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  • Writer's pictureMiss Izabella Ellinas

My Famous Banana Bread

This is my favorite banana bread recipe, one that I’ve cherished for years.

It’s the recipe that comes to mind first when I have leftover spotty bananas on the counter and the bread that’s on constant rotation in my freezer stash.

This is the best ever banana bread recipe and if you haven’t tried it yet, now’s the time.

The difference between my banana cake to other recipes is my secret ingredient: Nestle milkmaid sweetened condensed milk.


  • 2 cups (250g) all-purpose flour 

  • 1 teaspoon baking soda

  • 1/4 teaspoon salt

  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon (optional)

  • 1/2 cup (1 stick or 115g) unsalted butter, softened to room temperature

  • 3/4 cup (150g) packed light or dark brown sugar

  • 2 large eggs, at room temperature

  • 1 can Nestle milkmaid sweetened condensed milk.

  • 2 cups mashed bananas (about 4 large ripe bananas)

  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract

  • 3/4 cup chopped pecans or walnuts (optional)

  • Prep Time: 10 minutes

  • Cook Time: 65 minutes

  • Total Time: 3 hours

  • Yield: 1 loaf

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