Banana Bread

This banana bread is sweet, and very moist.  Adding walnuts or pecans adds to the flavor, but this bread is delicious with or without the nuts.  The brown sugar on top gives this bread a nice, sweet crunch.


  • 2 large (or 3 small) ripe bananas
  • 1/4 cup oil
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1-1/2 cups flour
  • Pinch of salt
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • Optional: 1/2 cup  pecans or walnuts, finely chopped
  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar, sprinkled on top before baking


Pre-heat the oven to 350 degrees.  Grease a loaf pan, and set aside.

Using a fork, mash the bananas in a bowl.

Add the remaining ingredients, except the brown sugar.  Mix with a wooden spoon until combined.

Pour the batter into the prepared loaf pan.  Sprinkle the brown sugar on top.

Bake for about 1 hour, or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.

Makes 1 loaf.

© 2011 Original recipe by La Casa de Sweets

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Comments (5)

  • michiko phillips 13 years ago Reply

    i’m going to make this for my kids today! we have several ripe banana’s lying around. looks like a easy recipe. thanks!

    lacasadesweets 13 years ago Reply

    Very easy–you only need one bowl!! 🙂

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  • Chelse 10 years ago Reply

    Could I use butter instead of vegetable oil? If so, what would be the quantity of butter to substitute?

    Jackie 10 years ago Reply

    Hi, just use the same amount of melted butter, and you should be fine!

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