Sunday, July 10, 2011

Melt in Your Mouth Banana Bread and a Giveaway! member Mysterygirl wasn't kidding when she said melt in your mouth! This is only the second recipe for banana bread that I've tried because my other one is tried and true. This recipe is so moist and delicious! It's almost like cake!

What you need:
  • 3/4 cup oil
  • 4 large eggs
  • 2 cups banana, smashed
  • 2 cups flour
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 1 (3 1/2 oz.) box French vanilla instant pudding
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 1 tsp. baking soda
Preheat oven to 325. Grease one loaf pan or four mini loaf pans and place on a baking sheet.
Mix together oil, eggs and bananas. 

Add the rest of the ingredients and stir.

Pour batter into the greased loaf pans. Bake for an hour (for one loaf pan) or 45 minutes (for four loaf pans). 

Lower heat to 300 and remove from oven. Shake gently to see if it is set. You can cover with foil if you feel it is getting too dark. Cook for 5 to 10 minute increments until middle is set. I believe, I cooked mine a total of 1h and 30 min.
Recipe from member Mysterygirl

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Paula said...

I am one of your new followers and I would love the Pioneer Woman cook's. I am new to the USA and have so much to learn and try!On the other hand I sometimes post European recipes which might not be so well known here in the USA. Like yesterday I posted about blueberry wine vinegar.

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Kim McCallie said...

This looks and sounds delicious. I love the idea of a pudding mix in the batter. I know it has to taste good. Thanks for sharing on A Well-Seasoned Life's Sweet Indulgences Sunday.

Lorraine said...

This banana bread looks great! I am always happy to try new yummy recipes!

Awesome giveaway! I have tried many Pioneer Woman recipes and loved them all. My favorite is probably her white chicken enchiladas or her beef enchiladas, really hard to choose.

I am a follower.

I follow PW on RSS.

Anonymous said...

I have seen her cookbooks before and it's on my list of cookbooks that I want to purchase! I have been wanting to try the Milky Way cake!

Anonymous said...

my fav of pioneer womans is the marlboro man sandwich!

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I subscribed Via E-mail! I would love to win a cook book. Lord knows I need one!

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Angela said...

This looks yummy! I would LOVE to give this a try! . I will have to let you know if it gets my picky eater to eat!

Unknown said...

I have both of these cookbooks on my wish list! I've tried quite a few of Ree's recipes, but mine and my families favorite so far is the Homemade Chicken Strips. We LOVE them.

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I already follow The Pioneer Woman via RSS feed.

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