Arens Family Banana Bread

Banana Bread Buddies!

Ally & EmilyFor the last nine years, my daughter has had a darling friend by the name of Ally.  You know those friendships that kids get where it is “Ally this and Ally that”?  Well Ally is one of those girls for sweet Emily.  Ally is often in our kitchen baking right along side us and we have nicknamed her “Betty Crocker”.  This Banana Bread is being adapted from Ally’s submission in the 3rd grade class cookbook four years ago.  If it is good enough for Ally, it is good enough for us.  Perfect for breakfast on the go.


Ally’s Favorite Banana Bread


  • 1 1/2 sticks of room temperature butter - softened
  • 1 1/2 cups sugar
  • 4 eggs
  • 3 cups of flour - sifted
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons of baking soda
  • 4 mashed ripe bananas
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees
  2. Cream butter and sugar until fluffy with a mixer.
  3. Beat in eggs, one at a time.
  4. In a separate bowl sift flour, baking soda and salt together.
  5. Add flour mixture into the mixer.
  6. Add vanilla.
  7. Mash in the ripe bananas.
  8. Bake in a bread pan for 35-45 minutes or until the tooth pick runs clean.


  1. Estelle guenot says:

    I’m always looking out for good banana bread …I’m going to try this one and get back to you…excited!,,thanks

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