Banana Bread

1/4 cup butter
1/2 white sugar
1/2 cup packed brown sugar
1 egg
2 egg whites
1 tsp vanilla
2 1/2 bananas, mashed
1 3/4 cups flour
1 tsp baking soda
1/4 tsp baking powder
1/2 cup milk
1/3 cup chocolate chips or raisins (or why not both?)


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees and oil bottom of loaf pan.
  2. Beat butter in mixer until light and fluffy. Add sugars and mix well. Add egg, egg whites and vanilla and beat until well blended. Add mashed banana and beat at high speed until mixed well.
  3. Combine flour, baking soda, baking powder in separate bowl. Add this to butter mixture alternately with milk, ending with flour mixture. At the end, fold in raisins/chocolate chips.
  4. Pour batter into loaf pan and bake until browned and toothpick comes out clean, approximately 1 hour 15 minutes.
  5. Cool banana bread in pan for 10 minutes. Turn out onto wire rack to cool for remaining time.

This is a great dessert, however I also like to pre-slice this and put it into individual, lunch sized containers and then freeze it. I love the convenience of pulling out a home-made baked treat occasionally for my daughter’s lunch!

You could also pre-slice it, wrap it well and store it in a large container. Then, when company comes all you have to do is remove it from the freezer and serve! Voila! It freezes quite well as long as you store it properly.

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8 Responses to Banana Bread

  1. Yummy!!!!! Thanks for the recipe, will have to try this out!

  2. we love banana bread here too, I should make a double batch some day and freeze the slices for lunches, great idea

  3. Annie1 says:

    my trick for banana bread is that I freeze any bananas that get too ripe and then thaw them out to make the banana bread!


  4. artistik1979 says:

    Thanks for teh receipe! I’ll try this.

  5. I have a Banana Bread Recipe very similar to this one…I like the added raisins. I package some of my baked goods for the lunches…it is a real time saver.

  6. kathy downey says:

    I’ll try this,thanks for sharing

  7. kathy downey says:

    Woohoo had this warm with butter and hot tea for breakfast it was heavenly

  8. kathy downey says:

    Woohoo had this warm with butter and hot tea for breakfast it was heavenly

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