Mom’s Homemade Banana Bread

Hey guys!

I spent most of yesterday at a doctor’s appointment trying to figure out what’s going on with my breathing. So far, all test results have come back negative for a chest x-ray and blot clots, so that’s good! But I still have no idea what’s going on and I’m still having shortness of breath. :-/ Hoping things change soon. I’ll keep you updated!

Anyway! The other day (when it was not 90 degrees like it is today!) I was in the mood for some baking. I’ve tried a couple of different banana bread recipes but have never achieved the same gooey goodnesss that is my mom’s banana bread. I don’t know if this recipe is really all that different from other banana bread recipes, but it’s the one my mom has been using for years, so I’m stickin’ to it!

And, plus, what do you do when life hands you these?

Black Bananas

Make banana bread, of course!


  • 1/4 cup butter
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 3 ripe bananas
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • 1 tsp. vanilla
  • 2 cups flour
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 1-2 oz. walnuts (optional)


1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease a glass or metal bread pan and set aside.

2. Cream butter and sugar until fluffy. Add eggs one at a time.

3. Add bananas, milk, and vanilla. Mix well.

4. Add dey ingredients and mix until blended well.

The KitchenAide comes in handy at this point :)

Makin' banana bread

5. Pour into greased pan & bake for 50-60 minutes.

6. Cool in pan for about 15 minutes, and then transfer onto a wire rack.

Mom's Homemade Banana Bread

Some notes about this recipe:

  • I find that mine almost seems to burn when cooked in a glass pan. It will become very brown when cooking but still not be done in the middle. Keep cooking it!
  • A metal pan works better
  • Walnuts make it amazing
  • And it’s great with a little but on top and a cup of coffee in the morning :)

Enjoying my banana bread

Mmm, mmm!

Questions for You: 

  • What’s one of your favorite recipes of your mom’s or family?
  • What’s your favorite type of quick bread? Take one guess for me: it’s starts with P 😉


  1. My husband and I are huge fans of banana bread! I’ve tried out several different versions, but I’m excited to try out your mom’s. It looks delicious!

    I hope you get to the bottom of that breathing issue soon!
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  2. Mmmmm… I love to make banana bread. Sometimes I add chocolate chips for an even bigger treat! :-)
    Debbie @ DebRuns recently posted…And The SPIbelt Winner Is…My Profile

  3. I love homemade banana bread, My moms is definitely my favorite! She adds raspberries and nuts!

    I hope you feel better soon and get some answers on whats going on. Sending positive thoughts your way!!!
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  4. That bread looks so good! I have always been a fan of banana bread, but I haven’t had it in the longest time. My mom makes an apple cake that I absolutely love!

    I am sorry you still don’t know what is going on with your breathing. I hope you find out soon and get better!
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    • Uh, you should definitely share that apple cake recipe! I’m going apple picking in a few weeks and I need apple recipes, and that sounds amazing! Thanks, Becky.

  5. This looks delicious! I did the same thing monday night with my old bananas! I also used my moms recipe and it was a little different than yours but not much. Also, we make ours into muffins so they’re easier to grab in the morning!

  6. Oh I love banana bread! It’s probably one of my favorite quick breads to make. It’s on my list of things to make this fall! :)
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  7. Warm banana bread is so good! Walnuts are always necessary. I love the texture they give to sweet breads like that.
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  8. banana bread always reminds me of my mom! It’s one of those comfort things. Aw man, now I miss my mama!

    I love topping mine with cream cheese and having a glass of tea with it!
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  9. How many eggs do you use? And should there be any baking powder or soda or anything?

  10. I added two tablespoons of cocoa to this ecipe and it tasted delicious. A great way of using over the top bananas and the kids loved it. Thankyou.


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