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No-Egg Banana Bread Recipe


It may seem a little crazy to share a “no egg” recipe at this time of year, but just in case you find yourself wanting to make a little Easter banana bread, then remember that all your eggs are boiled and colored, like we did, you just might want to give this a try. There’s a good chance it’s even more delicious than my usual banana bread recipe, but I will have to make it without chocolate chips next time for a fair comparison.

I love the relaxed attitude of this recipe writer. Put in some butter…or shortening…or oil…or just skip it altogether and throw in some applesauce. In my case, I used half applesauce and half butter. And I used a little less than a cup of sugar, and a cup of chocolate chips (could have used just a half cup). It turned out super moist, dense, and delicious, as promised. And it didn’t cave in on top like my usual recipe does quite often. Enjoy!

Here’s the recipe from
My Favorite Banana Bread Recipe- it has No Eggs
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I’d like to offer my family’s favorite banana bread recipe.  It is incredibly easy to make, has no eggs, and is very flexible.  I tend to bake by feel and sight.  (I measure baking soda in my hand- shades of my Grandmother) and this bread always comes out.  It is pretty dense, sweet and very moist.

  • 1/2 cup shortening or canola oil, or butter etc. (I sometimes leavemost of it out and use 1/3c applesauce)
  • 1 cup white sugar (you can cut this back too- I often use a scant 3/4 cup)
  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour ( have mixed this with WW, white WW and spelt with good results)
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 3 very ripe mashed bananas (I use all different sizes and amounts- about 1 1/2c)
  • 1-2 teaspoons pure vanilla
  • chocolate chips
  1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees F (165 degrees C). Lightly grease an 8×4 inch loaf pan. (This can be made in any size pan or muffin tins just adjust the baking time)
  2. In a large bowl, cream the shortening and sugar and add vanilla. Sift in the flour, baking soda and salt. Blend in the mashed bananas. Stir in the chocplate chips. Pour batter into prepared pan.
  3. Bake in preheated oven for 60 minutes, or until it tests done with a toothpick.

When I make this in the Kitchen Aid, I just spin the bananas in the bowl with the paddle to mash them, then continue with the recipe. Only one bowl to wash!

I seem to make some form of banana bread every week this one is requested most often.  It’s adapted from one here:

Posted Friday, April 10, 2009 in Food & Drink