Carole’s Banana Bread


Need a treat for the weekend?

I don’t know exactly where this recipe originated but I do know it is the best banana bread I’ve ever tasted. I ate it all the time growing up at my best friend’s house. She and her mom would make multiple loaves at a time and we would immediately devour half a loaf. We would sneak back into the kitchen for another piece repeatedly, until it disappeared!

Before we knew what calories were.

dry ingredients

First you need the dry ingredients.

other ingredients

Then you add these guys.


And of course the naners.

Did you know as your bananas  ripen,  if you don’t have time to make this, you can peel, slice and freeze? Just thaw later when you are ready to make your bread. No excuses!


After it is all mixed up. Pour the batter into a greased/sprayed bundt pan. You can also use two loaf pans.

in the oven

Then bake-for what seems like forever because it smells so good!

cake whole

People who don’t even like banana bread like this. Check out all the good things bananas can do for you!

bread slice

Banana cake may be a better name for it because it is sweet.  Straight to the hips sweet.

Good for breakfast, with coffee, for dessert or a snack.

Hello Carole! I know you don’t need the recipe, but here it is.



3/4 cup vegetable oil
2 1/2 cup sugar
3 cups all purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
pinch of cinnamon
3 whole eggs
1/2 teaspoon vanilla
1/3 cup buttermilk (or 1/3 cup milk with 1 tablespoon lemon juice)
3-4 mashed bananas, the riper the better
In a mixer or with beaters, combine the dry ingredients.
Add the rest of the ingredients down to the buttermilk. Blend well.
Add bananas and incorporate.
Pour into a bundt pan liberally sprayed with vegetable oil.
Bake on 300 degrees for 1 hour and 10 minutes if using a bundt pan. 40 minutes if you are making loaves.
Let cool 30 minutes before removing from pan.
Serve warm and snack all day.



4 thoughts on “Carole’s Banana Bread

  1. I love Banana Bread and my baby belly is wanting this RIGHT NOW!

  2. carey says:

    I’m definitely making this one soon! YUMMY 🙂

  3. Audrey Cabrera says:

    Tried it and loved it!! I added 1 cup of toasted walnuts and it definitely added that crunch/texture that I always think of when I think of banana bread. I also threw in chocolate chips in one of my loaves, which my chocolate-loving friends adored.

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