Bread, Recipe

Ma’s Banana Nut Bread

Ma’s Banana Nut Bread

My son requested this today. It’s the recipe my mom has been using forever. It’s from a set of Women’s Day cookbooks from the late 60’s? Anyway, thought you might enjoy (I’ve tried other recipes but still go back to this one).

Banana Nut Bread


  • 2 c. flour
  • 1 t. baking soda
  • 1/2 t. baking powder
  • 1/2 t. salt
  • 1/2 c. nuts


  • 1/2 c. oil
  • 1 c. sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 3 mashed (very ripe) bananas
  • 3 T. milk
  • 1/2 t. vanilla

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Grease and flour 1 loaf pan. In a large bowl, mix the dry ingredients together. In a separate bowl, mix the wet ingredients. Pour the wet ingredients into the dry and mix thoroughly. Pour into loaf pan. Bake for about 60 minutes (until a toothpick inserted comes out clean). Let cool for about 5 minutes then remove from pan. Try to let cool, though this never happens in my house.

I usually double the recipe because I actually have people give me bananas just to make them some of this bread.