The Best Banana Cake/Bread Recipe I've ever made!

Banana Bread - This is the best banana cake Ive ever used.
Australia
January 31, 2007 12:59am CST
I made this cake 4 days ago, as much as Ive wanted to eat it all, it made a huge cake which unbelievably is still as fresh as it was when I pulled it out of the oven. So I thought I have to share this recipe. Banana Bread 4 large Banana's (use old ones) 2 cups Self Rasing Flour 1 cup Sugar 1/2 cup Oil 2 eggs Mash the banana's with a fork Stir in the flour, sugar, oil and eggs. Mix thoroughly. Put mixture into a greased and floured pan, or place straight into a spring form pan (I used a large one). Bake for an hour @ 325.F or until golden brown. Serve with butter. You could also add 1/2 cup walnuts if you wanted but I didnt.
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@brendalee (6083)
• United States
31 Jan 07
Thats seems real easy. I hope it tastes as good as it sounds. The only problem I have is I don't have any self rising flour. I think someone posted a recipe to make your own awhile back and I can't find it. But thanks for the recipe anyway. My son loves banana bread.
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• Australia
31 Jan 07
it is very easy and Extremely tasty. heres the instructions for Self Raising Flour for you. TO MAKE SELF RISING FLOUR One pound. 2 tsp. salt 2 tbsp. baking powder Mix all ingredients well. Store tightly covered in can or jar. Use in any recipe calling for self-rising flour.
• Australia
31 Jan 07
Sorry that should have read. To every pound of flour add 2 tsp. salt and 2 tbsp. baking powder. Mix well then store.
@brendalee (6083)
• United States
31 Jan 07
Thanks a bunch. I have been looking for that.
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• United States
13 Feb 07
This sounds like a great recipe. Thanks for sharing!
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• Australia
13 Feb 07
Your very welcome :o)
• United States
14 Feb 07
I'll pick up some bananas the next time I'm at the grocery store and let you know how it comes out.
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• Australia
14 Feb 07
Let me know how it goes ;O)
@chiquitita (1227)
• Indonesia
12 Feb 07
Okay, I found this discussion, wrote down the recipe, went to the kitchen, and voila! I had the yummiest banana bread ever (2 days ago). Thank you so much for the recipe! :) oh, if any of the ladies want free baking e-book, download here www.preparedpantry.com check it out! ;)
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• Australia
12 Feb 07
Im so glad you tried it. I promise never to post a recipe I haven't tried and it'll always be an old favourite of my household and even better as easy as possible. Its so great to hear when someone has actually used a recipe of mine, my girlfriend is always asking for more as they are so easy and the taste is absolutely gorgeous. I can verify that www.preparedpantry.com does have great e-books, I subscribed over a year a go and love getting their updates, they have so many excellent recipes it truly is a great source for baking techniques and recipes, I do suggest everyone signing up for the updates etc.
• Indonesia
13 Feb 07
Oh yes, I also add chopped raisin into the dough giving it nice black dots when I slice the bread. Yummy!
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• Australia
13 Feb 07
Sultana's and raisins or any other dried fruit could be added. I have eaten Banana bread with sultana's in before but I prefer to eat both walnuts and sultana's out of the packet and dont like them in cooked foods so always omit them. Thanks for the extra suggestion, it certainly gives others idea's on what else they can add to such a basic recipe to make it more interesting.
@00fear (3209)
• United States
18 Feb 07
crazy, imma tell my mom to make it one of these days. i like banana cake. i used to eat it all the time in school. thanks for the recipe.
• Australia
18 Feb 07
This recipe is so easy, you should give it a try and make it for your mum :o)
@clownfish (3277)
• United States
18 Feb 07
Hi! Thanks for posting this! I am looking forward to trying it. :-)
• Australia
23 Feb 07
No problems at all. I've just made my 4th in two weeks, I cant get enough of it at the moment.
@profclark (512)
• United States
17 Feb 07
Thanks for the recipie. This one seems easy enough for me to do, and I do love banana bread. Wonder if you can freeze it...
