Banana Raisin Bread {Recipe}

Banana Raisin Bread {Recipe}

A few days ago I posted about our shopping trip {here}and purchasing Equal Sweetener at Walmart on sale for $7.97 {compared to $9.97}.  One of the recipes I had planned that day and was buying ingredients for was the Banana Raisin Bread recipe I found on the Equal Sweetener’s Facebook page. We love bananas so I knew we had to make it!

A slice of Banana Raisin Bread in the morning or at snack time is lovely and not having the extra calories to worry about is always a big plus.  I prepared the Banana Raisin Bread in just 15 minutes while my little one watched from his high chair and after baking it for 50 minutes it was ready.   The banana bread was moist and delicious and we all loved it.  Recipe is below:

Banana Raisin Bread Recipe
A full flavored quick bread made with ripe bananas and raisins. Cereal adds extra crunch and beneficial nutrients. Equal reduces the calories but not the taste.
Banana Raisin Bread {Recipe}
 
Banana Raisin Bread {Recipe}

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Banana Raisin Bread

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup mashed ripe bananas (about 2 medium)
  • 3 tablespoons 2% milk
  • 1-1/2 cups Kellogg’s® Special K® cereal
  • 6 tablespoons stick butter or margarine, softened
  • 1 cup Equal® Spoonful*
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1-1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup raisins

* May substitute 24 packets Equal sweetener

Directions:

Combine banana and milk in medium bowl. Stir in cereal. Let stand 5 minutes or until cereal is softened.

Beat butter and Equal® on medium speed of electric mixer until fluffy. Beat in egg and vanilla until well blended. Stir in cereal mixture. Gradually add combined flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt mixing until combined. Stir in raisins.

Spread batter evenly in sprayed 9 x 5-inch loaf pan. Bake in preheated 350° F oven 45 to 50 minutes or until wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean. Let cool 10 minutes before removing from pan. Cool completely on wire rack.

Store tightly wrapped in plastic wrap.

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Banana Raisin Bread {Recipe}

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104 responses to “Banana Raisin Bread {Recipe}”

  1. Randa @ The Bewitchin' Kitchen — January 15, 2012 @ 4:25 am (#)

    Look great!

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  2. Kristy — January 15, 2012 @ 4:42 am (#)

    Yummy. I love Banana Bread but I've never thought about putting raisins in them. I'll have to try this. Your recipe is much healthier then mine too.

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  3. Angela of OneSmileyMonkey — January 15, 2012 @ 4:52 am (#)

    Thanks Randa 🙂 It was so delicious! We finished in 2 days!

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  4. Angela of OneSmileyMonkey — January 15, 2012 @ 4:56 am (#)

    I never really thought about using them in Banana Bread before but this recipe works and the bread is so tasty!

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  5. In R Dream Family — January 15, 2012 @ 7:36 pm (#)

    Angela! I am new to your site! from #cbias. I will have to try this recipe, much healthier then the chocolate chips I always throw in! Great job!

    @inDream Come say Hi… inRdream.blogspot.com

    Thanks

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  6. Angela of OneSmileyMonkey — January 15, 2012 @ 7:41 pm (#)

    Welcome Tammy 🙂 Thanks for stopping by! 🙂

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  7. Charlene Vidal — January 16, 2012 @ 4:32 am (#)

    Looks Yummy.

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  8. Jamie — January 16, 2012 @ 4:47 am (#)

    Note to self: Must buy some bananas. Thanks for sharing this recipe's result and the pictures! I'm glad that your banana raisin bread turned out well!

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  9. sp244707 — January 17, 2012 @ 12:36 am (#)

    Thanks for sharing! Reminds me I have a breadmaker I should start using!

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  10. Sacha — January 18, 2012 @ 3:19 am (#)

    That looks like a tasty recipe, tho i'm not a big fan of using artificial sweeteners. Especially for things my daughter would eat.

