Banana Bread

Banana Bread

I wish I had something witty or funny to say about this recipe. I don’t. It’s banana bread. It’s delicious. It’s also from Paula Deen, y’all.

Unfortunately, I cannot find this particular recipe online. I got the recipe from Paula Deen’s Southern Cooking Bible (pg. 284).

As always, read through the entire recipe and all of the notes before starting.

Banana Bread
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Prep Time
15 min
Cook Time
1 hr
Total Time
1 hr 15 min
Prep Time
15 min
Cook Time
1 hr
Total Time
1 hr 15 min
  1. 1 1/4 cups mashed ripe bananas (2 large or 3 medium)
  2. 1 cup sugar
  3. 1/2 cup vegetable oil
  4. 2 large eggs
  5. 1 tsp. vanilla extract
  6. 1 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
  7. 1 tsp. baking powder
  8. 1 tsp. salt
  9. 1/2 tsp. baking soda
  10. 3/4 chocolate chips (optional)
  11. or
  12. 3/4 chopped walnuts (optional)
  1. Place a rack in the bottom third of the oven and preheat to 350 degrees F. Grease a 9x5 inch loaf pan with butter, oil, or cooking spray.
In a large bowl, whisk together
  1. Bananas
  2. Sugar
  3. Oil
  4. Eggs
  5. Vanilla
In a separate bowl, sift together
  1. Flour
  2. Baking Powder
  3. Salt
  4. Baking Soda
  5. Using a rubber spatula, fold the flour mixture into the banana mixture JUST TO COMBINE.
  6. If you are adding walnuts or chocolate chips, stir in now.
  7. Pour the batter into prepared pan and smooth the top.
  8. Bake until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out with crumbs and the top is golden brown. About 1 hour to 1 hour and 10 minutes, depending on your oven. Let cool in the loaf pan on a wire rack for 10 minutes. Remove from pan and let cool completely on a wire rack before serving.
  1. You do not need to use any kind of a mixer for this recipe. Just a whisk and you should get the job done.
  2. I sprayed my pan with the cooking spray that has flour already in it. Then I trace the bottom of the loaf pan onto a piece of parchment paper, cut it out, place it into the bottom of the loaf pan and spray the parchment paper. My loaves came right out.
  3. This packs really well in lunchboxes. Serve it with fruit for breakfast or an afternoon snack.
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Banana Bread Final

Chocolate Chip Banana Bread Final

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