Banana Bread

Banana Bread

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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 12
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 147.8
  • Total Fat: 0.9 g
  • Cholesterol: 16.2 mg
  • Sodium: 381.6 mg
  • Total Carbs: 32.3 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 1.4 g
  • Protein: 3.5 g

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Introduction

This comes out so moist, and you cut out most of the fat using applesauce. This comes out so moist, and you cut out most of the fat using applesauce.
Number of Servings: 12

Ingredients

    2 cups flour
    3/4 cup sugar
    3 tsp baking powder
    1/2 tsp baking soda
    1/2 tsp salt
    1 egg
    3/4 cup milk
    1/4 cup applesauce
    1 1/2 cups mashed bananas

Directions

Preheat oven to 350. Grease bread loaf pan, unless it's non stick.

Mix all dry ingredients into a large bowl, make sure to mix well.

Mix all wet ingredients in another bowl, make sure to mix thoroughly.

Add liquid mix to dry mix and stir thoroughly.

Put into bread loaf pan and cook for approximately 55 to 65 minutes. I always start checking the colour around 50 minutes, should be a nice golden brown. Insert a toothpick in centre to check if it's done. Toothpick may be moist from bananas, just make sure it's not moist from batter.

Let bread cool in pans for about 5 to 10 minutes. Run a knife along outside edge to loosen sides.

Looking for something sweet, add chocolate chips, just make sure to add in your calories.

This bread is great warm with peanut butter on it.


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  • Incredible!
    44 of 45 people found this review helpful
    I got 12 fabulous and HUGE slices of banana bread. I used 1/2 regular flour and 1/2 whole wheat. I reduced the sugar from 3/4c to a little less than 1/2 and added cinnamon and chocochips. PERFECT! - 5/2/09

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  • Very Good
    32 of 34 people found this review helpful
    You can actually omit the egg and just use applesauce too and cut out even more fat. I cup applesauce to 2 eggs - 2/26/09

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  • Very Good
    20 of 24 people found this review helpful
    Yum! I just made this. I doubled the recipe and made one batch into muffins, adding 1/2 cup pecans, 1/2 cup chocolate chips, and 1/2 cup of coconut. The muffins are great - and the bread is still baking. (Muffins took 20 minutes.) - 3/7/10

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  • Incredible!
    15 of 17 people found this review helpful
    Oh wow! This is SO good. This was my first attempt at making banana bread. My kids love it. Even my husband is going back for a second peice. I did add a half tsp of vanilla and half tsp of cinnamon to it. - 7/13/08

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  • Very Good
    12 of 16 people found this review helpful
    I used 1 cup wheat flour, 1 cup white and 1/2 cup splenda as well as egg beaters for the egg. I'm thinking I really cut down on the calories and it was still good! - 1/30/09

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  • Very Good
    11 of 13 people found this review helpful
    I substituted whole wheat flour and 1/2 c splenda. i also added chopper walnuts.Very good and super moist! - 6/19/08

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  • Incredible!
    9 of 11 people found this review helpful
    Love this! I added 2 T flax seed and 1/2 cup of rolled oats and lowered the amount of whole wheat flour to 1 3/4 c. - 6/6/10

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  • Incredible!
    8 of 9 people found this review helpful
    1st time making banana bread also 1st time substituting applesauce for butter.....very good and moist...will definitly make this again! - 10/14/09

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  • Incredible!
    7 of 8 people found this review helpful
    Excellent!!!! I made this and used the cinnamon applesauce with a touch of vanilla. I just love the applesauce. I will never make banana bread with oil!!! Applesauce made it moist!!! Thanks!! - 5/25/08

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  • Incredible!
    5 of 6 people found this review helpful
    I cut down the sugar to 0.5 cup, added cinnamon, and vanilla. I also put 1c of whole wheat flour plus one c of all purpose flour and the result was AWESOME:) Thanks a million for the recipe:) - 2/20/10

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  • Very Good
    5 of 6 people found this review helpful
    I loved this bread! I did add cinnamon and a little bit of vanilla. - 6/23/08

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  • 5 of 5 people found this review helpful
    I made this today and it was wonderful. I used half wheat flour and a splash of vanilla. - 6/11/08

