Banana Bread Recipe
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Banana Bread Recipe

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This recipe's special because it uses no eggs or milk. I know that there are many people who are on milk-free diets, so this bread is perfect for them.
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TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Bake: 40 min. + cooling
MAKES:16 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Bake: 40 min. + cooling
MAKES: 16 servings


  • 2/3 cup sugar
  • 1/3 cup shortening
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup mashed ripe bananas

Nutritional Facts

1 slice: 139 calories, 4g fat (1g saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 107mg sodium, 24g carbohydrate (11g sugars, 1g fiber), 2g protein.


  1. Note: This recipe does NOT contain eggs or milk. In a large bowl, cream sugar and shortening for about 5 minutes (mixture does not get smooth). Combine flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt; add to creamed mixture alternately with bananas, beating after each addition (the batter will be thick). Spoon into a greased 9-in. x 5-in. loaf pan. Bake at 350° for 40-45 minutes or until bread tests done with a toothpick. Cool in pan for 10 minutes before removing to a wire rack. Yield: 1 loaf.
Originally published as Banana Bread in Country October/November 1993, p49

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MY REVIEW User ID: 3012614 237944
Reviewed Nov. 23, 2015

"I followed the recipe exactly, but it turned out to be dry without much banana flavor. I won't be making it again."

kerrizims User ID: 2706618 51001
Reviewed Dec. 12, 2013

"My son is allergic to milk and eggs and this was a great version for someone with allergies. Thank you!"

bowler_jen User ID: 1977143 38531
Reviewed May. 21, 2012

"Added a little cinnamon. Delicious."

Queenmumv66 User ID: 5989942 13644
Reviewed Oct. 22, 2011

"This actualy came out moist, I was surprised.The only thing is, it is kind of bland, it is tastes like it is missing something.Next time I will add some spices, like cinnamon and or nutmeg."

georgeandpatsy User ID: 4928513 35174
Reviewed Mar. 11, 2010

"I was looking for something low fat. This is delicious and fits into my calorie and low fat diet. It is delicious and is a great dessert when looking for something sweet and still healthy."

KarilynP User ID: 4932525 38530
Reviewed Feb. 27, 2010

"This has a wonderful taste! It is much lighter than my mother's recipe! I doubled the recipe but then found out that I did not have quite enough mashed banana to make 2 cups so I added some unsweetened applesauce to the bananas to equal 2 cups. Worked well! Doubling the recipe makes 1 loaf pan and 6 mini-loafs. The mini-loafs only took 30 minutes to cook."

supershears5 User ID: 3725759 38529
Reviewed Dec. 20, 2009

"I was looking for a banana bread recipe to make and I came across this one without milk or eggs and figured I'd give it a try. One of my girls has allergies and does not get to enjoy banana bread with the others, so now she can. It was delicious. I made two loaves and both were gone in a day and a half."

kdc-perez07 User ID: 2121276 7615
Reviewed Sep. 24, 2009

"Excellent recipe! so easy and fast to make, tastes delicious!"

taylor.- User ID: 2675393 14273
Reviewed Apr. 4, 2009

"i find it extremely wiggy that this recipe has no liquids in it."

mammawilmoth User ID: 2772082 201510
Reviewed Feb. 15, 2009

"I made this because my daughter cannot have milk. I doubled the recipe and made it in a bundt pan. Yum! You never would know it doesn't have eggs or milk!"

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