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  11. Anonymous — January 18, 2012 @ 3:49 am (#)

    You can always substitute with honey or brown sugar 🙂

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  12. Anonymous — January 18, 2012 @ 10:58 am (#)

    Awesome Recipe.

    I made it the other day for my family and they loved it.
    I also really like this simple banana bread recipe.
    http://www.wascene.com/food-drink/delicious-banana-bread-recipe/

    Thanks for sharing 🙂

    Tina

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  13. Deanna — January 18, 2012 @ 6:45 pm (#)

    That looks so good! My favourite way to eat banana bread is to toast it for breakfast.

    Deanna (from #Cbias)

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  14. Tammi @ My Organized Chaos — January 20, 2012 @ 3:23 am (#)

    Lovely photos, I can taste it through the blog post! Yum!

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  15. Beth R — January 20, 2012 @ 5:20 am (#)

    These look so yummy. I think it would be wonderful to toast with a little butter. Yum!!! I have never thought of adding raisins though. Our typical add in is walnuts. Thank you

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  16. brich2222 — January 22, 2012 @ 12:57 am (#)

    this looks tasty. Love the photo illustrations too!

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  17. Sheri — January 22, 2012 @ 1:32 am (#)

    That looks delicious! Great pictures.

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  18. Jennifer L — January 23, 2012 @ 6:54 pm (#)

    Looks soo tasty! we love banana bread and such a different kind of recipe. Thanks for sharing!

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  19. spiffykerms — January 23, 2012 @ 8:29 pm (#)

    Oh my mouth is watering. It looks great!

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  20. Annie1 — January 25, 2012 @ 4:46 pm (#)

    What a super recipe! I love the ingredients and do believe that hubby and I will be trying this soon!

    It really looks delicious!

    RAFFLECOPTER
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    Anne Taylor

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  21. Heather N — January 26, 2012 @ 2:27 am (#)

    I never thought of putting raisins in either… sounds awesome!

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  22. wins4me — January 27, 2012 @ 2:12 pm (#)

    I would love to try this,looks good

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  23. Sophia — January 28, 2012 @ 7:26 pm (#)

    This looks and sounds delicious!

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  24. Spamgirl @ CanContests.com (Kitty Cartouche) — January 29, 2012 @ 6:38 pm (#)

    Yum, yum, yum! This sounds heavenly 🙂

    Reply

  25. Adri — March 1, 2012 @ 4:22 pm (#)

    Very good idea to add raisins – will try it

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  26. Deb Dorrington — March 5, 2012 @ 4:17 pm (#)

    I would never have thought to put Special K in my raisin bread. I will have to try your recipe on the family and let you know how they like it…thank you for sharing.

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  27. Lisa KH — March 9, 2012 @ 11:34 pm (#)

    I’ll have to try this recipe! Banana bread is a favourite of mine and I’ve never thought of adding raisins. Sounds good!

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  28. Deb Dorrington — March 13, 2012 @ 1:33 pm (#)

    I made your recipe this past weekend and let me tell you the family loved it..thank goodness I had made 2 loaves because they were gone the next day…thanks again for the recipe, it’s in my folder now!

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  29. EMU — March 14, 2012 @ 9:52 am (#)

    Mom 8 yr old son Evan, just took a shine to raisin bread. Bananas & Raisins – nice combination. Thanks for the recipe, see if I can master this recipe. BTW it looks delicious.

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  30. Lisa — March 14, 2012 @ 9:59 am (#)

    Would love to try it. I really like all the ingredients in it. Sometimes, I have bananas that I don’t know what to do with them. Thanks.

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  31. Hoa — March 15, 2012 @ 7:18 am (#)

    Love it!

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  32. Nikki Waring — April 10, 2012 @ 11:09 pm (#)

    My daughter and I will definitely be making this tomorrow!!! Looks so delicious

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  33. Perk11 — April 12, 2012 @ 7:24 pm (#)

    I really like your recipe, especailly the idea of substituting with Equal as my sugar is borderline so I have to be more careful these days…don’t want to have to use medication. I will make the Banana Bread for sure…thank you!

