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Nanny's BEST Banana Bread is a lovely soft, moist cake and absolutely delicious with the glaze poured over! A nice, easy recipe and freezer friendly too!

Nanny's BEST Banana Bread is a lovely soft, moist cake and absolutely delicious with the glaze poured over! A nice, easy recipe and freezer friendly too!

Nanny's BEST Banana Bread is a lovely soft, moist cake and absolutely delicious with the glaze poured over! A nice, easy recipe and freezer friendly too!

Nanny loves to bake, and here, Nanny has kindly shared her super easy peasy Banana Bread recipe along with one of her favourite glazes.

Nanny hopes everyone will enjoy it as much as she does and will go on to make this recipe a 'keeper'. It's so popular with Nanny's grandkids, often requested, so please enjoy everyone! So let's see how to make Nanny's BEST Banana Bread

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Nanny Pat

Prep Time

10 minutes

Cook Time

40 - 45 minutes

Serves

2 loaf pans or 1 regular bundt pan

Ingredients

2 Cups Sugar
2 Cups Flour
1 tsp. Baking Soda
1/2 tsp. Salt
3-4 mashed Bananas
1 Cup Vegetable oil
3 Eggs (lightly beaten)
1 Cup chopped Walnuts or Pecans (optional, or a must for Papa)

The Glaze

1/2 stick or 1/4 cup of UNsalted butter, melted
1/2 Cup of Powdered Sugar
1 tsp. Vanilla
2 Tablespoons Milk
1/2 tsp. salt

Instructions

1. Preheat oven to 350 F and grease a bundt pan.

2. In a separate bowl, sieve the flour together with the salt and baking soda. Set aside.

3. Mash bananas in a mixing bowl then add oil, then Eggs, then Sugar, and mix well, and then add a little at a time, the flour mixture, stirring so it is combined well.

Nanny's BEST Banana Bread, bananas peeled

This photo below shows the addition of macadamia nuts. You choose whichever nuts you prefer, or leave them out completely. Whichever suits you!

Nanny's BEST Banana Bread, with macadamia nuts

4. Transfer the batter to your baking pan (if using a loaf pan, don't forget this makes 2) and cook for 40 - 45 minutes or until toothpick comes out clean.

Nanny's BEST Banana Bread is a lovely soft, moist cake and absolutely delicious with the glaze poured over! A nice, easy recipe and freezer friendly too!

5. Allow to cool for 5-10 minutes then turn out on cooling racks and let cool completely before you add the glaze.

6. To make the glaze, melt the butter then add the remaining glaze ingredients to the bowl and stir until all combined. Place some parchment or a plate under the bread to catch the drips, then drizzle the glaze all over the cooled bread.

Nanny's BEST Banana Bread is a lovely soft, moist cake and absolutely delicious with the glaze poured over! A nice, easy recipe and freezer friendly too!

Nanny's Notes:

This bread freezes very well so you could cut into slices and freeze or make up a batch and freeze whole.
Papa enjoys this bread when it is still warm, either cold or warm is nice but don't forget, the glaze should be added once the bread has completely cooled.

Easy Banana Cream Cake Trifle is amazing! Delicious layers of creamy custard, bananas and homemade banana bread, topped off with freshly whipped cream and a sprinkling of white chocolate. Simply delicious!

If you happen to have a few slices of Nanny's best banana bread left over, make our delicious Banana Cream Cake Trifle. It's quick, easy and soooo good!

We'd love to hear from you and what you thought of Nanny's Best Banana Bread recipe. Did you make any changes or add some other goodies? Let us know in the comments below. Thanks for reading and happy cooking!

Here are some more of Nanny's very popular recipes:

Nanny's Chocolate Fudge Brownie Cake is a keeper recipe! Easy to make and perfect for chocolate lover's.

Nanny's Chocolate Fudge Brownie Cake

Nanny's Best Chocolate Brownie Muffins are simply yummy! It's an easy recipe and perfect for chocolate lovers!

Nanny's Best Chocolate Brownie Muffins

Nanny Pat's Special Apple Pie - This apple pie is an old family recipe and always very popular, especially for those who prefer a crustless pie!

Nanny's Special Apple Pie

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Nanny's BEST Banana Bread is a lovely soft, moist cake and absolutely delicious with the glazed poured over! A nice, easy recipe and freezer friendly too! | Lovefoodies.com

Nanny’s BEST Banana Bread

Yield: 2 loaves or 1 bundt pan
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 45 minutes
Total Time: 55 minutes
Nanny's BEST Banana Bread is a lovely soft, moist cake and absolutely delicious with the glaze poured over! A nice, easy recipe and freezer friendly too!

