Really Rich Banana Bread

My sister gave me this recipe. It is so decadently rich and wonderful and especially nice toasted and spread with a little salty butter, or even cream cheese.

Original recipe makes 1 – 9×5 inch loaf pan


1 cup unsalted butter
1 cup dark brown sugar
6 eggs
2 cups all-purpose flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1 pinch ground allspice
1 pinch salt
3 ripe bananas, mashed
1 teaspoon vanilla extract

  • PREP

    15 mins

  • COOK

    1 hr 30 mins


    1 hr 45 mins


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease and flour a 9×5 inch loaf pan.
  2. In a large bowl, cream together the butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Stir in the eggs one at a time, beating well with each addition. In a separate bowl, stir together flour, baking powder, nutmeg, allspice and salt. Blend the flour mixture into the butter and egg mixture a bit at a time, beating well after each addition.. Stir in the banana and vanilla; mixing just enough to evenly combine. Pour batter into prepared pan.
  3. Bake in preheated oven for 90 minutes, until a toothpick inserted into center of the loaf comes out clean. Cool the cake in the pan for 10 minutes and then turn out onto a wire rack to cool completely.


Calories: 345 kcal
Carbohydrates: 41.1 g
Cholesterol: 146 mg
Fat: 18.2 g
Fiber: 1.4 g
Protein: 5.8 g
Sodium: 135 mg