The Best Banana Bread

You can never go wrong with a Better Homes and Gardens recipe. Every recipe I’ve tried from this book has been amazing. This recipe can be found on page 119 in the Better Homes and Gardens New Cookbook.


  • 2 cups all purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/4 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1/8 tsp ground nutmeg
  • 2 beaten eggs
  • 1 1/2 cups mashed bananas (about 5 medium)
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup cooking oil (I used vegetable) or melted butter
  • 1/4 cup chopped walnuts
  • 1/4 tsp salt


Grease the bottom and 1/2 inch up the sides of one 9x5x3 inch loaf pan and set aside. I sprayed it with Pam.

Combine the flour, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon, nutmeg, and 1/4 tsp salt. Make a well in the center of the flour mixture and set aside.

In a separate bowl, combine the beaten eggs, bananas, sugar, and oil. Add the egg mixture to the flour mixture and stir until just moistened. Add the nuts. The batter will be lumpy and sticky. Spoon it into the pan.

Bake at 350F for 55-60 minutes (I baked mine for 65). I also covered it with foil the last 5 minutes to prevent the top from getting too brown.


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