No FAIL Banana bread

I wanted to share my banana bread recipe with you. In my home, banana bread is always well received.

I’m excited that my husband got our A/C issue sorted, so I can use my oven today. Our A/C freon line froze yesterday, so I had a slightly warm house until it was defrosted. I live in Texas, it’s warm here more often than it’s cool. I told someone yesterday that in Texas we use our A/C 325 days a year. (heh!)

Here is my No FAIL Banana bread recipe.

I usually make a double batch. A double batch makes 12 large muffins, 12 reg. sized muffins and one small loaf.

It can be made into loaves or muffins or a bunt style.

Pre-heat oven to 350.

Single batch recipe. (should make 1 or 2 loaves, or muffins)

1/2 cup of butter or margarine, softened

1 tsp. Vanilla extract

1 cup of sugar (you can use 1/2 cup splenda and 1/2 cup sugar if you want to)

2 eggs

3 or 4 mashed RIPE (trust me on this, the riper the better) bananas

1 TBSP of milk

2 cups of all-purpose flour

1 tsp baking soda

1/4 tsp salt

1 cup of nuts (optional)

Mash the bananas, mix in all the wet ingredients, add sugar and butter. Mix well.

Mix flour, salt and baking soda.

Slowly add flour mixture to the banana mixture.

Here’s a neat tip! If you are using the regular sized muffin pans….a 1/4 cup measuring scoop works PERFECTLY to fill the muffin cups.

If you are using the large muffin pans (my favorite size) use a 1/2 cup measuring scoop to fill the muffin cups.

Bake for

(loaves) 1 hour and 10 min (or until browned on top and a knife inserted into the center comes out clean).

(large muffins) about 40 min

(regular sized muffins) about 25 to 30 min.


I make double batches with the intent to freeze some of the muffins. I usually don’t get the chance to freeze many.

If you intend to freeze the muffins, cool them and then I would place them individually or in small groupings into ziplock bags. They are easy to defrost and serve.

Here are a few pictures…..






  1. Great tip on the 1/4 measuring cup filling the muffin tins… I always overfill them. Thanks, Jamie!


  1. White Whole Wheat Banana bread, a review and a Giveaway! « A Dash of Domestic

Share your thoughts!

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: