Battling Banana Breads

Here are two tasty banana bread recipes; we're sure you'll want to try both.

Posted in , Oct 19, 2011

Marilyn Turk's banana bread inspired a sense of compromise with her husband.

To each his (and her) own: Think you'll prefer Marilyn’s Hawaiian-style bread with crushed pineapple or Chuck’s more traditional approach?


Marilyn's Banana Bread Chuck's Banana Bread
3   cups flour 3-4;  ripe bananas, mashed
2   cups sugar 1   stick butter, softened
2   teaspoon baking soda 2   eggs
1   teaspoon salt 1   cup sugar
1   teaspoon cinnamon 2   cups flour
2   teaspoons vanilla ½   teaspoon baking soda
1   cup pecans, chopped 1   cup nuts, chopped
3   eggs ¼   teaspoon salt
1 ½   cups vegetable oil  
2   cups mashed bananas  
1   8-ounce can crushed pineapple  


1. Preheat oven to 350°F. 1. Preheat oven to 350°F.
2. Combine dry ingredients. Stir in nuts. 2. Combine bananas, butter and eggs.
3. In separate bowl, combine remaining ingredients. 3. In separate bowl, combine dry ingredients.
4. Add to dry. Stir just until moist. 4. Add to banana mixture, stirring until moist.
5. Pour into 2 large greased loaf pans. 5. Pour into greased aluminum baking pan.
6. Bake for one hour. Done when toothpick inserted comes out clean. 6. Bake for 35-40 minutes. Done when toothpick inserted comes out clean.

Makes 2 loaves.

Nutritional Information:  Calories: 450; Fat, 26 g; Cholesterol, 20 mg; Sodium, 610 mg; Total Carbohydrates, 52 g; Dietary Fiber, 2 g; Sugars, 31 g; Protein, 4 g.

Note: The above info is based on eight servings.

Makes 1 loaf.

Nutritional Information:  Calories: 440; Fat, 19 g; Cholesterol, 45 mg; Sodium, 230 mg; Total Carbohydrates, 64 g; Dietary Fiber, 4 g; Sugars, 33 g; Protein, 7 g.

Note: The above info is based on eight servings.


Tip: Mini loaves of these banana breads make great little gifts. Use mini-loaf pans and reduce the baking time.

Don't miss Marilyn's inspiring story about learning to share her time, her kitchen and her life with her new husband.

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