Easy Lemon and Banana Loaf Recipes

There is something special about a fresh out of the oven loaf – enjoy them right away, or save them for snacks or school lunches (or tea time with friends!). You can also make two at a time and freeze one for later!

Banana Loaf Recipe

This recipe for banana loaf is so easy – and tasty! It honestly makes the best banana bread I have ever tasted. I like it the way it is, but you can also add a half of a cup of chocolate chips to the recipe if that tickles your fancy.


½ cup of shortening, margarine, or apple sauce
1 cup sugar
2 eggs
1 tsp baking soda
3 ripe bananas
2 cups of flour


Cream together shortening (or margarine or apple sauce) and sugar.
Add the eggs, baking soda, and bananas until well blended.
Add the flour and mix just until blended.
Pour into a greased loaf pan and bake at 350 degrees for 1 hour and 10 minutes.

Lemon Loaf

This is one of my favourites from when I was a child – I hope you will enjoy it!


½ cup of shortening or margarine
1 cup sugar
2 eggs
Grated rind from 1 lemon
1 tsp baking powder
½ cup of milk
1 ½ cup flour
Glaze: Mix together the juice of ½ lemon and ¼ cup of sugar


Cream together shortening and sugar.
Add eggs, grated lemon rind, baking powder, and milk. Mix until well blended.
Add flour and mix until just blended.
Pour into a greased loaf pan and bake at 350 degrees for 1 hour.
Remove from pan. Pour the glaze over the top of the loaf.

You can also turn this into a lemon poppy seed loaf by just adding 2 tablespoons of poppy seeds (hint: soak them in the milk for a couple of minutes)


What do you think?