Banana Nut Yeast Bread

Total Time

Prep: 15 min. + rising Bake: 25 min. + cooling


2 loaves (16 slices each)

Updated: Sep. 30, 2022
A friend gave me this recipe more than 30 years ago. She liked it because it requires no kneading but has the same terrific taste and aroma of traditional banana bread.


  • 2 packages (1/4 ounce each) active dry yeast
  • 1/3 cup warm water (110° to 115°)
  • 1 cup mashed ripe bananas (2 to 3 medium)
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/3 cup warm milk (110° to 115°)
  • 1/3 cup butter, softened
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 eggs
  • 5 to 5-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup chopped nuts


  1. In a large bowl, dissolve yeast in warm water. Add the bananas, sugar, milk, butter, salt, eggs and 3 cups flour. Beat on medium speed for 3 minutes. Stir in nuts. Stir in enough remaining flour to form a stiff batter. Do not knead.
  2. Spoon into two greased 9x5-in. loaf pans. Cover and let rise in a warm place until doubled, about 1-1/2 hours.
  3. Bake at 375° for 25-30 minutes or until golden brown and bread sounds hollow when tapped. Remove from pans to wire racks to cool.

Nutrition Facts

1 slice: 125 calories, 4g fat (1g saturated fat), 19mg cholesterol, 62mg sodium, 20g carbohydrate (5g sugars, 1g fiber), 3g protein.