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  • Very Good
    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
    This recipe is a very good banana bread recipe. I used whole wheat flour instead of all-purpose and granulated sugar because the recipe didn't specify. I found the bread to be a tad sweet, so I'll cut back on the sugar next time. - 6/22/10

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  • Incredible!
    4 of 7 people found this review helpful
    This is a great recipe. My husband is not a very big sweets eater, but he gulped it down. If he had more than two thumbs he would have put them all up. I tweeked it also by using 1cup white flour, 1 cup wheat flour, vanilla, cinnamon, walnuts, and choco. chips. I will definitely make it again. - 8/28/09

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  • Very Good
    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
    This is a very good recipe. I was amazed at the moistness using apple sauce in place of oil and butters. My daughter didn't even know the differance. We will make it again. - 7/20/08

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  • Incredible!
    4 of 6 people found this review helpful
    YUM! Thanks for the tip, the peanut butter went great with it. one slice of bread, 1 T natural peanut butter, and half a glass of milk made a great snack today. Nice and satisfying! - 7/17/08

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  • Incredible!
    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
    SOOOO YUMMY! loved it :) - 7/14/08

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  • 2 of 3 people found this review helpful
    The nutritional information is incorrect on this recipe because only 1/2 cup sugar was listed in the calculations. - 12/14/13

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  • 2 of 6 people found this review helpful
    I used 1/4 cups of egg whites instead of the whole egg, skim milk instead of 1%, 1cup of whole wheat and 1 cup of white flour,1/2 cup of sugar instead of 3/4 cup and put in a 1/4 cup of milk chocolate chips and some cinnamon and vanilla. In the oven now so hope it turns out ok! - 2/23/13

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  • Incredible!
    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    I followed the directions exactly as posted and even my high-fat eaters here enjoyed it! - 2/7/13

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  • Incredible!
    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    My husband LOVED these! My daughter said it was the best muffin she's ever had! I had LOTS of banana's on the edge so tripled the recipe and made muffins, two bundt loaves and one loaf loaf. I also used 1/2 sugar 1/2 splenda and they were great! Next time I'm gonna use half whole wheat flour. - 2/24/10

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  • Incredible!
    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    Fantastic! I did split the mix into two separate pans, though, and added some (1/2 tsp) cinnamon. - 2/2/10

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  • Incredible!
    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
    Really good banana bread! I added cinnamon and used 1/2 cup Splenda instead of sugar.Fabulous flavour, light texture, not heavy like some banana breads. Thank you for the recipe. - 1/31/10

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  • Very Good
    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    I, too, used half whole wheat and AP flour, as well as 1/2 tsp of cinnamon. Wholesome ingredients, but wonderful taste. Had to fend off the preschooler! lol - 1/8/10

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  • 2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    Yummy! Everyone who ate it, loved it! It was gone the day I made it! :) - 7/26/08

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  • Very Good
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Substituted 8 packs of splenda for 1/2 cup of sugar and added a tsp of vanilla...delish!! - 1/16/16

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    This was great. I used whole wheat flour. I would use less sugar next time. I did ad some nuts chopped really fine. This is a do again recipe!
    - 9/30/13

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Outstanding! I did not have a bread pan so I used a small glass casserole dish. Sprayed it with a little butter cooking spray. The cooking time is reduced in the casserole due to the batter being more spread out. I baked about 40 minutes, just checked with toothpick until it came out clean. - 8/14/13

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    YUM!!!! wouldn't change a thing!! - 2/21/13

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Wonderful! Only problem is the recipe calls for 3/4 cup sugar, and the calculator has 1/2 cup sugar. I made it with 3/4, but I think I could cut it to 1/2 and still have it taste wonderful. - 11/22/12

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    I went with the 1/2 cup sugar suggestion and used brown rice flour to make it gluten free. This is absolutely fabulous and I'm cooking it right now again! - 7/30/12

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    This is pretty tasty! I stuck to the recipe, and it was delicious! - 6/13/12

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    I usually make my step-mom's banana bread recipe that I grew up on but at almost 300 cals a slice I decided to look for a lighter one and came across this wonderful recipe! It was so moist and tasty. I used 2 cups of spelt flour instead of white to add to the nutritional value! Tasty! - 6/8/12

