Mom’s Old Fashioned Banana Bread – A 40 year old, unfussy family recipe that turns out great, moist banana bread every time.
This old fashioned banana bread is our family’s standard recipe for about 40 years and has literally been made thousands of times in in family circles. It’s an incredibly easy, forgiving, unfussy recipe that always turns out well time after time.
It’s still incredibly popular. with the legions of teenagers who descend on our house for lunch on a daily basis. We almost always add the chocolate chips to this recipe but you can, of course omit them if you prefer.
The beginning of the week often means a return to the pain of packing lunches. This longtime lunchbox favourite helps make that chore a little easier.
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- 1 cup white sugar
- 1/2 cup vegetable oil
- 2 eggs beaten
- 3 medium bananas. mashed
- 2 cups flour
- 1 tsp baking powder
- 1/2 tsp baking soda
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 1/4 cup orange juice
- 1 cup chocolate chips
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
Beat sugar and oil in a bowl. Add eggs and mashed banana.
Sift together dry ingredients and fold into banana mixture alternately with orange juice.
Fold in chocolate chips.
Pour batter into 1 large or two small greased and parchment lined loaf pans.
Bake for 45 minutes to an hour depending upon pan size. A toothpick inserted in the center which comes out clean is the best indicator that the loaf is fully baked.
Cool in the pan for 10-15 minutes before removing to a wire rack to cool completely.
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