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No-Egg Banana Bread Recipe

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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 thefreshloaf.com:
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: http://allrecipes.com/Recipe/Banana-Bread-VIII/Detail.aspx

Posted Friday, April 10, 2009 in Food & Drink

4 Comments »

  1. Mom on April 11th, 2009 at 9:44 am:

    Having had a slice of your eggless banana bread for dessert last night, I think it IS the best recipe ever! Can you bring another loaf tomorrow, please? Love, Mama

  2. Lorrie Beth Slonsky on April 11th, 2009 at 10:42 pm:

    What a clever twist on Easter – inlciding for vegans – an eggless DELICIOUS, holiday favorite, Elaina and Son banana bread treat!

  3. Kimmie on April 12th, 2009 at 6:51 am:

    Can you pop one in the mail for me too pleez?! ;)

  4. Lou on November 15th, 2009 at 8:23 pm:

    Aaah I love this recipe! I found it weeks ago, and it sits printed out on my counter top. I make banana bread muffins from it three times a month or more. Thank you so much! This is a really fabulous no-egg find. I never keep eggs on hand, so it works great for me. I follow your base directions for ingredients (I do not use your substitutions) and omit chocolate chips. I also use smart balance butter. When picking out bananas I find that 3 regular/average size work best. Thanks again!

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