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Easy Banana Bread Recipe with Secret Ingredient!

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What do you do when you have a bunch of bananas and they are all getting a little too ripe?

Make banana bread, of course!

Super Easy Banana Bread2

My hubby is a banana nut (pun might be intended). 🙂  He buys bananas to use in his oatmeal every morning. The problem is we don’t always get through all of them and a few bananas end up getting a little too ripe.

This time I decided banana bread was an easy and yummy way to use them all up! I found an easy recipe on the KRAFT website that had a really interesting secret ingredient. I’ve never made banana bread this way before, but since I love the secret ingredient that is used I decided to give it a try. I have to say… I was pleasantly surprised at how moist and delicious the bread turned out, and how easy it was to make!

We were actually all out of this one special ingredient since I use it quite a bit in other things and I had to run to Walmart to get more. Want to know what the secret ingredient is?

It is…..

miracle whip in store

MIRACLE WHIP! Yep, it actually made the banana bread super moist and gave it just the right taste.

Super Awesome and Very Easy Banana Bread

As you can see, this recipe is really easy to do. You simply mix a few ingredients together, throw it in a bread pan, and bake. Everyone loved the taste, and I love that it actually turned out for once – my husband is usually the one who makes the banana bread in our house as mine never seems to come out right, but this one came out perfect!

How to make Easy Banana Bread

Banana Bread Recipe Ingredients

(Printable recipe listed here)

Step one: Beat 1 egg, 1/2 cup MIRACLE WHIP dressing, and 1-1/3 cups mashed bananas (about 3) in large bowl with whisk or fruit masher until blended.

Step two: Mix 1-1/2 cups flour, 1 cup sugar, 1/2 cup walnuts, 1 tsp. baking soda, and 1 tsp. salt in a separate bowl; add to banana mixture.

Be sure you don’t forget the sugar. I nearly forgot the sugar when I was making this – not kidding! This is probably the reason why hubby is the one always making the banana bread. I actually had everything in the bread pan and realized I forgot the sugar, so I put it all back in the bowl, mixed it up, and back into the bread pan. It still turned out great, so just know that you can make little mistakes and still recover!

Step three: Pour into 9×5-inch loaf pan sprayed with cooking spray. Your dough should be somewhat thick, and little chunks of banana are a-okay.

Banana Bread Dough

Step four: Bake 1 hour in a 350 degree oven, or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool in pan 10 min., or until after you’ve given baby a bath and read books and put everyone to bed. 🙂

Banana Bread


And of course the best part – enjoying your banana bread! Simply slice with a serrated knife, add a little butter (or a lot), and enjoy. I love eating it warm, but it tastes just as good after cooling off (as the directions indicate). 😉

Best Ever Banana Bread2

I’m actually really excited this turned out so well as I’ve been trying to think of something we can take to my mother’s for Christmas to help out with the baking. I’m not too interested in pies this year, and she has the main dishes taken care of. This easy banana bread recipe fits the bill perfectly – can’t wait to share it with everyone!


So tell us…

Have you ever tried banana bread with MIRACLE WHIP? 

I think you’d be surprised at the taste, and how moist it is… willing to give it a try?

Kraft Banana Bread

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29 Responses to Easy Banana Bread Recipe with Secret Ingredient!

  1. Robin (Masshole Mommy) December 22, 2014 at 1:31 pm #

    I love banana bread. My sister makes an awesome one with cream cheese frosting. YUM!

  2. Dawn December 22, 2014 at 3:45 pm #

    This would be a big hit in my house. We’re big Miracle Whip fans.
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  3. Jennifer December 22, 2014 at 3:50 pm #

    I am so trying this! We always have bananas sitting around, and we always have Miracle Whip. Time to throw it all together!
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  4. Melissa Pezza December 22, 2014 at 3:59 pm #

    The sounds really good. I imagine Miracle Whip would give it the same sort of tangy quality you’d get with sour cream.
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  5. Maria December 22, 2014 at 4:06 pm #

    Banana bread with Miracle Whip?! Wow! I would never have thought of that. I’ll give it a try.

