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Janet's Banana Bread

Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time1 hr
Total Time1 hr 15 mins
Course: Breakfast, Dessert, Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: banana bread
Servings: 8


  • electric mixer
  • bread pan
  • mixing bowl


  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 ½ tsp baking powder
  • ½ tsp baking soda
  • ¼ tsp cinnamon
  • 2 eggs
  • cup mashed bananas (3 large)
  • 1 cup sugar
  • ½ cup cooking oil
  • 1 tsp salt

Streusel Nut Topping

  • ¼ cup packed brown sugar
  • 3 tbsp all purpose flour
  • 2 tbsp butter
  • cup chopped walnuts


  • Preheat oven to 350°F. Grease the bottom and sides of a 9x5x3” loaf pan and set aside.
  • Combine eggs, sugar, bananas and oil in a mixer and mix well.
  • Add baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon, salt, and flour, and blend well until just moistened. Transfer mixture to baking pan.
  • For optional streusel nut topping, combine ¼ cup packed brown sugar and 3 tablespoons all-purpose flour. Cut in 2 tablespoons butter until mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Stir in 1/3 cup chopped walnuts.Sprinkle on top of the batter mixture.
  • Bake in a 350°F oven for 55 to 60 minutes or until a wooden toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean. If necessary, cover loosely with foil for the last 15 minutes of baking to prevent over browning.
  • Cool in a pan on a wire rack for 10 minutes.Remove from pan. Cool completely on a wire rack. Wrap and store in an airtight container overnight if desired.