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    • Angela at OneSmileyMonkey — April 12th, 2012 @ 7:27 pm

      Enjoy! It is so yummy!

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      • Perk11 — September 1st, 2012 @ 2:24 pm

        Hi Angela, just stopped by to tell you that your recipe is a huge hit in our house. I make this Banana Raisin Bread, 2 loaves, every second weekend and they are gone in no time..thanks again for this recipe!!

  34. Ashley Suzanne — April 27, 2012 @ 7:54 pm (#)

    Yummy!

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  35. Dreena — April 29, 2012 @ 12:37 pm (#)

    Looks good. Have some bananas that are past their eating prime, but perfect for this banana bread.
    Thanks for the recipe!

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  36. Eva U — May 1, 2012 @ 7:49 am (#)

    Could never find a decent banana bread recipe. The ones I’ve tried have turned out dry. This actually looks moist – going to give it a try. Might be the master banada bread recipe I’ve been looking for. T hanks for posting it.

    eva urban

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  37. Ann Demill — May 10, 2012 @ 6:18 am (#)

    I think I’ll make this today, looks yummy!

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  38. Geet Maha — May 17, 2012 @ 2:39 pm (#)

    Yummy. Will definitely try this for my baby.

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  39. InezbyDesign — May 23, 2012 @ 10:08 am (#)

    This looks like a very tasty recipe. I would not have thought to use Equal. I also like the idea of raisins in the bread.

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  40. Tammy S — May 29, 2012 @ 9:23 am (#)

    Oh my this sounds good. I never in a million years would of thought of using Special K cereal in a banana bread recipe. I have got to try this recipe, not only is it easy it is also healthy. 🙂

    Reply

  41. Polly Valenzuela — May 29, 2012 @ 9:28 am (#)

    That looks Delish!!! We have the same bowls and plates!!

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  42. R Hicks — June 30, 2012 @ 1:39 pm (#)

    I have never made this but want to try it. Have bought it in astore and loved it. Homemadeis likely 100x better

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  43. Vanessa Coker — July 17, 2012 @ 12:57 pm (#)

    Wow that looks so good (seriously). I have two very ripe bananas I was going to make waffles with and freeze, but I think this will be better 🙂 Thanks for sharing!

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  44. Vanessa Coker — July 19, 2012 @ 2:10 pm (#)

    OMG Angela! Thank you again for this recipe! I never thought of using raisins in a banana bread and this sounded awesome, so I went ahead and made it last night with those two super ripe bananas I had and it was by far the BEST banana bread I ever had. My husband who only likes his mom’s banana bread said this was the best one he’s had ever, so, yay! I’m super happy with how it came out.. even our 17 month old picky toddler loved it <3
    I did add molasses to it and that was the only change I made. Yum!

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    • Angela at OneSmileyMonkey — July 19th, 2012 @ 9:51 pm

      Yay! That’s awesome! So happy they loved it!
      Now I have a craving for Banana Raisin Bread 🙂

      Reply

  45. Nena Sinclair — August 2, 2012 @ 8:07 pm (#)

    Mmmm…this sounds yummy!! Thank you, this is perfect, I’m diabetic.

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  46. Shelley R — September 8, 2012 @ 6:21 pm (#)

    Can’t wait to make this!! Looks sooo good!

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  47. desiree — September 28, 2012 @ 2:55 pm (#)

    i wish i would be able to make this i have to have a gf do it for me

    Reply

  48. Aundrea Lauzon — October 14, 2012 @ 9:07 am (#)

    This is a great one for school snacks! I am going to try this one this week! I will let you know if my picky eater approves! LOL (Fingers crossed!!!!!)

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    • Angela V — October 15th, 2012 @ 9:13 pm

      Yes, good luck 🙂

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  49. Laurie B — October 28, 2012 @ 5:17 am (#)

    Thanks so much for the great recipe 🙂 I’ve never thought to make it with raisins before 🙂

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  50. Dani — November 2, 2012 @ 8:00 pm (#)

    I usually try to cut most of the sugar out of banana bread by using really ripe bananas, applesauce instead of oil and maybe some agave (because you only have to use a little bit for the sweetness). I find it’s a good alternative to sweeteners.

