Banana Bread

Banana Bread

Note: This high-calorie recipe is especially for kids with cystic fibrosis (CF), who may need additional calories to meet their nutritional needs.

This tastes great when served hot with a scoop of vanilla ice cream on top. Yum!

Prep time: 80 minutes


  • 1/3 cup butter, melted
  • 1/3 cup light brown sugar
  • 3 very ripe bananas, mashed
  • 2 eggs, lightly beaten
  • 1/2 cup whole milk
  • 11/2 cups flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 3/4 cup chopped walnuts


  • mixer (you'll need help from your adult assistant)
  • oven (you'll need help from your adult assistant)
  • measuring cup
  • measuring spoons


  1. Preheat oven to 350°F (176C°).
  2. Mix all wet ingredients and brown sugar, beat until light and fluffy.
  3. Gently whisk together flour, salt, and baking soda in a medium bowl.
  4. Add dry ingredients to wet ingredients. Mix gently.
  5. Add in chopped walnuts and stir until just combined.
  6. Pour batter in greased 8-inch bread pan.
  7. Bake on middle rack for 1 hour. A toothpick inserted in the middle of the bread should come out clean.

Serves: 8

Serving size: one 1" slice

Nutritional analysis (per serving):
330 calories
17 g protein
17 g fat
330 mg sodium
51 mg calcium

Note: Nutritional analysis may vary depending on ingredient brands used.

Variations and suggestions:
This bread freezes very well. Eat half this week and freeze the rest for another time.

Reviewed by: Rupal Christine Gupta, MD