Ingredients

  • 2 Cups Sugar
  • 2 Cups Flour
  • 1 tsp . Baking Soda
  • 1/2 tsp . Salt
  • 3-4 mashed Bananas
  • 1 Cup Vegetable oil
  • 3 Eggs, lightly beaten
  • 1 Cup chopped Walnuts or Pecans (optional, or a must for Papa)

The Glaze:

  • 1/2 cup stick or 1/4 of UNsalted butter, melted
  • 1/2 Cup of Powdered Sugar
  • 1 tsp . Vanilla
  • 2 Tablespoons Milk
  • 1/2 tsp . salt

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 F and grease a bundt pan.
  2. In a separate bowl, seive the flour together with the salt and baking soda. Set aside.
  3. Mash bananas in a mixing bowl then add oil, then Eggs, then Sugar, and mix well, and then add a little at a time, the flour mixture, stirring so it is combined well.
  4. Transfer the batter to your baking pan (if using loaf pan, don't forget this makes 2) and cook for 40 - 45 minutes or until toothpick comes out clean.
  5. Allow to cool for 5-10 minutes then turn out on cooling racks and let cool completely before you add the glaze.
  6. To make the glaze, melt the butter then add the remaining glaze ingredients to the bowl and stir until all combined. Place some parchment or a plate under the bread to catch the drips, then drizzle the glaze all over the cooled bread.
Nutrition Information:
Yield: 10 Serving Size: 10
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 646Total Fat: 32gSaturated Fat: 3gTrans Fat: 1gUnsaturated Fat: 27gCholesterol: 57mgSodium: 384mgCarbohydrates: 87gFiber: 4gSugar: 57gProtein: 7g
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  1. Thank you so much for sharing this recipe, I am actually making it a second time. It is super yummy. My hubby likes this banana bread/ bundt the best. So thank you again. Can’t wait to eat it!

  2. I just made this cake ,and it was so easy, and a great way to use up bananas….waiting for it to cool to add the glaze…..can’t wait to eat but I know it will be tasty , it bake up nice , one change I did was to use the one cup of sugar plus one cup of Stevia, as I am pre diabetic…

  3. hi, i have recently made your recipe, and i was wondering if i use a dark coated bundt pan do i have to turn the temperature down to 325 in instead of setting it at 350: please let me know, thanx.

    1. Hi Leah, I don’t think it will make any difference. We haven’t had any reports of people using different colored pans, but if you are concerned, just check for done ness a little earlier than what the recipe says.
      Hope that helps!

  4. Do I sift the four and then measure the 2 cups or measure the 2 cups of flour and then sift it and use all of it? I’ve seen a few videos that show quite a difference in measuring after being sifted.

  5. I LOVE this recipe. Although the recipe doesn’t specify, I use brown sugar. I lower the temp to 325° and let it cookcook for almost an hour. Comes out perfect and soooo delicious! Currently making it into muffins. I can’t get enough of this recipe.

  6. So I had a bunch (literally) of bananas that ripened way quicker than I had planned for and I was looking for a recipe to use a lot of them up and required ingredients I already had in the kitchen. This recipe was perfect and so easy!!! I opted out of the glaze and instead used chocolate chips and it’s SO delicious. Exactly the banana treat I was looking for. Thank you so much for inviting me into Nanny’s kitchen!!

  7. Hi there! I baked mine (I accidentally added the sugar with the dry ingredients) and at 45 minutes the middle hadn’t cooked. I used an original bundt pan, the aluminum one. It took 110 minutes to cook through the middle, but then the outside was burned. Any remedies?

    1. Hi Bella,

      Thanks for writing in and I’m sorry your cake didn’t turn out as expected. As you know, every oven behaves differently, so what I would suggest next time is to perhaps lower the temperature and bake it for longer. That should ensure it will be cooked properly in the middle and also avoid any over cooking on the outside as you described. It is unusual for anyone to have problems with this recipe as it has been made many times by our readers, so I hope you will give it another go with these suggestions and please do come back and let us know how it went!
      Thanks once again, we appreciate you taking the time to let us know.

  8. question: your ingredient list says baking soda but in your instructions you refer to baking powder. Which one does the recipe call for? baking soda or baking powder?

    1. Hi Shana, apologies for the confusion. It was a typing error and should read baking SODA. I have corrected it on the recipe now. Thanks so much for bringing this to my attention!