  6. Tammi @ My Organized Chaos December 22, 2014 at 5:06 pm #

    I Adore banana bread and have been making the same recipe for so many years. Thanks for the new spin on a favourite!
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  7. Nolie December 22, 2014 at 5:53 pm #

    WHAT! Miracle whip? Sounds totally strange.
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  8. Gabriel Bregg December 22, 2014 at 5:58 pm #

    It sounds strange at first, but when I think of the amazing sugar cookies my wife makes with sour cream in it, I think it should be great. I am a banana bread freak, so we will be trying this out.
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  9. Kelly Hutchinson December 22, 2014 at 6:33 pm #

    I love banana bread and love the smell of it baking in the house. This is a cool secret ingredient that I must try net time!
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  10. Kelly Hutchinson December 22, 2014 at 6:33 pm #

    I love banana bread and love the smell of it baking in the house. This is a cool secret ingredient that I must try net time!
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  11. Shauna December 22, 2014 at 7:05 pm #

    Oh my goodness, how yummy. I would have never guessed Miracle Whip. Ha! Totally have to give it a try

  12. Liz Mays December 22, 2014 at 7:33 pm #

    A soft banana bread is the perfect addition to my breakfasts. I wish I had a new loaf every week!
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  13. Kristin December 22, 2014 at 8:24 pm #

    Your banana bread looks tasty! I should make a loaf for Christmas morning!

  14. Jenna M Wood December 22, 2014 at 8:41 pm #

    My grandmother used to bake with Miracle Whip all the time, it was her secret ingredient too! I’ve heard a lot of people say this recipe is great so I am definitely going to print it out!

  15. Tammilee Tips December 22, 2014 at 9:05 pm #

    I am going to have to make Banana Bread with Miracle Whip! Looks so yummy!
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  16. Amber Edwards December 22, 2014 at 9:40 pm #

    it just blows my mind that you can use Miracle whip in such a delicious recipe! I have to try this!
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  17. Alena Belleque (The Homemade Creative) December 22, 2014 at 9:45 pm #

    I can’t eat soy, so can’t use anything like Miracle Whip that’s made with soybean oil, but I do love a good, moist banana bread! ♥

  18. Ann Bacciaglia December 22, 2014 at 9:47 pm #

    I love making Banana Bread. I will be making some tomorrow for Christmas day. I will try your recipe. It looks delicious and i am interested in trying the Miracle Whip in it.

  19. LauraOinAK December 22, 2014 at 10:03 pm #

    I love a good banana bread. I’ve never tried it with Miracle Whip, though.
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  20. Nancy Lustri December 22, 2014 at 10:05 pm #

    I love banana bread and I love Miracle Whip. I’ve never tried the two together in one recipe, but it must taste amazing. I’ll give it a try over the holidays! Can’t wait!
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  21. Dawn December 22, 2014 at 11:31 pm #

    I love banana bread! This looks amazingly delicious!

  22. susan December 23, 2014 at 6:45 am #

    I am a big fan of banana bread. This is such a twist and I would love to try this, who would have thought of using these ingredients?
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  23. susan December 23, 2014 at 6:54 am #

    These are such simple ingredients, but I am sure this is amazing! I love banana bread.
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  24. Diane December 23, 2014 at 8:50 am #

    It looks amazing.
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  25. Renee Bergeron December 23, 2014 at 9:02 am #

    That stop-motion video was amazingly clever! Thanks for sharing.

  26. Janel December 23, 2014 at 2:09 pm #

    That sounds really smart, actually, to add miracle whip! I’ve gotta try that!
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  27. Amy Desrosiers December 24, 2014 at 2:49 pm #

    How cool is that? I would have never thought to put Miracle Whip in a bread recipe!

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