Banana Bread

2 loaves

I found this recipe many years ago in the Contra Costa Times. Have made it ever since.There is another recipe in our files for A TO Z Bread which is the basic ingredients and the list of fruits and veggies you can use

Makes 2 loaves


  • 2 cups sugar
  • 1 cup canola oil
  • 3 eggs
  • 2 cups mashed, ripe bananas
  • 3 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon no salt baking powder
  • 3 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon no salt baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon Diamond Crustal Salt (this has less sodium) OR- leave out the salt
  • 1 cup chopped walnuts


Combine the sugar, oil and eggs in a large bowl. Stir in bananas and vanilla.

Combine flour, baking powder, cinnamon, baking soda and salt; stir into liquid ingredients just until moistened.

Stir in walnuts. Pour into two greased 8-in. x 4-in. loaf pans.

Bake at 350° for 60 minutes or until a toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean.

Cool for 10 minutes before removing from pans to wire racks.

Yield: 2 loaves ( 13 – 14 slices each).

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