Lion House Banana Bread

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I recently had an abundance of over ripe bananas. This recipe is the one bread I tend to make the most because it seems like I often have some over ripe bananas. When I want a loaf of banana bread, this is my go to banana bread recipe. This banana bread comes from the Lion House Cookbook.

I pretty much can count on any recipe from the cookbook to be a good one. The Lion House cookbook is a well known cookbook here to most Utahns. The copy I have was the version that was printed in 1984. They released a new version in 2016 combined 12 of the cookbooks into one.

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This recipe only makes one large loaf of bread, but can double it easily. I do have several other banana bread and banana muffin recipes to make. It all depends on the mood you are in. However, when I want a straight forward classic banana bread, this recipe is it.

Here is what you need to make the

Lion House Banana Bread

  • EGGS
  • MILK
  • SALT
  • NUTS
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Lion House Banana Bread

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  • ½ cup margarine I use butter
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup bananas mashed
  • ¼ cup milk
  • 1 tsp lemon juice
  • 2 cups flour
  • 1 ½ tsp baking powder
  • ½ tsp baking soda
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • ½ cup chopped nuts optional


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease a loaf pan.
  • In a bowl, cream sugar and butter together. Then beat in the eggs one at a time.
  • Next add then the bananas, milk, and lemon juice.
  • In a bowl, whisk the dry ingredients and add to wet mixture. Fold in the nuts if desired.
  •  Pour batter into the greased loaf pan and bake at 350 degrees for 1 hour. Insert a toothpick to make sure it is fully cooked. Makes 1 large loaf.
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  1. I love this recipe with a couple of tweaks….. I add a tsp of vanilla, double the banana and bake in a bundt pan.

  2. Thank you! My mom has the Lion House Cookb ook, and I’ve grown up on this recipe, but now I’m away from home and without the recipe. I’m so glad I was able to find it!

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