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Craig's Famous Banana Bread

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Craigs Famous Banana Bread ThumbnailIt's rare that I share two dessert recipes in one week, but to be honest, it's been one of those weeks when baked goods are a daily necessity. At least both of them incorporate fresh fruit! 

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When my husband and I first started to date, I was amazed at how handy he was in the kitchen. My mother-in-law has an adventurous, loving spirit and the heart of a teacher. She has just the right disposition to encourage her two young babes to learn to cook without stressing about how messy the kitchen was, or whether or not the recipe came out perfect.

My husband is kind of famous for his banana bread. He isn't a one trick pony, but this is by far his most requested dish. I call it "famous" because it was published in a cookbook, something I won't ever let him forget (kind of like the time he was a baby model for Osh Kosh B'Gosh, no joke). He could make this bread without referencing any recipe, he's done it that many times. 

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This is not a fancy banana bread, but it's a moist, flavorful, and consistently great recipe that your family will ask for. To my husband, and now to me and my son, it tastes like home. 

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Craig's Famous Banana Bread

Craig's Famous Banana Bread

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Your new favorite banana bread recipe!


  • 1 stick butter, softened at room temperature
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 large eggs (or 3 small)
  • 3 ripe bananas, mashed with a fork
  • ½ cup milk with 1 teaspoon baking soda added in
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 2 cups flour
  • 1 ½ teaspoon baking powder


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. In a mixing bowl, add sugar and butter. Cream with mixer until well combined.
  3. Add eggs and mashed bananas, mix for 30 seconds.
  4. Add milk, baking soda and salt, stir.
  5. Add flour and baking soda. I like to add the flour in ⅓ cup increments.
  6. Add to greased loaf pan and bake for one hour at 325 degrees.


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Wednesday 24th of March 2021

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Monday 22nd of February 2021

Hi! Oh boy! I just had my first slice of this bread and it's delicious! I had to refer back up to the picture you posted of the recipe in the cookbook because a couple things were confusing on your recipe card, however. You say preheat to 350 and then to bake at 325 and you also say add baking soda twice (but you meant to say baking powder). Anyway, thanks for the super easy recipe! It's a keeper!

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