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
    This recipe was fantastic- moist bread with no oil! Here are the changes I made: baked for 50 minutes, added 1 tsp vanilla and 1/2 tsp cinnamon, and used whole white wheat flour. Next time, I will be adding the chopped walnuts for a nice crunch! :-) p.s. 3 large bananas = 1.5 cups mashed - 4/2/12

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    awesome recipe.. I added some cinnamon and some vanilla and made 6 loaves in one day... - 11/14/09

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  • 1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Very good way to use up bananas! I don't know if I did something wrong...but the texture was a bit different. We like it though and find it an exeptionally good snack with some sharp cheddar on top! - 10/1/09

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
    i tossed in some raisins and some cinnamon - it was amazing! - 7/22/08

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  • 1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Sooooo moist!!! Loved it!! - 7/16/08

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  • 1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    I loved this banana bread. I made it with WW flour. Will make it againa and again. - 5/27/08

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  • Very Good
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Delicious. I made the recipe as is and I will definitely make it again. - 5/19/08

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  • Very Good
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Super easy and tasty! - 5/18/08

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
    I was impressed by this recipe, I cut some more sugar and added a bit of cinnamon and nutmeg. My family loved it ! - 5/13/08

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
    Extremely moist. Even my husband loved it and he usually sticks his nose up at anything low fat. - 4/24/08

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 4 people found this review helpful
    It was awesome - 4/23/08

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  • 1 of 3 people found this review helpful
    my husband and mom and I all really liked this - 4/17/08

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    It was great. My girls really liked and it is very moist. - 4/12/08

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  • Very Good
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    pretty good for no oil/shortening added. it's a little like banana angel food cake with a sponginess to it. i am definitely going to make it again...maybe with fat-free buttermilk. also, i suggest adding vanilla and other spices. - 4/7/08

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  • 1 of 5 people found this review helpful
    I love banana bread and this one sounds really good. Never thought about making bread with applesauce even though I use it in cakes all the time! - 3/26/08

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 3 people found this review helpful
    awesome Banana Bread - 3/24/08

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  • Yummy - 5/23/17

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  • Yummy - 5/20/17

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  • I love making quick breads, My Betty Crocker cookbook banana bread recipe page is the messiest page in the whole book. I learned I can use many different things in my quick bread, like cooked smashed carrots, zucchini, pumpkin, and berries. All good. - 5/10/17

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  • Awesome recipe - 4/11/17

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  • Only thing I changed was: used 1 1/2 cups whole wheat and 1/2 cup unbleached white flours. - 4/11/17

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  • I do make this a lot and love it- - 4/11/17

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  • 0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    - 4/8/17

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  • Absolutely love banana bread, so this was a must try! Lowered sugar content by adding applesauce! Delicious! - 3/31/17

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  • yummy - 3/30/17

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  • Love banana bread - 3/21/17

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  • Wish I had added nuts and cinnamon. Very good base though. - 3/19/17

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  • so so - 3/15/17

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  • favorite at home... we add cinnamon powder and chocolate chips. - 3/11/17

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  • I love this banana bread recipe! It is absolutely delicious! - 3/10/17

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  • Love banana bread. - 2/28/17

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  • I love this recipe and have made it for years. It's exactly like mine! Have some more bananas tonight so I can make some more bread. - 2/19/17

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  • I love banana bread and the spin with the applesauce is a nice touch and makes it that much more moist! I'd add the nuts in the next batch! Oh, yeah! - 2/18/17

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  • This is very moist ! Great for breakfast with coffee or tea . - 2/16/17

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  • Very flavorful! - 2/16/17

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  • Delish!!!!!!! - 2/12/17

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  • has anyone tried substituting flax for the egg? - 2/5/17

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  • Great. - 1/30/17

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  • So yummy. The whole family loved it!!! I left mine in the oven for an extra 20 minutes because it was still really moist. - 1/11/17

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  • Incredible!
    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    - 12/23/16

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  • This is an awesome recipe. I used 2 c whole wheat flour and I used 1/4 tsp of cloves, 1/4 tsp AllSpice, 1/2 tsp Cinnamon and 1 cup of pecans and it was perfect! - 11/7/16

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  • Very delicious and moist next time i will add some walnuts - 10/7/16

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  • Husband loves it!! It's so moist and light! - 9/4/16

