The Worst Banana Bread


You found it… the WORST Banana Bread Ever. It is the absolute worst banana bread because after you try it, it will ruin all other banana bread recipes for you. Other reasons why it is the worst include, never lasting more than a couple days, it is way too moist and way too delicious. 

I am beginning March by baking and cooking some of my favorite recipes from the “St. Patrick’s Church”
 cookbook! It is one of our families favorite cookbooks AND since I do not have a good Corned Beef and Cabbage recipe for you, I thought this was a fun way to lead up to St. Patrick’s Day! 

I grew up in Kerman, CA and my Grandma Mary Jane was a town over in Caruthers. Small-town living is what most of my family grew up in. Dairies and farming communities is what we came from and I believe it also shaped the way we cooked in the kitchen. I am excited to share these recipes with you! 

This Worst Banana Bread is the recipe we ALWAYS made growing up (hence the very messy recipe page!). I loved when my mom would make it. I would come home from school and smell it baking in the kitchen and get so excited. 

I am not sure who Elizabeth Alvarado-Vargas is, but her Banana Bread is the ABSOLUTE WORST because it is that darn good. It does make a very large loaf. I adjusted the time to an hour because it truly does take a little over an hour to bake through. I have made it in four mini loaf pans and that is always delicious and fun. It does freeze well, but we never have any to freeze. HAHA! 

I also upped the vanilla…because, well duh. And I do not add nuts because my house likes it plain. 

I hope you enjoy this recipe for the Worst Banana Bread Ever. You will not be disappointed. Rate it and leave a comment if you loved it! 



ALSO, I can’t stop giggling at this shirt on Amazon. I kind of want it…lol


The Worst Banana Bread

It tastes so good that it is simply the worst...because there is never any left.
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 1 Large Loaf


  • 1 Loaf Pan


  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 eggs beaten
  • 3 large ripe bananas
  • 2 cups flour
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 2 tsp vanilla
  • pinch salt


  • 1 cup nuts


  • Combine butter and sugar in bowl.
  • Add eggs, bananas, vanilla and mix well.
  • Stir dry ingredients and stir into sugar mixture and add nuts.
  • Pour into loaf pan.
  • Bake at 350 for 1 hour
Keyword banana, banana bread, Banana Nut Bread
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  1. Hi, Bethany…I love your recipes and your chatter! Keep up the good job, Kiddo. I hope to see all this year at a reunion. Love and hugs to you and the family, Judi

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