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

Ingredients

2 Cups Sugar
2 Cups Flour
1 tsp. Baking Soda
½ 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)

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The Glaze

½ stick or ¼ cup of UNsalted butter, melted
½ Cup of Powdered Sugar
1 tsp. Vanilla
2 Tablespoons Milk
½ 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.

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!

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!

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

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

Nanny's Best Chocolate Brownie Muffins

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

Nanny's Special Apple Pie

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!

Recipe Card

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

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
  • ½ 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:

  • ½ cup stick or ¼ of UNsalted butter, melted
  • ½ Cup of Powdered Sugar
  • 1 tsp . Vanilla
  • 2 Tablespoons Milk
  • ½ 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: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 646Total Fat: 32gSaturated Fat: 3gTrans Fat: 1gUnsaturated Fat: 27gCholesterol: 57mgSodium: 383mgCarbohydrates: 87gFiber: 4gSugar: 57gProtein: 7g

Nutrition information isn’t always accurate

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    1. Hey Cristina, sorry you think Nanny’s recipe is the worst ever. However, we’d appreciate constructive feedback and reasons why you think this. I am surprised because this is one of our most popular and tried recipes on the entire Lovefoodies site, perhaps if you took the time to look in the comments you will see you are very much in the minority. There is really no added value to you leaving such a comment without explaining why you think this is the worst recipe ever. I can only imagine it is because you probably didn’t follow the recipe correctly. Probably best to move on and find an even simpler recipe you might be able to follow. Good luck.

  1. This Banana bread was wonderful. It was so moist and by far the best I’ve ever ate. I tripled the recipe and gave it to people for Thanksgiving. Everyone loved it. Definitely a winner. Thanks for sharing.

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    Christine Ameral

    says:

    Do youu need to adjust cooking time for stoneware Bundt pan? I bakes @ 325 Convention oven (oven automatically adjusts when entered 350). Cooked 45min. Let cool 15min and was not done in middle. Do you have any suggestions? Will try again

  3. I have now made this about 20 times in the last 2 months.. amazing !! I add some vanilla and cinnamon and reduce to 325 since my pans are all dark coated. Than u!!

    1. That’s a great idea! I’m wondering if it fell apart because you tried to take it out of the pan before it had a chance to cool down? Sometimes that happens!

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    Fiora Wilkinson

    says:

    This cake has become my youngest daughter’s all-time favourite; I add the walnuts but I don’t do the glaze, just dust it with icing sugar. Excellent recipe! Thank you.

  5. For the ones who claim that the glaze is too salty, check if you’re using salted butter. If yes, cut the extra salt, if not, just reduce it. As I used salted butter, I didn’t add the salt, and it was just fine.

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    rosemarie johnson

    says:

    thank you this recipe i am going to make it from one nanny to another nannie my grandchildren call me that , it was my mom’s name too.

  7. Your banana bread cake is fantastic. It smells wonderful and tastes magnificent. The easiest from scratch cake I have made. The entire family loves it. My niece loves it so much I have to make her one for herself. She doesn’t like to share!