Banana Bread

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A favourite in our house is banana bread. It doesn’t get made as often as when the three girls lived at home, but every now and then the bananas get too ripe and it is time to make some more. So today the house was filled with the delicious smells of baking.

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banana bread

This is an recipe from my mother so I have no idea where it originated from. We just know it tastes good. I still have the handwritten recipe I copied from her files, probably just before or after I got married. My goodness that is 50 years ago this July (2019)

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my original recipe


  • 13/4 cups sifted flour
  • 2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/3 cup shortening
  • 2/3 cup of sugar
  • 2 eggs, unbeaten
  • 1 cup mashed bananas, 3 medium
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mixing the ingredients


  • Heat oven to 350 degrees
  • Grease loaf pan or line with parchment paper
  • Mix shortening, sugar and eggs with medium speed of mixer, about 4 minutes till light and fluffy
  • Beat in flour, sifted with baking powder, soda, salt alternately with mashed bananas until smooth
  • Turn into pan
  • Bake 1 hour, Cool before slicing
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enjoy a slice of banana bread

You can add other ingredients to change it up … walnuts, chocolate chips, raisins, dried cranberries or what ever you choose.

We love it with a cup of tea. There is a print friendly recipe here if you want to try it. Do you have a favourite tried and true recipe that you always use?

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4 Responses

  1. myrtle

    Looks yummy Linda. banana bread is popular in my family. I used to make it and muffins but I do’t have over ripe bananas now, can’t eat them,sigh. i have thought of watching for overripe bananas on sale and buying them but forget to check.

    • Crafty Gardener

      I don’t buy them over ripe, but with this hotter weather the bananas aren’t’ lasting as long. Guess I need to buy a smaller bunch. Have a good day.

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