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  51. Eva M — November 26, 2012 @ 8:58 am (#)

    Cold winter’s day – been searching for a good Banana bread recipe – this looks terribly moist. Having a problem with my current recipe, loaf tends to be heavy. Thanks for the recipe post.

    Reply

  52. Sarah — December 11, 2012 @ 11:28 am (#)

    Sounds yummy!

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  53. Keara B. — December 11, 2012 @ 1:17 pm (#)

    This looks delicious! My little one can be a picky eater sometimes, but I’m sure she’ll like this. Thanks for sharing!

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  54. Debbie Bashford — December 14, 2012 @ 1:17 pm (#)

    This sounds wonderful will have to try raisins

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  55. Janet W. — January 13, 2013 @ 3:02 am (#)

    I love to make banana bread. I’ve never made banana raisin bread. Looks delicious!

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  56. serena adkins — January 21, 2013 @ 7:34 am (#)

    I’m starting to get hungry after reading this article. I guess this is what we will eat for breakfast this morning. YMUMMY! Thanks for sharing this recipe.

    Reply

  57. benjamin ferguson — February 2, 2013 @ 8:57 pm (#)

    finally, something delicious I can make with the bananas I ruin..

    Reply

  58. Kathleen — February 4, 2013 @ 5:21 pm (#)

    I have never put raisins in banana bread before. I will have to try your recipe.

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  59. 5lita5 — February 25, 2013 @ 6:06 am (#)

    Looks delicious! Can’t wait to try this myself!

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  60. Kaitlin M — March 4, 2013 @ 11:57 am (#)

    I love banana bread. I might have to try this.

    Reply

  61. Erika B — May 7, 2013 @ 10:59 am (#)

    This bread looks so delish! We love baking different breads and I just like having them on hand for dessert. May have to bake this this weekend!

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  62. Rachel N — May 12, 2013 @ 10:08 am (#)

    Looks really yummy but I think I will just use plain old sugar instead of an artificial sweetner. I like the idea of adding raisins though.

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  63. Richard Hicks — June 7, 2013 @ 7:03 am (#)

    looks really terrific and healthy. Would be great with tall glass of milk

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  64. Wanda Tracey — June 7, 2013 @ 8:45 pm (#)

    I have a little on who needs healthy snacks and this looks perfect and delicious too.Thank you for sharing.

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  65. Beth — July 2, 2013 @ 9:58 am (#)

    Sounds soooo good!

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  66. Vesper — July 9, 2013 @ 8:06 am (#)

    I have still yet to try to make banana bread as my husband doesn’t like bananas and I would have to eat the lot – is that an advantage or disadvantage?

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  67. Tatiana — July 12, 2013 @ 12:11 pm (#)

    I loveeeee bananas! yummy yummy in my tummy

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  68. Elva Roberts — July 20, 2013 @ 3:49 pm (#)

    July 20-I really like this recipe . I have a problem with the fat conrent so I would probaly cut down on the fat and use applesauce for part of it. I love reading new reciped and keep up the good work.-el03ro

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  69. Elva Roberts — July 20, 2013 @ 3:52 pm (#)

    July 20-thank you for this delicious-sounding recipe. I am always on the lookout for lofat and Losugar recipes. I, too, usually add applesauce as part of my ‘fat’ portion.

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  70. Heidi C. — July 28, 2013 @ 8:09 pm (#)

    I love the use of alternative sweeteners in this recipe! It sounds delicious!

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  71. Jeannie — August 5, 2013 @ 12:27 am (#)

    This looks like a great recipe. My son loves banana and raisins and I want to avoid nuts.

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  72. Jenny — September 14, 2013 @ 11:10 pm (#)

    Yum! I would love to have this around for a snack! The raisins add a bit of chewiness as well! Love it!

