Banana Nut Bread Is Full of Flavor

A sliced loaf of banana nut bread made with Lucini Olive Oil.The key to baking foods that become family favorites is using the best ingredients. Make your dishes memorable with Lucini Extra Virgin Olive Oil, available in our online store. A healthy alternative to butter in many baked goods, olive oil offers a nice texture and subtle flavor that ensures a moist and delicious outcome. You won’t miss the butter in the banana bread recipe below.At Lucini Italia Co., we are committed to bringing you an authentic Italian experience. From premium products to savory recipes, we use the highest quality ingredients to ensure your dishes are always a success. Try some of our other recipes while you’re here!

Quick and Easy to Bake

Banana bread is comfort food, and easy to make. Serve it up with ice cream as an after-dinner treat or re-heat it in the morning for a yummy start to your day. Our recipe adds a touch of cinnamon and a dash of lemon peel that add flavor and interest to this time-tested treat.

Recipe Summary

Delicious and comforting... serve alone for breakfast or warm and top with a scoop of vanilla icecream for dessert.Recipe Servings: 9 portionsRecipe Preparation Time: 0 minutesRecipe Cook Time: 50 minutes


1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour1 teaspoon baking soda1 teaspoon cinnamon1 egg1/2 cup sugar1 1/2 cups mashed ripe banana (3-4 bananas)1/4 cup Lucini® Estate Select® Extra Virgin Olive Oil1 teaspoon lemon peel, shredded


Heat oven to 350 degrees about 10 minutes before baking.Line 9 by 5-inch baking pan with foil and oil with one tsp of extra virgin olive oil.Mix and set aside the flour, baking soda, and cinnamon.With electric mixer, beat together on high, 1 minute the egg, sugar and mashed bananas.Add and beat for two minutes the remaining extra virgin olive oil and lemon peel.Add dry to wet mixture and beat just to moisten. (Optional: mix in 1/2 cup chopped pecans or walnuts). Pour into prepared pan and bake 50 minutes or until pick inserted in center comes out clean. Makes 1 loaf.