- 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
- 2 cups mashed ripe bananas (4 to 5 medium)
- 1 cup vegetable oil
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1 cup chopped nuts, optional
- In a large bowl, combine the first six ingredients. In a mixing bowl, beat the eggs, bananas, oil and vanilla. Stir into dry ingredients just until moistened. Stir in nuts if desired.
- Transfer to two greased 8-in. x 4-in. loaf pans. Bake at 350° for 55-65 minutes or until a toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean. Cool for 10 minutes before removing from pans to wire racks. Yield: 2 loaves (12 slices each).
Reviews forMoist Banana Bread
"I am picky..but I gotta say..this is the best banana bread recipe I have ever had..my kids love it and my church group says it's simply divine and wants to know my secret..no way..haha"
"It was good but my family prefers the " The Best Ever Banana bread" on his site even more!"
"This recipe is so good, it's the only one I will ever use. The only thing I changed was I use banana pudding instead of vanilla.I was given a case of bananas from our church and made countless loaves of this bread. The first several loaves were eaten as fast as I could get them out of the oven (college aged boys in the house) the rest we gave away or froze. This freezes beautifully and when thawed still tastes just like fresh!!!"
"Delish! Moist! easy."
"One of the very best banana breads ever. I made exactly as recipe states but added walnuts as suggested and it was very moist. I did make one large loaf and 4 mini (5X3) loaves. It's such a simple recipe--you don't even need to use the mixer. I see no reason that you couldn't half the recipe if you didn't have enough bananas. If I was making half a recipe I'd use 3 eggs and maybe increase the bananas some."
"This is simply positively the best banana bread I have ever had"
"I make this banana bread when ever I need to use up bananas. It's my favorite."
"Wonderful flavor just as is, but for the fall I step it up a notch, by replacing the vanilla instantwith pumpkin spice instant pudding (most markets only carry this in the fall in SoCal). Wow, now the best Pumpkin Banana bread ever!"