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  73. Jeannie — September 25, 2013 @ 7:26 am (#)

    I made this recipe last night since had some bananas that needed to go and boy did my son LOVE it. He’s a huge banana/raisin fan, so it wasn’t hard to get him to take bite. I made it in a little loaf pan and reduced the baking time by 10 mins.

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  74. Karen Evans — November 26, 2013 @ 3:00 pm (#)

    I will be baking this in a few days! Thank You…It Looks so good!! 🙂

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  75. Rick F — April 25, 2014 @ 11:39 am (#)

    Never thought of adding raisins to banana bread.

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  76. Treen Goodwin — May 20, 2014 @ 6:10 am (#)

    Looks DELISH … Thanks for sharing , i think this would be a huge hit in our home !

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  77. Darlene W — May 23, 2014 @ 6:07 pm (#)

    My daughter makes this all the time but she uses whole wheat flour

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  78. Jeannie — July 13, 2014 @ 12:54 am (#)

    I have never put raisins in banana bread, but would totally give it a try now! I also like to use apple sauce instead of oil for sweetness and moistness

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  79. kathy downey — July 15, 2014 @ 9:53 am (#)

    this looks so good,will give it a try on the weekend,thanks

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  80. Laurie P — August 3, 2014 @ 11:39 am (#)

    We tried a similar version at grandma’s recently. I really like the raisins added to banana bread!

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  81. darlene w — August 25, 2014 @ 12:01 pm (#)

    My daughter makes a mean loaf of banana bread, yum

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  82. Jeannie — September 23, 2014 @ 9:21 pm (#)

    I made this recipe the other day and it was amazing! I actually sliced it and then twice baked the slices to make banana bread crisps and it was gobbled up by the kids! They thought it was some sort of chips! Thanks for sharing!

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    • Angela V — September 23rd, 2014 @ 9:43 pm

      Happy to hear that Jeannie!

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  83. Laurie+P — September 24, 2014 @ 12:12 pm (#)

    could totally use a slice or two right about now….

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  84. DARLENE+W — October 3, 2014 @ 12:49 pm (#)

    I think I am going to get my daughter to make this for me

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  85. kathy downey — October 14, 2014 @ 5:29 pm (#)

    I have never thought of using raisins

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  86. kathy+downey — October 30, 2014 @ 1:59 pm (#)

    OMG with those photos you made this look so delicious!…

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  87. loucheryl — December 9, 2014 @ 5:42 pm (#)

    I’m going to make this for my family. It sounds so good.

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  88. loucheryl — December 19, 2014 @ 5:55 pm (#)

    I would love to make this for my family!

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  89. kathy downey — January 24, 2015 @ 7:43 am (#)

    Your Banana Raisin Bread looks delicious

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  90. kathy downey — February 19, 2015 @ 8:32 am (#)

    That looks so good…yummy

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  91. loucheryl — October 2, 2015 @ 7:10 pm (#)

    This would be great for my son’s school lunch!

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  92. kathy downey — October 11, 2015 @ 11:56 am (#)

    Well,i finally got to make the bread yesterday and we loved it,thanks

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  93. kathy downey — October 29, 2015 @ 1:26 pm (#)

    It freezes really well

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  94. kathy downey — November 8, 2015 @ 8:14 am (#)

    Kids loved the Raisns and a few added Walnuts

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  95. kathy downey — December 8, 2015 @ 8:22 am (#)

    Think how funny this is…the kids dont like this loaf but if i add smarties they eat it up lol

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  96. kathy downey — December 18, 2015 @ 6:47 am (#)

    Yesterday i added pineapple to this recipe and iced it with cream cheese icing it was delicious

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  97. Debbie White Beattie — July 3, 2016 @ 6:34 pm (#)

    If the picture is a sign this bread must be delicious and I like the raisins but I might add chocolate chips

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  98. Erin N — January 18, 2018 @ 12:15 pm (#)

    I love banana bread! Great way to use up old bananas, too 🙂 Thank you for sharing!

    Reply

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