Banana Bread ("Bananna" Bread)

Adapted from Better Homes and Gardens New Cook Book


  • 1 ½ cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 ½ teaspoons baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon baking soda
  • ¼ teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1 egg
  • 1 cup mashed bananas (about 3 medium)
  • ½ cup sugar
  • ¼ cup cooking oil
  • 1 teaspoon lemon zest



  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F and grease the bottom and sides of a 8”x4”x2” loaf pan, set aside.
  2. In a medium mixing bowl, combine all the dry ingredients (except the sugar): flour, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon, and salt.
  3. In a small mixing bowl, combine the egg, bananas, sugar, cooking oil, and lemon zest. 
  4. Add the egg mixture all at once to the dry mixture, stirring to until just moistened.  The batter will be lumpy.
  5. Pour batter into loaf pan and bake at 350 degrees F for about 50-55 minutes, until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.  Cool for 10 minutes before removing loaf from pan.  Can be served hot, or wrapped in aluminum foil and chilled prior to slicing and serving (if you want smooth, neat slices).

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