Lorilou's Quick N Easy Banana Bread

Prep Time
Cook Time
1h 10m
Ready In

"A super easy, tried and true banana bread. No mixer required! Been making this for as long as I can remember. And now that I have bananas literally growing outside my front door, it's the most frequently made recipe in my house! It's equally good as a loaf or as banana muffins. The original recipe is by Anita Strauss, La Jolla, but I have changed it up to my taste. You can add 1/2 cup of chopped walnuts or pecans if you like nuts in your banana bread - I don't! This is a very versatile and forgiving recipe. Try adding crushed pineapple, coconut, raisins, craisins, chocolate chips, etc... You won't be sorry!"

Original is 12 servings


  • Serving Size: 1 (91.1 g)
  • Calories 265.2
  • Total Fat - 8.9 g
  • Saturated Fat - 5.2 g
  • Cholesterol - 55.1 mg
  • Sodium - 283.5 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate - 43.7 g
  • Dietary Fiber - 1.4 g
  • Sugars - 24.5 g
  • Protein - 3.7 g
  • Calcium - 13.5 mg
  • Iron - 0.5 mg
  • Vitamin C - 2.6 mg
  • Thiamin - 0 mg

Step by Step Method

Step 1

Preheat oven to 325.

Step 2

Sift together flour, soda and salt. Set aside.

Step 3

Mix bananas, sugars, butter, eggs, vanilla and cinnamon together.

Step 4

Add dry ingredients and mix well. Stir in nuts, if using.

Step 5

Pour into greased loaf pan and bake for 1 hour, or until a toothpick inserted in center comes out clean.

Step 6

Let rest in pan for 10 minutes, then turn out and finish cooling on a rack.


No special items needed.

1 Reviews


Made as written for the 1st Time Around Tag Game @ FF&F & you're so right -- This is a quick easy-fix & delicious. I didn't use nuts as DH is diet-restricted for them, but I wish I had remembered raisins were an option as I like them in moist sweetbreads. This was made, the pic taken & then frozen yesterday to be 1 part of a dessert combo for my weekend family brunch. To get the review details & pic posted, I did a taste test in advance. Thx for sharing this recipe w/us.


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(12 May 2016)

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