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• Australia
17 Feb 07
It sure is an easy recipe, I even let my kids make it as so simple it makes minimal mess. Although you can freeze it, it doesnt taste as nice as it does when fresh and after its defrosted it is extremely squishy. But I found it can sit in a sealed container for 5 days before it starts to go stale (that's if its not all eaten before hand). So if its not eaten by then you could possibly freeze it then and when your in the mood next to have some custard take it out of the freezer to eat with it.
@acquaria (719)
• Italy
14 Feb 07
I've just printed your recipe I'll try to do this banana cake!!!
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• Australia
16 Feb 07
I bought some more banana's today so I can make another two, one for me and one for my best friend who's expecting another child soon.
@fabwisp (1328)
13 Feb 07
MMMMMMMMMMMMM. Sounds lovely. Was gonna go make some, then realised am out of eggs LOL! Thanks for sharing it with us.
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• Australia
14 Feb 07
Oh no.Dont forget them when you go shopping next
• United States
13 Feb 07
that's a great recipe since i love to eat banana loaf from red ribbon.... i may give a try baking with this! walnuts is really great as toppings on banana cake & with maple syrup too.
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• Australia
13 Feb 07
Ive eaten this cake with maple syrup and butter, yummy.
@brimia (6584)
• United States
1 Feb 07
Looks simple enough. I love banana bread!
• Australia
1 Feb 07
Its great when you can find a simple recipe and it tastes to so yumm. And this one sure does. I had some old banana's which had started to go funny so didnt want to waste them by giving them to the chooks so what better way than to make some bread/cake with mmmm, it was worth it.
• Philippines
1 Feb 07
thats an easy one! i like to try it. :) thanks alot :)
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• Australia
1 Feb 07
If your like me, its a recipe you'll certainly be adding to that Secret Family Recipe Book, this honestly the best banana cake recipe ive ever made
@gewcew23 (8011)
• United States
31 Jan 07
wow that sounds good I am not usually a banana eater but this sounds great. Please continue to share more recipes.
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• Australia
1 Feb 07
I will certainly be adding more as I bake, I bake 4/5 times a week, so as I do I will add any new ones I try recipes and anythe ones that I ususally bake as the kids wont let me stop making them.
@greengal (4286)
• United States
31 Jan 07
This sounds extrememly easy..thanks for the recipe..but I have only two bananas now..so should I wait to buy more or can I do it with only 2? I would love to make it right away!
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• Australia
1 Feb 07
I think 2 would be ok. The original recipe called for 3 banana's, I added a few more, so you should be able to get away with it. The more you add the more banana taste you'll have and it will make it slightly softer.
@321633wy (1795)
• United States
31 May 07
This is wonderful ,as i always want to make a good banana cake but most of the time i end up with disappointment because it wasn't tasted as good as i expected.Hope this recipe will fullfill my banana cake's dream...lol
@hotbiatch (276)
• Philippines
31 May 07
looks delicious! I will try that tom!
@creematee (2810)
• United States
30 May 07
That's it? That's all there is to it? WOW! I'm adding this one to my banana bred/cake recipes. If my oven EVER gets fixed, I may just have to give this one a try. Looks like it would be a good one to share with diabetics, as well. :)
@aweins (4203)
• India
21 May 07
this is so very easy to make . i eat banana bread fir the first time when my cousin made it. she was then taking some cooking classes. there she learnt banana bread and experimented at home. so i know the taste. thanx for the recipe. i will also try now.
• Philippines
7 May 07
wow! thank you for the recipe. Actually I'm looking for a recipe that I can bake for mother's day!
@khalablue (309)
• Canada
18 Feb 07
Banana bread has always been one of my favorites. This one sounds easy to make, so I shall give it a try. I do prefer the addition of walnuts, especially with the flavor of bananas.
@khalablue (309)
• Canada
18 Feb 07
Banana bread has always been one of my favorites. This one sounds easy to make, so I shall give it a try. I do prefer the addition of walnuts, especially with the flavor of bananas.