EASY Banana Bread Recipe made with Bisquick: Great Snack or Breakfast to use Leftover Bananas

easy banana bread recipes

My Go-To Recipe

Nothing beats my easy, homemade Banana Bread recipe as that solves the problem of what to do with those over-ripe bananas.  It seems my daughter is always giving me over ripe bananas with the recipe request for homemade banana bread.  I have different recipes but I love this recipe as I can whip it up in literally minutes with ingredients in my pantry.  With Bisquick to keep the recipe easy, and cream cheese gives the bread a wonderful flavor.  .

Banana Bread -Muffins-Miniature breads

You can make the banana bread in small loaves and freeze to pull out for that snack or morning meal.  I have also made this recipe in muffins.  Just freeze in freezer zip top bags.  Banana Bread makes a great snack when going through treatment and you need something that is not rich, comforting and delicious to tempt those taste buds.

Banana Bread Best Recipe

This recipe might be in my cancer cookbook but that’s because the recipe is simple and makes a good snack.  Enjoy this banana bread whenever you have overripe bananas or need to whip up a yummy quick bread.

Banana Bread from Eating Well Through Cancer



This is short cut banana bread, thanks to the biscuit mix.

Makes 16 Slices

1 (8-ounce) package reduced fat cream cheese
1 cup sugar
3 medium bananas, mashed
1 large egg, beaten
2 large egg whites
2 cups biscuit baking mix
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon

1. Preheat oven 350F. degrees. Coat nonstick 9x5x3-inch loaf pan with nonstick cooking spray
2. In mixing bowl, cream together cream cheese and sugar until light. Beat in bananas, egg, and egg whites. Stir in biscuit mix and cinnamon until just blended. Turn into the prepared loaf pan.
3. Bake 45 minutes-1 hour, until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool in pan 15 minutes.

Nutritional information per serving: Calories 168, Calories from fat (%) 26, Fat (g) 5, Saturated Fat (g) 2, Cholesterol (mg) 20, Sodium (mg) 267, Carbohydrate (g) 28, Dietary Fiber (g) 1, Protein (g) 3, Diabetic Exchanges: 0.5 starch, 0.5 fruit, 1 other carb., 0.5 fat

Doc’s Notes: Bananas are great source of potassium. They are easily digested by virtually everyone. The high carbohydrate content makes bananas the snack of choice for endurance athletes.

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Holly Clegg

With over 1 million cookbooks sold, Holly Clegg has become a culinary expert on easy healthy everday recipes through her nationally recognized best-selling trim&TERRIFIC® and Eating Well cookbook series, including Eating Well Through Cancer, (English, Spanish and Chinese editions), Eating Well to Fight Arthritis and Diabetic Cooking with the American Diabetes Association.Clegg attended the Cordon Bleu Cooking School, London and has appeared on Fox & Friends, NBC Weekend Today, QVC, The 700 Club, USA Today, Cooking Light Magazine, Web MD, and Huff Post.She consulted for Walmart, Teflon, DuPont, The Coca-Cola Company, and hospitals throughout the country.
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