Best-ever banana bread


  • Prep Time10 mins
  • Total Time1 hr 10 mins
  • Makes8 Servings
*PLUS 45 minutes cooling time
Best-ever banana bread

Best-ever banana bread recipe Photo by Roberto Caruso

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  • 1 egg

  • 1 cup granulated sugar

  • 1/2 cup Hellmann's mayonnaise

  • 1 tsp vanilla

  • 3 medium-ripe bananas, peeled and mashed

  • 3/4 cup all-purpose flour

  • 3/4 cup whole-wheat flour

  • 2 tsp baking powder

  • 1/2 tsp salt

  • 1 cup chopped walnuts


  • PREHEAT oven to 350F. Grease a 9x5 loaf pan.

  • WHISK egg in a large bowl. Whisk in sugar, mayo, vanilla and bananas until combined.

  • STIR flours with baking powder and salt in a medium bowl. Add 3/4 cup walnuts. Fold into banana mixture until no white streaks remain.

  • SCRAPE into prepared pan and smooth top. Sprinkle with remaining 1/4 cup walnuts.

  • BAKE in centre of oven until a cake tester inserted into the middle of the loaf comes out clean, about 1 hour. Transfer pan to a wire rack to cool for 15 min. Turn out loaf and cool completely, about 30 min.

Nutrition (per serving)

Calories 422, Protein 7g, Carbohydrates 54g, Fat 21g, Fibre 3g, Sodium 322mg.
Good source of Vitamin B6.

Recipe submitted by Monique Rouillard, Shefford.

Kitchen Tip: this recipe works best when using Hellmann’s original mayo.