Easy Banana Bread


I was first introduced to banana bread by my roommate in college. One bite and I was hooked. It became a special treat she would make for me. The perfect banana bread has lots of banana flavor, nuts and is super moist. And many years later, I think I have found my favorite banana bread recipe of all. Yum!

Easy Banana Bread
I have to admit that when I saw banana bread made with MIRACLE WHIP Dressing I was a bit skeptical. Sure I have used MIRACLE WHIP for some great recipes this year like slaw on burgers, deviled eggs, potato salad and spinach & artichoke dip, but isn’t the one-of-a-kind bold, tangy flavor of MIRACLE WHIP too much for banana bread? 


I don’t know what happens to the tangy flavor, but when mixed with bananas, flour, sugar and eggs it is perfectly sweet. The result is a sweet banana bread that is seriously the moistest banana bread I have ever made. Banana bread doesn’t last long in my house, but even the last (end) bite I had four days after making it was moist and delicious! 

Banana Bread Recipe

Easy Banana Bread

Prep Time: 15 min
Total Time: 1 hr 25 min
Makes: 16 servings


  • 1 egg
  • ½ cup MIRACLE WHIP Dressing
  • 1-1/3 cups mashed fully ripe bananas (about 3)
  • 1-1/2 cups flour
  • 1 cup sugar
  • ½ cup chopped PLANTERS Walnuts
  • 1 tsp. baking soda
  • 1 tsp. salt


Heat oven to 350ºF.

Beat egg, dressing and bananas in large bowl with whisk until blended. Mix remaining ingredients. Add to banana mixture; stir just until moistened.

Pour into 9×5-inch loaf pan sprayed with cooking spray.

Bake 1 hour or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool in pan 10 min.; remove from pan to wire rack. Cool completely.

Share the banana bread with family and friends. 

Easy Banana Bread
As an extra treat, my roommate used to make banana bread with chocolate chips. While I left them out of this test recipe to see if the bread could standalone (and it totally can!), next time I might have to treat my girls to some chocolate chips thrown in the batter. 

This is the kind of recipe you can serve to guests and be proud to entertain your family and friends this season. In fact, I might just have to wrap up a loaf and send it to my roomie for the holidays — I know it would make her smile! 

Next time you find yourself with a three over-ripe bananas — this recipe is a must! 

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