World’s Best Banana Bread

Don’t you just love Banana Bread?! I’ve wanted to share this recipe for awhile now. This is the Banana Bread that I grew up eating and today I’m sharing the World’s Best Banana Bread with you! I look forward to sharing other great recipes with you as well.


This recipe comes from my Great Grandmother. I have a cookbook from her that I simply adore. It has all sorts of wonderful recipes in it, and some of them are my absolute favorite. The best part about the book is that is has some personal history in it as well, along with advice on how to live a good life. I treasure this cookbook!

This banana bread is really simple to make. It is the only banana bread recipe that I have ever used.

Mix together:

  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil (I substitute coconut oil here, and I can’t tell a difference!)


  • 2 eggs
  • 3 mashed bananas


  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 2 cups flour
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • Optional: 1 cup chopped nuts (I’ve never added nuts)

Mix well and pour into well oiled loaf pans. Bake at 350 degrees, 45 -60 minutes, until golden brown and toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean. I also like to make this into banana bread muffins. I bake those in muffin cups for 20-30 minutes.


And there you have it! My Great Grandma’s Banana Bread, otherwise known as The World’s Best Banana Bread, I know you’ll think so after you try it! I promise you won’t be disappointed!

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  1. Theda Childers says

    Amazingly, this is the same recipe that I got from my mother-in-law 29 years ago. There is one slight variation–her recipe calls for 1/2 Cup butter, instead of oil. I have always made it with butter, and love the results. I have a collection of her recipes, and treasure all of them.

  2. says

    Banana Bread is on of my favourites and when you want to buy a loaf in town I can’t because they use Canola Oil – so I’m very grateful for this recipe!

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