Banana bread with baby food

Baby Food Banana Bread Recipe

"Ah, back in the days when I was a new mother, I had to come up with creative ways to use all the extra baby food I had lying around that my young daughter refused to eat. After several attempts, I finally came up with this version."



photo by HeatherFeather

Ready In:
1hr 15mins

1 loaf



  • 12 cup sweet unsalted butter
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 (6 ounce) jar banana baby food
  • 3 over ripe bananas, mashed
  • 12 teaspoon lime juice
  • 2 large eggs
  • 2 tablespoons buttermilk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 12 teaspoon banana extract
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 14 teaspoon salt
  • 14 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 14 teaspoon nutmeg


  • Mix together sugar and butter in a microwaveable dish and cook on HIGH heat just long enough for it to soften up- maybe 30 seconds, but not to melt it completely.
  • Remove and stir to combine.
  • Mix together baby food, over-ripe bananas, lime juice, eggs,vanilla,extract, and buttermilk.
  • Mix in the butter mixture gradually, so as not to cook the eggs.
  • It will look a little curdly from the lime juice- this is normal and will go away upon baking.
  • Combine all dry ingredients together in a large bowl, then add the wet mixture and stir with a wooden spoon just enough to combine the ingredients and moisten them- pressing out any big lumps with your spoon (don't overmix).
  • Pour into a greased and floured loaf pan (9x5") and bake in a preheated oven at 350 F (180 C) for about an hour or until a toothpick tests clean.
  • Let cool completely before serving or it will fall apart.

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How to Make Banana Bread With Baby Food Bananas


Start to Finish: 60 to 75 minutes

Servings: 4 to 6

Difficulty Level: Beginner

Save a bit of time without sacrificing any of the flavor or texture you expect from a moist, tasty banana bread by swapping baby food for fresh mashed bananas. Delicious by themselves, baby food bananas offer rich flavor to baked goods. Vary the recipe by adding chocolate chips or chopped nuts, if desired. This banana bread recipe was adapted from Food & Wine's old-fashioned banana bread recipe.

  • 1 stick of unsalted butter, softened
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 6-ounce jars baby food bananas
  • 1/3 cup plain Greek yogurt
  • 1 1/4 cups flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • Pinch of salt

Grease a 9-inch by 5-inch loaf pan with cooking spray or butter, and preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.

Cream the butter, granulated sugar and brown sugar together by beating the ingredients with a hand mixer or a stand mixer on medium speed until the mixture is smooth and the sugar is blended and the butter is fluffy. Alternatively, combine the ingredients by hand with a wooden spoon and a wire whisk.

Beat the eggs into the butter mixture, adding one at a time and thoroughly mixing it into the batter before adding the second egg.

Add the bananas and the yogurt, beating the ingredients until the mixture is smooth.

Gradually add the flour into the banana mixture, stirring until the flour is combined.

Transfer the batter to the baking pan and bake the banana bread for 50 to 60 minutes or until the top is lightly browned and a toothpick or a metal skewer inserted into the center comes out clean.

Let the loaf cool for 15 minutes before inverting it on a wire rack, removing it from the pan and setting it right side up to cool.

In a separate bowl, sift the flour, baking soda, baking powder, cinnamon and salt together.

Slice the banana bread and serve it as is, or dress it up a bit before plating it. Some ideas include:

  • Adding powdered sugar to a fine mesh sieve. Shake it over the top of the banana bread before slicing and serving it.
  • Making a simple glaze to top the bread by combining 1/2 cup powdered sugar with 1 tablespoon milk and a dash of vanilla extract. Drizzle it over the banana bread.
  • Icing the top of the banana bread with an easy cream cheese frosting. Start by beating 4 ounces of softened cream cheese with 1/4-cup softened butter, 1 cup of powdered sugar, 1 tablespoon milk and 1/8-teaspoon salt. Spread it evenly over the top of the cooled banana bread and sprinkle some chopped walnuts or pecans over the top, if desired.

