The Banana Bread Debate: Granny’s Vs. Me!

As if we really need another debate or impeachment, I felt like a good bake-debate was a good idea. I mean, we don’t have to worry about Congress or ballot counts with this one. No send-in votes please, haha, only comments.

I feel that the best way to settle such profound times is to have a bake-off. What else should we do in this situation? So let’s do this: Who’s banana bread should be impeached?? This is serious! I am going to make my recipe of banana bread that was discovered through many trials and tribulations (over many years), and, also make Granny’s original that I found in the depths of my mother’s keepings. (Side note, I would have never even sought after my own if I knew there was a family recipe in the first place, duh 😒 .)

I do need to disclose that in this bake-off, no recipe would actually be impeached, it would only go to the (waay) back of the book. Also, there may have been a breach of security after the making, appearing as starving children, showing NO liking to any manners (complete rabid animals). I’ll refer to them as the “aborigine”. Humph, sometimes I think the real aborigine acted better than we do today. They probably had more bake-off challenges to keep them occupied,ha.

(above) Is Granny’s recipe. Noooootice all the detail? She really went overboard in detail. That’s ok, most all quick breads are made the same. I prepared and mixed it like mine (below) yet with her ingredients.


I think when you trial a recipe so many times, you end up with a million ingredients thinking it’s adding something else. But is it?

The dough may seem brighter than yours but I also use my hens eggs. Their yolks are to-die-for rich and creamy!  I love them so much I feel the need to check my lipid panel this year. Well worth it.
For her recipe you can see the folded in whipped egg whites. The dough consistency was about the same but hers did taste just right. But how will it cook?


Mine (on the right) was a bit thicker.

Ta-da!! The end results… they look the same but the smell brings in the aborigines out quickly. But, do they taste the same?

Granny’s has pecans in hers. The aborigine typically do not like nuts. Surely this will deter them. Yes, I’m am playing fair!

Drum roll please!!!!!

The winner is.

(Based on a panel of aborigines.)


GRANNY!!! She won with a landslide. Every one of us agreed that my recipe was dry (how dare I?) and crumbly. I’m sure crazy 2020 passed a law against dry banana bread. How else could we go on?!

Stay healthy and happy!


Granny’s Banana Bread

Juanita Lewis
The perfect recipe that will not need any alterations.
Servings 8 slices


  • mixing bowls
  • whisk to beat egg whites
  • loaf pan


  • 1 stick oleo (or salted butter)
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 egg yolks (beaten well)
  • ½ cup buttermilk
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 2 cups flour
  • 2-3 mashed very ripened bananas
  • ½ cup pecans
  • 2 egg whites (softly stiffen)


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease loaf pan with butter.
  • Cream the sugar and oleo (or butter) together. Add beaten egg yolks and mix well.
  • Sift together flour and baking soda.
  • Alternate slowly a little of the flour mix and buttermilk into the sugar mixture until blended well. Add bananas. Add pecans (can add toasted pecans).
  • Fold egg whites into mix. Pour into pan. Bake 55-60 minutes until a butter knife will dip into it smoothly without batter.

Lisa’s Banana Bread

Servings 6 slices


  • mixing bowl
  • flour sifter


  • 4 tbl unsalted butter
  • ¼ cup margerine
  • ¼ cup brown sugar
  • ½ cup white sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 cups flour
  • ¼ cup vegtable oil
  • ½ tsp baking soda
  • tsp salt
  • ¼ cup buttermilk
  • 3 ripe mashed bananas


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Butter the loaf pan.
  • Cream the sugars and the butters together (different butters give different flavors). Add eggs and mix well.
  • Sift flour, salt, and soda together. Blend a little at a time, alternating flour and buttermilk into the sugar mixture. Add bananas.
  • Pour into loaf pan. Bake 60 minutes or until a knife runs through it well.

4 responses to “The Banana Bread Debate: Granny’s Vs. Me!”

  1. Lisa, you have done it again! I have 5 banana’s on my counter that need rescued and I know what I am going to do with my day off.

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