Banana Nut Bread Mini Loaves Recipe

I just love miniature stuff and Banana Nut Bread is no exception! I mean look at them, how cute are they!! This would make a great little treat to for the kiddos, put in a basket of goodies for a house warming gift, or to gobble up yourself!


  • ¾ cup shortening
  • 1 ½ cups sugar
  • 4 eggs
  • 1 ½ teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 ½ teaspoons salt
  • 1 ½ teaspoons baking soda
  • 1 cup chopped nuts ( I saved a few to sprinkle on top before baking)
  • 5 large bananas, mashed


Cream the first three ingredients together and add vanilla. Add remaining ingredients and pour into 2 well greased and floured loaf pans. Bake in 350 degree oven for 1 hour.

Makes 2 loafs
(I used 6–5 ¾ x 3x 2 1/8 petite loaf pans)



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  1. 1

    Courtney says

    Banana nut is one of favorite. I’ll have to try this one out.

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  2. 2

    They look good enough to smell through this monitor. I must get me some banana’s soon. Thanks for sharing this.

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  3. 3

    Holly says

    Those look absolutely amazing! I need to make these, wish me luck because I cannot bake or cook to save my life.

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    autumn says

    these look so wonderful! i can’t wait to make this and see for myself how great they smell and taste! thank you for sharing your recipe with us!

  5. 5

    I don’t like nuts in my bread. My recipe is great with less sugar. There are pictures

  6. 7

    Lee Himes says

    Banana Nut Bread Mini Loaves Recipe. It does have pictures. Is my favorite muffin recipe.

  7. 8

    Now this looks like a nice homemade banana bread. I can’t even remember the last time I had a fresh baked piece of banana bread. It’s long over due.

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  8. 9

    Dee Cummings says

    When you bake this in the mini loaf pans, do you still bake them for an hour??? Seems like they would get overdone.

  9. 11

    abc says

    looks gross

  10. 12

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    Topping for Any Quick Bread
    1/2 cup butter
    1/2 cup brown sugar
    Cream together and spread over hot loaves when they come out
    of the oven. This has been my secret weapon for years. Now
    I share it with you.

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  11. 13

    Laurie G says

    Love banana nut bread. Usually put the nuts in the mix not on top. Have some cute little pans, what a great idea.

  12. 14

    Windie S says

    Looks great! I just bought some mini loaf pans to make goodies for the Holidays. I will be baking these tomorrow for sure. Thanks for sharing!

  13. 15

    I am going to try this recipe for sure!!! Thank you for this wonderful dish