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Best Mayo Banana Bread

Best Mayo Banana Bread

Well, here it is. The best banana bread recipe I’ve tried, and let me tell you, I’ve tried so, so many recipes. The perhaps unusual ingredient is the mayo, but as it is with baking, if you mentally break down this ingredient to eggs, oil, and lemon juice (or vinegar), well it makes a bit more sense. 

Best Mayo Banana Bread

I added a pinch of cardamom to the original recipe from Chin Deep. I love this spice in banana bread, it is my go to after trying it years back in a different banana bread recipe. I hope you give this recipe a try, it is a keeper.

Best Mayo Banana Bread

The ultimate banana bread recipe, this Best Mayo Banana Bread is the most flavorful and moist recipe I've ever tried!
4.67 from 3 votes
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 55 minutes
Total Time 1 hour
Course Breakfast
Cuisine American
Servings 12 slices
Calories 221 kcal


  • 9″x5″ Loaf Pan


  • 1 large egg lightly beaten
  • 1/2 cup + 2 Tablespoons mayonnaise do not sub with Miracle Whip
  • 3 large bananas very ripe, mashed (Or use 4 small bananas)
  • 1 1/2 cups unbleached all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon cardamom


  • Preheat oven to 350-f degrees. Generously butter a 9×5-inch loaf pan.
  • Mix all ingredients in a large mixing bowl, just until combined and being careful not to overmix. Pour into prepared loaf pan. Bake for 55-65 minutes, until cooked through and a toothpick tester comes out with only a few crumbs on it. Cool in pan for about 20 minutes then transfer to a wire rack to continue cooling.
  • Slice and serve warm, room temp., or chilled. After the first day I stored mine in the fridge, although I’m not sure how necessary this was, but it sure tasted great chilled.


I plan to try light mayo next time around and will update the recipe to share my results. If you try it with light, please let me know how it turns out.
Slightly adapted from Chin Deep


Calories: 221kcalCarbohydrates: 36gProtein: 3gFat: 8gSaturated Fat: 1gPolyunsaturated Fat: 4gMonounsaturated Fat: 2gTrans Fat: 0.02gCholesterol: 19mgSodium: 351mgPotassium: 147mgFiber: 1gSugar: 21gVitamin A: 51IUVitamin C: 3mgCalcium: 7mgIron: 1mg
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