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Banana Bread-- Betty Crocker Cookbook--1970's Recipe?

post #1 of 29
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HI guys,
When I was growing up, my mom had a red hard cover Betty Crocker cookbook that she used all of the time. It had a red hard cover with a goldern outlined circle that was filled with colored food pictures (kind of like a medallion with different pieces of food inside of it). I think it must have been from the 1970's (the 60's at the earliest, but more likely the 70's).

Anyway, I can't find the cookbook in any of her stuff icon_cry.gif and everytime we would cook together, we would use it. I remember her teaching me how to make chocolate chip cookies and meatloaf from it...

Anyway, It had the best banana bread recipe in it, and I would like to find that recipe. Does anyone have this book, or an old Betty Crocker banana bread recipe? I looked on the BC website, but I don't think it is on there.

The recipe had walnuts as optional, and I am pretty sure it used butter, not shortening.

Thanks if you can help!


PS-I looked on allrecipes.com, too, but there are SO many banana bread recipes icon_confused.gif
post #2 of 29
We had that one too...loved that book!!!

I did find one at a yard sale that was a year or so newer and I'll post the recipe that's in it. It's Betty's New and revised edition.

2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour*
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1/2 cup packed brown sugar
3 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1 teaspoon salt
3 tablespoons vegetable oil
1/3 cup milk
1 egg
1 1/4 cups mashed bananas (2 to 3 medium)

Heat oven to 350. Grease bottom only of loaf pan. Mix all ingredients, beat at 30 seconds. Pour into pans. Bake until wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean, 65 to 70 minutes. Cool slightly, Loosen sides of loaf from pan, remove from poan. Cool completely before slicing...(yeah right)
post #3 of 29
I have that cookbook! It's my favorite.

2 1/2 cups flour
1 cup sugar
3 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1 teaspoon salt
3 tablespoons salad oil
3/4 cups milk
1 egg
1 cup finely chopped nuts
1 cup smashed ripe bananas (2 to 3 medium)

Heat oven to 350, Grease and flour 9x5x3 inch loaf pan or two 8 1/2x4 1/2x 2 1/2 inch loaf pans. Measure all ingredients into large mixer bowl: beat on medium speed 1/2 minute, scraping side and bottom of bowl constantly. Pour into pan(s). Bake 55 to 65 minutes or until wooden pick instered in center comes out clean. Remove from pan and cool thoroughly before slicing.

Enjoy!
Liz
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post #4 of 29
I have that cookbook! It's my favorite.

2 1/2 cups flour
1 cup sugar
3 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1 teaspoon salt
3 tablespoons salad oil
3/4 cups milk
1 egg
1 cup finely chopped nuts
1 cup smashed ripe bananas (2 to 3 medium)

Heat oven to 350, Grease and flour 9x5x3 inch loaf pan or two 8 1/2x4 1/2x 2 1/2 inch loaf pans. Measure all ingredients into large mixer bowl: beat on medium speed 1/2 minute, scraping side and bottom of bowl constantly. Pour into pan(s). Bake 55 to 65 minutes or until wooden pick instered in center comes out clean. Remove from pan and cool thoroughly before slicing.

Enjoy!
Liz
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post #5 of 29
Thread Starter 
Thank you so much ladies!! I wish I could find my mom's copy! She wrote so many nice notes in it icon_cry.gif
Maybe I can at least find a replacement copy at a garage sale or on ebay...
Do either of you know the complete title, or the ISBN Number from the cookbook?

Thank you both so much for the recipe! I am going to go make it right now!!
post #6 of 29
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So...I just went to ebay and saw a bunch of them for sale (good thing most listings on ebay now have pictures on the main page!!).

I was pretty surprised how expensive most of them are though icon_surprised.gif
Oh well, I guess that's the price you have to pay for the memories... icon_biggrin.gif
post #7 of 29
My DH got mine for me on Ebay a couple years back after my first one just started to crumble from being used so much. I taped together the pages in that one as best I could and gave it to my son when he moved out!
The ISBN # 0-553-12979-1
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post #8 of 29
I still use the BC cookbook I got as a wedding gift in 1969. Before I left CA for Kansas at 17 i took several of my mother's recipes with me. One was for her wonderful banana bread. Only one time in all these, going on 39, years have I used another bb recipe. Silly me........

I have it figured out for 1 cup to about 6 cups of banana. I have a loaf in my frig now...lol. Ihope you find the book/recipe you're looking for. My family and I think I make the worlds best banana bread. It's great to know you are working with the best!! Ã

Good luck!
Carol
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post #9 of 29
The recipes posted are different...wich one is tyhe one for the book. The one with the 1/2 cup of sugar or the one with the 1 cup?
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post #10 of 29
Hi Edna!

I double checked my book and it has 1 cup of regular sugar. My book the 1970 printing. Both recipes sound good!!! Hope that helps.
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post #11 of 29
Well, thanks to this thread,I wandered on over to Ebay and found me a copy of the older one for only $16-including shipping!!

Yeehaw....

Now, how to slip it in without hubby noticing???
post #12 of 29
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Thanks everyone! I went to ebay and bought one too, now I will have my own copy. The banana bread in there really is the best I have ever tasted thumbs_up.gif

Carol-I bet you regretted it all three times, too, didn't you? icon_wink.gif

Thank you for posting the recipes here here as well Bossy and Eme926!! I made a batch (using Bossy's recipe) and they are cooling right now. They are always best the next day, if we can wait that long icon_biggrin.gif Good thing it makes more than 1 loaf!

Now when my book comes in a few days I can look through it and find all of the other great recipes my mom used to make us growing up.

What are some of y'alls other favorite recipes from there? I fondly remember making several of the cake and cookie recipes at Christmas and Easter with my mom...and one time my mom tried the cheese fondue recipe to our delight!! She hated it, but all the rest of us loved it so on special occasions she would make it for us.

That book really brings back a lot of great memories...*sniff*
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post #13 of 29
We always made the Tea Rings, and I made muffins every year when the blackberries were in season.

Pancakes, dumplings, waffles....etc.

OH!!!! And the peanut butter cookies!>!>!>!>! My dad brought home one of those electric cookie guns when I was about 12 or so, (30 years ago) and we ALWAYS made the pb cookies in the different shapes. Well, I was at a little thrift store the other day and found the EXACT same cookie press, in the box with all the discs and even the little book for $3!!!

I'm strolling down memory lane a little myself...*double sniff*
post #14 of 29
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Originally Posted by Bossy

Hi Edna!

I double checked my book and it has 1 cup of regular sugar. My book the 1970 printing. Both recipes sound good!!! Hope that helps.




Thanks Bossy I am a big fan of banana cakes..I wanna try this one!
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Thanks Edna
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Visit my website.. www.designmeacake.com
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post #15 of 29
Everyone I cooked the Hungarian Goulash for loves it and I've never seen it in any other cookbook!
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