After Monya and Aunt Marti tried the banana bread recipe I had posted, Monya sent me her recipe of banana bread!   As Monya says, this is a slightly heavier banana bread, but still equally good.  Corrie was protecting his spot as darling grandchild when he said it tasted almost as good as Monya’s. 😉

On a side note, as you can tell I had to make mine a few minutes longer…any helpful hints on how to get banana bread to bake evenly?  I always have trouble with the middle not cooking as quickly as the rest!  I’ve tried metal and ceramic bread dishes and altered the amount of batter.

Monya’s Banana Bread

  • 1 cup mashed bananas
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 3/4 cup canola or vegetable oil
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 cups sifted flour
  • 1 tsp. soda
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 1/2 tsp. cinnamon
  • 1 cup finely grated carrots
  • 1 tsp. vanilla
  • 1 cup nuts, optional

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.

Combine the mashed bananas, sugar, oil, and eggs.  Mix for 2 minutes.

Sift together the flour, soda, salt, and cinnamon.

Fold into banana mixture.  Stir in carrots and optional nuts, if using.

Spoon into greased and floured 9 x 5 bread pan.

Bake for 55 minutes.  Cool in the pan completely and then wrap in foil.

Store overnight before slicing.