Grandma's Old-Fashioned Banana Nut Bread Recipe Is the Ultimate Moist Banana Bread by Erin Basford

Grandma's Old-Fashioned Banana Nut Bread Recipe Is the Ultimate Moist Banana Bread

As a child, my grandmother's cooking was a staple at our house each year during the Christmas holidays. Even while in her 80s, on Christmas Eve, Grandma would enjoy a glass of wine while making her famous banana bread for us to enjoy. 

But this old-fashioned banana nut bread recipe is not just for the holidays. This ultimate moist banana bread recipe is for anytime you want that old-fashioned flavor. The recipe calls for vegetable shortening, nutmeats and, of course, bananas to make it super moist.

The wonderful aroma of Grandma's banana bread would fill the house, filling it with all the feels. Each time I make this easy banana bread recipe it takes me back to that special time. I hope you enjoy this bread recipe as much as I have. It makes an excellent snack or dessert for any occasion. 

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Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 1 hour
Total Time: 1 hour and 10 minutes
Servings: Makes 1 loaf


Here's how to make it: 

  1. In a bowl, combine sugar, shortening, eggs, vanilla and bananas. Beat until well mixed.
  2. In a separate bowl, combine flour, baking soda, baking powder, salt and vanilla. Slowly pour flour mixture into the banana mixture 1 cup at a time and beat until creamy. 
  3. Add nutmeats.
  4. Pour mixture into a buttered 9x5-inch bread pan and bake in a 350-degree oven for 1 hour, or until done. Allow to cool slightly before removing from pan. Serve warm.

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Bread Pans
Bread Pans $8 & Up
Sugar $2 & Up
Flour $2 & Up
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Vanilla $4 & Up
Nuts $3 & Up
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Erin Basford
Thank you! Simple to make, but so delicious.
Elisa Schmitz
Love old-fashioned banana bread. Reminds me of my grandma, too. Many thanks for sharing this wonderful memory and recipe, Erin Basford !
Based on the recipe ingredients, I think we have the same grandma.

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