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Moist Banana Bread Recipe

Moist Banana Bread Recipe

I found this recipe in a family cookbook, and it’s been a favorite ever since. Everyone seems to like it, even those who don’t normally care for banana bread.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Bake: 55 min. + cooling YIELD:24 servings

Ingredients

  • 2-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1-1/4 cups sugar
  • 2 packages (3.4 ounces each) instant vanilla pudding mix
  • 1-1/4 teaspoons baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 5 eggs, lightly beaten
  • 2 cups mashed ripe bananas (4 to 5 medium)
  • 1 cup canola oil
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup chopped nuts, optional

Directions

  • 1. Preheat oven to 350°. In a large bowl, combine first six ingredients. In a large bowl, whisk eggs, bananas, oil and vanilla. Stir into dry ingredients just until moistened. Stir in nuts if desired.
  • 2. Transfer to two greased 8x4-in. loaf pans. Bake 55-65 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool 10 minutes before removing from pans to wire racks. Yield: 2 loaves (12 slices each).

Nutritional Facts

1 slice (calculated without nuts) equals 230 calories, 10 g fat (2 g saturated fat), 44 mg cholesterol, 292 mg sodium, 32 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 3 g protein.