Holy Spoons

The gift of hospitality sometimes comes with food.

Banana Bread (doot-dooooo-doo-doo-doot)

There. Now that I’ve imbedded that song in your mind, I’d like to point out that ‘Banana Bread’ fits perfectly in the lyrics. Heh heh… you’ll hear it every time you bake Banana Bread. 🙂 This recipe for Banana Bread is from my Grandmother Harsh. She probably snagged it from somewhere else, but it’s a family favorite.

Cream together in a large bowl:

  • 3 large, very ripe bananas
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 Tablespoons butter or margarine

Add and mix in well:

  • 1 large egg
  • 2 Tablespoons sour milk (see notes)
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla

Stir until just blended in and most of the lumps are removed:

  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup chopped nuts (pecans or walnuts)
  • 2 cups flour

Bake in large greased loaf pan about one hour at 350. Allow to cool slightly in pan before turning out onto a cooling rack. Do not slice or wrap until completely cool.


  1. Instead of nuts, use 1/2 cup of plumped raisins, or 1/2 cup of chocolate chips. Ever since I substituted chocolate chips for the nuts, my family has made it clear that no other add-ins need apply.
  2. To bake mini-loaves, perfect for snacks, lunches or breakfast, Put about 1/4 cup of batter in each greased mini loaf pan. Bake for about 25 minutes. Cool completely, wrap individually and freeze.
  3. This recipe doubles nicely and freezes well.

Hope you enjoy this BANANA BREAD! (doot-dooooo-doo-doo-doot)

Sorry. Need a new song? Try this one for BaMANNA Bread.


About Deb

Wife, mom, sister, pastor, chaplain, friend and Buckeye. I Yam what I Yam. Frequently imperfect, completely loved, and grateful.

2 comments on “Banana Bread (doot-dooooo-doo-doo-doot)

  1. Deb
    April 20, 2015

    Yes, Alton Brown, mine is better. Or my grandmother’s (though she did not put in chocolate chips.

  2. Tricia
    November 9, 2015

    “Menominee ” (town in Michigan) and “guanabana” (fruit whose juice we often drank when in coda Rica) also got that song. And speaking of food-related ear worms, there’s a song that includes “the bunny, they bunny, oh I ate the bunny” in a veggietales Easter special. My husband always sings it with “chobani” when he sees one of those yogurt containers!

    I once accidentally left the sugar out of banana chocolate chip muffins (similar recipe) and no appeared to notice!

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