moist Old-Fashioned Chiquita Banana Nut Loaf Recipe


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moist Old-Fashioned Chiquita Banana Nut Loaf Recipe
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour 20 minutes
Cook Time: 1 hour
Servings: 8


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Classic banana nut bread that is simple, moist and delicious.


  • 1   cup Sugar
  • 1/2   cup Shortening
  • 2   large Eggs
  • 3   very ripe Chiquita Bananas (peels should have brown flecks), mashed
  • 2   cups all-purpose Flour
  • 1   tsp. Baking soda
  • 1/2   tsp. Salt
  • 1/2   cup diced Walnuts or Pecans

Instructions for:

moist Old-Fashioned Chiquita Banana Nut Loaf Recipe

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Grease and flour a loaf pan, spray with non stick cooking spray or line with non-stick foil. In a large mixing bowl combine sugar, shortening and eggs; beat well. Add bananas and beat well. Sift together the flour, baking soda and salt. Gradually add sifted ingredients to the banana mixture, beating well after each addition. Stir in nuts. Pour batter into prepared loaf pan. Bake for 50 minutes to 1 hour. Banana bread is done when a toothpick inserted into the center of the loaf comes out clean. Cool before slicing.

Serving Suggestions:
Top with Versatile Chiquita Banana Bread Glaze: in a small bowl blend 1 cup confectioner's sugar, 2 Tbsp. milk, and 1/2 tsp. vanilla extract, then spread mixture evenly over warm loaf.

To create daintier slices, cut loaf lengthwise down the middle before slicing widthwise.

Beverage Pairings:
Great with hot tea or milk.

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Nutrition Information Per Serving:

Calories 390; Total Fat 20 g (Sat 7 g, Trans 0 g, Poly 3.5 g, Mono 1 g); Cholesterol 55 mg; Sodium 320 mg; Potassium 230 mg; Total Carbohydrates 51 g; Dietary Fiber 2 g; Total Sugars 25 g; Protein 6 g. Percent Daily Value: Vitamin A 2%; Vitamin B6 10%; Vitamin C 6%; Vitamin D 0%; Calcium 2%; Iron 10%.

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Recipe Comments

  • November 24, 2013
    I made this recipe and it fell with my bananas falling into the center and making my center very moist. Did anyone else have that problem?
  • September 18, 2013
  • September 9, 2013
    shortening?? really??? blaaahk! gonna pass, not going to feed garbage to my family. i was really hoping for something better than that from this site.
  • June 6, 2013
    Connie McGuire
    I just went and got my banana bread recipe out to look to see what the difference was. I have been using this recipe for at least 45 years. The only difference is, my recipe calls for 1 1/2 C. flour where this one calls for 2 C. flour. Wonder what the difference would make? Thanks..........
  • March 6, 2013
    michael Sitar
    Added shredded carrots and a teaspoon of curry powder to create a subtle kick. Extra flour may be needed if the carrots add too much moisture
  • January 29, 2013
    Lisa S.
    Just made this, and it's almost gone! Great recipe!! 1st time I ever made banana bread, amazing :)
  • January 12, 2013
    laura white
    I added an extra bananna and WOW. EXCELLENT RECIPE!!!
  • October 23, 2012
  • October 15, 2012
    gail law
    added 1 espresso and some vanilla paste to the main recipe. It's my favorite version and the easiest, too.
  • July 11, 2012
    I doubled the recipe, added 1 tablespoon of vanilla only 1 1/2 cups of sugar , 1/2 tsp of nutmeg, 1 tsp of cinnamon and an extra 1/4 cup of nuts . This was heavenly and everyone absolutely loved it.
  • June 4, 2012
    @Len The glaze recipe is right there under "Serving Suggestions".
  • February 10, 2012
    Where's the glaze recipe?
  • April 15, 2011
    peg s.
    I made this with my grand daughter who is in 1st. grade. It was simple to make and was deliscious.
  • January 7, 2011
    can't locate your recipe for "Versatile Chiquita Banana Bread Glaze"
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