Mona Brundin’s Banana Bread

Banana bread recipes are a dime a dozen. Just about every cook has one or more, and they all think that theirs is the best.

In all honesty, I can say that my favorite banana bread recipe isn’t my own. It’s Mona Brundin’s.

Mona, of Grand Forks, is the mother of a friend of mine, Gary Brundin. Several years ago, she put together a cookbook that contains the favorite recipes and memories of she and her husband, Don.

I’ve had the pleasure of trying a handful of them, since Gary gave me a copy of the cookbook, and have not once been disappointed. Among my favorites are ones for hot pepper mustard and tuna noodle casserole. And there are numerous other recipes that I still want to try.

But the recipe I like the best (so far) is for banana bread. It is the best I’ve ever come across. In fact, Therese says it’s even better than hers, and that is a compliment of the highest order.

If you don’t believe me, here’s the recipe. You be the judge.

Mona Brundin’s Banana Bread
2 cups sugar
1 cup butter
4 eggs
1 cup milk
6 bananas, smashed
1 teaspoon salt
4 cups flour
2 teaspoons baking soda
Cream sugar and butter. Add eggs, milk and bananas. Mix well.
Add flour, salt and baking soda.
Pour into 6 floured and greased miniloave pans or two large loaf pans. Bake at 350 degrees for 60 minutes. Cool for 10 minutes before cutting.

4 thoughts on “Mona Brundin’s Banana Bread

  1. I received a “Banana Bread” mix from a friend at Christmas time. I had to add 3 eggs, 4 bananas, sour cream, butter, and optional nuts. All that was in the mix was flour, sugar, and leavening. These mixes usually sell during the holidays for $5 to $10. It is expensive way to buy flour.

  2. Excellent banana bread. Added walnuts! Yum. Made a nice dense bread. much better than the recipe I had been using. Thank you for publishing this recipe.

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