfast or snack option.
  • Add flour mixture to wet mixture.
    Classic Banana Bread is always a crowd-pleaser and a great way to use your ripe bananas to make a great breakfast or snack option.
  • Bake in a well greased loaf pan for 45 to 60 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean.
    Classic Banana Bread is always a crowd-pleaser and a great way to use your ripe bananas to make a great breakfast or snack option.

Notes

  • This old fashioned banana bread recipe calls for margarine. Use butter instead, if desired.
  • Our recipe is a banana bread recipe without nuts.  If desired, add chopped nuts to the batter.
  • For a deep banana flavor, use extra ripe bananas, the darker black the peels, the better.
  • This is a dairy free banana bread recipe. 
  • Use three small ripe bananas, or two large ripe bananas. 
  • During baking, if the top of the bread is getting too dark, loosely put a piece of foil over top to prevent further browning.
  • Grease the loaf pan generously.  We typically use nonstick cooking spray.
  • What to do with leftover banana bread? Try out Banana Bread Biscotti