Adding nuts and chocolate chips aren't the only way to switch up your banana bread. Other options include:

  • Making a rich banana bread with a touch of peanut butter by cutting the butter back to 3 tablespoons and adding 1/3-cup of peanut butter to the batter. Mix in 2 to 4 tablespoons of chopped peanuts for added crunch. Glaze the loaf with 1/3-cup of powdered sugar mixed with 1 tablespoon creamy peanut butter and 1 tablespoon milk.
  • Adding another fruity element by dicing two Granny Smith apples into 1/2-inch pieces and mixing it into the batter. Increase the spices by adding 1/4-teaspoon ground cloves and 1/4-teaspoon nutmeg.
  • Fill the loaf pan halfway with the banana bread batter. Melt 1/2-cup of chocolate chips by placing them in a microwave safe bowl and cooking them for 30 to 60 seconds, checking and stirring them every 15 seconds. Pour the melted chocolate into the loaf pan, swirl it with a knife and top it with the rest of the batter.


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Cooking time: 45 min PT45M
  1. Step 1:

    How to make banana bread? Prepare food. Any bananas are suitable for this baking, but the riper they are, the more fragrant the baking will turn out. Use refined, odorless oil. I have C1 eggs, I took them out of the refrigerator in advance. Sift flour together with baking powder. Prepare a baking dish for bread or cake. Turn on the oven to heat up to 180 degrees, as the dough for bread is kneaded very quickly.

  2. Step 2:

    Grease your chosen bread pan with butter and flour. Shake off excess flour and put the mold in the refrigerator. You can also use baking paper. If you have a silicone mold, then you do not need to grease or line it with paper.

  3. Step 3:

    Two bananas, completely peeled and free of excess fibers, break into a deep bowl. Crack in the eggs one at a time. Be sure to wash your eggs before use, as even seemingly clean shells can harbor harmful bacteria. It is best to use food grade detergents and a brush. Mash the bananas with a fork and mix them with the eggs.

  4. Step 4:

    Add regular sugar, vanilla sugar, salt and vegetable oil. Stir the ingredients.

  5. Step 5:

    Place the sifted flour and baking powder in a bowl and stir until the ingredients are combined. It is not necessary to knead the dough for a long time. It is important to sift the flour to saturate it with oxygen. Then the pastry will turn out airy and will rise well when baking.

  6. Step 6:

    Remove the baking dish from the refrigerator and pour the prepared dough into it. Shake the mold lightly with the dough so that it is more densely dispersed in the form. Peel the remaining banana and cut in half lengthwise. Lay the halves cut side up directly on the dough, you can slightly deepen them. Place the banana bread pan in the preheated oven for 40 minutes. Check readiness with a wooden skewer - it should come out dry from the middle of the bread.

  7. Step 7:

    Remove the finished banana bread from the oven and let cool. Then take it out of the mold and cut into portions. This fragrant cake-like bread is perfect for breakfast with a cup of tea or coffee, or an afternoon snack with a glass of milk. Bon appetit!

Be prepared for the fact that you may need more or less flour than indicated in the recipe. Focus not on the amount of flour, but on the desired consistency of the dough. To avoid mistakes, read about flour and its properties!

Please note that every oven is different. The temperature and cooking time may differ from those indicated in the recipe. To make any baked dish successful, use the useful information about the features of the ovens!

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Roast the walnuts in a dry frying pan for 8-10 minutes. Let cool, then chop into large pieces.

Mix all dry ingredients in a large bowl: flour, sugar, vanilla sugar, baking powder, baking soda, salt, cinnamon.

Add walnuts. Mix well.

Whisk the eggs separately,

add the banana puree ...

and melted butter (cooled to room temperature). Mix well.

Pour the liquid ingredients into the dry ingredients and use a silicone spatula to mix the mixture in a circular motion from bottom to top. Once the flour is moist, stop stirring. The dough should be lumpy. Preheat oven to 180 degrees. Grease a cake pan with vegetable oil and sprinkle with flour.

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