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  • 0 of 2 people found this review helpful
    My name is Taylor Borg,All thanks goes to Dr.Trust for saving my marriage from toning apart.i feel so grateful and only have good words about a powerful spell caster named Dr.Trust who helped me bring back my wife. We had been apart for 4 months, at first I was thinking if I was doing the right thin - 8/5/16

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  • This bread tastes amazing! I used 1/2 reg flour, 1/2 whole wheat. I also added 1/2 tsp each of cinnamon and vanilla. My mother raves about this recipe ever since I gave her some. - 7/20/16

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  • The bread could use more of a banana taste, but it was still delicious! - 5/14/16

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  • making this now and it's in the oven....can't wait to try this with all the great reviews - 3/15/16

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  • Delicious! - 3/10/16

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  • Moist and delicious! My new fave recipe for banana bread/muffins.
    I make it usually to have ready as a breakfast on the go for my toddler, so I'm trying to make it as healthy and nutritious as possible. So, i used whole wheat flour (1.5 cups), and oats (half cup). Only one forth cup of maple sugar
    - 3/1/16

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  • I substituted almond milk for dairy, used whole grain flour + protein powder and grated apples for the applesauce! Fewer calories and YUMMEE! - 2/26/16

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  • I made two small loaves of bread and I sprinkled a bit of cinnamon sugar on top. This is very a light textured bread as most my bannana bread recipes are very dense. It is good and the family likes it. - 2/20/16

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  • This recipe is fabulous! It's easy and quick to prepare although waiting for them to cook can be agonizing. Also, If you have a double oven, Don't use the smaller oven. I think next time I'm going to make muffins using this amazing recipe. - 2/10/16

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  • Love this recipe. My mother and father in law loved it!! Im making three batches now for everyone as we speak! - 2/9/16

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  • I doubled the batch cut back on baking powder 1 tsp. Used 3/4 C. Sugar and 3/4 C. Brown sugar added 1 tsp cinnamon about the same of nutmeg. Next time I will use half white flour and whole wheat I will cut back on sugar. I got 3 doz muffins that is 98 cal per. - 1/24/16

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  • I followed this recipe to the T. Turned out to be the best banana loaf I've ever made. Most like walnuts in it but I like it o natural. - 1/10/16

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  • Loved this banana bread!! Followed the recipe exactly. Will definitely be making it again. - 1/8/16

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  • I made this as muffins. It made 14 instead of 12, and even then they had nice rounded tops! This are super moist. Love this recipe! - 12/20/15

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  • I like to add walnuts and raisins to my banana bread. - 12/13/15

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  • It wasnt what i expected. Not too sweet, which was fine. But it was spongy. I may have mixed it a little too long maybe. Wont try this one again - 11/23/15

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  • Just made this and it's incredible! I substituted whole wheat flour, used 2 cups of bananas and cut the milk to 1/2 cup (used 1% skim). I also added chopped walnuts and a sprinkle of brown sugar on top! Was done perfectly in 50 min in a non stick loaf pan~yum!! This will be a regular recipe! - 10/17/15

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  • I've tried several other recipes that claimed healthier version. I give this one 4 stars- the click on stars were not allowing me to put in more stars. Very moist- appreciate the tips of using applesauce instead of oil and eggs. Will make again and again... - 9/5/15

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  • Delish! So moist, great banana flavor. I love the simplicity of ingredients. The only variation I use when making this is to add a heaping T of baking powder versus 3 measured teaspoons. I think the extra BP helps with the fluffiness of this bread. Thanks for a great recipe! - 8/11/15

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  • added walnuts, the pan I made it in (std 9x5, not coated w/ non-stick), the loaf rise and spilled over then fell. Next time I will divide it into two non-stick that are shallower and are 9x6 so it should turn out more like a biscotti shape. Might also use fewer walnuts and chop them rather whole. - 7/4/15

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  • Awesome banana bread, very moist and delicious - 6/17/15

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  • This recipe always turns out amazing! I add a 1/2 tsp of vanilla and 1 1/2 tsp of cinnamon to this as well. It's a great, moist banana bread! Definitely a keeper-thank you for sharing! - 6/8/15

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  • This is really good banana bread. I will make it again. I reduced the sugar to 1/2 cup and added cinnamon. I tastes almost like the Starbucks recipe I was making before. - 5/6/15

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