Mother’s Banana Bread


This is an old recipe that belonged to my mother. I’ve been making this bread since I was a teenager. At a candy striper bake sale a doctor bought this bread and said that this was the best banana bread that he had tasted.

Original recipe makes 1 – 8×4 inch loaf


1 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/4 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
2/3 cup white sugar
1/3 cup butter, softened
2 eggs
1 cup mashed banana
1/2 cup chopped walnuts

  • PREP

    15 mins

  • COOK

    1 hr


    1 hr 15 mins


  1. Grease an 8×4 inch loaf pan. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
  2. In a large mixing bowl, sift together flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, and sugar. Add butter, eggs, nuts, and mashed banana. Beat until well blended.
  3. Pour batter into prepared pan and bake about 1 hour, or until a toothpick inserted in the center of the loaf comes out clean.


Calories: 215 kcal
Carbohydrates: 30.3 g
Cholesterol: 49 mg
Fat: 9.4 g
Fiber: 1.3 g
Protein: 3.9 g
Sodium: 253 mg